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Coach, Adaptive Athletics (Part-Time)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Athletics and Coaching

Posting Number: req11098

Department: Disability Resource Center

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1224 E Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The purpose of this position is to coach one or more of the adaptive athletic sport teams at the University of Arizona. This individual has full responsibility for the instruction, scheduling, travel arrangements and competitions for specific sport teams. In conjunction with the Assistant Director, the Head Coach sets budget priorities and monitors team expenses accordingly. Support the Assistant Director in areas of promotion and development related to the sports.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Head Coach for the Wheelchair Rugby program
  • Provide instruction and teaching in wheelchair rugby at regularly scheduled team practice sessions, as well as individual sessions as needed.
  • Determine the appropriate team travel schedule and coordinate all transportation and housing accommodations.
  • Planning and coordination of on campus sport related events, tournaments, and activities.
  • Direct the fitting, ordering, maintaining and inventory of sports related equipment.
  • Assist with the strength and conditioning training on a team and individual basis.
  • Recruitment of athletes. This may include possible travel to local, regional, and national competitions for recruiting purposes. Coordinate recruitment visits with the Athletic Director and Recruiting Coordinator
  • Provide clear and timely communication with current athletes and potential recruits, including individual meetings to determine athletic and academic progress. This includes adherence to university and team codes of conduct and disciplinary decisions.
  • Supervise assistant coaches and volunteers.
  • Work with the Athletic Director to monitor team expenses and project annual expenses and budget needs.
  • Serve as support staff for all athletic teams and activities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of specific sport strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of community resources
  • Strong
    written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of common computer applications
    (e.g. word processing and database
  • Leadership
    skills for team dynamics and community/event

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA in Therapeutic Recreation. Kinesiology, Adaptive Physical Education, Sports Management, Exercise Physiology, or a related field.
  • Three years of experience in adaptive athletics.
  • Experience indicating leadership ability and/or teaching skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Kinesiology, Adaptive Physical Education, Sports Management, Exercise Physiology, or a related field.
  • Three years of coaching experience.
  • Six years of experience in adaptive athletics.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: .50

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Athletics

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $22.95

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Adaptive Athletics

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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