Wittenberg University is seeking applications for a Head Coach for the Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving program. This is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Vice President & Director of Athletics and Recreation. The Head Coach will lead all aspects of an NCAA Division III swimming and diving program.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Adhere to and enforce all policies and procedures as stated in Wittenberg's athletics department, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
Recruit, retain, and monitor student-athletes who are academically prepared for the academic demands required of students at Wittenberg University.
Maintain budgetary responsibilities, review budget summary, and operate within budget constraints. Coordinate all expenditures and commitments with the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Operations to ensure fund approval and availability.
Oversee and monitor all budgeting, operational, fundraising, and camp accounts.
Adhere to departmental procedures relative to purchasing and travel expenditures.
Coordinate current and future competition schedules with the Director of Athletics & Recreation.
Schedule facilities as needed with the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities & Events.
Coordinate all practices and competition schedules with appropriate agencies for academic class time and the use of Wittenberg facilities.
Coordinate, attend, and supervise all daily practice sessions, workouts, team travel, and contests.
Ensure that all practices are conducted in a professional manner according to Wittenberg and NCAA time requirements.
Maintain and have thorough knowledge of NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations.
Report any alleged violations of NCAA, NCAC, or institutional rules and regulations.
Assign coaching responsibilities for all practices and sport contests. Assign and supervise duties for assistant coaches if applicable and perform annual written evaluations of assistant coaches. The head coach is directly responsible for the actions of each assigned assistant and volunteer coach.
Monitor and submit all work study hours of student employees and contracts.
Speak to service groups and alumni organizations as assigned.
Attend all staff meetings and departmental luncheons.
Provide an opportunity for annual evaluations with student-athletes.
Cultivate alumni relations by working with the advancement office through projects that have been assigned or encouraged by the university, the Springfield community and/or the Alumni.
Perform other relevant duties as assigned such as special projects, programs, developmental activities, etc.
A bachelor's degree and 1-3 years coaching experience are required. A master's degree is preferred.
Possess excellent organizational and communication skills
Be able to interact effectively and appropriately with student-athletes, parents, alumni, faculty, peers, community members, and administrators
Possess the skills to evaluate prospects, maintain and ensure student-athlete academic integrity
Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of Wittenberg University and Division III
Comply with NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations.
The successful candidate will be proficient with FrontRush, SLATE, HUDL, Microsoft office, and social media platforms.
A valid driver's license required; must meet required insurance qualifications found in Wittenberg Motor Pool policies and procedures.
Ability to travel and to work nights and weekends is required.
Internal Number: 129709
About Wittenberg University
In surveying the grounds of what is now Wittenberg University, the Rev. Ezra Keller, the college's first president and founder, remarked: "This is a lovely spot for a literary institution," one that will attract hundreds of students "to drink at the pure fountains of knowledge, and then go forth into the world to do good." Today, that lovely spot now encompasses more than 100 acres of rolling hills and lush hollows across southwestern Ohio with architecturally distinct structures that embrace Wittenberg's past and provide a beautiful backdrop to the teaching excellence and faith-based learning environment that has defined the liberal arts University since its founding in 1845. Nationally recognized for accessible professors, best classroom experience, service excellence, and a superior athletics tradition, Wittenberg is home to 1,500 students, over 50 majors, minors and special programs, three graduate programs, and 25 varsity sports.
Wittenberg is a NCAA Division III institution participating in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and offers a broad-based intercollegiate athletics program with 25 varsity teams - 12 for men and 13 for women - and numerous club and intra...mural opportunities. Annually, Wittenberg places among the top four in the North Coast Athletic Conference All-sports standings.