Hood College: Graduate Assistant, Swimming

Job Description:

Date posted: March 15, 2023

Location: 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701, USA

Under the general direction of the Director of Athletics, the swimming graduate assistant will assist the head coach in recruiting qualified student-athletes for the men’s and women’s swim programs, instruct and develop the student-athletes in the sport of swimming, prepare for meets and assist in community involvement. Instruction should include, but not be limited to, the rules, strategies and techniques relating to practice and competition in this sport.

Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Coaching, Instruction, and Team Administration (60%)

Assist the head coach in organizing and conducting practices during the traditional season (as defined by the
National Collegiate Athletic Association) for the sport. Non-traditional (or out-of-season) season practices may be required;
Assist the head coach to serve as the representative of the department at the College during team travel for in- and out-of-season competition;
Assist the head coach in management of operational budget issues; participate in uniform and equipment purchase process; help plan and coordinate team travel under the supervision of the Director of Athletics; help develop and implement fundraising strategies;
Assist the head coach in completing in- and out-of-season scheduling for the program. Work within NCAA guidelines regarding start of season, dates of competition and end of season;
Represent the department of athletics at all on-campus admissions open houses and/or other predetermined events;
Other duties as assigned by the head coach;
Recruiting (30%)

Assist the head coach in developing a recruiting strategy to achieve recruiting goals as pre-approved by the Director of Athletics;
Work with the office of admission to recruit qualified prospective student-athletes, both freshmen and transfers to Hood College; included are off-campus contacts and evaluations, as well as serving as College representative during on-campus prospect visits;
Site Management (10%)

Represent the department of athletics at selected home athletic events;

We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered, liberal arts institution.

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of swimming are required.
Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
Must have valid driver’s license.
Education and/or Experience

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and proven successful coaching, with 2-3 years’ experience preferred, preferably at the collegiate level or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience are required.
Full acceptance into one of Hood’s graduate programs is required.
Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Technology Skills

Proficient in MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet. Ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.

Language Skills

Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills

Proficient with statistical and financial concepts. Must have the ability to apply those concepts to tracking, projections, goal setting and interpreting reports. Must be able to draw conclusions from reports and make cost effective decisions regarding programs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a résumé and three professional references.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email [email protected] or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592.  For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.


Bachelors or better.


2-3 years: Bachelor’s Degree and proven successful coaching, with 2-3 years’ experience preferred, preferably at the collegiate level or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience are required. Full acceptance into one of Hood’s graduate programs is required. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

How to Apply


Contact Information

Chris Gibeau

401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701

phone: (301) 696-3384