The Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach at Long Island University will be responsible for the overall development and management of the swimming program. This position includes coaching, recruitment, student-athlete development, program administration and fiscal management responsibilities, as well as development and implementation of a strategic plan for the program.
Position Summary: Recruits prospective student-athletes, provides competition-day coaching, and practice preparation, as well as program administrative responsibilities within the Athletics Department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Head Coach is charged with several major duties in connection with the Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving program, including: •Responsible for building a championship level swimming & diving program. •Serves as a critical leader in fostering a campus culture in which differences are embraced and works to advance the University’s mission of diversity and inclusion •Ability to recruit highly qualified prospective student-athletes who demonstrate the potential to be successful academically and productive contributors to the men’s and women’s swimming & diving program •Mentor and monitor student-athlete development both in and out of the pool; ensuring academic and athletic success, citizenship, sportsmanship and positive values •Responsible for program strategy, competition day coaching, and practice preparation in accordance with NCAA and NEC Conference regulations •Manage assistant coaches and interns working directly with the program, including hiring, supervision and scheduling •Maintain the program’s operating budget and the development and implementation of a fundraising strategic plan •Maintain relationships with all facets of the Department of Athletics, including the athletic training/strength and conditioning staff, compliance coordinator, athletic media relations staff, home events coordinator and all other staff members responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Department of Athletics •Promote the Department of Athletics and the swimming & diving program through community events, public speaking, fundraising, and marketing •Ensure compliance with all policies, rules and regulations set forth by Long Island University, the athletics department and the NCAA
Successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree and previous college coaching experience. Candidates should also possess an enthusiasm for working with individual athletes, a strong swimming background, excellent oral and written communication skills, a solid work-ethic, and a commitment to NCAA rules. Strong computer skills are a plus.
Long Island University (LIU) was founded in 1926. The university is committed to providing a high quality education through teaching excellence and impactful research opportunities. LIU offers over 275 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs, educating nearly 15,000 students each year across multiple campuses. The University cultivates academic, professional, artistic, and co-curricular opportunities.
LIU enables students to realize their full potential as ethically grounded, intellectually vigorous, and socially responsible global citizens. Our campuses offer more professional programs in health care than any other campus in the New York metropolitan area, including the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Science, and The Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing. LIU Brooklyn is home to Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, a dynamic performance venue designed to nourish students’ artistic exploration, and Division I sports teams.
LIU Post is a scenic, historic, and scholarly campus that offers a small-school environment with the access and resources of a major metropolitan university. The University's 330-acre campus is located on the... estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 27 miles east of New York City on Long Island's Gold Coast. The campus houses the College of Veterinary Medicine, the first professional School of Accountancy, an AACSB-accredited Business School, and an award-winning theater program. LIU is home to the world-renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium, where supporters gather to cheer on the Sharks’ Division I athletic program.