Assistant Mens and Womens Swimming & Diving Coach/Aquatics Manager

Job Description:

Date posted: December 11, 2020

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Vassar College

Assistant Mens and Womens Swimming & Diving Coach/Aquatics Manager

Department: Athletics & Physical Education Department

Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time

Work Schedule:

Employee Type: Administrator

Posting Date: 12/10/2020

Union Representation: Not Applicable

Posting Number: AS022P

Pay Rate:

About Vassar College

Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Vassar College invites applications for the position of Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach/Aquatics Manager. This is a benefit-eligible, ten-month position. The individual will report to the Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach and the Associate Athletics Director for Facilities and Events. Weekend, holiday, early morning and/or late evening hours are required.

The successful candidate will assist the head coach in all aspects of a competitive NCAA Division III swimming & diving program including, but not limited to:

• On-deck and in-pool instruction for practices and meets;

• Creation of practice plans;

• Player and team development;

• Academic monitoring;

• Meet strategies and competitive coaching;

• Recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes;

• Budget management;

• Team travel.

Responsibilities for facilities and events:
Assisting the Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities & Events in the administration of Kresge Pool, event management, and other duties including but not limited to:

• Assists in the day to day operations of the pool to include scheduling and upkeep of the facility;

• Oversees and coordinates the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, certification, daily supervision of student and professional lifeguards;

• Participates in budget preparation and management of the annual operating budget for the pool;

• Ensures the pool is compliant with all local, state and national requirements and current on all necessary certifications required for operation;

• Responsible and provides oversight of pre-meet set up and clean up for all home swimming and diving competition;

• Other facilities duties as assigned.

Starting Date: February 1, 2021

Vassar College athletics programs are conducted in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of Vassar College, the NCAA and the Liberty League.


Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree and coaching and/or swimming experience at the collegiate level is required.
• Knowledge and compliance with NCAA and league rules and regulations are required.

• Certification in CPR, AED, First Aid, and lifeguarding is necessary but can be obtained through Vassar College as needed.

• A valid driver’s license and the successful result of a background check are mandatory.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a résumé, cover letter and three references (with phone numbers and email addresses) to: No applications by email will be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by December 21, 2020. For additional information please visit Vassar at

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 12/21/2020

All applicants must apply online at:

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