Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Assistant Coach

Job Description:

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.

Contact Information

Jennifer Steele, Employment Coordinator

phone: 260-982-5559