As an assistant coach in our program you will have the opportunity to have a profound impact on achieving our goals of academic success, competitive excellence and transforming the lives of our student-athletes. For our student athletes, you will provide feedback, advice, and support in helping them realize all of the opportunities for personal growth that college athletics provides. You will join a coaching staff that finds joy in competing at the highest levels and in nurturing student-athletes towards their God-given potential.
Under supervision of the Head Swim Coach, the Assistant Swim Coach will provide assistance in the leadership of all coaching, recruiting, social media and administrative duties for the swim program.
This position will also work closely with our Equipment Manager and will be responsible for laundry and equipment needs for five varsity sports. This is a 9-month position.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assistant Swim Coach - all duties assigned by head coach
Manage all laundry and equipment needs for teams as assigned by supervisor
Help with day-to-day laundry and equipment needs
Assist with scoreboard maintenance at all athletic venues
Assist with scoreboard operations at football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse games
Attend 10-15 events as assigned
Engage on campus with students in dining halls and residences
Work primarily out of Dow Center
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Bachelor's degree with previous collegiate experience as a swimmer or a coach
Previous collegiate coaching experience preferred
CPR, AED and lifeguard certifications will need to be obtained once hired
Demonstrated knowledge and coaching skills in the sport of swimming
Ability to foster a team environment
Knowledge of travel, lodging, planning and scheduling
A commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy, sufficient knowledge of NCAA and MIAA rules and regulations, and a demonstrated ability to successfully recruit, retain, and mentor student-athletes
The ability and desire to work successfully within a team-oriented athletic department
About Hope College
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,200 undergraduate students from more than 40 states and 45 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope's beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan and less than seven miles from Lake Michigan.
Hope College is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship and for providing exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip our students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Hope College is financially sound, with more than 40 consecutive years of balanced budgets, an endowment of approximately $200 mi...llion and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. The college completed its newest buildings, the Kruizenga Art Museum and the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, in 2015 and opened the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in 2017.
In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college's mission, "to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith."