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Head Coach for Women's Swimming & Diving/Aquatics Assistant Director

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions, Seasonal - Athletics

JOB TITLE:  Head Coach for Women’s Swimming and Diving/Aquatics Assistant Director

DIVISION:  Administration & Facilities           



CAT. 15                      

FLSA STATUS: Exempt                                            

 REPORTS TO:  Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities

SUPERVISES:  Exercises direct supervision of the Recreation Facilities Supervisor II, 15 to 20 part-time Lifeguards, 2 to 3 part-time Assistant Coaches, and 5 to 10 work-study students.

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:  The Head Coach of the Women’s Swimming and Diving Team is responsible for the staffing and scheduling of all activities in the Natatorium and coordinates scheduling of campus and outside groups. The incumbent works with department and campus personnel on recreational programming in the Natatorium and to ensure the proper maintenance of the Natatorium, including compliance with state and federal pool-related regulations.

Follows the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention and assists in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.


  • Performs all the duties associated with managing and serving as the Head Coach of Women’s Swimming and Diving, including but not limited to managing practices and competitions, team recruitment and retention, budget management (e.g., equipment, recruiting, personnel), supervision and mentoring of assistant coaches, mentoring student-athletes, competition schedule development, transportation, and meals for away contests, alumni, and family engagement
  • Abides by NCAA, Conference, and institutional policies and rules, including the NCAA Principals of Ethical Conduct
  • Reinforces the priorities of health and safety through attention to the NCAA Sports Sciences Institute consensus statements, institutional policies and procedures
  • Collaborates with the Sports Medicine Office to ensure health and injury procedures are maintained
  • Collaborates with department personnel relative to team publicity and statistics, to help maintain and collect athletic equipment, and to maintain sport and locker room facilities
  • Assists with the selection and ordering of new equipment for swimming and diving (e.g., suits, caps, uniforms)
  • Recruits, hires, assigns, trains, and supervises certified lifeguards and other assigned staff for all pool activities
  • Implements regulations and water safety procedures for pools
  • Coordinates scheduling of campus and outside groups with department and campus personnel
  • Works with department and campus personnel on recreational programming in the Natatorium 
  • Works with department and campus facilities personnel to ensure the proper maintenance of the Natatorium, including observation of state and federal pool-related regulations
  • Ensures institutional compliance with all certified pool operator duties
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned and/or the job description changed periodically to reflect changing organization needs


  • EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree
    • Demonstrated (over 3 years) collegiate recruiting and coaching experience in swimming
    • Demonstrated (over 3 years) experience in swimming pool administration 
  • OTHER:  Ability to work flexible hours which includes evenings and weekends; Local and regional travel required


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Certified Pool Operators Certification or willingness to secure the certification
  • Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor Certification or willingness to secure the certification
  • Experience overseeing and/or coaching diving


  • Knowledge of and ability to teach the latest techniques in collegiate swimming
  • Ability to supervise, instruct, and deal effectively with students and staff
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Knowledge and ability to implement University, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Ability to maintain favorable relations with university and community groups
  • Strong commitment to the NCAA Division III Philosophy
  • Ability to coordinate and negotiate with internal and external groups regarding the use of athletic facilities

SALARY:  $68,565.00 – $87,858.09

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And More!

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Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship is not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, a current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for internal applicants is  July 12, 2024.

The review of internal and external applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.


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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class. UMass Dartmouth reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

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