Colorado Mesa University-Head Coach, Men’s & Women’s Swimming

Position Description: This position is responsible to the Co-Directors of Athletics for the development of a competitive swimming program within the guidelines of the NCAA, RMAC, and CMU. Includes all aspects of a collegiate swimming program; recruiting, scouting, budgeting, planning, organizing, scheduling, monitoring academic performance and promoting intercollegiate athletics. Teaching responsibilities may be included.

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

Responsible for the success of the men’s and women’s swimming program. This includes supervision of assistant coach(es), scouting, recruitment of student athletes, monitoring academic progress of athletes, scheduling meets, ensuring compliance with NCAA and RMAC conference rules or regulations and eligibility of players.

Supervise and participate in the recruitment of student athletes. This includes interviewing, screening, assessment/evaluation, and meeting with coaches, counselors, principals, teachers and parents to facilitate the process.

Plan and manage team travel such as time schedules, transportation by bus/vans, lodging accommodations, meal and accommodations, insurance coverage and schedules for meets and practice. Ensure travel arrangements are within budget constraints and are safe for the players’ and coaches’ welfare.

Supervise and manage the inventory of sports equipment. This involves the selection and purchase, reconditioning, checking standards and ensuring safety and accountability of physical assets.

Oversee the budget for the program. Monitor and approve expenditures for area of responsibility.

Supervise and manage the facility to facilitate practice. Coordinate the facility arrangements, ensure safety of equipment and practice building and pool, and secure facilities at end of practices.

Plan, organize and participate in practice and meets. This involves athlete conditioning, planning sets, oversight of practices, review current rules and regulations, and participate in media coverage of events.

Supervise and manage programs for youth.

Assist in departmental and campus fundraising activities.  

The university may request that this position teach in an assigned area of expertise.

Work with community groups to encourage and foster their participation in the athletic activities or events. Speak at promotional events such as sports banquets and community events.

Serve on committees as deemed appropriate for district, conference or national level.

Work in liaison with faculty, administrators, and staff to coordinate academic and athletic efforts and to share resources and ideas.

This position reports to the Co-Directors of Athletics and must subscribe to the Colorado Mesa Principles Governing Athletics. 

This position supervises:
Assistant Coach(es)
Student Work Study Employee(s)

Qualifications: REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Previous coaching and/or swimming at the collegiate level.

Master’s degree (to teach, a master’s degree is required in physical education or related field.)
Proven successful recruiting of quality student athletes.
Ability to effectively present information, both orally and in writing, and to respond to questions from team members, groups of recruits, athletes, students, supporters and the press. Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical instructions, manuals and periodicals.

Ability to perform basic mathematical functions and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions and percentages as related to fiscal management.

Strategic and analytical reasoning skills are necessary. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variable in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The incumbent will be required to sit, walk, talk, hear, and see with both near and far acuity. Must be able to effectively demonstrate different skills relating to swimming and be able to demonstrate proper weight training techniques. The head coach should be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds on a regular basis.

The tasks involved with this position will be performed in a variety of environments, including an office environment, a classroom environment, and indoor and outdoor pool facilities. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to extremely noisy.

How to Apply::

Your Name: Robin Hood

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