Bucknell University Assistant Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Coach

The Assistant Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving Coach at Bucknell University serves within the Department of Athletics and Recreation. Bucknell is a highly selective, privately endowed comprehensive university of 3,400 students that is a member of the NCAA Division I (FCS in Football) and the Patriot League for 23 of 27 varsity sports.

Job Duties:

1. Lead training and practice sessions, ensuring that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained. Perform specific coaching responsibilities during athletic events. Attend coaches preparatory meetings and implement strategies resulting from these meetings.
2. Perform assigned responsibilities within the daily operations and overall administration of the sports program.
3. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport and maintain a thorough and continuing familiarity with all applicable University and NCAA regulations.
4. Scout and recruit quality student-athletes under the guidance and direction of the head coach and coordinate all recruiting activities with the head coach and with appropriate departmental personnel. Be responsible to identify, cultivate, and assess for a specific geographical area or position group.
5. Serve as an Academic Enhancement staff member responsible for all facets of the sport specific academic program, including the monitoring of individual student-athletes academic progress as expressed by the faculty. Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with all appropriate departmental personnel to assure academic success of student-athletes.
6. Work with student-athletes to monitor adherence to rules and regulations regarding conduct, appearance, and behavior. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed.
7. Work closely with the athletic training staff to ensure the safety of all student-athletes.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.
9. Teach in departmental wellness program as assigned.
10. Represent the sports program to various institutional programs and externally to the media, funding agencies, students, parents, faculty and the general public.

Depending on the minimum qualifications (see below), the Assistant Coach may be hired into a Level 1 position. A Level 1 Assistant Coach will perform all of the above mentioned duties as well as the following:
1. Serve as the Recruitment Coordinator for the men's and women's team, as well as ARMS Oversight to NCAA Compliance Forms & Reporting.
2. Coordinate the out of water training program for the team. Will design and implement large portions of team "dryland" training and serve as liaison with Strength and Conditioning staff.
3. Design and implement training program for specific groups of student-athletes.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree
2. Two years of coaching experience at the collegiate or senior club level
3. Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications

To be hired as a Level 1 Assistant Coach, the minimum qualifications are as follows:
1. Bachelor's degree
2. Five years of coaching at the collegiate or senior club level
3. Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Collegiate varsity swimming and diving participant
2. Experience coaching and developing sprinters
3. Strong basis of knowledge and/or experience with strength and conditioning for swimmers

Physical Demands:

1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns.

Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution, that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs.

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