Hinsdale Swim Club Seeks Head Coach – Salary Range 50-70K

Applications due 05/15/18

Job Description:

Hinsdale Swim Club (HSC) is seeking a dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic, and highly-skilled Head Coach for our year-round competitive swim program. Our club is located in Hinsdale, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. HSC is a long-established club, having been founded in 1959.

Coaching Responsibilities

  • Lead coach responsibility for 1 to 2 practice groups
  • Ensure that all swimmers in all practice groups are receiving the appropriate, consistent stroke development and physical conditioning
  • Establish an environment that fosters positive encouragement and constructive feedback
  • Work closely with lead coaches in areas such as:
    • determining initial group placement and movement between groups
    • creating appropriate training programs and periodically checking that progress toward goals is being made
    • making sure there is alignment between all coaches on technical instruction (e.g., how to properly perform flip turns)
  • Select appropriate schedule of seasonal competitions
  • Demonstrate willingness to communicate with parents to help swimmers achieve their goals

 Administrative Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of daily club operation in support of swimmers, membership, team mission and values
  • Strong leadership, organizational and computer skills a must
  • Demonstrate a positive, professional, cooperative, responsive and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, community members, staff, and Board
  • Effectively supervise, mentor and delegate responsibilities for a staff of at least 5 coaches
  • Participate in monthly Board meetings; Head Coach is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board
  • Complete various administrative functions such as:
    • pool scheduling
    • communication with other teams regarding meet participation and entries
    • maintain and update website information regarding practice schedules, meet entries, news, etc.
    • maintain accurate records of individual and relay performances, meet participation, practice attendance, etc.
  • Maintain professional standard of safety, appearance and readiness

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong track record as an outstanding technical swim coach with demonstrated leadership and communication skills
  • Advanced experience coaching various ages and skill levels in a competitive environment
  • Current member in good standing of USA Swimming
  • ASCA level 4 or 5 preferred, will consider strong candidates with ASCA level 3
  • Must be CPR/AED certified and maintain current coaching certification
  • Experienced with Team Unify and HY-TEK as well as Word, Excel and Power Point

How to Apply

The start date for this position is August 1, 2018.  To apply, candidates should email HSC Board President, Sue Gould, at [email protected].  All applications should include:

  • Cover letter which includes the applicant’s coaching philosophy
  • Current resume
  • Salary expectations (This is a year-round, salaried position.  HSC offers a highly-competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.)

Contact Information

Sue Gould, Board President

738 S. Thurlow Street

phone: 630-789-1685

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