Assistant Coach, Swimming

Applications due 07/20/17

Job Description:

Lehigh University is seeking an outgoing, organized, and self-directed individual to join our Swim team as the new Assistant Coach. The Assistant Coach provides leadership and direction to all facets of the swimming and diving program. We are looking for someone who can advance the mission of the team, the University, and the Department of Athletics through strong relationship building, recruiting, and coaching efforts.



Specific areas of responsibility include (but are not limited to)

Recruiting and Outreach: Help Lehigh recruit and retain the top swimming talent from across the country. Candidates should be approachable and comfortable meeting with potential recruits and their families to identify athletic talent. Ideal candidates can foster these relationships through close communication, and careful consideration of the perspective athlete’s character and willingness to play a defined role for the team. A successful candidate will cultivate strong relationships with students, families, coaches and other universities

Sport Specific Coaching Seeking an individual who can successfully guide specific strength and conditioning sessions, organize and manage swim camps/clinics, support inner-team development, plan team-building activities, and help grow student athletes both as swimmers and as individuals.

Administration and Management: Looking for a social media guru to help promote and market LU Swimming utilizing various media platforms. We are also looking for someone who can help analyze team data to help identify strengths, weaknesses, and competitiveness within the Patriot League. Lastly, this position is responsible for supervising and managing office work study students and conducting themselves and all activities within the policies and resource framework of the University, the Athletics Department, the Patriot League and the NCAA.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Out-going and professional with exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • High degree of organization, self-reliance, initiative, and creativity
  • Social media marketing and promotion expertise
  • USA Swimming certification (Level 2)
  • Lifeguard certification (Instructor PLUS)
  • CPR certification
  • Tech savvy (Google Hangout, Excel, Blackboard, HY-Tek)

Travel and hours: This position affords you the opportunity to travel extensively and often and allows for a flexible work schedule.

Lehigh offers a competitive benefits package including tuition benefits, generous vacation for a healthy work life balance, and a retirement package including a 50% match. For more information or to apply please visit:
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits.


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