Department: Univ Athletics-Swimming W Salary/Grade: EXS/32
The Assistant Swimming Coach reports to the Director of Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving and assists with the coaching and training of the Swimming and Diving Team. Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
**Willingness and ability to work, as well as travel, mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Assist the head coach in the coaching and training of Northwestern’s Men's and Women’s Swimming team; developing and conducting all in-season and out-of-season sessions throughout the year as deemed necessary and appropriate.
Aid the head coach in the psychological preparation of team in both pre-game and post-game; and for developing motivational approach to practice and meets.
Assist with filming and technique instruction.
Develop comprehensive knowledge of swimming in decision-making, delegating authority and in setting objectives.
Must be fully knowledgeable and adhere to all rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big Ten Conference (as applicable) and Northwestern University as amended from time to time.
Administrative duties such as travel plans, compliance logs, on campus visits, etc.
Coordinate annual and long term recruiting strategy that reflects the University, Department and program values.
Assist the head coach in the recruitment of top student-athletes, commensurate with the admissions qualifications of Northwestern University who are capable of successfully competing at the NCAA level. Maintain good relations with the parents of prospective and current student-athletes.
Spearhead recruiting visits.
Demonstrate interest in academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with Academic Services staff in solving and preventing academic problems.
Cooperate with team physicians and Sports Medicine staff regarding health care and decisions of practice and participation of student-athletes.
Support and encourage student-athlete participation in community service and other outreach activities.
Alumni Relations, Public Relations and Development
Establish a social media presence that reflects University, Department and program values.
Responsible for the maintenance of sound alumni relations and for promoting and participating in various alumni events in cooperation with the Athletic Development staff.
In collaboration with the Athletic Development staff, design a strategy for fundraising and endowment and assist in fund-raising efforts on behalf of the swimming program and Department as requested.
Responsible for maintaining good public relations with the public news media, and working with the Department’s Athletic Communications department in promoting Northwestern University. Maintain amicable public relations with faculty, staff, students and media of the University; friends as well as alumni support groups and secondary school coaches.
Report issues and concerns to the Sport Administrator and faithfully and diligently carry out other Department related duties as assigned.
Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards all sports in the Intercollegiate and Recreational programs.
Performs other duties as assigned
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Previous coaching experience at the Division I Level or Senior National Level.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Professional verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a dynamic fast paced environment and manage stressful situations.
Strong understanding of social media best practices and the ability to produce and maintain an engaging presence through different channels.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Knowledge of marketing and business strategies applicable to fundraising and business development preferred.
Knowledge of rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big Ten Conference and Northwestern University preferred.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 38885
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.