Assistant Coach, Swimming

Job Description:

Date posted: March 7, 2024

Location: Spokane, WA, USA

Assistant Coach, Swimming

Whitworth University

Salary: $42,602.00 – $44,606.00 Annually

Job Type: Staff positions only

Location: Whitworth University Campus

Department: Assistant Coach

Position Summary

Join Whitworth University and serve as an Assistant Swim Coach, where you’ll play a pivotal role in mentoring and inspiring student-athletes to excel in both their athletic and personal growth journeys.

As a key member of our coaching staff, you’ll support the development of our men’s and women’s swim teams, contributing to recruiting efforts, refining individual athlete skills, and strategically planning practices. Your responsibilities will extend to coordinating travel, providing mentorship, overseeing meet setups, and assisting with various administrative tasks.

If you’re passionate about coaching, integrating your Christian faith into your work, and empowering athletes to reach their fullest potential, we invite you to apply and be part of our campus community.

Core Responsibilities

Swim Coaching | 60%

• Assist in the planning and implementation of practices.
• Individual athlete development: skill, speed and strength training, and conditioning
• Commit time, energy, and thought into mentoring and investing in the lives of the student-athletes in the program.

Recruiting and Team Support | 30%

• Assist in the recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes.
• Assist in the organization and administration of team travel.
• Assist in the organization and administration of home meets.

Other | 10%

• Assist with Athletic Department projects and events.
• Other duties as assigned by the head coach.

Qualifications | Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Education and Experience

• A bachelor’s degree is required and Whitworth considers candidates with a wide range of educational backgrounds. We value the skills and knowledge candidates bring to Whitworth, regardless of the paths they have taken to acquire them.
• Experience and track record of building positive relationships with athletes, parents, and fellow coaches, while cultivating a supportive and inclusive team environment.
• Experience and passion for cultivating student athletes’ potential.

Whitworth Values

• Demonstrated growth in cultural competence, awareness of societal and structural inequities, and proven experience in effectively establishing relationships and positive communications with students and other constituents across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, varying abilities, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, class or religious perspectives.
• A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
• A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
• Valid driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities

• Ability and ethical understanding to adhere to all NCAA and NWC rules and regulations.
• Ability to identify and build relationships with recruits and families.
• Ability to support the head coach in program development, technique refinement, and team cohesion.
• Ability and leadership skills to effectively identify and resolve problems while maintaining confidentiality.
• Strong communication skills, adept at fostering positive relationships with student-athletes, colleagues, and athletic stakeholders.
• Strong work ethic and high level of personal integrity.

Preferred Qualifications

• Participation in intercollegiate swimming.
• Previous coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level.

Position Details

A background check and sexual misconduct check will be required of the successful candidate. A resume, cover letter, faith statement, names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) professional references will also be required.

You are on this webpage because a position at Whitworth sparked your curiosity. If you find yourself questioning hitting the apply button because you might not meet 100% of the qualifications, we think you should do it! Research continues to show that women and BIPOC candidates are less likely to hit the apply button unless they meet all the listed qualifications. One way we are working to overcome this trend is every search committee at Whitworth has a trained Equity Advocate (EA) serving on the team. Our EAs are trained to make space for committees to consider each candidate’s unique and relevant skills and attributes. So, when you click apply, please know that your application is reviewed by a committee of real, living, and breathing human beings who want to understand your experience and skills to find ways you relate to the key competencies needed for success in the position.

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Learn more about our shared work to achieve and sustain inclusive excellence

Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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