Position Overview: The Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving assistant coach is responsible for assisting the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving head coach in leading a successful Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program at Manchester University. This will include assisting in managing all aspects of coaching, eligibility, recruitment, retention, budget and scheduling. The Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving assistant coach is also responsible for assisting the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving head coach in fundraising for the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program, instructing ESAT courses as needed up to two hours per academic year, and Game Day management assignments.
Essential job functions: Assist the Head Coach in:
Furnishes a list of team members for eligibility clarification before preseason, after preseason and at the end of the year
Monitors student-athletes’ eligibility during season and works with the Student Success Center to coordinate support for student-athletes
Recruitment of student-athletes with a commitment to academic success
Supervise and coordinate athletic recruiting efforts with assistant coaching staff and admissions counselors
Provide an annual recruitment plan to athletic recruiting liaison
Report on the recruitment plan
Work with the Athletic Director to establish retention programs and retention rates for the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program
Maintain satisfactory retention rate for Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program
Track retention rates within the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program, including benchmarking internally, within the University, and externally, with other NCAA Division III schools
Report on retention progress for the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving program
Prepares the initial budget request
Orders equipment through established procedures
Arranges team transportation, makes hotel reservations, and organizes team meals on off-campus trips
Completes a yearly inventory. Issues, collects and stores all equipment. Arranges for equipment repair
Coaching, Scheduling and Team Management, including:
Determines goals and objectives for sport within the philosophy of the institution
Organizes and conducts practice sessions
Insure appropriate safety precautions during practice, games and team travel
Cooperation with the Athletic Training staff by submitting practice schedules, game schedules, and complete roster information in a timely fashion
Works with the Sports Information Director in regard to internal and external publicity
Works with Director of Athletics or Assistant Director of Athletics on scheduling and travel details
Works with Director of Athletics on field or court preparations and insures facilities are set up
Arrange for alternate eating plans if practice times conflict with food service schedule
Establishes guidelines for proper conduct of student-athletes
Recommends student-athletes for awards
Provides adequate feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance
Responsible for driving University owned vehicles to away competitions
Complete reports as required in for the athletic department
Experience in NCAA Division III athletics preferred, as a coach or student-athlete
Successful completion of the NCAA Division III Rules Test
CPR/AED First Aid Certification required (available on-site)
Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Willingness to enhance professional growth by attending clinics and workshops as well as belonging to national and state coaching associations
Ability to represent the Athletic Department in an appropriate and professional manner at all times
Ability to abide by the rules for the sport of the NCAA, HCAC, and Manchester University at all times
Ability to attend athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities
Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments
Work schedule: This is a full-time, 12 month, exempt position. Travel is required and includes flexible work hours, especially in-season. M-F with weekends required.
To apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.
Additional Salary Information: A 20-meal plan is included when classes are in session
About Manchester University
Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.
Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.
We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.