Director of Competitive Swimming/Head Swim Coach

Applications due 05/31/18

Job Description:

Location: 2710 Market Street, Wilmington, NC, USA

The Cape Fear Aquatics Club (CFAC) is a year round swim team which serves 100 swimmers ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old. The team competes in both USA Swimming and YMCA meets at a regional and national level. CFAC Swim Team takes pride in providing opportunities of all ages and abilities with a focus on values, sportsmanship and character development.

4+ years’ experience as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach of a Y (preferred) or USA swimming team
ASCA Level 1 required with a Level 3 certification or above strongly preferred
Experience leading and mentoring assistant coaching staff
Preferred experience in budgeting management software (Daxko operations, Hy-Tek Team Manager and Meet manager)
Preferred experience in Team web site and all social media outlets (Team Unify, Facebook and Instagram)
Current YMCA or Red Cross lifeguard, first aid and CPR certification
Current YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving certification (can be attained after hire)
Current USA Swimming Coaching certifications up to date (required)
YMCA Team Leader certification preferred
CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard/Coaches Safety Training required (USA Swimming Required)
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

Essential Functions

Management of the day-to-day operations of the CFAC Swim Team, Master’s program and Homeschool swim team ensuring that the program complies with YMCA policies and procedures and recommended YMCA Competitive Swimming Guidelines for program quality and safety standards.
Serve as Head Coach to the CFAC Swim Team, providing direct service at practice and meets.
Recruit, supervise and evaluate a strong team of staff and volunteers. Organize people and activities for efficiencies and effectiveness, with a focus on developing assistant coaches.
Set overall direction and curriculum for practices and meets, providing direct service to ensure program quality and safety standards.
Experience using Team Unify software to manage athlete data, meet registration, team entries, and team communication and to organize volunteers for home swim meets, fund raising efforts, concessions operations and other team functions.
Oversee administrative aspects of the team including, meet selection and registration, group placement, practice scheduling and maintaining team stats.
Communicate regularly and professionally with swimmers, parents, volunteers and coaches.
Create a playful atmosphere in which participants can show their unique selves, developing future leaders in swimming and in life. Celebrate the accomplishments of swimmers of all levels in and out of the pool.
Create an environment of respect, positivity and support that inspires smiles.
Reach beyond the walls of the YMCA by engaging the swim team in the larger community. Ensure the swim team continues to be an integral program and part of the Y family.
Recruit and work collaboratively with cause driven parent volunteers.
Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote program growth. Measures progress against strategic goals and ensure continuous improvement.
Develops and controls department budgets related to the position so that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives.
Work with Aquatics Leadership Team to ensure we are meeting the overall aquatics needs of the community.
Instill in team’s members a sense of sportsmanship, loyalty to the group, willingness to work hard and courteous and respectful behavior at all times. Create a team in every sense of the word.
Manages Special Event swim races which supports CFAC Swim team (Race Director, Sponsorships, Marketing and manage volunteer’s)
Works alongside the Leadership team to support the Scholarship program-We build People Campaign.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program and fundraising leadership levels.
Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.
Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.
Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

How to Apply

Send resumes to [email protected]


Contact Information

Tom Addington

phone: 910-251-9622 ext.254

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