Messiah University Graduate Assistant (Swimming/Aquatics)

Job Description:

Date posted: May 19, 2022

Location: Messiah University, College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Aquatics and Head Swimming Coach, the graduate assistant will perform duties related to the operation and development of the Aquatics program as well as the Messiah Swimming Programs.

This is a two year, 20 hours/week, appointment not to exceed 800 hours/year. Commitment runs from August 4th – May 28th each of the two years. Optional summer work available.

The graduate assistant must be eligible to work in the United States; eligibility is confirmed via the I-9 Form.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree required; current (or intended) enrollment in one of the degrees within the graduate program in Higher Education at Messiah University.

Experience Required: Knowledge and/or experience in swim coaching or participation in collegiate swimming. Some aquatics experience preferred.

Skills, Characteristics Required for Position:

  • Excellent organizational, time management and independent thinking skills
  • Ability and willingness to follow through with tasks
  • Excellent verbal, listening, written, judgment and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills that reflect timeliness, the ability to prioritize projects and intentional follow up
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of campus and community constituents
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service
  • Christian faith commitment required
  • CPR, First Aid and Life guard certification required

Special Working Conditions: Weekend and evening work as priorities demand.

Primary Duties:

  • Assist with the development of the Messiah Aquatics Programming
  • Manage the hiring and scheduling of lifeguards and swim instructors
  • Plan and execute swim school and other swim programming
  • Manage outside user pool contracts
  • Attend Athletic Department meetings
  • Assist the head coach as needed with swim team management
  • Maintain consistent and reliable attendance

Secondary Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned by Head Swim Coach / Aquatics Director

How to Apply

Email Resume to Head Coach / Aquatics Director

Ryan Kauth – [email protected]

Submit Application Here:

Contact Information

Ryan Kauth