Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Swimming Coach is responsible for the management and administration of all activities related to his/her sport and exercises direct supervision of recruiting, training, and coaching student-athletes participating in the sport. As a member of the Jewell Community, the Head Swimming Coach is fully responsible for compliance with all College policies and procedures as well as all applicable bylaws of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). At William Jewell College, Intercollegiate Athletics are a meaningful part of a student’s educational experience and are considered to be a co-curricular activity.
Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct the sport program in strict compliance with all applicable NCAA and GLVC bylaws
Promote academic excellence and graduation by monitoring academic progress, study tables, academic meetings, and class attendance
Organize and administer practice sessions and other related training activities
Oversee the recruitment of prospective student-athletes in a coordinated effort with the Office of Admission.
Manage athletically-based financial aid in a coordinated effort with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services.
Develop and manage the sport operations budget including equipment, travel, meals, uniforms, supplies, etc.
Coordinate team travel for competition to include van or bus itineraries, lodging, and meals
Drive vans to transport team when appropriate
Submit appropriate reports and forms to administrative staff as requested
Actively participate in GLVC coaches conference meetings where applicable and be available for all GLVC coaches’ conference calls
Recruit and supervise coaching staff
Conduct, organize and participate in community engagement, community service, and fund-raising activities
Plan, promote and conduct camps, clinics, and/or lessons.
Work collaboratively with the Office of Advancement to cultivate relationships with alumni and other friends/supporters of the College
Serve as Director of Aquatics to coordinate open swim, lifeguards, rentals, and other recreational aquatic activities
Other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Progressive experience as a coach in the sport, head coach and collegiate experience preferred
Master’s degree in physical education or related field is preferred with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in academic program of study
Familiarity with appropriate athletic governing organization rules and regulations (NCAA, GLVC)
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
An understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges in the environment of private higher education
Certified Lifeguard through American Red Cross or other nationally recognized certifying entity.
Certified Pool & Spa Operator preferred
Have, or be willing to obtain, a Missouri Class E Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
Normal office environment as well as indoor and outdoor athletics facilities. Some travel required. Evening and weekend work required. Physically able to lift 25 pounds and attend practice and competitive sessions indoors and outdoors.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.
Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources: William Jewell College Office of Human Resources 500 College Hill Box 1017 Liberty, MO 64068 (816) 415-6904
Availability Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled.
All final candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.
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About William Jewell College
William Jewell College is located in Liberty, MO, and has approximately 900 full time students. At William Jewell, we are The Critical Thinking College. We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought and act with purpose. The College has a long tradition of quality and success in intercollegiate athletics and sponsors 20 intercollegiate sports programs. The College is a member of Division II of the NCAA and competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.