University of Chicago Assistant Men’s & Women’s Swim Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: May 19, 2023

Location: 5530 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

About the Department

The University of Chicago is one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher education and research. Campus and Student Life (CSL) is comprised of 20 departments that serve the University’s 15,000 college, graduate, and professional school students, as well as the campus community more broadly. CSL is importantly charged with the dual task of supporting all students in the University, graduate and undergraduate, and managing multiple campus departments and services that serve the entire campus community. CSL’s programs and services focus on supporting student academic success, providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership development, developing community and engagement through the residential housing and dining program, and in areas such as artistic expression, community service, spiritual exploration, and athletic competition. The University of Chicago community includes approximately 5,600 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate, professional, and other students and there are over 300 recognized student organizations working together to create a vibrant and dynamic student life. The University of Chicago is a member of the University Athletic Association and the NCAA (Division III). The University sponsors 20 varsity sports. The Department of Athletics & Recreation maintains an environment that supports the student athletes’ commitment to thriving academically and athletically. A diverse, challenging athletic program supplements the rigorous academic curriculum. The lessons learned through athletic endeavors represent an invaluable part of the nonacademic aspects of a holistic education. Achieving this goal is based on a commitment to excellence.

Job Summary

Assist the Head Men’s/Women’s Swimming Coach in all aspects of coaching and teaching for an NCAA Division III sport program. Teach and coach student athletes, recruit highly selective prospective students, develop and implement season training and workout plan, lead physical training (including dryland), organize and run swimming practices, and assist in all facets of aquatics management.


  • Assists the Head Coach in the planning, creation, and implementation of a season training plan and daily workouts, including dryland and weight training.
  • Manages recruiting database and takes the lead in planning and overseeing all aspects of recruiting.
  • Assists the Head Coach in all aspects of team administration and management.
  • Aids in the set-up and running of all varsity swimming and diving competitions and any non-varsity competitions and events held in the pool.
  • Manages and oversees the Master’s Swimming program and other aquatics programs as assigned (i.e. Community Swim School and Private Swim Lessons).
  • Assists the Director of Aquatics in the day-to-day operations of an Olympic-size pool and other aquatics related duties as assigned.
  • Serves on departmental committees.
  • Experience with Colorado Timing System.
  • Extensive domestic travel required for competitions and recruiting.
  • Secondary departmental responsibilities will be assigned by the Athletic Director.
  • Has a moderate/high level of authority to participate in staff meetings, individual planning meetings, and parent-student staffing.
  • Helps staff to plan and execute events.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree.


  • Minimum of two years of significant and relevant teaching/coaching experience in Aquatics at the professional, collegiate, or high school level.
  • Significant collegiate swimming and or coaching experience.


  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED-PR, and LGI.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Computer skills in Hy-Tek and DiveMeets meet management.
  • Work effectively on a computer using Word, Excel, and Publisher.

Preferred Competencies

  • Physical ability to swim and carry out a water rescue.
  • React responsibly in an emergency situation.
  • Enforce pool regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Strong organizational skills and handle multiple tasks and assignments concurrently.

Working Conditions

  • Work early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

How to Apply—Women-s-Swim-and-Dive-Coach_JR21981

Contact Information

Jason Weber

phone: 773-702-4657