Eastern Connecticut State University Head Men's and Women's Swim Coach

Institition: Eastern Connecticut State University

Job Title: Head Men's and Women's Swim Coach

Position Description: Eastern Connecticut State University is accepting applications for the position of Head Women’s and Men’s Swimming Coach/Aquatics Director. This is a full-time, 10-month position.
Eastern Connecticut State University is planning to establish men’s swimming as our 18th varsity sport in 2019-20. Upon hire, the head coach will be responsible for recruiting male and female swimmers for the upcoming season and establishing a schedule for the new men’s team. Candidates should have a proven ability to recruit at the collegiate level, with a strong commitment to the student-athlete experience.

Specific duties will include, but are not limited to: recruiting and retention of student-athletes, practice and meet preparation and coaching, supervision of part-time assistant coaches, developing alumni relations, and fundraising to provide for team opportunities. In addition, the Head Coach is responsible for administrative tasks such as scheduling games, budget management, and filing necessary reports. As Aquatics Director, the head coach will oversee and supervise pool facility and lifeguards. The Head Coach must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining compliance with NCAA, Eastern Connecticut State University, and Little East Conference rules and regulations.

Qualifications: Our preferred candidate will have the proven leadership skills to create a championship culture. The successful candidate will show the strong communication skills and cross-cultural abilities necessary to develop and maintain positive relationships with diverse groups of student-athletes, colleagues, alumni, and the greater campus community. 

Minimum Qualifications
*Bachelor’s degree required
*3-5 years successful coaching experience
*Proven ability to recruit student-athletes 
*Lifeguard, First-Aid, CPR certifications

Preferred Qualifications
*Experience as a collegiate head coach
*Master’s degree
*Knowledge and support of DIII rules, regulations, and philosophy

Eastern Connecticut State University provides an excellent salary and benefits package, and has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For” eight times.

How to Apply:: Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at: swimsearch@easternct.edu. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled, however, preference will be given to applications received by March 8, 2018. Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791, closes@easternct.edu.

Your Name: Lori Runksmeier

Email Address: runksmeierl@easternct.edu

Application Deadline: 3/8/2019