Wonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.
The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano, and in the Fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve over 1,800 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve over 400 students in grades TK-12.
Our students have access to technology in all grades, from hands-on STEM learning for younger students in a fully equipped "maker's space" to school-provided laptops for older students. The Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that often is not found in public or charter schools, including the ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree. Through a unique partnership with Bakersfield College, our students enroll in college classes starting in 9th grade and complete all their A-G requirements, in addition to their AS Degree requirements over the course of four years. In addition, all graduates are eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.
We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and beyond!
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WCPA is hiring a Head Coach for Baseball!
The Head Coach is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the sports program. The successful candidate will be required to adhere to all local, state, and federal laws, directives of the Governing Board set forth in Board policies and administrative regulations, and all lawful directives of the Coach’s superiors, including the rules and regulations of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and the standards of ethical conduct for interscholastic athletic team programs.
The Head Coach is to be an exemplary role model for the athletes, school, community, and District. The successful candidate shall recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the physical, mental, moral, and emotional well-being of the individual athlete.
- Responsible for the overall supervision and development of the program, including the junior varsity and freshmen teams.
- Responsible for time required for the off-season, summer, and in-season practice and competition.
- Monitor assignments and duties of assistant and lower-level coaches.
- Responsible for developing tryout and practice schedules for all levels of the program. Responsible for the general upkeep, inventory, and protection of equipment and facilities under the jurisdiction of the program.
- Maintain ongoing communication with the Athletic Director regarding any developments in the program, including complaints or grievances.
- Responsible for submission of requests to purchase equipment, supplies, and uniforms as needed, to the Athletic Director.
- Report any unsafe conditions to the Athletic Director and Facilities Manager, and coordinate work orders in a timely manner to correct safety hazards.
- Facilitate the long-term success and viability of the program by establishing positive relationships with local athletics organizations, K-8 sports programs, foundations, and community members.
- Coordinate pre-season parent meetings for all levels of sports to review scholastic eligibility requirements, athletic code of conduct, team rules, injury prevention, and inherent risks of the sport.
- Monitor the scholastic eligibility and conduct of athletes.
- Comply with time restraints for practice and competition schedules, including holidays, weekends, and off-season schedules.
- Responsible for the safety and security of the team before, during, and after program events.
- Acts as the liaison between the Athletic Director and coaching staff.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Requires that all prior experience as an athletic coach in the district or prior school districts resulted in positive conduct and no disciplinary action.
- Requires the ability to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position and to accomplish its objectives.
- Requires knowledge of the rules and regulations of the sport, policies, and practices of the district, rules, and regulations of the league in which the district participates, the CIF, and the standards of ethical conduct of interscholastic athletic team programs.
- Requires a proven verifiable record of the ability to work and maintain positive relationships with students, parents, guardians, colleagues, administrators, booster groups, foundations, and community organizations.
- Requires the ability to organize, train, direct, and motivate students and staff to achieve high levels of athletic competition.
- Requires a demonstrated ability to serve as a positive role model for student-athletes and a commitment to holding all students and adults associated with the program to the same standards.
- Through CIF guidelines, every coach needs to take and pass the four NFHS courses.
- Fundamentals of Coaching (Paid for by WCPA after hiring.)
- Concussion in Sports (must be renewed every 2 years)
- Heat Illness Prevention (must be renewed every 2 years)
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest (must be renewed every 2 years)
Stipend Range: $800 - $7,800. Final compensation will be dependent upon skills & experience.
- Wonderful College Prep Academy offers highly competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, which includes generous performance bonuses.
- Full-time staff benefits include medical coverage, dental, vision, and life insurance at no cost to the employee. We also offer an optional 403b, with company match, as a supplement to STRS retirement pension. In addition, employees have free access to the Wonderful Wellness Center and gym.
Quality of Life in the Central Valley:
Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.
Wonderful College Prep Academy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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