Messiah College Head Men's & Women's Swim Coach and Aquatics Director

The Department of Athletics at Messiah College currently has an opening for the full time position of Head Men and Women's Swim Coach and Aquatics Director. The Head Coach serves as the program leader for Men/Women Swimming. As Head Coach, this individual is responsible for operating a program for student-athletes, with differing abilities and skills, and serving as a role model in meeting our complimentary goals in Athletics of “Pursuing Athletic Excellence…Developing Christian Character.” As Aquatics Director, the individual will also oversee the College's aquatics programs for students and community (including Swim Schools).

Required education: Bachelor's degree in related field, American Red Cross or YMCA certification in Life guarding; American Red Cross certifications in CPR, AED, First Aid, and WSI; Certified Pool Operator. Education preferred includes: Master's degree, ARC Lifeguard Instructor and CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certifications- must be obtained within 1 year of hire.

Required experience: 2 years assistant coach experience; competitive swim experience required. Experience preferred includes: 1 year of head coach experience; 1-2 years of pool management experience.

Other requirements include: Ability to administer NCAA Division III intercollegiate Men/Women Swim programs, including recruiting, scheduling, budgeting, travel, and practice plans;
ability to coach, teach, and train student-athletes in skills and strategies specific to Men/Women Swimming to be competitive within the Middle Atlantic Conference; ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships with student-athletes; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; ability to be a team player within the Athletics Department and the College; solid judgment and problem solving skills; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; demonstrated commitment to continued learning/professional development (i.e., presentations, publications, serving on regional and/or national committees); and ability to administer aquatics program, including hiring, scheduling, budgeting, and planning appropriate programs.

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The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,800 undergraduate students including 12.3% of under-represented and 4.0% international students from 29 countries and nearly 600 graduate students including 11.5% of students from under-represented populations.

The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship. For additional information about Messiah College, please see:

Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah's strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.

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