Head Diving Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: September 30, 2021

Location: Geneva, NY, USA

Head Diving Coach

Hobart William Smith Colleges: Hobart and William Smith Athletics

 

Location: Geneva, NY

Open Date: Sep 25, 2021

 

Description

SUMMARY

The successful candidate will assist the head swimming and diving coach in the organization and management of a competitive NCAA Division III men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. The position responsibilities will include teaching and coaching divers for successful competition; supporting student-athletes’ academic success; recruiting prospective students; scouting opponents; fundraising; developing alumnae and parent relations; team travel planning; administrative tasks; and other duties as assigned. This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits-eligible, administrative position. Evening and weekend work are required. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

 

Responsibilities

  • Teaching and Coaching:
  • teach student-athletes all related principles and rules of the sport
  • assist in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of practice and meet plans
  • operate digital platforms to develop training, practice and meet plans
  • safely and effectively teach divers using dryland training techniques (e.g., spotting rigs, trampoline)
  • maintain an exemplary standard of conduct, which reflects the highest level of professionalism and good judgment
  • be knowledgeable of and compliant with all institutional, department, NCAA and conference policies, rules and regulations

 

  • Counseling and Advisement of Student-Athletes:
  • develop and maintain effective communication with student-athletes
  • reinforce academic success as a priority
  • encourage student-athletes to foster a positive relationship with faculty, deans and staff

 

  • Recruiting:
  • effectively recruit prospective student-athletes under the direction of the head coach and consistent with the Colleges’ mission
  • maintain the sport-specific recruiting electronic database
  • recruit student-athletes who coincide with the academic profile of HWS students
  • maintain open communication with other Hobart and William Smith coaches regarding shared prospects

 

  • Professional Development:
  • maintain active membership in professional sport organizations
  • pursue formal and informal educational opportunities
  • participate in department seminars

 

  • Community Engagement/Fundraising
  • promote the sport and HWS Athletics in area communities
  • maintain a positive relationship with interested constituents (e.g. youth groups, civic organizations, media)
  • assist in the planning and management of fundraising activities
  • develop a positive relationship with HWS alumni and parents

 

  • Operational Team Responsibilities (approximately 30% of full time responsibilities):
  • serve on Athletics Department operational teams (e.g. marketing and promotions)
  • assist with special events (e.g. Awards Banquet, Heron Hall of Honor)
  • assist with department initiatives
  • represent the department on campus committees

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. Degree(s) in physical education, kinesiology, education or related field preferred. A minimum of four years high school, club or collegiate diving experience and/or coaching experience at the college-level required. Knowledge of diver spotting rigs, trampoline and other dry land training equipment preferred. Candidates must demonstrate strong potential to teach, lead and counsel college student-athletes and have enthusiasm for the recruiting duties of the position. The candidate must be a person of integrity, high ethical standards, have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy and mission of HWS Athletics. Competence with technology resources and a current U.S. driver’s license are vital to fulfilling the responsibilities of this position. Red cross lifeguarding and water safety instructor certification preferred. CPR and First Aid certification required.

 

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio, at https://apptrkr.com/2523259.

 

Background and MVR check required.

 

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio, at https://apptrkr.com/2523259.

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