Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach

Job Description:

Location: 60 South Lincoln Street, Washington, PA, USA

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for staff members to contribute their talents to our campus community. W&J seeks to create a transformative learning experience for its increasingly diverse student body, and bolster an inclusive environment in which everyone’s voice is heard and appreciated, and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding.

W&J is seeking a head men’s and women’s swimming & diving coach who will be responsible for the direction and organization of the swimming & diving programs. The coach is responsible for the recruitment and retention of academically and athletically qualified student athletes, supervision of coaching staff, practice planning, player skill/leadership development and fiscal responsibility. The coach is expected to demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and conduct becoming of the coaching profession.  In addition, the coach should maintain a professional and cooperative relationship with the College’s faculty, working together for the benefit of the student-athlete.  The coach is expected to annually review any rule changes relative to the sport and to always adhere to all rules, regulations and policies of NCAA Division III and the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.  The position also serves as the athletics department Aquatics Director for oversight of the Henry Memorial Natatorium.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Coaching and Instruction:

Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations.

Organize and conduct an appropriate number of practice sessions and direct all activities during contests.

Coach team members, individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques.

Develop and implement game strategy and position assignments.

Oversee the strength and conditioning programs for student athletes.

Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program.

Provide an environment that supports the achievement of the academic goals of the student athlete.


Recruit quality prospective student-athletes and ensure timely submission of their academic records for admissions.

Includes identifying prospective student-athletes, evaluating high school prospects, and maintaining accurate records and a database in Front Rush.

Responsible for meeting the college-identified annual recruiting goal for the program (7 men’s swimmer/diver and 7 women’s swimmer/diver recruits)


Prepare a schedule of contests and team activities in conjunction with the director of athletics that complies with departmental policies, goals and objectives

Administer the sport budget in a fiscally responsible manner; submit all purchase requests to the director of athletics for prior approval.  Develop program’s fundraising strategies.

Coordinate team travel, housing and meals and submit a travel itinerary prior to the start of each season.

Manage the development and coordination of community service projects for team members.

Cultivate alumni groups associated with the program in conjunction with the office of alumni programs.

Complete secondary duty of Aquatics Director, including scheduling of certified lifeguards for open swimming times for campus (4 hours per day weekday; 2 hours weekend).

Recruiting – Strategic thinking is necessary for a successful NCAA Division III recruiting plan.  Factors included in the student recruitment process are: mass identification, eligibility for academic standards, cultivation, tuition costs, financial aid, and competing schools also recruiting same demographics.

The head coach will supervise one part time coach and set the recruiting goals for that coach.


  •  Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 2-5 years of coaching at the collegiate level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask with success.
  • Appreciation for the mission of a residential liberal arts college.
  • Literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • CPR-First Aid and Lifeguard certification
  • Literacy and proficiency with Hy-Tek Software System

Employee Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.


Celebrating Diversity

Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.

How to Apply

Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately. Official transcripts will be requested upon hire.

Contact Information

Human Resources

60 S. Lincoln Street
Washington, PA 15301

phone: 724-503-1001x6509

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