Warren Wilson College is seeking a swim coach with the right aptitude, education and experience to recruit and build a competitive swim program in the position of Head Men's and Women’s Swim Coach / Aquatics Director. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to recruit, motivate, and support student athletes, and create a strong team performance and culture. Competitive applicants should have proven successful collegiate coaching and recruiting experience, and have excellent communication and efficient organizational skills.
Under the leadership of the Director of Athletics and Adventure Sports, the primary areas of responsibility for this position include oversight and operation of the men’s and women’s swim team including all aspects of coaching, recruiting, budgeting, scheduling, fundraising and managing the program within the policies and philosophy of Warren Wilson College. This position also includes a primary responsibility for director of aquatics and aquatics crew supervisor. The director of aquatics is responsible for managing the pool and may also teach aquatic related courses as qualified. Please note, the Warren Wilson College pool is under construction and a completion date has yet to be determined.
Warren Wilson College was recently approved to begin the exploratory membership process to become an NCAA Division III member. The college will begin the NCAA Division III membership process during the 2019-20 academic year. Warren Wilson is currently a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and Sun Coast Swimming Conference.
Interested candidates should visit our website to both apply and learn more details about the position and key areas of responsibility listed in the job description. Please note that priority will be given to individuals who apply by Friday, August 30, 2019 by Noon EST. Candidates must apply electronically. Thank you!
Commitment to the College’s mission and the mission of the Athletic Department.
Minimum 2 years of experience in related fields which include program development and collegiate coaching.
Proven collegiate recruiting experience.
Previous swimming experience at the collegiate level.
Excellent computer skills are required, including proficiency with databases, spreadsheets and excellent word processing ability.
Willingness and ability to learn new tasks easily and ask questions.
Team player that shares a commitment to enhance the student experience.
Commitment to diversity equity and inclusion.
Experience in meet management and program operations.
Strong organizational and administrative skills.
ASCA Certified Level 1 and 2 or equivalent preferred.
An ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the broader community.
Demonstrating competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently and helps to establish program priorities.
The ability to develop a safe, functional, and inclusive working environment.
Experience as a pool manager with responsibility for budgeting, record keeping, safety and supervision preferred.
Must have lifeguard instructor certification and certified pool operator (CPO) certifications and/or willingness and ability to obtain certification.
A current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.
Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one required.
About Warren Wilson College
Warren Wilson College is the only national liberal arts college that fully integrates on-campus work and off-campus community engagement into its curriculum. In addition to its innovative experiential program, the College and its 750 students are known for their strong commitment to environmental sustainability, diversity and social justice. The college also features a top-ranked low-residency MFA Program for Writers and a summer-long Swannanoa Gathering of music and folk arts workshops.
Recognized for dedication to inclusivity by the Princeton Review—No. 2 “most LGBTQ-friendly” in the nation—Warren Wilson College is a Fiske Guide “best buy” and among College Magazine’s “top 10 greenest campuses.” Undergraduates represent 46 states and 16 countries, and the College contributes more than 58,000 hours to the community through collaborations with 257 service partners. With sought-after majors in environmental studies, creative writing, global studies and outdoor leadership, Warren Wilson College is a community of scholars producing graduates ready to change the world. https://www.warren-wilson.edu/