GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach is responsible for the overall administration of the men’s & women’s swimming programs, including the direction, instruction and supervision of assistant coaches.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct the men’s and women’s swimming programs according to all NCAA Division III and University rules and regulations
Manage the men’s and women’s swimming budgets
Follow purchasing and spending guidelines as set by the University and athletic department
Scheduling of all competitive events
Completing all travel arrangements as required
Responsible for all aspects of practice preparation and competition coaching
Responsible for recruiting quality men’s & women’s swimming student-athletes to the University
Plans and schedules a regular program of practice in-season
Responsible for keeping practice periods for the sport within the confines of the time specified by department and NCAA policy and with due consideration to the coaching staff and the welfare of participant
Responsible for administering and working within the parameters of operating, recruiting and work-study budgets.
Responsible for the purchasing of equipment, supplies and uniforms for the program adhering to department policies
Responsible for the general upkeep and protection of equipment under the jurisdiction of the program
Responsible for submitting all eligibility forms to the University Compliance Officer in a timely manner according to the guidelines set by the Pacific Athletic Eligibility Policies and Procedures
Follow all NCAA, NWC and Pacific University rules and regulations which pertain to the men’s & women’s swimming programs
Cooperates with the head athletic trainer to ensure that athletes receive quality care, prevention and treatment of injuries
Attend all Pacific Athletic Department coaches’ meetings and represent Pacific at all NWC men’s & women’s swimming coaches’ meetings
Makes financial reports of all trips away from home where money has been advanced and keeps accurate records when expenses are to be repaid
Works with the Sports Information Director to promote the sports of men’s & women’s swimming
Functions as a team player within the department and shares the vision for the future of the department as outlined by the athletics strategic plan
Monitors student's academic progress
Coaches individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent achievement in the sport
Enforces disciplined and sportsperson like behavior at all times, and establishes and oversees penalties for breach of such standards by individual students
Exercises good judgment in projecting positive coaching behavior. Leads by example in promoting a "class image" for the program
Encourages good sportsmanship and fosters desirable athlete/coach relationships
Does not allow athletes to participate until they are cleared for eligibility by the University
Clears with the Athletic Director any travel that is outside of the region
Provides adequate and appropriate notice to the faculty for travel that involves loss of class time
Recruitment of quality student-athletes to the men’s & women’s swimming programs
SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: Other duties within the athletic department will be assigned to this position. Responsibilities which may be included but are not limited to, intramural sports support, game management and/or other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY: The head men’s & women’s swimming coach will report directly to the Director of Athletics. The head men’s & women’s swimming coach will be responsible for direct supervision of assistant coaches in the program. The head coach will recommend new hires of assistant coaches to the Director of Athletics for approval.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor's Degree is required; Master’s Degree is preferred. A significant and successful record as a head coach in the sport of men’s & women’s swimming is ideal. The successful candidate should possess strong leadership and communication skills along with the ability to recruit high quality student-athletes. The candidate must be committed to the mission of a private liberal arts University and an understanding of how the sports of men’s & women’s swimming and athletics in general fit into this environment. Salary will commensurate with experience.
About Pacific University
Pacific University is a forward-thinking, private institution known for providing comprehensive liberal arts and professional education.
Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., is one of the West's oldest chartered higher education institutions. Pacific annually ranks as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked as one of the best tuition values in the West. With an enrollment of more than 2,000 students, Pacific University provides an excellent academic experience linking theory to practice in education.
At Pacific, you can choose from 52 undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. We also offer doctorates in optometry, professional psychology, pharmacy and physical therapy, and master's degrees in occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, and education. Our programs provide a wide variety of options for internships, study abroad, research, community involvement, and co-curricular activities.
Pacific’s main campus is located in Forest Grove, Oregon, a distinctive location that offers the best of many worlds, combining the vibrant metropolitan life of nearby Portland with the rich and productive farmlands of the Tuala...tin Valley. We also have a satellite College of Education campus in Eugene, Oregon, and facilities in Portland that support the academic and clinical programs of the College of Optometry and the School of Professional Psychology. Our newest addition is the 105,000 square-foot Health Professions Campus located in Hillsboro next to Tuality Hospital.
Our students enjoy small classes, allowing high-quality interaction with our engaged and engaging faculty, who continually receive high marks from students for excellence in teaching. Pacific’s faculty, whose work has been recognized nationally, augment their curricula with interactive learning strategies, service projects, and internships.
At Pacific, you are encouraged to step out into the community and learn from other’s experiences while applying what you hear, see and do in the classroom. As well, we offer many extra-curricular activities, including student leadership, student media, recreational and club sports, performing arts and music to enhance your classroom experience. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the many formal and informal opportunities for learning that take place outside the classroom. And don’t forget to take in a Boxer’s match, game or meet! Since 1990, Pacific's nationally ranked teams have won 11 conference championships, captured six district or regional titles and have competed in national competitions 30 times.