Swim Job: West Michigan Swim League seeks Head Coach, salary $35,000-45,000

Job Description:

POSITION: Head Coach of an all ages USA Swimming program, and a community based Age Group team competing as a part of the West Michigan Swim League

REPORTS TO: WMS Parent Board

LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: 3 year contract

COMPENSATION: Salary will be based on experience and qualifications with a base salary range of $35,000 – $45,000, with bonus opportunities and travel expense reimbursement

INSURANCE BENEFIT: Insurance allotment of $200/month, paid monthly

Head Coach, in coordination with the head Varsity coach and under the direction of the WMS parent board, this position will organize and execute training for both summer and winter seasons for West Michigan Swimmers, and the Zeeland Age Groups Swim teams.

Successful candidates should possess:
a four-year degree from a college or university in recreation or a closely related field, or possess an equivalent combination of education and experience in both USA coaching and aquatic management.
the following certifications:
USA certification
ASCA Level 3 or higher
experience in a head-coaching role in a USA recognized club.
strong written and verbal communication, organizational, and leadership skills with parents, swimmers and colleagues.
5. knowledge in the development and growth of a highly competitive club, both at the developmental and elite levels.
6. ability to effectively fundraise in conjunction with the parent board and function within club board established budget.
7. ability to develop, coordinate and direct various aquatic activities.
8. ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the parent board, recreation staff, aquatic staff, interscholastic coaches, teachers and principals, program participants, parents, volunteers and the general public.
9. knowledge that is specific to all phases of pool management and aquatic program development, including state and local health and safety standards.
10. ability to utilize computer software, technology, and equipment within the pool area.

Applicants must be able to effectively balance his or her roles as both a head coach and age group coach. This will require effective communication with the head pool manager, as well as assistant coaches, instructors, lifeguards, and parents.
Head Coach
Collaborate with varsity programming in order to grow the success of Zeeland Swimming
· Schedule and develop training plans for all abilities.
· Designs and sets team workout schedules and workout groups.
· Determines team meet schedule and sets coach schedule for meet attendance.
· Recommends/selects meet schedule and events for swimmers.
· Responsibility for supervision of athletes at meets and has authority to dismiss swimmer(s) from the team.
· Effectively communicate with assistants, athletes, parents, and governing bodies
· Work to continually grow WMS’s recognition based on USA Swimming’s recognition and club excellence          programs
· Recruit and retain swimmers and stay current in trends in aquatics.
· Attend workshops and courses set forth in the annual work plan developed with the Parent Board.
· Develop a professional network with other USA Swimming Coaches.
· Maximize the use of all pools by developing and coordinating new and existing aquatic programming, which may include but not limited to stroke clinics, private lessons, and developing a USA Masters program.
· General maintenance of the pool area and all equipment and recommend new equipment and supplies when needed.
· Communicate effectively with the recreation department, athletic department, building principals, administrative assistants, transportation and custodians, as well as the general public regarding aquatic programs and schedules.
· Educate, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches and staff.
· Represent the team at meetings and swim meets.
· Attend Local Swim Committee (LSC) meetings.
· Participate in club board meetings.
· Produce a monthly coach’s report.
· Participate in budget planning.
· Return phone calls and emails promptly.
· Handle and oversee: meet information, meet results, meet publicity, best times & team records, team files & rosters, team newsletter, and media contacts.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Some driving is necessary. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints and interact with the public and other workers. Occasionally the position requires the employee to work irregular or extended hours, have direct responsibility for the safety, well-being or work output of other people, and meet demands from several people.
The information in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently hold this position and additional duties may be assigned.

How to Apply

Please send resume and three references to [email protected]

Contact Information

WMS board

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