Florida Atlantic University Assistant Swimming Coach

MISSION & CORE VALUES:

In support of the educational mission of Florida Atlantic University, we prepare and empower our student-athletes for academic, athletic and lifetime achievement. We share an expectation of excellence. We unify and engage our students, alumni and the community.

Our core values are: Excellence, Innovation, Teamwork and Integrity. In keeping with these values, the role of the Assistant Coach is to help the Head Coach, FAU and its Student-Athletes reach their highest potential mentally, physically, and personally, while embracing good sportsmanship and ethical conduct.

DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Swim Coach is responsible to assist the Head Coach, for Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving, with the daily operation of the swimming program and the recruitment of prospective student-athletes.

The Assistant Coach recruits, retains, supervises, and coaches student-athletes, under the stated philosophy of the Head Coach, FAU Athletics, C-USA, CCSA and NCAA guidelines.

Reporting to the Head Coach, the responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
·         Assist in all aspects of coaching a nationally competitive Division I Swimming program, including thorough knowledge of the sport, coaching strategies and player development.
·         Assist in overall program planning and organization.
·         Assist in recruitment of student-athletes on national and regional levels.
·         Assist with planning for alumni events including fundraising.

·         Assist with pool scheduling management, community service projects, and fundraising.  
·         Work within the framework of the Department of Athletics administration and coaches.
·         Communicate effectively with students, faculty, administration, staff and alumni.

REQUIREMENTS:

The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to foster a cooperative work environment. He/she must also possess computer skills, recruiting capabilities, leadership, role modeling, organizational, and interpersonal skills and must be knowledgeable of NCAA Division I rules and regulations.

·         Bachelor’s degree required
·         Minimum of 3 years of coaching and/or playing experience, preferably at the Division I level
·         Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of intercollegiate swimming
·         Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment, academic eligibility requirements, and retention of student-athletes
·         Knowledge of athletics recruitment methods and techniques
·         Ability to create a database for all prospects, recruiting software database experience preferred
·         Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
·         Strong organizational skills
·         Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
·         Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
·         Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

·         Proficient in computer use and relevant Microsoft applications.

·         Knowledge of HYTEK Meet/Team Manager and Colorado Timing Systems also preferred.
·         Available weekends and evenings.

·         Valid driver’s license with good driving record; must be insurable.
·         Successfully pass NCAA recruiting examination within four months of hire.
·         First Aid, AED, and CPR certification within four months of hire.
·         Background check completed as a condition of employment with FAU.
A review of application material will begin immediately and continue until the full time position is filled.

Please email:

- Resume and/or CV

- Coaching Philosophy

- Recruiting Process

- Vision of the FAU Swim Team

- Alumni & Fundraising Involvementa

- How will you assist the Head Coach

- Strengths & Weaknesses

- Where you see yourself in 3-5 years


Lara Preacco, Ph.D., Head Coach Swimming & Diving  –  lpreacco@fau.edu