Assistant Swimming Coach – University of Iowa Athletics

Applications due 06/16/21

Job Description:

Date posted: June 3, 2021

Location: Unnamed Road, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA

The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks applications from self-motivated, results-oriented individuals with the knowledge, ability and interpersonal skills required to serve as Assistant Women’s Swimming Coach – a full-time position, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, including full University benefits.  The University of Iowa is an NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference.  The Department of Athletics manages 21 varsity sports programs and related events with a workforce of approximately 200 regular employees and 300 temporary employees. Athletics is a people-centric organization that operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy. For more information regarding Athletics, please click here.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will assist the head coach in the management and coaching of an NCAA Division I women’s swimming and diving program, recruit (domestic and international) as permitted by NCAA rules, conduct on-the-deck teaching and coaching, assist with operations management (e.g., program development, schedule, camps, marketing, public relations), planning team practices, conducting individual workouts, and other duties as assigned. This position requires frequent travel, work in the evenings, on weekends and holidays, a valid U.S. driving license and the ability to meet and maintain University of Iowa Driving Policy standards.

Benefits Highlights: Excellent fringe benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.  The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” to learn more.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent)
  • Three or more years successful intercollegiate swimming coach experience and/or five years of successful head coaching experience with a major high school or USA swimming club program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as demonstrated through public speaking engagements, clinician experience, and/or use of effective and creative training/coaching techniques
  • Ability to work constructively and collaboratively in a diverse environment, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and ability to build trusting relationships
  • A valid U.S. driving license and the ability to meet and maintain University of Iowa Driving Policy standards
  • Ability to utilize basic office productivity software, such as Microsoft Office

Desired Qualifications:

  • Competitive swimming experience at the NCAA level
  • Demonstrated experience in international and domestic talent assessment and proven ability to successfully recruit elite level student-athletes
  • Demonstrates working proficiency and ability to:
    • Utilize an online recruiting database or such as Frontrush (please specify)
    • Utilize an online team communication software such as TeamWorks (please specify)
    • Develop and manage social media websites.

How to Apply

Application Details:

Visit our website at and search for keyword “Swimming Coach”. Only applications submitted at will be accepted.

  • Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission. Applications without both a cover letter and resume will be considered incomplete and ineligible for consideration.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.
  • The successful candidates will be subject to a credential and criminal background check.
  • Five professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
  • As a part of the University of Iowa’s review of your application and consistent with its policies and practices, the University may access and/or view information about you that is job-related and publicly available on the internet, including but not limited to information on social media sites. The access, viewing and/or use of such information is governed by the University’s Policy on Human Rights, as well as state and federal law.
  • For questions or additional information, please contact [email protected].

 The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. 


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