Diving Coach (Assistant Coach)

Job Description:

Date posted: May 27, 2021

Location: Hamilton, NY, USA

Colgate University


Diving Coach (Assistant Coach)


Requisition Number: 2021S029Posting


Full Time/Part Time: Full Time


Division: Athletics


Department: Swimming & Diving


Department Statement:


Colgate boasts 25 Division I teams and a tradition of excellence that inspires our student-athletes to high achievement on and off the playing fields.




Reporting to the Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving program; the responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting the head coach in all aspects of the program; recruiting; training and player development; monitoring student-athlete academic progress; coordinating team travel; and extensive daily administrative duties as assigned by the head coach.


Accountabilities include:

Responsible for execution of specific strategic activities and outcomes including sustained performance and execution in the following areas:

– adhere to Head Coach’s philosophy

– athletic instruction.

– student-athlete development

– student-athlete welfare

– scouting

– competition preparation

– program operations and administration as designated by head coach


Responsible for recruiting and management of student-athletes to include sustained performance in the following areas:

– attracting and evaluating prospective student-athletes

– monitoring student-athlete academic progress and well being

– developing and maintaining relationships with prospective student-athletes and other recruiting constituents

– contributing to overall team recruitment strategy


Responsible for the executive of specific operational and event related tasks for Lineberry Natatorium as assigned by the Head Coach.


Responsible for coordination of all aspects of facility rental operations.


Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include:


– specific conference

– athletic department

– university policies


Accountable for maintaining professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.


Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes.


Colgate Athletics Mission:

To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence


Athletics Department Values:

Thoughtful – Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking

Driven – Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous goal

Enthusiastic – Passionate, positive, fun presence

Cohesive – Close—knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork

Bold – Creative, resourceful, fearless winners


This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.


Professional Experience/Qualifications


Requires candidate to demonstrate:

– Significant knowledge of swimming/diving.

– Proven success in recruiting and in coaching at the college or an equivalently high level.

– Strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes.

– Knowledge and commitment to University, Conference and NCAA regulations.

– Good communication and technology skills and strong leadership qualities.


Preferred Qualifications


Prior experience coaching men’s and women’s diving or competing at the Division I level is desirable.




Bachelor’s degree is required.

Master’s degree is preferred.


Other Information


This is a 10-month position, that pays a competitive salary of $40,625.


Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. Without limiting remedies otherwise available to the university, if you are found to be in violation of any NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules, you may be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in relevant NCAA, league or conference disciplinary and/or enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repeated violations.


Work Schedule:


Weekdays, with occasional evenings, overnights and/or weekends.


Job Open Date:




Job Close Date:




Open Until Filled




Special Instructions Summary


EEO Statement


It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Clery Act



The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at [email protected] You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: https://www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety.


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