Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach (Full Time)

Job Description:

Date posted: July 12, 2021

Location: 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

About St. Francis College:
We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and serve one of the most diverse student populations in New York City and the country. St. Francis College has a 160-year history of serving New York City’s low-income, working class and immigrant families, and a mosaic of diverse individuals, offering our students opportunity—the opportunity to pursue a college education that is accessible and affordable and to use their hard-earned degree and experience to build careers and achieve economic mobility. Today, St. Francis College’s student body is one of the most diverse in New York City and the nation: 28% of students identify as Hispanic, 24% Black, and 26% White. Over 60% of students are female and 47% receive federal Pell grants. Candidates who are culturally competent and have the professional skills, experience and desire to engage with a collaborative and diverse college and community, are particularly sought after for employment with the College. To learn more about St. Francis College and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit us at

Job Summary: Reporting to the College’s Director of Aquatics/Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach (the “Head Coach”) and to the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach assists with the overall direction and oversight of the men’s and women’s swimming program.. Responsibilities include a focus on ensuring successful athletic performance, recruitment and retention of student-athletes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 Perform all duties in conjunction with the Director of Aquatics and the Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator, who is the designated sport administrator.
 Assists with in-season student-athlete physical and mental preparation.
 Organizes team meetings, including a pre-season meeting for purposes of completing all St. Francis College, Northeast Conference, and NCAA required forms.
 Remains in constant communication with the Head Coach regarding transportation, budgeting, meet preparation, and student-athlete conditioning/preparation.
 Working with the Assistant Director of Athletics/Business, is responsible for all team travel arrangements and finances.
 Works with the Athletic Training staff to confirm the status and health of the student-athletes.
 Works with the Athletic Academic Advising staff to monitor and promote student-athlete academic progress, understanding that academics is the top priority of the program.
 Complies with all NCAA, Northeast Conference, and St. Francis College regulations and policies; maintains communication with the Assistant Director of Athletics/Compliance to ensure that regulations are clearly understood and followed.
 Monitors the team roster and reports any changes to the Head Coach.
 Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Requirements and Skills:
 Bachelor’s degree.
 1-2 years’ experience of coaching swimming at the collegiate or elite amateur level.
 Ability and desire to work in a fast paced, flexible, diverse and engaging work environment.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 Excellent computer and social media skills. Working knowledge of personal computer applications (Microsoft Office, email).
 No prior involvement with NCAA major rules violations.
 Commitment to the academic success of student athletes.
 Knowledge of, and commitment to, all NCAA rules, and successful completion of the NCAA Coaches Certification Exam on an annual basis.
 Valid CPR and AED certification.
 Possess and maintain a philosophy of coaching and education consistent with the mission of St. Francis College and the mission of St. Francis Athletics.
 Ability to interact and represent St. Francis well with a diverse constituency of students, faculty, and alumni.  An appreciation and understanding of working in an inclusive, engaging and diverse college environment.
 Culturally sensitive, caring and friendly with a deep understanding and appreciation of a multi-cultural college community and the Franciscan traditions of St. Francis College.

St. Francis College is committed to providing opportunities to all persons without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, marital status, gender identity or expression, predisposing genetic characteristics, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law in its education programs and activities or employment. The College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and we are strongly committed to equity and to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, students, and the curriculum. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

How to Apply

Apply through the official application link for this position.  No other means of application will be accepted.

Contact Information

Brian Guidera, Director of Aquatics/Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach