Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: June 15, 2022

Location: 123 Blue St, University City, MO 63130, USA

Position Summary:

The Washington University in St. Louis Department of Student Affairs invites applications for the position of Assistant Coach for Swimming and Diving. This position assists with the coaching, organization, administration and development of a nationally competitive intercollegiate swimming & diving program. The individual will comply with all rules and regulations of the NCAA, the University Athletic Association, Washington University, as well as those of the respective team.


Job Description:

This position reports to work on a full-time basis during the months of August through May. The individual must have the ability to travel to on and off campus competitions, work alternative work schedules, including evenings and weekends.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the planning and implementation of details in all aspects of the swimming & diving program, including team organization and make up, swimmer selection and evaluations, practice planning and implementation, and meet planning and strategy.
  2. Represent the University at campus, alumni and community functions.
  3. Coach/instruct team members individually, and in groups, and demonstrate sport related skills and techniques. May coach/manage a designated skill development area or group of positions. Evaluate individual swimmer skill performance and provide instruction in areas of deficiency as required. Review video to evaluate skills and determine needed areas of development.
  4. Supervise and organize the swimming & diving program as determined by the head coach.
  5. Organize and produce scouting reports/information on opponents in a manner determined by head coach.
  6. Assist with team discipline, player counseling, and related matters requiring discretion, decision making and independent judgment.
  7. Coordinate the recruitment of prospective students to Washington University, requiring the identification of academically qualified prospective student athletes, ongoing communication with prospects, initiation of applications and matriculation of prospects.
  8. Participate in the evaluation of high school talent through high school visits, on-site meet observations at high school, regional, state and national competitions, and film/video review and analysis.
  9. Teach classes in the elective Physical Education program.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by Head Coach and/or Athletic Director.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and three years of college coaching experience.
  • Ability to recruit, coach and teach highly talented student-athletes.
  • Effective communicative and public relation skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Competent knowledge of sport specific techniques, skill development and game planning.
  • Understanding of how to build and manage a team.
  • Ability to understand and articulate program needs.
  • Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping to establish program priorities.
  • Ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the broader University community.
  • Knowledge in the operational use of computer and video technology.
  • Ability to develop a safe and functional working environment.
  • Appreciation of and a willingness to adhere to the NCAA Division III philosophy, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to provide competent suggestions in relation to game and practice analysis.
  • Ability to follow directions and accept decisions.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous coaching or playing experience in respective sport.
  • Successful passage of Annual NCAA rules test.
  • Current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications.


Benefits Statement:

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement:

Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement:

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

For additional job description, and link to the application, please see the posting on the Washington University employment website:

WashU Jobs

Job Number:  JR67478

Contact Information

Brad Shively

330 N. Big Bend Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63130

phone: 3148054395