This position is responsible for assisting in all phases of the women’s swimming program as it relates to the mission of the University of Richmond Department of Athletics. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching, recruiting, budgeting, team travel and providing a positive collegiate experience for student-athletes.
Assist the coach in the development of a sports program that challenges student-athletes to improve and succeed individually and as a team within the structure of the Swimming & Dive Program. Provide student athletes with appropriate coaching by imparting knowledge of the sport and skill instruction. Effectively recruit student-athletes the can be successful within the team system developed by the head swimming coach. Display an unyielding commitment to honesty and integrity, as well as to compliance with NCAA, Atlantic-10 and University of Richmond regulations. Demonstrate a commitment to assisting student-athletes achieve academic success by creating a positive educational environment that also promotes personal growth for student-athletes. Work effectively within the structure of the Athletic Department.
A thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations is required.
A demonstrated expertise in coaching swimming is required for this position.
The ability to lead and motivate student-athletes is a fundamental competency.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Strong understanding of all aspects of social media is preferred.
Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor's degree is required and a Master's degree is preferred for the position.
Previous experience coaching on the collegiate level is highly desirable for this position.
Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts... university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique