Assistant Coach – Men’s and Women’s Swimming

Applications due 06/17/22

Job Description:

Date posted: June 7, 2022

Location: 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL, USA

JOB SUMMARY:   Assists the head coach in day-to-day operations of the College’s swim team including, but not limited to, recruiting, scouting, academic support, NCAA compliance and general operations within NCAA rules. The Assistant Coach also assumes various administrative responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Support the Head Coach by assisting with the team in all assigned aspects.
  2. Facilitate a good relationship between the head coach and team members.
  3. Trains and develops team members in the sport’s skills, strategies, techniques and conditioning.
  4. Assists the Head Coach with managing budgets, scheduling, inventory, travel logistics, strength and conditioning, fundraising, and community service and engagement projects.
  5. Assists the Head Coach in planning of practice sessions and developing game plans for competition.
  6. Assists the Head Coach in recruiting qualified Prospective Student Athletes (PSA), e.g., through evaluation and identification of prospective student athletes; by evaluation of skill and academic performance; contact and communication with PSA’s and families; and cultivation of relationships with high school coaches.
  7. Assists the Head Coach in monitoring the academic progress and success of team members and helping with academic related forms and processes.
  8. Abides by all NCAA, Sunshine State Conference and Florida Southern College rules, policies and procedures with an understanding that failure to do so may lead to sanctions up to and including termination.
  9. Promptly reports any suspected violation (including possible violations committed personally or by any other member of the athletics department staff, compliance related offices and staff, student athletes, or boosters) of NCAA, SSC or FSC Athletics rules to the Assistant AD for Compliance, Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) or Director of Athletics.
  10. Active participant in the education and enforcement of NCAA Rules within the sport community.
  11. Work closely with the athletic training staff to ensure the safety of all student-athletes.
  12. Accurately completes all required or assigned NCAA, SSC, and FSC forms, reports, or required paperwork.
  13. Works cooperatively with other athletics coaches and Florida Southern College Faculty/Staff.
  14. Represent the program and Florida Southern College with sportsmanship, integrity, and professionalism.
  15. Attends all department staff meetings as required.
  16. Participates as a member of the college community by teaching appropriate courses or class sessions as required.
  17. Contributes to the success of the department by performing all other duties as needed to drive the vision, fulfill the mission, and abide by the values of the College.

About our ideal candidate

EDUCATION, WORK EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS

  1. A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  2. At least two years of experience in coaching at the intercollegiate level is required, however, extensive player experience at the collegiate level can be substituted for the coaching experience.
  3. Any coaching experience in a NCAA Division II level program is preferred.
  4. Must maintain current and valid CPR and first aid certifications.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations governing recruitment, eligibility and related functions is required.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills are required.
  7. Management and organizational skills are required.
  8. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height (with assistance if needed); and to bend, to stoop, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead.


WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  2. Regular and reliable attendance at the college during regular scheduled days and work hours is an essential function of this position.
  3. A fulltime schedule of at least 40 hours worked weekly is expected.
  4. Work is performed indoors and/or outdoors in conditions including loud and constant noise and inclement weather.
  5. Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.
  6. Regular travel.
  7. The position is held on an active residential campus therefore not intended for remote work.

How to Apply

Apply online on the schools website, or submit a resume to [email protected]

Contact Information

Andy Robins, Head Coach

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr Lakeland, FL 33801

phone: 404-432-6052