HEAD COACH – Williston Sea Lions Swim Club (ND)

Job Description:

Location: 822 18th St E, Williston, ND 58801, USA

The Williston Sea Lions (WSL) is seeking an experienced Head Coach who will be a dedicated, strong communicator and a positive motivator with exceptional leadership skills to direct the competitive swimming program in Williston, North Dakota. The Head Coach will have specific knowledge and experience in developing and growing a National program. WSL has thrived in the competitive swimming arena for over 50 years, producing quality young swimmers and quality young adults. WSL prides itself in developing the swimmer through a focus on values, sportsmanship and character development to realize their full potential. This position directs 150+ swimmers from ages 8-18, with a professional coaching staff, support from Board of Directors, and engaged parent volunteers. The next Head Coach will have the resources to continue the strong tradition established.

Duties:
We are looking for specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Specific knowledge and experience in developing and growing a national and international program for swimmers
  • Has successfully managed and developed a high-performance coaching team
  • Promotes team spirit and good sportsmanship both on and off the deck
  • Partners with and advises the Board of Directors regarding the development of the Club’s strategic objectives, club policies and governance processes
  • Supports and implements Club policies as defined and directed by the Board of Directors, including such policies as they apply to SafeSport, member discipline, risk management, and fiscal responsibilities
  • Provides coaching/staff oversight at pool location
  • Build relationship with the pool managers, recreation center and HS program.
  • Establishes and maintains practice and meet schedules on team website
  • Develop, communicate, and follows an annual plan for the team
  • Participate and support all team-related activities, parties, fundraisers
  • Timely & professional communication (written & verbal) with coaches, parents and swimmers.
  • Promote a fun, competitive, positive team environment that is consistent with the mission and values of WSL in which all swimmers, regardless of abilities, may improve their skills
  • Ensures dryland training is conducted as part of team practices
  • Overseas team practices for all age groups, and the primary coach for Level 3 & Senior group
  • Attend all meets, or coordinate with Head Age Group Coach, to ensure that swimmers have the necessary support

Administrative/Operational Responsibilities:
Assume responsibilities for primary team operations. These responsibilities include:

  • USA Swimming SafeSport trainings for all swimmers
  • Manage Coach USA Swimming credentials
  • Oversight of Team Unify, including monthly swimming fees
  • Facilitate fundraising and be willing to meet with sponsors
  • Coordinate facility needs
  • Organize and Conduct WSL-hosted meets swimmer registrations, effective parent communications, swimmer onboarding
  • Promote WSL in partnership with the Board of Directors and its committees, develop programs to increase participation and membership
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings
  • Attend annual NDLSC meetings to represent and be an advocate for the Williston Sea Lions club
  • Hiring of Coaching Staff – The Head Coach shall have full authority to hire coaching staff. Head Coach will discuss offers with either an Executive Committee member(s) or WSL Board.
  • Manage the annual staffing budget and approval monthly staffing hours to Treasurer
  • Supervise Coaching Staff – Ensuring Lead Coaches are preparing workouts which focus on the teaching of fundamentals, strategies, rules and proper conditioning and distributing workouts to assistant coaches per level.
  • Manage Coach USA Swimming credentials
  • Supervise and evaluate coaching staff.  Provide yearly evaluations of staff to the WSL board
  • Communicate with staff in an effective and professional manner.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have:

  • ASCA Level 2 or higher certification (required)
  • Ability to maintain all USA Swimming coach requirements (required)
  • Must pass USA Swimming and WSL background check and drug test requirements (required)
  • Three or more years coaching experience with a competitive swim team in a lead role (required)
  • Competitive swimming experience (required)
  • College Degree (preferred)
  • Experience with the Team Unify platform, Hy-Tek Software, Daktronics Timing equipment, and is generally tech savvy (required)
  • Good Interpersonal, Communication, and Organizational Skills.
  • Driver’s License and transportation (required)

 Compensation:

  • This is a salaried lead position with our club.  Compensation will be competitive to market and will be reflective of experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]  Applications submitted by July 30, 2020 will receive priority review.  The position shall remain open until filled.

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