Under administrative direction, the Head Coach is responsible for the development, oversight, and management of all aspects of the competitive National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving programs. The Head Coach leads the following efforts for the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving programs: recruitment of qualified student-athletes with a commitment to academic success; compliance with NCAA, Atlantic 10, and university rules and regulations; budget management; fundraising activities; community development; and organizing and directing camps and clinics. Administers the swimming and diving programs for the athletics department; coaches at all scheduled meets; organizes and conducts all practice sessions; provides one-on-one instruction; oversees student team members’ athletic and academic development.
- Coordinates the daily organization and overall administration of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving program - Schedules and conducts all practices and home meets - Responsible for NCAA compliance - Monitors budget and finances for the swim program - Organizes and conducts all practice sessions; provides one-on-one instruction; oversees student team members’ athletic and academic development - Responsible for recruitment of men’s and women’s swimmers - Performs other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Prior head coaching experience required
Proven ability to work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner
Excellent communication skills required for working with diverse groups
Strong written communication skills; excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion handling sensitive matters involving student-athletes
Bachelor’s degree; supplemented with five (5) years of related experience; previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience required; ability to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends.
Saint Louis University sponsors 16 sports in NCAA Division I and is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The mission of the department of athletics is to provide a program of intercollegiate athletics that fosters and supports a positive educational and athletic experience, not only for student-athletes, but also for the entire Saint Louis University community. The athletic program is guided by the highest standards and ideals of integrity, sportsmanship, ethical conduct, equitable opportunities for all students and staff, including women and minorities, academic excellence and athletics achievement. The intercollegiate athletics program strives to develop the whole person (body, mind and spirit) in accord with the Jesuit Catholic mission of Saint Louis University.