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.
- 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.
Jenny Steele, Employment Coordinator