Assistant Mens and Womens Swimming & Diving Coach/Aquatics Manager

Job Description:

Date posted: August 2, 2021

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


Employee Type: Administrator


Posting Date: 07/29/2021


Union Representation: Not Applicable


Posting Number: AS107P


About Vassar College


Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities and 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 and inclusive 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: August 15, 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. Knowledge and compliance with NCAA and league rules and regulations. 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.

How to Apply

Special Instructions to Applicants


To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by August 4, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.   For additional information please visit Vassar at


For full consideration applicants should apply by: 08/04/2021


All applicants must apply online at:


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