Assistant Swim Coach, Men’s and Women’s

Job Description:

Date posted: May 18, 2021

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Assistant Swim Coach, Men’s and Women’s


FLSA Status: Exempt

Months Per Year: 12

Hours Per Week: 37.5


Position Description

Seattle University is a highly selective, independent, Catholic, Jesuit institution adjacent to downtown Seattle, and is seeking a dynamic and proven athletics department professional to serve as its Assistant Coach, Men’s & Women’s Swimming.


Located on Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and currently enrolls more than 7,400 graduate and undergraduate students within nine schools and colleges. Seattle University is among the most diverse independent universities in the West: 40 percent of its students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds and students come from 77 nations and all 50 states. Seattle University employs approximately 1,500 faculty and staff and has an annual operating budget of over $210M.


The university’s athletic program fields 20 Division I intercollegiate teams (9 men’s and 11 women’s) and is comprised of more than 320 student athletes. The Redhawks, Seattle University’s athletic teams, compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in all sports and have an excellent track record of achievement both on the field and court and in the classroom. In the five years with the WAC, the Redhawk teams have a combined 31 WAC conference titles, including both team and individual championships.


Position Description:

Assist in all aspects of NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s swimming program, promote and foster a positive team environment, appropriate behavior, and sportsmanship by team members. Promote the physical and mental well-being of all program participants.


Applicant must have a commitment to compliance and to follow all NCAA, WAC conference and Seattle University rules and regulations. Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, including a valid driver’s license. Other duties as assigned by the head coach.


The position is a full time 12 month position with University Benefits.


Reporting to the Head Swim Coach, the Assistant Swim Coach will:

  • Assist the Head Coach with coaching, recruiting, scouting/strategy and practice planning.
  • Assist with organizational planning (travel, community service, study hall, etc.), and support player development and assist with roster management
  • Assist with management of team budget and equipment planning
  • Follow Athletic Department Policy and Procedures.
  • Provide positive leadership for student-athletes.
  • Know and comply with all NCAA rules and regulations, and pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Exam annually.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.



  • Lifeguard certification
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Familiar with NCAA rules and regulations
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Preferred collegiate coaching experience in competitive swimming
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships with students, coaches, staff and faculty
  • Proficiency with Meet manager


Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017” ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.


In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.


Application Instructions

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.

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