UC DAVIS ATHLETICS POSITION VACANCIES
(Updated June 18, 2018)

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS AND ATHLETICS DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIPS

Head Men's/Women's Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track & Field Coach

Responsibilities
Direct all aspects of an NCAA Division I men’s and women’s cross country program and assistant track coach for the middle and long distances, including student recruitment, scheduling, team travel, practice planning, budget management, supervision of assistant coaches, fundraising, public relations, administration of summer camps and clinics, and administration of the cross country program in full compliance with the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), Conference, and University rules and regulations.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree is preferred or the equivalent), successful coaching and teaching experience at the collegiate level, and the ability to identify and attract outstanding students to the university. Candidates must have a clear understanding of the student first philosophy in place at UC Davis and the role of a teacher/coach. USATF Level I, II, or III is a definite plus.

Appointment
Full-time head coach position in the intercollegiate athletics program and lecturer in physical education. A Collective Bargaining Unit covers the lecturer portion of this appointment.

Compensation
Competitive and commensurate with the expectations of the position as well as the qualifications and experience of the applicant.

Applicant Deadline
The position is open until filled.

Starting Deadline
As soon as possible.

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter describing interests and qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names and phone numbers of at least three references to:

athleticsrecruitment@ucdavis.edu
or mail to:

Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track & Field Coach Search Committee
Intercollegiate Athletics

University of California, Davis

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

Attention: Amie Smith

Athletics Communications Fellowship

Job Summary
- Under close supervision of the Director, Athletics Communications, help publicize UC Davis' 25-sport intercollegiate athletics program, primarily through the official UC Davis Athletics website (UCDavisAggies.com) plus social media channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter). 

- Assist in writing press releases and feature stories, assisting in production of both print and online publications, coordinating game-day services for specific sports and assisting in services with others, compiling/maintaining statistics and records, and coordinating interview requests from outside media outlets.

- Along with the Athletics Communications Staff, serve as the primary media contact for approximately five sports, which will be determined in part by the successful candidate's experience. Such sports may include cross country, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball or water polo. The position will also entail assistance with such sports as football and basketball.

Salary
- $24,000 annually

Essential Responsibilities
- Assist in publicizing UC Davis' 25-sport intercollegiate athletics program, primarily through the official UC Davis Athletics website (UCDavisAggies.com) plus social media channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter). 

- Using stat software, assist in compiling accurate statistics for assigned sports including game, season and career statistics.

- Assist with game day management and communications with officials on an as-needed basis.

- Assist in writing press releases and feature stories, assisting in production of both print and online publications, coordinating game-day services for specific sports and assisting in services with others, compiling/maintaining statistics and records, and coordinating interview requests from outside media outlets.

Work Environment
- Work hours outside standard 8AM-5PM schedule. 

- UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Minimum Qualifications
- Strong oral and written communication skills.

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (primarily Word and Excel). 

- Strong familiarity with the most common social media platforms.

- Experience on Macintosh computers, although familiarity with both Mac OS and Windows is preferred. Knowledge of keeping statistics and serving as an official scorer is also preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with such programs as Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrated) and basic web editing (e.g. HTML).

Expectations
- Read and follow UC Davis Principles of Community.

- Read and follow Intercollegiate Athletics Policies and Procedures.

- Positive attitude and desire to learn more about the intercollegiate athletics industry.

- Represent the University and Department of Athletics in a professional manner. 

- Other duties assigned as needed.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter to Eric Bankston (Interim Director of Athletics Communications) at elbankston@ucdavis.edu. 


Athletics Development Fellowship

Job Summary
- Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletics Director for Development and Donor Events Coordinator, provide general assistance in a number of areas, including but not limited to: Team Aggie benefit fulfillment, special event support, gift acknowledgement and tracking, and other administrative duties as assigned.

- This position is a vital part of the Athletics Development team and will work closely with the Donor Events Coordinator, Major Gift Officers, and Annual Fund Gift Officers to fulfill the mission of the Athletics Development Department and learn all aspects of a functioning athletics development operation.

- This position will also work on a daily basis with the Athletics Ticket Office, head and assistant coaches, facilities and operations staff, and other external relations areas.

Salary: $24,000 annually

Essential Responsibilities

Team Aggie Athletics Fund - Membership and Fulfillment Coordination 
- Assist with benefit assessment and fulfillment and maintenance of membership lists. 
- Assist with solicitation and acknowledgement process coordination which includes: 

  •  Renewals 
  •  Handwritten Thank You letters 
  •  Revised Acknowledgement Letters 
  •  Development of Collateral

Special Event Support 
- Serve as point person for designated special events (including end-of-year team banquets) and provide general support at events surrounding home football and men’s basketball games.
- Position Includes set-up, management, and take-down of events, which may take place on nights/weekends.

Thank-a-Thon
- Fully develop and execute annual “Thank-a-Thon” for UC Davis donors.  Includes coordinating efforts with all 25 teams and dozens of student-athletes.
- General office and administrative support duties, when necessary.

Physical Demands
- Lift and move event related equipment up to 50lb.  

Work Environment
- Work flexible schedule and occasional evenings/weekends.  Occasional holiday work and changes in schedule on short notice, to meet operational needs.  Attendance at all home football games and men’s basketball games is required.
- UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree and some experience working in/competing for a collegiate athletics program. Attention to detail and strong writing/editing skills. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.  
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (primarily Word and Excel). 
- Strong familiarity with the most common social media platforms.
- Experience on Macintosh computers, although familiarity with both Mac OS and Windows is preferred. Knowledge of keeping statistics and serving as an official scorer is also preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
- Must be team oriented, organized, and a strong communicator.  Desire to pursue career in collegiate or professional sports related field. UC Davis graduates preferred.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter to Rob Norris (Assistant Athletics Director, Development) at ronorris@ucdavis.edu


The University of California, Davis sponsors 25 sports for men and women and is an NCAA Division I member of the Big West Conference. For more information about UC Davis Athletics visit www.UCDavisAggies.com.


The University is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standard of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.