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FULLERTON, Calif. — California State University, Fullerton seeks a head men’s and women’s water polo coach.

Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications (Anticipated hiring range is $5,000 – $9,170 per month)

Appointment Type: Temporary

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; This is  a temporary position to end on or before June 30, 2023 with a possibility of renewal on an annual basis if funds and/or program needs exist.

About CSUF: Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:  It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University’s mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:  The Athletics department at Cal State Fullerton strives to provide an intercollegiate athletics program that is an integral part of the total educational experience at California State University, Fullerton and fits within the overall mission of the University. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Head Water Polo Coach. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

The major responsibilities of the Head Water Polo Coach include but are not limited to the oversight of all phases of competitive men’s and women’s aquatic program; ensuring the program is in accordance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, Big West Conference, and University rules, regulations and policies. Recruits student-athletes in accordance with NCAA regulations and academic standards, as well as University requirements. Plans and coordinates in-season and out-of-season practices, including team and individual workout, focusing on the development of athletic skills to compete at the Division I level. Monitors the academics of each of the Women’s and Men’s Water Polo student-athletes. Additionally, they are to effectively communicate with Athletics Academic Advisor to ensure any academic concerns are being addressed. Plans and implements match plans. Coordinates strength and conditioning program with the assigned Strength and Conditioning coach. Completes all necessary compliance forms as required and/or requested by the Athletics Compliance office in a timely manner. Leads and participates in fundraising activities for the Women’s and Men’s Water Polo program and/or Department of Athletics and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, media, and friends of the university. Supervises and manages aquatic program staff and are to perform computer-related tasks. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Minimum of five years’ experience coaching and recruiting Water Polo. Thorough knowledge and experience in managing an athletics program budget and organizing and coordinating an intercollegiate Water Polo schedule. Strong organizational skills and ability to perform accurate, detailed work under time pressures. Strong communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to interact with diverse groups. Demonstrated strong leadership and management skills, including the ability to motivate staff. Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with multiple and diverse constituents and build effective working relationships.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Experience in coaching and recruiting competitively for Water Polo at a Division I level. Knowledge of State of California, California State University code and regulations, and California State University and NCAA policies and procedures. Knowledge of federal and state labor laws, CSU HR policies, CSU Title IX Executive Orders.

Additional Information:  California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial “Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests” within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

Employee must maintain working knowledge of compliance with relevant NCAA and conference rules, and report any concerns or violations noted.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Applications close: Pacific Daylight Time

Collegiate Water Polo Association