Date posted: June 1, 2021
Location: Youngstown State University, University Plaza, Youngstown, OH, USA
Major Work/Summary of Position:
Assists in coaching, recruiting, counseling, conditioning, and evaluating for the swim team as directed. Responsible for instructing student-athletes in how to perform their sport which may also include teaching courses related to competition in varsity athletic programs.
At least a bachelor’s degree and one year of four-year collegiate swimming coach experience; demonstrated experience in planning and preparation for meets and practices, on deck coaching, and dry land training; effective communication skills; knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; travel and non-traditional hours; valid driver’s license.
Recruiting, fundraising, and meet management.
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor physical demands strength ratings, this position will perform light work.
LIGHT: work involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects, requiring: (1) walking or standing to a significant degree; (2) sitting most of the time while pushing or pulling arm or leg controls; or (3) working at a production rate pace while constantly pushing or pulling materials even though the weight or the materials is negligible. (The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Implements coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student athletes’ skills and teamwork; analyzes performance of team and adjusts strategies as needed; evaluates opponents and develops game strategies; plans and conducts practices and other activities in preparation for competition; manages camps and clinics, if applicable.
Assists with the development of the team budget; analyzes historical expenditure fixtures; compiles projections for budget expenditures for various aspects of team operations; authorizes the expenditures of funds for team operations; monitors expenditures to ensure that they adhere to proscribed limitations; ensures that all expenditures are properly documented and in compliance with university and NCAA regulations; prepares expenditure reports as directed.
Conducts promotional activities for fundraising, recruitment, public relations, and other marketing activities; attends promotional events, community activities, and fundraisers; prepares promotional materials for distribution; prepares and delivers speeches and presentations at local community groups, fundraisers, athlete events, etc.
Assists with the administration of policies and procedures with respect to academic expectations for team members; communicates with academic advising staff regarding athletic academic performance; meets with athletes to review course load issues, degree requirements, course selections, etc.; counsels athletes on performance issues, study skills, and techniques for academic success.
Identifies and develops team strategy for recruitment; analyzes team needs in order to focus recruitment efforts; creates promotional strategy for contacting and recruiting prospective student athletes; develops promotional correspondence and materials for distribution to prospective recruits; conducts recruiting trips and activities in accordance with developed recruitment strategy; formulates recommendations concerning the award of athletic aid to targeted recruits.
Oversees assigned course loads; compiles lesson plans and related course materials; receives and responds to student inquiries; provides instruction to students in applicable subject matter; reviews student performance to determine appropriate grade or credit.
Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinates videotape cut-ups of practices, games, and strength training sessions.
Manages equipment inventory and related duties.
Develops and manages strength training program.
Drives passenger vans as required.
Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
Performs any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of YSU.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision is exercised over support staff on temporary or intermittent basis and full supervision and management of program is exercised in absence of head coach.
REPORTS TO: Head Coach, Swimming and Diving
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSURES: CPR/AED/First Aid certifications; Annual proficiency in NCAA Certification to Recruit.
How to Apply
To apply, go to:
or visit’s YSU’s Employment Opportunities page and select All Positions Posting, and enter assistant coach, swimming in the search. Job position number is PA00576