Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works, on average, approximately 37.5 hours per week. This position is a 10-month position, actively working during the months of August through May. This job entails travel to on and off-campus games as well as travel for recruiting purposes.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Athletics which is a unit of the Division of Student Affairs on the Danforth Campus. The offices are located in the Athletics Complex.
Assists with coaching, organizing, administering and developing a successful intercollegiate athletics program, specifically, the swimming & diving team. Complies with all rules and regulations of the NCAA, the University Athletic Association, Washington University, and the Department of Athletics.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluates and recruits prospective student-athletes to Washington University by identifying academically qualified and athletically talented prospective student-athletes, communicating and building relationships with prospects, prospect parents, prospect coaches. Encourages prospect application and matriculation.
Coordinates campus recruiting visits. Instructs team members, individually and in groups, in sport-related skills and techniques, particularly in skills and events as assigned by the Head Coach. Instruction will include the use of video analysis.
Assists in planning and implementing of all aspects of the Swimming & Diving program, including team organization and composition, player selection and evaluation, practice planning and supervision, and competition planning, scouting and strategy.
Represents the University at campus, alumni, and community functions, staff meetings, Student Affairs meetings, and other required events.
Participates directly and/or advise the Head Coach on matters related to team discipline, player counseling, etc., requiring discretion, sound decision-making and independent judgment.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or supervising athletic administrator, including involvement with department level initiatives and/or work with other teams during select periods.
Manages aspects of the budget as assigned, ability to maintain and submit budget lines and travel documents in a timely manner.
Organizes, markets, and coaches at youth camps, youth clinics, and other camps as needed.
Organizes and creates itineraries for all aspects of team travel.
Previous coaching and/or college swimming & diving participation experience.
Successful passage of annual NCAA rules test; current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications; Valid driver’s license with less than six points.
Demonstrated ability to recruit, coach and teach talented student-athletes at a highly selective institution.
At least three years’ college coaching experience in the sport of swimming & diving.
Experience, knowledge, and understanding of using video editing programming.
Experience, knowledge, and understanding of using recruiting software.
Effective communication and public relation skills.
Strong organizational and administrative skills and ability to maintain deadlines.
Competent knowledge of sport specific techniques, skill development and competition planning.
An understanding of how to build and manage a team.
The ability to understand and articulate program needs.
Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping to establish program priorities.
An ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the broader University community.
Knowledge in the operational use of computer and video technology.
The ability to develop and contribute to a safe and functional working environment.
An appreciation of and a willingness to adhere to the NCAA Division III philosophy, rules, and regulations.
Ability to provide competent suggestions in relation to game/meet/event and practice analysis.
Ability to follow directions and accept decisions.
Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of staff/personnel in the Department of Athletics, the University and the local community.
Capable of managing and balancing multiple projects at once.
The hiring range for this position is $37,489 - $47,808. Offer amounts are determined by a candidate's relevant qualifications and experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please include a cover letter with your application.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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