Assistant M/W Swimming and Diving Coach

Applications due 01/31/20

Job Description:

Location: 5795 Lewiston Rd, Niagara Falls, NY, USA

Under general supervision the Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach assists the head coach in developing student athletes academically and athletically for the swimming program.
  • Recruits student athletes for the Diving program.
  • Provides motivation, counseling and supervision for student athletes.
  • Instruct methods and strategies and coaches student athletes in the sport
  • Follows and conforms to NCAA, MACC, athletics department and university rules and regulations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor.  Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
80%    Provides teaching and instruction as well as individual team instruction for the fundamentals of swimming and developing skills; recruits potential student athletes for the swimming program.  Follows and conforms to NCAA rules and regulations.

20%    Provides guidance and advice to student athletes.

  1. Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  2. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  3. Working knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
  4. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
  5. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.
  6. Ability to travel when necessary.
  7. Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
  8. Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to:  computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine and fax.
  9. Knowledge of academic eligibility rules.
  10. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university  business.
The functions of the position usually performed standing, but may require some amount of time sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, running, carrying and other movements.  Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, involve extensive wrist and hand movement.  This position requires traveling.  All individuals are required to be able to perform these tasks without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.
  1. Bachelor degree or high school diploma with outstanding high level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching experience required.
  2. At least one year of experience coaching swimming at the high school, college or higher competitive level or at least three years experience competing at the college level or higher.
  3. A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.
  4. Must pass NCAA recruiting exam within the first year of employment.

How to Apply

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Contact Information

Dedra Palmer