Assistant Coach – Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving

Applications due 07/01/21

Job Description:

Date posted: June 9, 2021

Location: 600 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Job Description: The George Washington University Department of Athletics and Recreation, an NCAA Division I member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, actively engages our students, our campus community, our alumni and our fans through the spirit of healthy living and competition. Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, this world-class university aspires to have a world-class athletics and recreation program. We are committed to building and sustaining a program that mirrors the overall excellence of the university, by providing students an unparalleled opportunity for achievement and engaging the larger community as we grow and cultivate the next generation of leaders.

This position will support all aspects of the swimming and diving program including the recruitment of qualified athletes, the coaching and instruction of student-athletes, monitoring and supporting academic progress and progression toward degree, alumni and donor engagement, and more. This position typically identifies and recruits academically and athletically elite student-athletes, partners with the Head Coach to build a cohesive team culture, partners in scouting and producing video to prepare team for competition, and develops and maintains effective relationships and communications with students, colleagues, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and general public. This position will also participate in budget management, financial reconciliation and team fundraising, may assist in game day management, and may coordinate summer camps and clinics, including paperwork, customer service and financial reconciliation.

  • Assists with organization and direction of all aspects of The George Washington University’s Division I men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs that compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Areas of responsibility may include student-athlete recruitment, individual and team coaching instruction, daily administrative processes, compliance oversight, and academic/social development, among others.
  • Assists in team coaching, preparing team for competition, and individual student-athlete development. Assists in monitoring academic, social, and personal development of men’s and women’s swimming student-athletes.
  • Assists in identifying and recruiting academically and athletically elite student-athletes for the men’s and women’s swimming program.
  • Assists in creating content and maintaining a strong presence on social media.
  • Assists in the coordination of team and individual travel for the purpose of team competition and student-athlete recruitment, to include traveling with the team to away competitions.
  • Assists in promoting and developing the program by creating and maintaining effective relationships with alumni, donors, and community members. Participates in events as a representative of the department and men’s and women’s swimming program.
  • Maintains knowledge and remains current regarding all appropriate NCAA, Atlantic 10 Conference, Department of Athletics and Recreation, and University compliance issues, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or Director of Athletics and Recreation. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning additional responsibilities that are logically related to the position.


The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC but will require significant travel for games and events. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or Director of Athletics and Recreation. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


Minimum qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 1 year of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in coaching swimming at an NCAA institution (preferably Division 1)
  • Experience with fiscal management and daily operations of an intercollegiate athletics department preferred.
  • Strong organizational, management and communications skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

How to Apply

Please send a note of interest and updated resume to Brian Thomas: [email protected]

Contact Information

Brian J. Thomas

600 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20052

phone: 2027349726