Athletics, Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
The Head Swim Coach - Aquatics Director/Instructor in PE/A is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Athletics & Physical Education. The Head Swim Coach is responsible for implementing and directing all phases of a competitive Division III program. This includes recruiting student-athletes, organizing and planning practices and game strategies, scouting, coaching, scheduling, budgeting, and planning team travel, all in compliance with College, Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
The Head Swim Coach will possess a sound commitment to the academic and athletic mission of the College, along with the ability to teach, motivate, evaluate and recruit high caliber well-qualified student-athletes. The coach will provide leadership in the personal, academic and athletic development of student-athletes and will facilitate a positive, competitive student-athlete experience.
The Coach must be committed to the Division III philosophy and to having an active role in department, campus, and community.
What You'll Do
Coaching & Teaching (50%)
Prepare, plan and conduct all team practices and competitions.
Teach sport-specific skills and strategies.
Scout future opponents and prepare student-athletes for competition.
Evaluate, coach, motivate, and mentor student-athletes through effective communication, sport knowledge, and interpersonal skill.
Understand team dynamics and create a positive team culture among a diverse group of individuals.
Perform secondary physical education teaching responsibilities within the department as needed.
Identify and recruit of quality student-athletes who fit the academic profile of the Lewis & Clark student body and will contribute athletically.
Oversee program's recruitment plan, social media accounts and prospective student-athletes' visits to campus.
Demonstrate commitment to the Division III philosophy and play an active role in department, campus, and community.
Serve as a mentor to athletes, helping to resolve academic and non-academic issues.
Monitor and counsel student-athletes regarding academic progress.
Oversee team and department activities, including community service, team building, players.
Represent the team with the public, parents, and alumni; act as a positive role model for
Operate program within budget.
Oversee travel arrangements for the team within Lewis & Clark and NCAA policies.
Demonstrate a culture of inclusivity for all individuals and a commitment to a diverse community
Perform secondary administrative responsibilities within the department as needed.
May participate in NCAA compliance, assessment, and/or reporting activities.
?Assistant Coach Supervision (10%)
Provide day-to-day supervision and evaluate the performance of assistant coaches.
Minimum three years collegiate coaching experience
Minimum two years collegiate recruiting experience
Strong communication and motivational skills
Demonstrate a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities and progression for student-athletes.
Ability to identify athletic and academic talent
Experience with budget management and fiscal planning
Acceptance of all individuals and a commitment to valuing and helping to create a diverse community.
First Aid & CPR certification required
Thorough understanding of NCAA Division III academic standards, admissions and financial aid procedures
A strong understanding of the skills, strategy and tactics of the sport and ability to effectively teach and relay knowledge to student-athletes.
Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the School of Law—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. Our students represent the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, unafraid to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions. Yet they value what Lewis & Clark offers: an education built from the time-tested elements of careful study, original research, and spirited debate.