The Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach and Intramural Director is responsible for assisting the Head Swimming and Diving Coach in recruiting, training, and coaching members of the Hope College Swimming and Diving teams as well as directing the Hope College Intramural Program. The Assistant Coach is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Hope College, the MIAA, and NCAA, and represent Hope College and the swimming and diving programs in a professional manner. The Assistant Coach is required to pass the NCAA compliance exam with an 80% or better score and maintain first aide, CPR and AED certification. This position is a full-time, ten-month benefit eligible staff position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as assistant coach for the Hope College swimming and diving programs
Practice planning and implementation of swimming techniques and training progressions
Potentially coach a specific training group
Other duties as determined by the head coach
Assist with recruitment of high school and junior college students, including traveling to events, school visits, phone calls, follow-up correspondence and database management
Identification of strong potential student-athletes for Hope College and the swimming and diving programs
Assist with on-campus visits
Game Day Management
Significant involvement with home meet setup and breakdown
Assist with coordination of meet management
Assist in travel planning
Assist in other program logistics
Develop positive relationships with student-athletes
Attend professional development seminars and workshops to continually develop coaching knowledge and skills
Assisting with athletic event management during as assigned by the Athletic Director.
Direct the Hope College Intramural Program to provide an excellent recreational experience for students on Hope's campus. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Captain's meetings, scheduling regular season competition, playoff schedules, and conducting worker meetings for each of the 4 IM seasons/19 sports offered.
Reserve all spaces on campus and off that the IM program uses (including scheduling lights for fields that require them).
Surveying students to evaluate IM program effectiveness
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,200 undergraduate students from more than 40 states and 45 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope's beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan and less than seven miles from Lake Michigan.
Hope College is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship and for providing exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip our students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Hope College is financially sound, with more than 40 consecutive years of balanced budgets, an endowment of approximately $200 mi...llion and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. The college completed its newest buildings, the Kruizenga Art Museum and the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, in 2015 and opened the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in 2017.
In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college's mission, "to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith."