Whitworth University Assistant Director for Community Programs/Assistant Swim Coach



assistant swim coach/ assistant director for community programs


aquatics center

hiring range: $34,882 annually with bachelor’s

                          up to $39,000 annually with master’s


Reporting to the Aquatics Center Director/Head Varsity Swim Coach, will serve as assistant swim coach and assistant director for community programs throughout the year and additionally serve as Assistant Aquatic Director from May 15- August 15 annually.

 responsibilities and related duties:

Serve as assistant swim coach

Assistant Coach for Varsity Swim Programs with duties to include group instruction, teaching of stroke technique, practice planning, meet strategy & planning, recruiting, assisting with team travel and travel arrangements, team oversite, mentoring of student-athletes, team budget & equipment planning, updating team social media and other duties as assigned.

Responsible for training, teaching swimming classes and oversight of community swim lesson program.

Teach 4 Swimming for Fitness Classes for the Kinesiology Department throughout the academic calendar year.

Teach and train aquatic center staff in Red Cross approved methods of life guarding and swim lesson instruction; oversee staff in-service training program.

Oversee the community swim lesson program.

Other related duties as assigned

 Development and oversite of revenue producing community programming

Develop and teach various aquatic and fitness community classes.

Develop and manage a year round swim lesson program.

Oversee training of personnel in the community programs.

Offer various Red Cross courses to the community & Whitworth aquatic staff such as lifeguard training, Water Safety Instruction, C.P.R., and First Aid.

Teach and develop community events, instructional classes, and camps.

Lifeguard for the community & university as needed.

Other related duties as assigned.

Act as the Assistant Aquatic Director from May-August annually.

Coordinate pool scheduling and work in conjunction with conference services to accommodate user groups and set up camps, incoming contracts, and other outside groups, swim lesson program, water-aerobics, etc.

Oversee the hiring and training of summer lifeguard/swim lesson staff

Oversee and manage the summer aquatic staff in coordination with the Head Aquatic Director.

Other duties as assigned.

qualifications, skills and abilities:

Bachelor’s degree required with successful coaching experience in competitive swimming, and swim lessons, fitness classes or water aerobics.

Master’s degree required if duties require teaching for academic credit.

Swim coach certification or membership in ASCA desired.

W.S.I and L.G.I. Certification through the Red Cross or equivalent organization.

Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships with students, coaches, Whitworth staff and faculty, and members of the Spokane community.

A personal commitment to the Christian faith.

Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.

An active commitment to equal opportunity for all persons.

A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal-arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.

Background check required.

Application Process

The following documents are required to complete the online application form at www.whitworth.edu/jobs

A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the qualifications of the position and includes a note confirming your interest in this position at our posted hiring range


The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three academic/professional references

A one-page document describing your personal commitment to the Christian faith

Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.