Assistant Swim Coach

Updated: 8 days ago

Assistant Swim Coach
Athletics Administration - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24002880)

The Assistant Swim  Coach will be responsible for carrying out coaching assignments during daily workouts, practices, and scheduled events, enforcing team rules, maintaining statistics, monitoring each assigned athlete's performance, and employing specific coaching modalities to meet needs. Other responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, assisting with departmental recruiting activities and carrying out scouting assignments. Other duties as assigned.

Job Summary

Assists the Head Coach with all aspects of a sports program. Recruits athletes, mentors athletes, fosters athletic, emotional, and academic group of student athletes. Oversees sports equipment, practice plans and schedules, skill development, designs coaching strategies. Oversees public and media relations. Coordinates team travel and schedule. Adheres to all rules and regulations.

Essential Functions 

Coaching- carries out coaching assignments during daily workouts, practices, and scheduled events. Enforces team rules. Maintains statistics. Monitors each assigned student athlete’s academic and athletic performance and employs specific coaching modalities to meet needs. 

Recruiting – recruits student-athletes; assists with departmental recruiting activities and carries out scouting assignments.

Physical conditioning- consults with trainers and team physicians in monitoring the well-being of student-athletes.

Other duties as assigned by the head coach. Including but not limited to adhering to policies established by the NCAA, ACC, and the University.  

Academic monitoring- assists in monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes.

Physical Effort 

Instructing and demonstrating physical skills while coaching; extensive travel via car, air, and bus. Must stand for long periods of time at meets and at practices. May have to lift or transport equipment. 


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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Coach.Assistant
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience Required 5
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience?  Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.
Additional details about Required Licensure/Certification An equivalent combination of work experience and high level playing experience may be substituted at the discretion of the University.
Work Schedule Varies
Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered Yes
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable

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