Sweet Briar College is a liberal arts college for women of consequence, located in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains approximately 12 miles north of Lynchburg and 54 miles south of Charlottesville. Founded in 1901, the College boasts a modern core curriculum focused on women’s leadership in the 21st century and undergraduate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching. It is one of only two women’s colleges in the United States with an ABET-accredited engineering degree. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.
Job Title: Head Swim Coach; Director of Aquatics; Instructor
Classification: Full time, Exempt
Reports To: Director of Athletics
Job Summary/Objective: The Head Swim Coach works closely with the Director of Athletics in regards to the Athletic Department policies and procedures as they relate to the student-athlete’s team experience at Sweet Briar College. Adheres to and enforces all policies and procedures of the department and the Institution, as well as the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and any other authorities that affect the intercollegiate athletic program.
Position Type/Expected Work Hours: Full time, 12 month employee, varied hours including evenings and weekends.
•Manages assistant coach and any student-workers involved in the program
•Certifies and oversees safety of natatorium with Director of Physical Plant
•Hires, trains, and supervises lifeguard personnel
•Direct and implement all aspects of the women’s swim program; provide learning opportunities that challenge and support student-athletes to reach their full potential
•Support student-athlete academic and athletic excellence, leadership development, and community engagement
•Direct team development, training, and strategy in practice and competition, recruit prospective students who will positively represent Sweet Briar College; make a competitive schedule;
•Adheres to and enforces all policies and procedures of the department and the Institution, as well as the rules and regulations of the NCAA, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and any other authorities that affect the intercollegiate athletic program
•Manage team budget
•Motivate student-athletes to perform to maximum levels
•Assists with conditioning and training of team members in conjunction with sport skills training
•Utilizes sound teaching techniques in the preparation of meets and practices
•Prepare, propose, manage swim team and facility budget
•Manage pool facility and its use by camps and outside groups
•Hire, train, and supervise lifeguards
•Offer programming to campus community
•Work collaboratively within the department and other areas of our campus community
•Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Must adhere to the philosophy of Sweet Briar College and NCAA Division III rules
Lifeguarding certification at the instructor level
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience coaching/participation at the collegiate level swimming
Demonstrated ability and passion to teach swim skills to a range of experience levels
Strong commitment to NCAA Division III philosophy
Motivation and skill in recruiting prospective student-athletes
Willingness to fundraise
Ability to interact with all levels of the Sweet Briar College community
Ability to work weekdays, evenings, and weekends
Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and meet college’s insurability standards
Master’s degree in Coaching, Education, or similar field
3 or more years of collegiate coaching and recruiting experience
Certified Pool Operators License
Experience with Hy-Tek Meet Manager/Team Manager and Visionware
Work Environment: Various work environments from seasonal outdoor work with teams to indoor facilities as administrative responsibilities in the office environment.
Physical Demands: Moderate activity; must be able to work effectively with student-athletes and lift up to 20-lbs on occasion. Extensive periods of sitting/standing may be required.
Travel: As competition and recruiting needs dictate.
Deadline for Submission: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Sweet Briar College is a women’s liberal arts institution, located in Central Virginia approximately 12 miles north of Lynchburg and 60 miles south of Charlottesville. Founded in 1901, the College’s curriculum encompasses a comprehensive baccalaureate program in the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as graduate programs in education. It is one of two women’s colleges in the United States offering an ABET-accredited engineering degree. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.