The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) is searching for an Assistant Swim Coach/Equipment Manager. UWL is a Division III school competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), one of the nation’s premier Division III conferences. The Assistant Swim Coach/Equipment Manager will be a valued member of the Athletics Staff and will contribute to the mission of UWL’s Intercollegiate Athletics Program: Building Champions, In Sport, In School, In Life.
Assistant Swim Coach (50%, 9-month appointment): The position of Assistant Swimming Coach will report directly to UWL’s Head Swimming & Diving Coach. The Assistant Coach will assist in the management of daily operations of a Division III intercollegiate swimming and diving program competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, with responsibilities including, but not limited to, assisting in the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, and administering of the swimming and diving program (“UWL Swimming & Diving”) to meet University and Department objectives. The Assistant Coach must conduct themselves in such a way as to enhance respect for the University, the Department, UWL Swimming & Diving and UWL student athletes.
Equipment Manager (50%, 9-month appointment): The Equipment Manager reports directly to the Deputy Director of Athletics and will assist in overseeing all facets of a comprehensive college athletics equipment, apparel and laundry operation. Duties include inventorying, maintaining, storing, ordering, and distributing equipment, uniforms, and apparel used by UWL’s intercollegiate athletic teams; managing and maintaining the equipment room, locker room facilities, and associated equipment; hiring, training, and supervising a student equipment staff; and performing other administrative tasks. The Equipment Manager must comply with all applicable NCAA and WIAC rules and regulations.
At UWL, we value diverse backgrounds and beliefs, a viewpoint that we hope is shared by our new colleague. The Assistant Swim Coach/Assistant Coordinator of Camps and Clinics must conduct themselves in such a way as to enhance respect for the University, UWL Athletics, UWL Swimming & Diving and UWL student-athletes. Violation of NCAA, WIAC, and UWL rules may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
The position includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package and will remain open until filled with priority consideration given to applications submitted on or before July 8, 2019. The position is anticipated to begin at the beginning of the upcoming academic year (August 26, 2019).
Substantial experience as an athlete or coach in the sport of swimming.
Demonstrated ability to work as an individual and as a member of a team.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Valid driver’s license.
Three years of relevant collegiate coaching experience.
Demonstrated experience in college recruiting.
Understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III ideal.
1-3 years equipment room experience.
Application Process: All application materials must be submitted electronically on UWL’s career opportunities website. Required submission materials include: 1. A cover letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for the position. 2. Resume. 3. Contact information for 3 references, including name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address. All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to: Steven Mohs, Head Swimming & Diving Coach at email@example.com.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.