Swim Job: Youngstown State University Seeks Assistant Coach


To assist in coaching, recruiting, counseling, conditioning, evaluating for the swimming and diving team as directed, as well as instruct HPES 1549. Implements coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student athletes’ skills and teamwork; analyze performance of team and adjust strategies as needed; evaluate opponents and develop game strategies; plans and conducts practices and other activities in preparation for competition; manage camps and clinics, if applicable.Assists with the development of the team budget; analyzes historical expenditure fixtures; compiles projections for budget expenditures for various aspects of team operations (i.e. travel, equipment, recruiting, athletic aid, marketing, etc.); authorizes the expenditures of funds for team operations; monitors expenditures to ensure that they adhere to proscribed limitations; ensures that all expenditures are properly documented and in compliance with university and NCAA regulations; prepares expenditure reports are directed.

Conducts promotional activities for fundraising, recruitment, public relations, and other marketing activities; attend promotional events, community activities, and fundraisers; prepares promotional materials for distribution (e.g. team background, participant bios, letters of interest, etc.); prepares and delivers speeches and presentations at local community groups, fundraisers, athlete events, etc.

Assists with the administration of policies and procedures with respect to academic expectations for team members; communicates with academic advising staff regarding athletic academic performance; meets with athletes to review course load issues, degree requirements, course selections, etc.; counsels athletes on performance issues, study skills, and techniques for academic success.

Identifies and develops team strategy for recruitment; analyzes team needs in order to focus recruitment efforts; creates promotional strategy for contacting and recruiting prospective student athletes; develops promotional correspondence and materials for distribution to prospective recruits; conducts recruiting trips and activities in accordance with developed recruitment strategy; formulates recommendations concerning the award of athletic aid to targeted recruits.

Oversees assigned course loads; compiles lesson plans and related course materials; receives and responds to student inquiries; provides instruction to students in applicable subject matter; reviews student performance to determine appropriate grade or credit.

Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

Meet all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.

Videotape practices, games, and strength training sessions as directed.

Manage equipment inventory and related duties as directed.

Develop and manage strength training program as directed.

Drive passenger vans as required.

Perform any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of YSU.

Bachelor’s degree; collegiate swim coaching experience preferred; demonstrated experience in planning and preparation for meets and practices, on deck coaching, and dry land training; effective communication skills; knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; travel and non-traditional hours; valid driver’s license. Preferred experience in recruiting, fundraising and meet management.Annual proficiency in NCAA Certification to Recruit
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor physical demands strength ratings, this position will perform light work.


YSU Employment Opportunities can be found at: https://jobs.ysu.edu

About Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University is a state-assisted, urban institution. The University has an enrollment of approximately 13,200 (head-count) in a wide variety of programs ranging from 2-year associate degrees to the Doctor of Education degree. YSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to increasing diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.

Swimming News / Swimming Job is courtesy of Youngstown State University.

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