Assistant Coach Swimming

Job Description:

Date posted: June 10, 2021

Location: Grand Junction, CO, USA


Job Title: Assistant Coach – Swimming

Department: Athletics

Position No. AF0384

Employment Type: Administrative

Salary: $32,000.00 – 36,500.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package:

Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 6/25/2021.

How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Include the name, phone number, email address and relationship of at least three professional references who can attest to your ability to perform the job you are applying for. Professional references should include at least one current or former supervisor. Professional reference may also include current or former employers, colleagues or other professionals who have first-hand knowledge and can recommend you for employment.
  • Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)

Direct Inquiries Contact: Mickey Wender, mailto:[email protected]

SUMMARY: This position is responsible to the Director of Athletics, reporting to the Head Swimming Coach, for providing coaching expertise and leadership for the administration of the intercollegiate men’s and/or women’s swimming and diving program; assisting the head coach in the effective education, management and administration of all aspects relating to a positive and beneficial intercollegiate experience for student-athletes, and performing other related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned by the head coach:

Assists in coaching student-athletes, which includes evaluating their performance in both practice and competition, teaching fundamental techniques and providing leadership and instruction, as directed by the Head Coach.

Teach sportsmanship and set an example of good moral and physical behavior for the student-athletes in your charge.

Maintain standards of performance consistent with departmental academic and athletic expectations as reflected in the mission statement, goals, objectives, departmental guidelines, and performance appraisal procedures.

Coordinate and implement with the head coach and compliance officer eligibility requirements to ensure full compliance with governing rules and regulations, proper administration of financial aid for both prospective and enrolled student-athletes, facilities scheduling, and contest administration and game operations as necessary.

Assist with implementing a successful recruiting strategy to attract outstanding student-athletes to attend Colorado Mesa University while remaining in full compliance with all NCAA and RMAC rules, as well as departmental and college policies and procedures.

Responsible to plan, organize, and execute training plans for swimmers of varied levels of collegiate experience and ability. Assist the head coach in the organization and supervision of all practices, group workouts, film sessions and contests.

Responsible for monitoring of student-athletes’ academic progress through classroom checks, study hall and progress reports. Assist in the coordination, development, supervision and daily operations of summer camps and clinics.

Engage in, coordinate and help implement all fund-raising activities for the program in conjunction with the head coach, athletic advancement and its representatives.

Responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of pre-season, in-season, post-season and off-season strength and conditioning. Responsible for supervision of graduate assistants, interns, managers, and student workers.

Communicate regularly and maintain a positive and constructive working relationship with support staff in sports information, student services, sports medicine, campus recreation, business office, facilities/operations, compliance, athletic advancement, marketing, and ticket office, to assist in implementation of an efficient and effective program and department.

Represent the college at professional meetings, alumni gatherings, campus activities and civic affairs as requested by the head coach or athletic administrators.

Attend and participate in department and staff meetings as requested/required.

Encourage an effective outreach program with student-athletes that provide benefit to the on and off-campus community.

Maintain, as appropriate, effective relationships with parents, alumni, friends of the program, and others toward the positive image and promotion of the program.

Responsible for administrative duties related to all the athletes in swim and dive program in regards to: team travel- transportation and hotel arrangements; meal planning/ordering; equipment oversight, storage, and maintenance; record-keeping/athlete oversight; planning, set-up, and oversight of special events (including but not limited to team activities, community service projects, and fundraising events); and other duties as assigned by the head coach.

Evening and weekend work is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position reports to the Head Swimming and Diving Coach and must subscribe to the Colorado Mesa Principles Governing Athletics. Performs certain tasks independently and is fully responsible for them. Determines own methods of performing assigned work. Supervises graduate assistants, interns, managers and student workers.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three years’ coaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with community groups to encourage and foster their participation in the athletic activities or events.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college and university.
  • Demonstrated swimming coaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, demonstrated knowledge of basic principles of coaching/team supervision, the ability to effectively coordinate recruiting activities, and the ability to maintain team discipline and instill proper ethical and moral standards.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to effectively present information, both orally and in writing, and to respond to questions from team members, groups of recruits, athletes, students, supporters and the press. Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical instructions, manuals and periodicals.

REASONING ABILITY Strategic and analytical reasoning skills are necessary. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands 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 the essential functions.

The incumbent will be required to sit, walk, talk, hear, and see with both near and far acuity. Must be able to effectively demonstrate different skills relating to swimming and be able to demonstrate proper weight training techniques.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The tasks involved with this position will be performed in a variety of environments, including an office environment, a classroom environment, indoor and outdoor athletic facilities and aquatic centers. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to extremely noisy.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.


Colorado Mesa University

Attn: Human Resources Office

1100 North Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501



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