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REDLANDS, Calif. — The University of Redlands, a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), seeks a head women’s water polo coach.

  • APPOINTMENT: Administrative, Full-time, Twelve (12) months
  • SALARY RANGE: $66,560 – $72,668  annually, pro-rated
  • HIRING RANGE: Anticipated hiring range is near or at the minimum of the classification, commensurate with candidate’s education, experience, skills, and training.
  • AVAILABLE: July 1, 2024
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled, Apply Immediately

Definition of Classification:

The Head Coach is responsible for directing, planning, administering, and evaluating all aspects of the women’s water polo program.  The Head Coach must comply with all University, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III rules and policies.  The Head Coach must have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this position is responsible for furthering the mission of the University, the Department of Athletics, and the women’s water polo program through leadership and education.

May be required to travel for extended periods of time for athletic contests and recruiting activities. Flexibility to work nights and weekends as required by the teams’ schedules.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for ensuring all facets of the women’s water polo program including staff, student-athletes, and others associated with the program, while maintaining compliance with all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), SCIAC conference, and University rules and regulations at all times.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and development of qualified student-athletes to the University of Redlands and participation in the women’s water polo program.
  • Responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating, mentoring, and overseeing the women’s water polo coaching staff, which includes part-time assistant coaches.
  • Responsible for scheduling competitions, scrimmages, and exhibitions matches, and coordinating travel for the women’s water polo program and other duties associated with the execution of the program schedule.
  • Provide leadership and direction for staff, student-athletes, and the university community utilizing the aquatics facility.
  • Responsible for budget administration and annual fundraising for the women’s water polo program.
  • Teaching physical education activity courses in accordance with the assigned load during the academic year.
  • Collaborate, communicate, and coordinate with other coaches and programs that utilize the same facility.
  • Function as an active and productive team member within the Department of Athletics while also integrating themselves as part of the fabric of the institution.
  • Develop relationships across campus and within the surrounding community to support the endeavors of the program, specifically with the engagement of alumni.
  • Responsibilities will also include a secondary departmental administrative assignment to be performed in support of the department as a whole.  Such an assignment will be determined by the strengths, skills, and experience of the successful candidate.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualification Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three (3) years of coaching experience. Preference will be granted to candidates with collegiate coaching experience and/or head coaching experience.
  • Ability to identify and attract outstanding students to the university, and to relate effectively with various constituent groups.
  • History of success as a coach as evidenced by sustained win/loss record, team achievements, as well as individual accomplishments by student-athletes under tutelage.
  • A valid California Class C CA drivers’ license with a good driving record is required. Note: Out-of-state licenses are valid until appointment. A valid California Class “C” driver’s license must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (in accordance with CA Vehicle Code 12505c).


  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies, sensitivity to multicultural issues, and the ability to work productively in a collaborative environment to meet deadlines.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of applicable team or individual sports and playing rules.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NCAA Division III philosophy and the role of physical education and athletics within a private, liberal arts academic setting.
  • Possess the ability to attract and retain outstanding students to the University.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of physical education, recreational sports, and athletics in a private, liberal arts academic setting.
  • Ability to provide leadership, development, and direction for staff and student-athletes.
  • Strong interpersonal, motivational and team leadership skills to work effectively with athletic participants.
  • Ability to clearly communicate information both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational skills, and detail orientated.
  • Ability to work productively in a collaborative environment to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Follow appropriate safety rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and personal computer software and applications.
  • Ability to recommend appropriate courses of action within established guidelines.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Ability to foster strong, positive relationships and align both internal and external resources to achieve university objectives.
  • Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.  

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

Working Conditions:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, extreme temps and/or loud noises. The work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.  May be required to travel for extended periods of time for athletic contests and recruiting activities. Flexibility to work nights and weekends as required by the teams’ schedules.

Physical Demands:

Incumbents regularly stand, walk and sit; speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person; use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; walk on a regular basis and stand for prolonged periods; travel to various locations; distinguish colors and have depth perception; climb stairs; reach with hands and arms; pushing, pulling and lifting; stoop or kneel or crouch; lift, carry and/or move objects typically weighing up to 10-25 pounds.


A resume/CV and cover letter are required. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call (909) 748-8040. If you are unable to complete an application due to a disability, contact us at (909) 748-8040 to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.


Anticipated hiring range is near or at the minimum of the classification, commensurate with candidate’s education, experience, skills, and training. The University of Redlands is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Hiring Range. Placement within the Hiring Range is determined by internal equity, and relevant qualifications.


Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. The University 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 employee who was conditionally offered the position.


Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required for certain positions. Employees in positions that require a valid Driver’s License will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record.


For certain positions typically in Public Safety, Facilities, Athletics and Information Technology Services departments, employment is contingent upon a candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs.  Public Safety Officers, in addition to a pre-employment physical exam, will also be required to pass a psychological evaluation.

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Collegiate Water Polo Association