Reporting to the President and Executive Director, the Head Dive Coach is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the RBAC’s year-round dive program, including providing and coordinating high quality coaching of athletes ranging ability from beginner to elite levels. The Head Coach will work closely with the RBAC’s Executive staff members to coordinate team needs and strategically plan to maximize opportunities for the program and organization. This position may provide direct supervision to salaried staff and hourly employees, and will oversee the management of the team budget.
All staff at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the RBAC and with the communities that we serve.
Develop and/or coordinate with assistant coaches season plans and training programs;
Monitor budget to ensure team is fiscally responsible and revenue and expenditures are within allocated budget;
Coordinate monthly reconciliation of team roster with RBAC registration collection records and USA diving membership;
Plan and coordinate practice sessions, home competitions and meets; including bids, and facility requests for appropriate space and times;
Provide ongoing communication and feedback to athletes and parents, as appropriate, regarding performance, achieving individual goals, and practice, meet and schedule changes;
Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies for athletes on the team;
Recruit, hire, assign responsibilities, and evaluate coaching staff;
Coordinate with RBAC staff all marketing needs and activities, including maintaining an up to date team website;
Lead team in accordance with all applicable rules, regulations and policies in which teams and athletes participate and compete;
Establish goals to guide overall direction of the team and develop a culture that promotes character development as well as success in the pool;
Maintain, inventory, and ensure proper storage of all equipment, and make recommendations for team needs;
Participate in fund raising activities for the team and RBAC; and
Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with athletes, boosters, parents, and other RBAC staff members.
Perform other related duties as assigned; and
Pursue ongoing personal professional development and awareness opportunities in each of the above responsibility areas to ensure the RBAC is a top performing Aquatics environment.
All RBAC employees are encouraged to participate in programs to act as evaluators and provide valuable feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement.
Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible head coaching experience in an age-group dive coaching program, organization, club, or equivalent.
Knowledge, Abilities and/or Skills:
Comprehensive understanding of NCAA diving and recruiting practices and rules;
Member in good standing with USA Diving with Competitive Coach Membership;
Advanced knowledge of U.S. Center for SafeSport policies and procedures;
Familiarity with USA Diving requirements and qualifying standards and procedures;
Demonstrate understanding and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
Create and implement ideas to develop and promote efficient team operations;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coaches, boosters, national governing bodies, private and public agencies;
Clearly express ideas and directions verbally and in writing;
Multi-task with the ability to prioritize multiple projects, and the ability to adjust in a fast-pace environment;
Budget development and monitoring;
Interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forth by coaches, parents and athletes, analyze and define problems, draw value conclusions, and project the consequences of various courses of action; and
Ability to develop and conduct camps, clinics, and training programs.
Work is generally performed outdoors involving potentially inclement weather conditions. Position requires regular contact with the public, athletes and parents. Must be able to work under pressure, exercise sound judgment, and adhere to deadlines. Some work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment.
Lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling light objects;
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time;
Seeing to review and/or input information;
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone;
Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching; and
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
This position may supervise full time salaried and hourly positions as well as part-time employees.
This classification is exempt from FLSA requirements.
Full-Time; 12 months
Anticipated Hiring Range:
$75,000 - $90,000 (compensation based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience)
The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, opened in 1990 and is located in Pasadena’s beautiful Brookside Park, just south of the famous Rose Bowl Stadium. This world-class aquatics facility offers year round aquatic and fitness programming to children, youth, families and seniors so that all generations can achieve the benefits of healthy living habits, regular exercise, and sports training. Today we serve more than 400,000 patrons annually.