University of the Pacific Seeks Assistant Swimming Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: August 18, 2022

Location: 3601 North Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204, USA

Primary Purpose

The Assistant Coach – Swimming teaches and instructs student-athletes how to perform in their sport, including sport-related fundamentals, skills, team concepts, and safety practices.

Essential Functions

    1. Instructs and coaches student-athletes, emphasizing fundamentals, skills development, conditioning, game preparation, strategy, and safety practices.
    2. Exercises discretion and judgment in implementing instructional techniques designed to develop student-athlete capacities.
    3. Integrates innovative technology into the instruction of student-athletes to facilitate learning and safety.
    4. Maintains an environment that emphasizes academics as a priority, making every effort to ensure that all student-athletes meet academic requirements, while working to integrate sports into the academic life of the University.
    5. Maintains complete knowledge and compliance with rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics while working within the department’s rules, regulations, and policies.
    6. Assists in the preparation of an annual written plan and goals for the program and the annual assessment of performance in relation to the plan and goals.
    7. Maintains discipline in the program, promotes fairness, understanding, and protectiveness of student-athletes mental and emotional wellbeing, while motivating them.
    8. Maintains an environment of cooperation and continuous improvement, maintaining positive communications supporting the athletic program, the University, and University staff.
    9. Participates in marketing and promotional activities with media, alumni, and civic groups consistent with the objectives of the athletic program.
    10. Assists with recruiting evaluations, official visits, and any travel-related activities of prospective student-athletes.
    11. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.


This position serves as Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that are reported to them.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • One (1) year of experience in coaching college sports or in a related role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in sports science or sports related field.
  • Strong knowledge of effective coaching practices, including the integration of technology into instructional methods.
  • Experience using software systems, namely- HYTEK, Swim Cloud, ARMS, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of NCAA and Conference Rules and Regulations as they pertain to student-athletes.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Prior experience in sport sciences.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated management skills and knowledge of supervision and management practices.
  • Ability to contribute to the recruitment of prospective student-athletes.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive 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 the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting, standing, and walking. Occasional climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is performed in both a standard office environment as well as at sports venues. Work is performed during standard business hours, as well as during non-regular office hours to fulfill business needs. Extensive travel required.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

How to Apply

Please apply directly on University of the Pacific’s recruiting site: 


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