The Head Swim Coach - Aquatics Director/Instructor in PE/A is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Athletics & Physical Education. The Head Swim Coach is responsible for implementing and directing all phases of a competitive Division III program. This includes recruiting student-athletes, organizing and planning practices and game strategies, scouting, coaching, scheduling, budgeting, and planning team travel, all in compliance with College, Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
The Head Swim Coach will possess a sound commitment to the academic and athletic mission of the College, along with the ability to teach, motivate, evaluate and recruit high caliber well-qualified student-athletes. The coach will provide leadership in the personal, academic and athletic development of student-athletes and will facilitate a positive, competitive student-athlete experience.
The Coach must be committed to the Division III philosophy and to having an active role in department, campus, and community.
What You'll Do:
Coaching & Teaching (50%)
Prepare, plan and conduct all team practices and competitions.
Teach sport-specific skills and strategies.
Scout future opponents and prepare student-athletes for competition.
Evaluate, coach, motivate, and mentor student-athletes through effective communication, sport knowledge, and interpersonal skill.
Understand team dynamics and create a positive team culture among a diverse group of individuals.
Perform secondary physical education teaching responsibilities within the department as needed.
Identify and recruit of quality student-athletes who fit the academic profile of the Lewis & Clark student body and will contribute athletically.
Oversee program's recruitment plan, social media accounts and prospective student-athletes' visits to campus.
Demonstrate commitment to the Division III philosophy and play an active role in department, campus, and community.
Serve as a mentor to athletes, helping to resolve academic and non-academic issues.
Monitor and counsel student-athletes regarding academic progress.
Oversee team and department activities, including community service, team building.
Represent the team with the public, parents, and alumni; act as a positive role model for the department/institution.
Operate program within budget.
Oversee travel arrangements for the team within Lewis & Clark and NCAA policies.
Demonstrate a culture of inclusivity for all individuals and a commitment to a diverse community
Perform secondary administrative responsibilities within the department as needed.
May participate in NCAA compliance, assessment, and/or reporting activities.
Assistant Coach Supervision (10%)
Provide day-to-day supervision and evaluate the performance of assistant coaches.
Minimum three years collegiate coaching experience
Minimum two years collegiate recruiting experience
Strong communication and motivational skills
Demonstrate a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities and progression for student-athletes.
Ability to identify athletic and academic talent
Experience with budget management and fiscal planning
Acceptance of all individuals and a commitment to valuing and helping to create a diverse community.
First Aid & CPR certification required
Thorough understanding of NCAA Division III academic standards, admissions and financial aid procedures
A strong understanding of the skills, strategy and tactics of the sport and ability to effectively teach and relay knowledge to student-athletes.
Working at Lewis & Clark College
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the School of La...w—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration.
Our students represent the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, unafraid to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions. Yet they value what Lewis & Clark offers: an education built from the time-tested elements of careful study, original research, and spirited debate.
So what makes the experience of our students unique? How about the inspiring beauty of our natural setting, on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills. Or our rich history and our diverse, multicultural present. Or our commitment to interdisciplinary academic learning, as well as community engagement here in Portland and around the world.
Add to this our well-stocked libraries, award-winning green buildings, and outstanding athletic facilities; our implementation of technology and the innovative research it allows; and above all our committed and engaged students, teachers, mentors, staff, alumni, donors, and friends. It all adds up to Lewis & Clark, a place where agile minds come to learn, to explore, and to work together.