BASIC PURPOSE:This position is responsible for all aspects of instruction along with the development and management of a comprehensive NCAA Division II Women’s Swimming program as a component of the University experience, which enhances and supports the students’ liberal arts education in support of the mission of the University. In addition, the position is responsible secondary job responsibilities as assigned by the director of Athletics.
ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1.Directs all phases of the women’s swimming program. 2.Responsible for complying with all policies and procedures as set forth by Assumption University, the NE10 Conference, and the NCAA. 3.Responsible for identifying, evaluating and recruiting potential student-athletes. 4.Initiates the process for recommending financial athletic aid, the National Letter of Intent and the non-renewal/renewal scholarship recommendations. 5.Responsible for areas of the sport's budget including equipment purchases, travel costs, recruiting expenses, meal allocations and game day expenses 6.Schedules and conducts regular practice sessions as allowed by the NCAA and University guidelines. Utilizes sound teaching techniques in the preparation of competitions and practices. 7.Coordinates all scheduling with their sport supervisor. 8.Develops and implements strategies for motivating student-athletes to perform at their best. 9.Responsible for promoting and maintaining an atmosphere of NCAA compliance amongst assistant coaches and student-athletes. 10.Conducts the performance evaluation of the assistant coaches and recommends to the Athletic Director all hiring of staff members. Also monitors and coordinates the professional conduct of applicable coaches and support staff. 11.Coordinates with the Director of Athletics, Faculty Athletic Representative and other campus partners to help promote the retention and graduation of student-athletes. 12.Participates in public relations activities and works closely with the University's athletic communications, marketing and fundraising programs. 13.Coordinates fundraising initiatives (events, individual outreach) with the Director of Athletics for enhancing the operating budget. 14.Attends athletic development/alumni functions, academic/athletic honors and other special events as designated by the University. 15.Formalizes and executes an alumni outreach plan 16.Represents the sport program in the community as appropriate. 17.Assists in coordinating personal development initiatives and community service activities for all student-athletes. 18.Attend and participate in all staff meetings, bringing attention to methods/procedures that may be inefficient and offer creative ideas for improvements 19.Position requires working weekends and nights. 20.Serves as a Campus Security Authority for Clery reporting purposes and a Responsible Employee for Title IX reporting purposes. 21.Prioritizes attendance at University events such as: Student-Athlete Candlelight, Hall of Fame Dinner, Athletics Awards Night, Orientation, Graduation, etc. 22.Perform secondary duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. 23.Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred.
University coaching experience preferred – at least 3 years of demonstrated coaching expertise.
Strong communication and public relations, management and leadership skills.
Shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.
Communicates regularly with students, parents, faculty, high school coaches, N.C.A.A. and Conference officials.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Work may, on occasion, involve exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
Moderate physical activity.
May require physical effort including lifting up to 25 pounds and some extended periods of standing or walking.
Assumption University is a comprehensive, Catholic liberal arts institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented racial minorities to apply.