Assistant Coach, Men & Women’s Swim & Dive

Job Description:

Date posted: September 6, 2023

Location: Redlands, CA, USA

Assistant Coach, Men & Women’s Swim & Dive






APPOINTMENT: Administrator, Ten (10) Months






AVAILABLE: Immediately


POSTING DATE: September 4, 2023


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled, Apply Immediately


Definition of Classification:


The Assistant Coach will serve the swim and dive program as on deck swim and dryland coach as assigned, and assist the Head Coach in the planning, administering, and evaluating of various aspects of the operations of the Men’s & Women’s Swim and Dive program.


Reporting to the Head Coach, is responsible for furthering the mission of the University, the Department of Physical Education and Athletics, and the Bulldog swim and dive programs. The Assistant Coach must comply with all University, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) rules and policies.


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:


  • Serve as the recruiting coordinator for the Men’s & Women’s Swim and Dive program.
  • Maintain effective communication with prospective student-athletes, the coaching staff and Office of Admissions.
  • Assist with on-deck coaching, training, and skill development.
  • Assist with data management and meet management using Hytek.
  • Arrange and conduct on and off-campus visits with prospective student-athletes.
  • Plan, execute and maintain all aspects of the program’s social media sites.
  • Teach physical education activity courses in accordance with assigned load during the academic year.
  • Accept a collateral assignment (i.e., assist with game management, admin responsibilities, student-athlete Education, etc.) within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Create a training program for IM/Stroke Swimmers.
  • Function as an active team member of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Attends training as assigned.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


Qualification Guidelines


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




  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two years swim coaching experience or three years of college swimming experience.
  • Must have a clear understanding of the NCAA Division III philosophy and the role of athletics in a private, liberal arts academic setting
  • 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).


Knowledge and Skills:


  • Technical knowledge of Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving and the demonstrated ability to apply that knowledge.
  • Knowledge of applicable team or individual sports and playing rules.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NCAA Division III philosophy.
  • Possess the ability to attract 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.
  • Strong interpersonal, motivational and team leadership skills to work effectively with athletic participants.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making; be an effective problem solver
  • Ability to clearly communicate information both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational skills, and detail orientated.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Follow appropriate safety rules and regulation.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and personal computer software and applications.
  • Aptitude to learn new and evolving technology.
  • Ability to recommend appropriate courses of action within established guidelines.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Understand, interpret, explain, and apply applicable federal and state policies and laws.
  • 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 work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. The work environment may involve 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, walks and sits; 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; 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.


TO APPLY: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.


HIRING RANGE: 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.


BACKGROUND CHECK: 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.


DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECK: 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.


PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMS: 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.


INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19: New employees are required to submit proof of having received the full course dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or submit an exemption request for medical or religious reasons within sixty (60) days from your date of hire.










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