The head men’s and women’s swimming & diving coach leads and directs an intercollegiate NCAA Division III S&D program and duties include but are not limited to: effective programmatic vision, planning and implementation; all coaching and instruction; sound business and financial management; recruitment, supervision of assistant coaches; individual and team leadership and achievement; successful recruitment of student-athletes and assistance with programs for their retention and graduation; some fund and friend-raising; compliance with national, local, university, NCAA and conference laws, by-laws, regulations, standards and codes.
Coaching, Training, Instruction: Perform as a professional educator and role model to enable individual students to develop as student-athletes and to work together as a successful, competitive intercollegiate team. Provide practice and meet planning, implementation and assessment including but not limited to management of schedules, athletic participation and support services, facilities, marketing, and promotion in close collaboration with other colleagues and service providers.
Recruitment: Lead the recruitment of student-athletes who demonstrate the potential to be successful academically and by competing in the swimming and diving program.
Academic Oversight: Mentor and monitor the academic success of the student-athletes
Budget Planning, Fiscal Management and Travel Coordination: Provide sound business and financial management in areas including but not limited to expenses, operating budgets, procurement of goods, services and equipment while also organizing and supervision of all team related travel.
Compliance/Certification: Ensure compliance with national, local, university, NCAA, Landmark Conference, regulations, standards and codes. (Note: The violation of NCAA and conference rules is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination).
Supervision: Recruit, supervise, train and evaluate assistant coaching staff.
Special Events and Alumni Engagement: Provide support for large departmental events (i.e., senior athlete banquet) while also consistently connecting with program and institutional alums to maintain sound relationships between all parties.
Facilities: Manage the daily operations and support all maintenance of the DuFour pool facility. Work with campus and local officials to ensure safe and certified operation of all facility components.
Bachelor’s Degree and must have proven success coaching at the collegiate and/or high school or club level.
Proficiency in computer software applications: Word, Excel, Office, etc. American Red Cross first aid/CPR and/or equivalent lifeguard certification. Valid pool operator certification. ASCA Level III coaching certification (or higher) preferred. Knowledge of Front Rush (or similar) recruiting database tools. Reasonable knowledge of various social media platforms in order to help promote the swimming & diving program and communicate with a wide variety of constituents. Strong knowledge of, and experience in, a Division III environment, and its rules and regulations, is preferred.
About The Catholic University of America
As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church.
Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.
The Athletic Department supports the academic mission of the University by providing programs and services to enable students to engage in physical activities as an integral part of the overall educational experience. Opportunities for participation are provided at the intercollegiate, club, recreational and leisure program levels. CU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, Landmark Conference, and NEWMAC (football only). As a member of NCAA Division III, the University places the highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience ...and the successful completion of the academic programs by student athletes. The Athletic Department seeks to provide programs and leadership to enable CU to be a model NCAA Division III institution in academic and athletic excellence.