Eagle Club Swimming Head Coach – Development, Recreational and Learn to Swim (LTS)

Applications due 07/04/22

Job Description:

Date posted: June 16, 2022

Location: Woodlands Street 41, Singapore American School, Singapore

Position Overview:

The position of Head Coach – Development, Recreational and LTS is for an energetic and creative person with a positive mindset. This role would suit someone who loves communicating with parents and stakeholders and appreciates how this is essential for building a strong and inclusive sense of community. We need someone who is an effective team leader with a passion for helping others grow and improve while understanding that teams are made up of people with varying skill levels and abilities. While you do not need to love administration you understand that it is vital to run an effective program. You have a passion for child development and actively seek out opportunities and industry innovations to apply to your program and have a deep understanding of the Long Term Athlete Development Model and have been able to apply it within your previous organizations/positions. You have worked and thrived within large and complex organizations.

You exemplify the SAS core values of Compassion, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, and Honesty and enjoy actively contributing towards a positive, professional environment. You embrace differences in culture, background, ability, identity, and perspective and believe that they should be respected and celebrated.You are the type of person who will enthusiastically step up and help your colleagues when needed or just because it feels like the right thing to do. You have a sense of humor, humility, optimism and this is reflected in your work and leadership.

You are committed to safeguarding children and will willingly commit to and actively follow the safeguarding policies of SAS.

Tasks and Skills Outline:

  • Develop creative and level appropriate programs and pathways for swimmers who are learning to swim and developing their techniques.
  • Be a champion for those who prefer to swim recreationally rather than competitively
  • Plan and manage fun, safe indoor dry-land activities in case of inclement weather
  • Set up and run swimmer’s evaluation sessions (face-to-face or virtual) to ensure appropriate team placement
  • Manage related day-to-day communications with coaches, parents and other stakeholders
  • Train and lead coaches who are implementing your programs
  • Actively participate in EAA or Swim Program team meetings
  • Assist to maintain Eagle Club Swimming records and website content
  • Actively seek opportunities for level appropriate meets and competitions
  • Work closely with the Eagle Club Swim Coordinator and senior coaching staff to plan and manage swimmer’s pathways, scheduling, logistics, and staffing
  • Work closely with the Eagle Activities and Athletics Office for community-wide communications and swimmer registrations
  • Support fellow coaching team members to achieve their professional best and to achieve a positive and inclusive working environment
  • Set-up and manage age-appropriate holiday Swim Camps when required

The above job description is only indicative of the broad set of duties and responsibilities. Distribution of tasks is assigned by the supervisor. Other tasks may be assigned on the job, as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Coaching Skills and Experience:

  • 8+ years of swim coaching experience or teaching equivalent
  • ASCA level 3 or equivalent – International achievement preferred
  • Be able to coach different level/age team swimmers
  • Be able to train and develop adult coaches
  • Current knowledge in technique development and stroke correction
  • Qualified in First Aid (certification training available for the right candidate)

Preferred Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Proficient with Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms)
  • Familiar with CHQ or SchoolsBuddy (Training will be provided)
  • Proficient with Hytek Meet/Team Manager software
  • Experienced with Colorado Gen7 Timing systems (or similar)
  • Have spoken and written English at a professional level

Required SAS Health, Safety, and Safeguarding Protocols:

  • Ensure that program areas, equipment, and supplies are maintained in an orderly and safe manner.
  • Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site.
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities.
  • Complete all child safeguarding training as required.

Work Schedule:

  • Work schedule shall be set by the Eagle Club Swimming Coordinator in conjunction with the SAS Eagle Activities and Athletics office and it will be structured to ensure smooth overall program operations.

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower requires that all work pass holders and their dependent work pass holders aged 18 and above be fully vaccinated, including with a booster, to be eligible for employment in Singapore.

How to Apply

Please apply at: https://recruit.hirebridge.com/v3/CareerCenter/v2/details.aspx?cid=6379&jid=586061

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