University of Hawaii – Assistant Swim Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: August 22, 2023

Location: 73G48CJQ+63

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • *Assist with all aspects of NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Swimming Program, including student recruitment and development, on deck coaching, contest scheduling, compliance with NCAA, Conference and University of Hawaii rules and regulations, student-athlete academic achievement, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach.
  • *Assist and participates in practices and intercollegiate competitions.  Teach necessary skills from the basic fundamentals to the techniques and strategies of competition.
  • *Promote and foster a positive team environment, appropriate behavior, and sportsmanship by team members.  Responsible for the conduct of team members both on and off the deck.
  • *Promote and maintain an environment where the physical, mental, social and academic well-being of all student-athletes are a priority.
  • *Assist with evaluating, recruiting and selecting qualified prospects who have the ability to compete in the classroom and athletically.  Actively seek out and encourage a diverse group of prospects and assist them through the application process.  Work collaboratively with the Compliance, Student Affairs, and Academics Office staff to qualify and process prospects in a timely and efficient manner.  Make recurring contacts by telephone, written correspondence, off-campus visits and evaluations, and coordination of campus visits as assigned by the Head Coach.
  • *Assist with overseeing the academic progress and success of student-athletes including promoting and maintaining an environment that encourages academic achievement as measured by academic eligibility, retention, and graduation.
  • *Participates in sports clinics, exhibitions, and camps as approved.
  • *Actively participates in promotional and public relation activities for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving program.
  • *Maintain collaborative working relationships with administrators and coaches in the department, other college offices, and appropriate relationships with members of the media, donors, and other individuals interested in the men’s and women’s swimming and diving program.
  • *Maintains confidentiality to include but not limited to information, files and records that the incumbent may obtain or possess, in accordance with federal and state laws and University of Hawaii policies.
  • *Responsible for performing the duties of a Campus Security Authority as defined by University policy and federal law with regards to the Clery Act.
  • *Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing the University of Hawaii and its employees, and the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and of the affiliated Conferences as now constituted or as may be amended in the future.   Immediately advises the Director of Athletics or designee if there is reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees or students, have occurred or will occur.
  • Performs other duties as required. 

*Denotes essential functions.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university;
  • One (1) year experience coaching swimming at the college or university level;
  • or any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  • Knowledge of swimming as competed at the collegiate level.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays and travel
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certification by the employment start date.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard certified or equivalent.
  • Computer, cell phone, and social media technology competency.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Division I swimming coaching experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity, understanding and working effectively in multicultural societies, similar to Hawai‘i, contributing to an inclusive environment.

How to Apply

TO APPLY:  Go To the University of Hawaii Career Opportunities website and click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach 1) cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications 2) resume, and 3) names of 3 professional references (include title, email and phone number).

Contact Information

Michael Stephens