Director of Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving

  Private University (IL)
  Central Region
  Administration/Management
  Posted/Updated: 05/28/20

Job Summary

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Coaching:

       
  • Full responsibility for coaching and training the Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams; for developing and conducting all in-season and out-of-season practice plans throughout the year as deemed necessary and appropriate.
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  • Has responsibility for psychological preparation of teams in both pre and post-competition and for developing motivational approach to practices and competitions.
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  • Organize teaching procedures for appropriate staff. Conduct team meetings and assignments as necessary. Engage and utilize support staff when necessary and applicable.
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  • Continue to develop comprehensive knowledge in decision-making, delegating authority, and in setting objectives.

Recruiting:

         
  • Work closely with the designated Sport Administrator to develop recruiting strategies and a pool of admissible prospects.
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  • Maintain good relations with parents of current and prospective student-athletes.
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  • Manage and direct extensive on-campus recruiting program.

Administrative:

       
  • Develop a nationally recognized competition schedule in conjunction with the designated Sport Administrator.
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  • Responsible for search and selection of qualified assistant coaching staff with approval of designated Sport Administrator and actively support and comply with the University's Affirmative Action program.
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  • Direct and manage staff of assistant coaches. Delegate and prioritize administrative responsibilities to assistants.
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  • Conduct annual staff evaluations.
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  • Demonstrate interest in academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with Academic Services in solving and preventing academic problems.
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  • Cooperate with team physicians and the Sports Medicine staff regarding health care and decisions of practice and participation of student-athletes.

Alumni Relations, Public Relations, and Development:

  • Responsible for the maintenance of sound alumni relations. In cooperation with the appropriate Associate Director, also responsible for promoting and participating in various alumni events.
  • Assist Athletic Development staff in fundraising efforts on behalf of the swimming program and department as requested.

Other:

       
  • Report to the designated Sport Administrator and faithfully and diligently carry out other Department-related duties as assigned.
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  • Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards all sports in the Intercollegiate and Recreational programs.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

       
  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
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  • Master's degree preferred
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  • Four years' experience coaching at the intercollegiate or club team level
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  • Valid driver's license
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  • Maintain First Aid, CPR, AED and Water Safety Instructor certifications
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  • Communicates effectively in one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
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  • Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and demonstrates flexibility. Excellent organizational skills and pays attention to detail.

 



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