Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: May 21, 2021

Location: 3399 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach


Department: Athletics


Job Summary:

The Athletics Department at Marist College invites applications for a full-time, 12-month position as Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach. This position will report to the Director of Athletics. Marist College is an NCAA Division I program and member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach is responsible for leading all phases of the program in accordance with all rules and regulations of the NCAA, MAAC and Marist College. The Head Coach’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting and maintaining qualified student-athletes who can compete in a highly selective academic environment; supervising Head Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach, coaching, hiring and managing assistant coaches, scheduling of games, supporting the academic progress of student-athletes; preparing and managing the budget; scheduling, travel coordination; conducting practice sessions; and, implementing strategies for developing and motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree required; 3-5 years proven experience working with and improving the performance of elite swimming student-athletes in college level program.  Demonstrated successful leadership experience. Lifeguard Certification up to date, required.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree preferred; previous experience, 3-5 years in Division I men’s and women’s swimming program, strongly preferred; Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds; Ability to motivate and lead student-athletes toward competitive and academic success; Knowledge of NCAA rules and guidelines required.


Essential Functions:

  • Administration and management of all aspects of the men’s and women’s swimming program.
  • Overseeing the men’s and women’s diving program.
  • Evaluation, recruitment, and retention of qualified student-athletes with the potential for academic and athletic success.
  • Oversee the plan for each men’s and women’s season, including competitive schedules and practices, i.e., scheduling facilities, administration of practice schedule; overseeing travel arrangements for away competition, any necessary communication with officials.
  • Ensure compliance of the program with all NCAA, MAAC, and Marist College rules, regulations and policies.
  • Supervise and evaluate assistant coaches and other staff as assigned.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of assistant coaches in recruiting, and practice and game planning.
  • Manage operating budget.
  • Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds.
  • Oversee raising funds to support the Men’s and Women’s Swimming Program and Department.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with campus colleagues, alumni, community members and other constituents.
  • Annually pass the NCAA off-campus recruiting exam.
  • Attend and participate in full regalia, the undergraduate commencement and ceremonies at the end of each academic year.


Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume

If interviewed: 3 Professional References


Special Instructions:

Certification in CPR, first aid and AED will be required.


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About the Department:

A conference leader in athletic and academic success, the Marist College Department of Athletics sponsors 23 Division I sports that compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Pioneer Football League (PFL – Football Championship Subdivision).  In its history, Marist is the MAAC all-time leader in conference championships and overall Commissioner’s Cups, an award that celebrates overall excellence and athletic achievement.  The Red Foxes have led the conference in MAAC Academic Honor Roll for 17 straight seasons.


The Athletics Program is committed to be competitive at the NCAA Division I or other member conference level, to offer equitable opportunities to all students and staff, and to advance their welfare, health, and safety.


About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about


Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.


Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.


Marist’s policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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