In collaboration with the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach will be charged with leading UMBC’s Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving Teams and is expected to identify, evaluate and recruit high-achieving student athletes from geographically and demographically diverse populations.
Specific duties include: player development (practice planning and in-pool instruction, meet management, attention to academics and commitment to community service); recruiting and retaining academically and athletically qualified student-athletes; overseeing all administrative responsibilities (scheduling, team travel, balancing the budget, and hiring, supervising and evaluating assistant coaches); cultivating relationships with alumni and working with Athletics Department and Office of Institutional Advancement staff on fundraising, special events and appearances; and performing other duties as assigned. It is expected that the successful candidate will abide by all written policies and procedures of, the Department of Athletics, UMBC, the America East Conference (AEC), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
For best consideration submit application materials by January 3, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
A background check will be required.
Note: The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Required Minimum Qualifiations:
Bachelor’s degree and three years experience (5 years preferred) experience as a swim coach at the college level or alternatively, at the Olympic, professional or similar levels. Working knowledge of rules and regulations governing collegiate swimming. Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment and discretion. Demonstrated commitment to supporting the development of student athletes from varied backgrounds. Ability to work weekends and nights.
One year of head coach experience at the college level or alternatively, at the Olympic, professional or similar levels. Swimming experience at the college level and full-time coaching experience at an NCAA Division I institution.
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
UMBC is a member of the University System of Maryland and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership.