Northern Michigan University is seeking applicants for a part-time diving coach to assist in developing, promoting and supervising all facets of the university's diving program. Our facility has a separate diving pool, 2 1-M boards, 1 3-M board, a 5-M platform, trampoline on deck with a spotting belt, a 1-M dry board on deck and a wet belt over a 1-M board. We also have a dedicated strength coach who works with our divers outside of the pool with diving specific training.
Job Duties and Summary: Operate all facets of a competitive diving program including the development of daily, weekly and seasonal training plans. Develop a complementary dryland program that is diving specific and work with our team strength coach to ensure the weights program is diving specific and coordinated with the diving seasonal training. Be able to work with both experienced, All-American level athletes as well as athletes who are new to 3-meter diving. Duties also include assisting the head coach in the following areas: •Ensuring all relevant institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations are followed including but not limited to; eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, scheduling and academic progress. •Promoting a positive environment to encourage student athletes to strive for academic and athletic excellence. •Assist in preparing and planning home meet operations and travel meet plans. •Provide moral support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student athletes. •Establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with the community, media and the athletic department’s administrative staff.
At least two years’ experience coaching diving at the club, high school or collegiate level, including 3-meter coaching experience.
Experience teaching new dives and techniques related to competitive diving.
Experience in analyzing diving performances and identifying areas needed for improvement.
Knowledge of current training methods of all aspects of competitive diving.
Knowledge of and ability to safely use a trampoline and spotting rig for training and instructive purposes.
CPR/AED and HEADS UP Concussion certifications must be held or attained upon hire
Additional Salary Information: Options exist for establishing community diving programs, clinics and camps as an additional duty and income through Northern Michigan University’s recreational sports office.
About Northern Michigan University
Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.
NMU has a population of about 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. More than 75 percent of NMU's 300-plus full-time faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels - freshmen through graduate courses. NMU’s 1,100 employees view helping students succeed as not only a university priority, but a personal goal.