The Assistant Coach of Men's and Women's Swimming assists in all aspects of the intercollegiate Swimming teams including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. Additional responsibilities may include performing administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics. Work with the Head Coach to assess team needs and set recruiting objectives and strategies including identification, contact with, and pursuit of academically qualified students-athletes abiding by NESCAC and NCAA regulations. Travel as necessary to attend/videotape secondary school competitions. Perform administrative tasks as requested by the Head Coach (e.g., budget, facilities, and travel requests, etc.) in an organized, timely fashion. Maintain a willingness to work with the news media and/or other departments (e.g., Alumni Relations, etc.) as requested, or participate on departmental or College committees.
Schedule varies depending on season. Ability to work weekends and evenings. Coaches are expected to be on campus during the academic year (late August – Reunion Weekend in June) and are expected to keep hours during this time that make them readily available to students. Frequent overnight travel with student athletes is required during the Swimming season.
Bachelor's degree (Physical Education or related field) preferred OR a minimum of 2 years of coaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or professional competitive experience. Demonstrated knowledge of swimming training methods and strategy and the ability to effectively teach them; ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Bowdoin; commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the College community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same; working knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them. Administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting are needed. Strong writing and communication skills as well as familiarity with video technology are preferred. The coach must be self-directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work under pressure. A valid driver's license and ability to meet the standards of the College's current Motor Vehicle Policy are required. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained.
Demonstrated effectiveness in coaching swimming is required. At least two years experience coaching at the secondary or post-secondary level or one year experience working in a competitive collegiate environment is required. Successful recruiting to a highly selective institution is preferred.
About Bowdoin College
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin's reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. Bowdoin's student body is vibrant and intellectually engaged. Admission to Bowdoin is highly selective.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students—including first-generation college students—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors. The Class of 2022 at Bowdoin College is, by several measures, the most culturally diverse and socioeconomically representative class in the College's history. The College enrolls approximately 1,800 students representing 50 states and two US territories, and 42 foreign countries. Fifty percent of the Class of 2022 receives financial aid at Bowdoin; 35 percent are students of color; and 14 percent are members of the first generation of their family to attend college. Nine percent of the clas...s has international citizenship or a non-US home/school address and ten percent are from Maine.
The College's commitment to providing an inclusive and equitable experience for all members of the campus community is evident in the significant investments it has made in programs and personnel. Bowdoin recently launched THRIVE, a college-wide initiative designed to foster achievement, belonging, mentorship, and transition in support of low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color following a generous gift from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings '83. In addition, in 2017 the College completed the search for its first Senior Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity.
Bowdoin's campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.