Date posted: May 24, 2021
Location: 604 East College Avenue, North Manchester, IN, USA
Position overview: The Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving assistant coach is responsible for assisting the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving head coach in leading a successful Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program at Manchester University. This will include assisting in managing all aspects of coaching, eligibility, recruitment, retention, budget and scheduling. The Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving assistant coach is also responsible for assisting the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving head coach in fundraising for the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program, instructing and Game Day management assignments.
Essential job functions: Assist the Head Coach in:
- Eligibility, including:
- Furnishes a list of team members for eligibility clarification before preseason, after preseason and at the end of the year.
- Monitors student-athletes’ eligibility during season, and works with the Student Success Center to coordinate support for student-athletes.
- Recruiting, including:
- Recruitment of student-athletes with a commitment to academic success.
- Supervise and coordinate athletic recruiting efforts with assistant coaching staff and admissions counselors.
- Provide an annual recruitment plan to athletic recruiting liaison.
- Report on the recruitment plan.
- Retention, including:
- Work with the Athletic Director to establish retention programs and retention rates for the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program.
- Maintain satisfactory retention rate for Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program.
- Track retention rates within the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program, including benchmarking internally within the University and externally with other NCAA Division III schools.
- Report on retention progress for the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program.
- Budget, including:
- Prepares the initial budget request.
- Orders equipment through established procedures.
- Arranges team transportation, makes hotel reservations, and organizes team meals on off-campus trips.
- Completes a yearly inventory. Issues, collects and stores all equipment. Arranges for equipment repair.
- Coaching, Scheduling and Team Management, including:
- Determines goals and objectives for sport within the philosophy of the institution.
- Organizes and conducts practice sessions.
- Insure appropriate safety precautions during practice, games and team travel.
- Cooperation with the Athletic Training staff by submitting practice schedules, game schedules, and complete roster information in a timely fashion.
- Works with the Sports Information Director in regard to internal and external publicity.
- Works with Director of Athletics or Assistant Director of Athletics on scheduling and travel details.
- Works with Director of Athletics on field or court preparations and insures facilities are set up.
- Arrange for alternate eating plans if practice times conflict with food service schedule.
- Establishes guidelines for proper conduct of student-athletes.
- Recommends student-athletes for awards.
- Provides adequate feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance.
- Responsible for driving University owned vehicles to away competitions.
- Complete reports as required in for the athletic department.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred, progress toward bachelor’s degree required.
- Coaching and/or playing experience preferred.
- Experience in NCAA Division III athletics preferred, as a coach or student-athlete.
- Successful completion of the NCAA Division III Rules Test.
- CPR/AED First Aid Certification required (available on-site).
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Willingness to enhance professional growth by attending clinics and workshops as well as belonging to national and state coaching associations.
- Ability to represent the Athletic Department in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.
- Ability to abide by the rules for the sport of the NCAA, HCAC, and Manchester University at all times.
- Ability to attend athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities.
- Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments.
Work schedule: This is a full time, 12 month, exempt position. Forty hours per week, Monday through Friday, will be the general rule, but hours are flexible, especially in-season. Evenings, weekends, and travel are required.
Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.
How to Apply
To apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.