Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coaching Instructor
John Carroll University
Location: University Heights, Ohio
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Coaching - Swimming & Diving
Internal Number: AS559P
The Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coaching Instructor works under Head Swimming and Diving Coaching Instructor providing support for the organization of the program and implementation of meet and practice plans. This includes, but is not limited to communication with athletes, preparation of facilities, distribution and care of equipment, scouting opponents, and film breakdown. The Assistant will assist in providing support for the player’s academic success, and track academic progress as needed. The Assistant may facilitate communication with a number of constituents which include faculty, academic advisors, assistant deans, and parents. Internally, the Assistants work with the Equipment and Facilities staff, Athletic Trainers, and Assistant ADs when necessary. The Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coaching Instructor will respond to the Head Swimming and Diving Coaching Instructor directives and will be responsible for providing coaching instruction and administrative support to other coaches and administrative staff while ensuring compliance with all related governing bodies including the NCAA, OAC and institutional regulations. The Assistant will also have designated responsibilities with the recruitment of prospective student athletes.
Assist the lead instructor and coordinator in elements of practices and meets to include preparation, effective execution of drills, one-on-one development work with athletes as warranted and fulfillment of meet day responsibilities. Assist the Head Swimming and Diving Coaching Instructor with the development of strategies for a successful program including well organized practice plans and support in the development and execution of meet line ups. Assist with the monitoring of academic progress and meet with individual student-athletes to ensure academic success and compliance with university and NCAA academic standards. Mentor student-athletes as to proper conduct and decorum. Comply with the Head Swimming and Diving Coaching Instructors’ philosophy and assist in communicating this philosophy with all stakeholders. Evaluate and recruit student-athletes, and the tracking of them through the SLATE system. Help coordinate official visit itineraries for prospective student-athletes in compliance with NCAA requirements. Assist in the development of community outreach programs, and promotional activities in collaboration with internal staff, and assist in approved fundraising activity as designated by the head coach. Represent department and institution to internal and external constituents. Help coordinate all administrative requirements for the team including: travel arrangements and itineraries; equipment and uniform purchases. Work in conjunction with the Head Swimming and Diving Coaching Instructor and the Strength and Conditioning Instructor to design and implement targeted development and training programs appropriate to the specific needs of athletes and teams. Attend rules education, sessions and complete necessary forms for compliance upon request. Follow proper procedures for purchasing and resource allocation and monitor spending. Supervise coaches within the program as assigned. Attend athletic department meetings and collaborate with the Head Athletics Coaching Instructor and Athletic Director / Assistant Athletic Directors on schedules, programs and engagement. Participate in pre-season and post-season meetings and programs as appropriate. Assist to develop and provide instructor-led rules training to team, athletic department and others upon request. Responsible for positive public relations and communications with constituents. Support Head Swimming and Diving Coaching Instructor’s decisions. Work closely with athletic trainers and follow injury protocol. Responsible for adhering to a system of budget management and accountability. Follow all University and NCAA policies and regulations. Meet all deadlines for paperwork (i.e. rosters, physicals, officials ratings, etc.) Exhibit enthusiasm towards athletes and display respect for the entire program (i.e. officials, opponents, parents, schools, property, equipment, etc.) Dress appropriately and professionally for meets, practices, recruit/family visits and other school/athletic functions. Foster school spirit by promoting other sports. Maintain fair, consistent, and appropriate relationships with student athletes. Maintain composure and exemplary conduct during practice and meets. All other duties as assigned.
Minimum of one (1) year of collegiate coaching experience or two (2) years successful coaching experience as head or assistant coach at the high school level or equivalent experience.
Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain certifications in CPR and AED.
Excellent organizational skills; ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work independently
Ability to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies.
Must understand and comply with NCAA, conference, and University rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Interest in understand and supporting John Carroll’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world.
The Department of Athletics at John Carroll University is committed to a broad based program of competitive excellence for all student-athletes. Administrators, coaches and staff are dedicated to supporting each student athlete's journey toward academic and athletic success. Recognizing this commitment, the department embraces an obligation to attract diversified students of high moral character, academic distinction and acknowledged athletic proficiency. Influenced by Jesuit values, student-athlete development is accomplished through quality coaching, adequate resources, and an environment that fosters personal growth.
-Personal Growth and Development of Student-Athletes through Athletic Experience
-Interact consistently and personally with students.
-Provide competitive and learning environment which facilitates development of moral character, self-discipline and potential.
-100% Graduation Rates for those students who have exhausted their eligibility.
-Encourage faculty involvement in athletic endeavor.
-Provide opportunity for recognizing academic achievement.
-Enhance and promote academic success.
-Provide flexibility in s...cheduling and integrate students in an ongoing fashion into University support systems as needed.
-Recognize, direct, and support athletes with academic deficiencies.
-NCAA Division III Qualifiers/Championship
-Provide quality facilities, care and support for training and competition.
-Create environment which places emphasis on good sportsmanship and respect for others.
Purposeful, Organized Recruiting of Perspective Student-Athletes:
-Identify students who represent the department philosophy statement.
-Develop short term and long term recruiting plan to address both quality and quantity.
-Project needs of sports programs into the future.
-Follow through with consistent and efficient communication with prospects.
-Project a positive image with clean, safe facilities, quality programs and services, and friendly assistance to all visitors of John Carroll University.
Service, Leadership and Community Involvement:
-Encourage and support leadership opportunities within the team environment, athletic department, and beyond.
-Identify and facilitate community service experience(s) for every student-athlete on an annual basis.
-Actively promote John Carroll University positively and professionally.