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

Job Description:

Position overview:  The Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving head coach is responsible leading a successful Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving program at Manchester University.  This will include managing all aspects of coaching, eligibility, recruitment, retention, budget and scheduling. The Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving head coach is also responsible for fundraising for the Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving program and instructing physical ESAT up to six hours per academic year based on other duties assigned.  The Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving head coach will manage a staff of assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving coaches.

Essential job functions:

  • 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.
      • 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 and Women’s Swimming & Diving program.
      • Maintain satisfactory retention rate for Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving program.
      • Track retention rates within the Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving program.
        • Benchmark internally, within the University, and
        • Externally, with other NCAA Division III schools.
      • Report on retention progress for the Men’s and 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.
      • Evaluates assistant coaches yearly and recommends any changes to Director of Athletics.
      • 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.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred, bachelor’s degree required.
  • Five years coaching 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).
  • 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 communicate professionally and effectively.

Work schedule:  This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position.  This is a twelve (12) month position.  Travel is required and includes flexible work hours, especially in-season.  M-F with weekends required.

What we offer:  We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment.

Salary range:  $35,000 – $45,000

 

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

Jenny Steele, Employment Coordinator

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