Head Age Group Coach

Applications due 08/26/22

Job Description:

Date posted: August 2, 2022

Location: Sycamore, IL 60178, USA

Kishwaukee Family YMCA
Head Age Group Coach
Job Description

Job Title: Head Age Group Coach                                                     Department: Dekalb County Swim team
FLSA Status: FT/PT, Pay dependent on experience                      Reports to: Swim Team Head Senior Coach

Head Age Group Coach Kishwaukee Family YMCA/DeKalb County Swim Team
(hours evenings and weekends)

Job Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Head Coach, the Head Age Group Coach will support the development, organization, and implementation of a high-quality YMCA/DCST swim team program.

Experience and Certification Requirements:
• Coaches DCST swim team members, 12 years of age and under, in competitive swimming/strength development techniques.
• Assists with other swim team member age groups as necessary.
• Supports DCST activities to meet YMCA objectives, standards, and guidelines.
• Supports collaborative relationships with community organizations.
• Supports member connections through the DCST programs.
• Remains current in all YMCA swim team requirements, certifications, and guidelines.
• Writes swim team practices and assists in Stroke Clinic.
• Creates swim meet line-ups and provides supervision at swim meets.
• Communicates with parents.
• Provides swim team members with progress evaluations.
• Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, including: creation and production of materials
• Establish and maintain social media platforms, team website, meet management and team management software programs
• Assist in maintenance of program guide
• Writes newspaper articles for website, social media, and print
• Promotes fundraising and membership, in accordance with team’s strategic plan.
• Collect team fees
• Covers as practices lifeguard when needed.
• Involved in team functions including the organization of volunteers, setup for swim meets, and season ending banquets
• Maintains records, rosters, spreadsheets, coach’s certifications, and record board and meet participation
• Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
• Participates in staff meetings and/or related meetings.
• Other duties as assigned by DCST Head Coach
• Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent preferred.
• One to two years competitive swimming experience preferred
• Minimum age requirements may apply; for example, minimum age of 21
• Completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; CPR for the Professional Rescuer; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, YMCA Principles of Swimming and Diving Coaching, USA swimming Concussion Protocol Training, USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training, USADA Coaches Advantage Tutorial.
• Lifeguarding certification, USA Swimming Background Check
• Within the first year of employment must pass the USA Swimming Level 1 Coaching Test Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.
• Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals without an electronic aid.
• Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision.

How to Apply

Forward resumes to Eric Petre, Executive Director [email protected]

Contact Information

Eric Petre

2500 W Bethany Rd

phone: 8155709577