Adams State University is seeking a Head Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach. The fundamental responsibilities of the Head Coach position includes coaching, organizing and successfully directing the Swim program. Duties also include running and managing the pool. The primary duty of each Head Coach is to teach, instruct and impart their knowledge of the sport to their student-athletes. Head Coaches at Adams State University will demonstrate commitment to and exemplify the University and Athletic Department Mission.
The Head Coach should demonstrate an ability to identify and recruit quality student-athletes in the Colorado region and beyond The Head Coach should be committed to running a long term successful and stable program The Head Coach should be committed to skill development The Head Coach Coaches shall promote and enforce policies and practices that support the academic success of all student – athletes and their progress toward graduation. The Head Coach will use care with all scheduling decisions to provide a quality experience for the student-athletes on their team, and be mindful of the academic calendar and requirements. The Head Coach shall actively promote the good health and well-being of student – athletes, deferring to the judgment of trainers and other medical advisors regarding a student athlete’s ability to participate in any athletic activity The Head Coach shall serve as a key mentor in the lives and careers of their student-athletes, motivating them to be successful academically, athletically and in their personal lives. The Head Coach will manage the day to day operations, practice and game preparation, team travel and will mentor, develop and evaluate assistant staff members of their program. The Head Coach will encourage community service amongst their student-athletes as it helps build empathy and compassion and provides skills such as networking, organization, project management, team building, and problem solving — all skills that are essential in today’s workforce. The Head Coach will manage the budget under their control with efficiency and prudence.
Ability to perform the requirements of the position
Ability to work with a variety of personalities and excellent communication skills required.
Knowledge of and commitment to strict adherence to NCAA, RMAC, university and department rules and regulations as well as a solid commitment to student achievement in academics.
The successful candidate will be a person of high ethical standards and show initiative and integrity to make important independent decisions
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies in a global environment
Ability to treat others with respect, civility, and courtesy and to work honestly, effectively, and collegiality with employees, students, and the community. This includes the ability to use appropriate conflict management skills to effectively manage any disagreement that might arise or to bring the disagreement to management for assistance in productive resolution when the situation requires.
An understanding of Adams State University’s vision and mission
Additional Salary Information: Position is a 10-month at will appointment. With a stipend for pool responsibilities and maintenance over the summer months. Adams State offers a Competitive Benefits package.
About Adams State University
Located in Alamosa Colorado Adams State is a state -supported primarily undergraduate institution in the San Luis Valley, a rural and agricultural area of south-central Colorado, approximately 3.5 hours from Denver and 2.5 hours from Santa Fe, New Mexico. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a regional education provider.
The Athletic Department is comprised of 20 Varsity NCAA DII sports and 600 student-athletes