Whittier College’s Department of Athletics is accepting applications for an Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach. This is a full-time appointment accompanied with an attractive benefits package.
Whittier is an NCAA Division III athletic program offering 22 varsity athletic programs and is a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The selected candidate will assist in the areas of recruiting, student-athlete development and academic achievement, practice and meet day coaching, strength and conditioning, travel organization, team transportation, meet management, administrative office duties and other duties as assigned by the head coach. The candidate will also be responsible for adhering to all College, conference and NCAA rules and requirements relevant to the overall conduct of the intercollegiate men’s and women’s swim and dive program. Provide leadership to ensure a quality student-athlete experience that develops the athletes through campus and community involvement.
Bachelor's Degree and collegiate swim and dive coaching experience required. Proven ability to train and recruit at the Division III collegiate level. Ability to accept and carry out assigned program and responsibilities. Ability to communicate effectively and work well with students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. Ability to pass the NCAA recruiting test and have a thorough understanding of NCAA rules and regulations. A demonstrated commitment to high academic standards for student-athletes and their ability to succeed both academically and athletically is essential. A demonstrated commitment to building a positive team culture. Needs to have the ability to work collaboratively within the structure and framework of an Athletics Department and College.
To apply send a letter of application, resume/vita, and contact information (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) for at least three references to: Lance Franey, Associate Athletic Director, Whittier College Athletics, 13847 Earlham Drive, Whittier, CA 90602 or to email@example.com. Whittier College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. A Criminal Background Investigation will be required for the hired candidate.
About Whittier College Athletics
Whittier College is a four-year, independent, liberal arts college distinguished by its small size, a nationally recognized liberal arts curriculum and innovative interdisciplinary programs. Founded by members of the Religious Society of Friends in 1887 and chartered by the State of California in 1901. The college's founders named it in honor of Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier, who wrote of his pleasure at the honor but died in 1892 without ever having seen the college. Though it continues to honor its Quaker heritage, the college has been a secular institution since the 1940s. With its mascot as the "Poets," Whittier College fields teams in 21 intercollegiate sports. Women's teams compete in basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo. The men's teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and water polo. Nineteen of Whittier's 21 varsity sports compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), while the two lacrosse programs are NCAA Division III independents.