Ferrum College, an NCAA Division III institution located in Ferrum, Virginia, is looking for a motivated, energetic and passionate individual to be our next Head Swimming Coach. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Review of applications will begin immediately.
PRIMARY PURPOSE: The head swimming coach will evaluate, recruit, coach and mentor qualified student-athletes that will compete at a high level in the classroom and in the pool. The successful candidate will oversee the organization of all team practices, meets, invitations and budgets. This individual will put together a comprehensive recruitment plan for the swimming staff and will ensure a culture of compliance within all NCAA Division III and Ferrum College rules and regulations, and ensure all coaches and student-athletes comply with same. Finally, the successful candidate will serve in administrative capacity as needed and directed by the Director of Athletics.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
•Evaluate, recruit, coach and mentor qualified student-athletes and prepare the team for a full intercollegiate varsity swimming experience. •Oversee all aspects of the swimming program operations, including, but not limited to, the development and management of all team practices, contests, recruitment, academic monitoring, budgets and the supervision of any assistant coaching staff. •Develop and execute a comprehensive recruitment plan, ensuring a robust and competitive roster from the local, regional and national landscape. •Ensure a culture of compliance around all NCAA Division III and Ferrum College rules and regulations and ensure all staff members and student-athletes do the same. •Travel locally, regionally and nationally for all regular-season and post-season events, conference and/or national meetings and fundraising, alumni and community events. •Develop yearly, non-conference, meet and invitational schedules to ensure high-level competition in preparation for conference and NCAA/national competitions. •Oversee student-athlete academic progress, be available for consultation/support for student-athletes and direct student-athletes to the appropriate academic professionals to ensure academic success. •Select and purchase all equipment necessary to ensure a competitive women’s wrestling program. •Work with Director of Athletics, Associate Director of Athletics on the upkeep of the Pool and all other relevant facilities utilized by the swimming team. •Work closely with Sports Information Director to develop a media plan and be available for interviews and speaking engagements to internal and external constituents. •Serve in administrative capacity, as well as other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Education/Experiences: A bachelor’s degree and coaching experience at the collegiate, club or high school level is required. A master’s degree and collegiate playing and coaching experience is preferred.
Licenses: Current and valid driver’s license required.
Other Preferences: The candidate must be able to work independently and have the ability to work occasionally on evenings and weekends throughout the year to accomplish the tasks necessary for success in this field. The successful candidate must be committed to working and teaching within an environment that embraces the development of students around their education, cultural diversity, mental health awareness and NCAA and ODAC compliance.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Ferrum we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic work place, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or other roles on campus.
Interested candidates should submit a resume along with the names and telephone numbers of three references to email@example.com or mail to Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088. Background check required.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Founded in 1913, Ferrum College is a private liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, offering liberal arts and professional programs such as business, recreation leadership, musical theatre, agriculture, environmental science, teacher education, and criminal justice. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, numerous lakes, rivers and state parks, Ferrum College provides an outstanding educational experience in a setting of rich natural beauty.
At Ferrum College every student’s education is impacted by the natural world. Ferrum has one of the oldest environmental science programs in the country and offers internship and research opportunities in all majors. The Boone Honors Program fosters the exploration of intellectual, social, and ethical issues. Ferrum College is the only private college in Virginia with an academic program in agricultural science. The College’s Blue Ridge Institute and Museum is a state repository for Virginia Folklore and provides an important link to history and culture of the Blue Ridge region of Appalachia. Ferrum students are known for their commitment to service and community action, as expressed in the College motto, “Not Self, But Others”.