Calvin College Assistant Coach & Aquatic Director

Calvin College is seeking an Assistant Coach and Aquatic Director to join the Swim/Dive program. This position is responsible for assisting the head coach of the swimming and diving programs in all aspects of directing, leading and mentoring the student-athletes This requires an understanding and commitment to the mission of Calvin College, the ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and an ability to work with students, parents, coaches, faculty, staff, administrators, and outside contacts.

FTE: .80 (10 months)

Position Term: 2017-2020 (This position is fully funded for 3 years with possible extension)

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Work directly with the head swim coach in all phases of the swim team operation including
  2. Recruit prospective student-athletes (will require time outside of season)
  3. Accept constructive criticism and demonstrate evidence professional growth
  4. Adhere to the Code of Ethics for coaches (Calvin, MIAA, NCAA)
  5. Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with assistant coaches and student-athletes through a positive and constructive approach to all tasks, respect for the competencies of others, and appropriate resolution behavior.
  6. Contribute to the moral and spiritual growth of the student-athlete in keeping with the mission of Calvin College
    • coaching
    • practice planning
    • meet entries
    • video and stroke analysis
    • travel plans


  1. Aquatic director directly responsible for lifeguards, pool schedule, safety, and pool equipment
  2. Pool Event Manager who works with campus events and the sports camp director to schedule and run events including swim lessons, youth swim teams and age-group swim meets

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