About Augustana University Augustana University is located in the growing and vibrant city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a metro area of over 265,000 people. Augustana University has, for more than 150 years, provided a strong student-centric education based on its five core values: Christian faith, liberal arts, excellence, community and service. Currently with 22 NCAA Division II sports programs, Augustana Athletics is focused on building champions in the classroom, in competition and in the community, highlighted by four team national championships since 2010. Ranking in the top twenty of the NCAA Learfield Directors’ Cup nine of the past ten years, Augustana is currently executing its' strategic plan, Viking Bold: The Journey to 2030.
Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach The Head Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach oversees the administration and management of the Women’s Swimming and Diving Program. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to the Augustana Athletics philosophy; to provide a student-athlete centered experience committed to distinction in the classroom, excellence in the community, and faithful service to community.
Duties include, but are not limited to: •Responsible for the development and implementation of the NCAA DII Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Program. •Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of a successful recruitment program of prospective student-athletes. •In charge of facilitating an atmosphere conducive to the continued academic and athletic success of student-athletes, and for monitoring the academic programs of team members. •Oversee and plan all team practices and games aimed at developing and preparing the team for successful competition. •Manage all team related administrative tasks, organizing and administering tournaments or events, and making travel/lodging arrangements. •Required to fulfill a variety of obligations to the conference and organization to which the sport is a member. This may include attending meetings and serving on committees. •Advise the Director of Athletics and/or designee on budgetary needs and manage team budget •Responsible for fundraising to support the program, the athletics department, and university (i.e. camps, clinics). •Develop and maintain positive alumni and community relations. •Build quality relationships and work collaboratively and professionally with athletics, university staff, students, and all constituencies and stakeholders. •Support, abide and enforce all academic guidelines and policies of the university, athletics department to insure academic progress of the student-athlete. •Support and work cooperatively with the Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning, NCAA Compliance, Sports Communications etc. areas in accordance with department policies and procedures. •Abide and adhere to all written policies, procedures, and guidelines of Augustana University and the Department of Athletics. •Represent the institution and the department in a positive and professional manner. •Successfully pass the NCAA Coaches Curriculum Required Courses. •Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the position Director of Athletics and/or designee. •Other duties as assigned to help build the brand and promote Augustana Athletics.
Desired Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree required. •Preference will be given to those with experience specific to coaching men’s and women’s swimming and diving. •Understanding of NCAA rules and regulations. •Must be able to work varying hours which may include days, nights, weekends and holidays.
Preferred Qualifications: •Previous coaching experience in a collegiate level program preferred as an Assistant or Head Coach. •Minimum three years coaching experience in the sport of men’s and women’s swimming and diving. •Experience in recruiting academically sound, qualified student athletes.
Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an Augustana University employment application, provide a cover letter, statement of diversity, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Official website: www.augie.edu.
Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.
Founded in 1860, Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a selective, comprehensive university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). With more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs for undergraduates — along with graduate degrees and continuing education programs — Augustana is committed to enriching lives and fostering development by combining a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study.
Nationally recognized for academic excellence, student life, graduate outcomes and affordability, Augustana serves more than 2,000 students from 34 states and 48 countries. Most are part of our residential community and call our 100-acre campus home. Our graduate and continuing education programs serve students during times that are convenient for adult learners.