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

Applications due 03/23/19

Job Description:

Location: 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555, USA

Bachelor’s degree; minimum of 4 years of successful swimming collegiate coaching and recruiting experience with a minimum of 2 years at the NCAA Division I or II level; demonstrated skill in training and instructing collegiate student-athletes; advanced knowledge and experience in managing intercollegiate sport team that includes exercising independent discretion and judgment; knowledge of and proficiency in NCAA rules and regulations; ability to analyze situations and develop solutions; travel and non-traditional hours; valid driver’s license.



Supervises and manages personnel; interviews applicants and makes hiring recommendations; trains and orients new employees; monitors and evaluates job performance; monitors and approves employee leave requests; ensures compliance with university policies and procedures; receives employee complaints and attempts to resolve the issue; assigns and issues lower level corrective action in accordance with university policies and procedures; receives and adjusts/responds to grievances; investigates and effectively recommends more severe discipline action (e.g. major suspensions, terminations, etc.) as warranted.

Provides leadership for team; establishes coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student athletes’ skills and teamwork; analyzes performance of team and adjusts strategies as needed; develops policies and procedures for student athletes and coaches.

Oversees the administration of the team budget; establishes and allocates budgeted expenditures for various aspects of team operations (i.e. travel, equipment, recruiting, aid, marketing, etc.); authorizes the expenditure of funds for team operations; monitors expenditures to ensure that they adhere to proscribed limitations; ensures that all expenditures are properly documented and in compliance with university and NCAA guidelines; prepares expenditure reports as requested.

Plans and develops team promotional strategies for fundraising, recruitment, public relations, and other marketing activities; attends promotional events, community activities, and fundraisers; prepares promotional material for distribution (e.g. team background, participant bios, letters of interest, etc.); prepares and delivers speeches and presentations at local and community groups, fundraisers, athletic events, etc.

Develops and oversees the administration of policies and procedures with respect to academic expectations for team members; communicates with academic advising staff regarding athlete academic performance; meets with athletes to review course load issues, degree requirements, course selections, etc.; counsels athletes on performance issues, study skills, and techniques for academic success.

Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.


Videotapes practices, games, and strength training sessions as directed.

Manages equipment inventory and related duties as directed.

Develops and manages strength training program as directed.

Drives passenger vans as required.

Develops, coordinates, and implements marketing of aquatics center.

Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

Performs any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of YSU.


Supervision is exercised over staff and student staff.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Athletics


In accordance with Department of Labor (DOL) strength ratings, this position performs light work.


CPR/AED/First Aid; annual proficiency in NCAA Certification to Recruit.

How to Apply

Applications will ONLY be accepted on-line at: https://jobs.ysu.edu/postings/5268

Do NOT email any applications to athletic staff at Youngstown State.

Contact Information

Rebecca Fink

phone: 330-941-2283
fax: 330-941-3191