JOB SUMMARY To assist in coaching, recruiting, counseling, conditioning, evaluating for the men's and women's diving team as directed by head coach; to manage all lifeguarding activities in aquatics center. 2019-20 will be the inaugural year for men's swimming and diving.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implements coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student athletes’ skills and teamwork; analyzes performance of team and adjust strategies as needed; evaluates opponents and develops game strategies; plans and conducts practices and other activities in preparation for competition; manages camps and clinics, if applicable.
Assists with the development of the team budget; analyzes historical expenditure fixtures; compiles projections for budget expenditures for various aspects of team operations (i.e. travel, equipment, recruiting, athletic aid, marketing, etc.); authorizes the expenditures of funds for team operations; monitors expenditures to ensure that they adhere to proscribed limitations; ensures that all expenditures are properly documented and in compliance with university and NCAA regulations; prepares expenditure reports are directed.
Conducts promotional activities for fundraising, recruitment, public relations, and other marketing activities; attends promotional events, community activities, and fundraisers; prepares promotional materials for distribution (e.g. team background, participant bios, letters of interest, etc.); prepares and delivers speeches and presentations at local community groups, fundraisers, athlete events, etc.
Assists with the administration of policies and procedures with respect to academic expectations for team members; communicates with academic advising staff regarding athletic academic performance; meets with athletes to review course load issues, degree requirements, course selections, etc.; counsels athletes on performance issues, study skills, and techniques for academic success.
Identifies and develops team strategy for recruitment; analyzes team needs in order to focus recruitment efforts; creates promotional strategy for contacting and recruiting prospective student athletes; develops promotional correspondence and materials for distribution to prospective recruits; conducts recruiting trips and activities in accordance with developed recruitment strategy; formulates recommendations concerning the award of athletic aid to targeted recruits.
Oversees assigned course loads; compiles lesson plans and related course materials; receives and responds to student inquiries; provides instruction to students in applicable subject matter; reviews student performance to determine appropriate grade or credit.
Recruits, hires, trains, schedules, supervises, evaluates, and terminates student staff and lifeguards for the aquatics center, including providing certification in lifeguarding; verifies and submits student staff and lifeguard payroll for the aquatics center.
Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
OTHER FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates videotape cup-ups of practices and games as directed.
Manages equipment inventory and related duties as directed.
Develops and manages strength training program as directed.
Drives passenger vans as required.
Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
Performs any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of YSU.
Bachelor’s degree; minimum one (1) year diving coach experience, including Graduate Assistant experience; travel and non-traditional hours; valid driver’s license. Must be willing to obtain CPR/AED/First Aid certifications, ARC Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), and ARC Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) upon hiring; Annual proficiency in NCAA Certification to Recruit.
About Youngstown State University
Youngstown State University is a state-assisted, urban institution. The University has an enrollment of approximately 13,200 (head-count) in a wide variety of programs ranging from 2-year associate degrees to the Doctor of Education degree.
YSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to increasing diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.