The duty of the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach is to assist the Head Swim Coach in teaching, training, and developing the skills of student athletes in the sport of swim while integrating the Catholic faith through mentorship and virtue development.

The Assistant Swim Coach head will also assist the Head Swim Coach in the planning and administration of the men’s and women’s swim programs and will provide leadership and oversight to the student-athletes, serving as a positive mentor, encouraging virtue development, and creating a positive image aligned with the Ave Maria University mission for the swim program.

The Assistant Swim Coach will adhere to all guidelines and regulations set forth by the Sun Conference, NAIA and Ave Maria University.


  • Assist in team coaching, teaching, training, and individual student athlete skill development, to prepare the team for competition.
  • Teach and develop the skills of the student athletes in the sport of swimming while integrating the Catholic faith through mentorship and virtue development.
  • Assist in monitoring academic, social, and personal development of swim student-athletes.
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting academically and athletically talented student-athletes for the swim program.
  • Assist in promotion and development of program by creating and maintaining effective relationships with alumni, donors, and community members.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of camps and clinics.
  • Participate in events as a representative of the department and swim program.
  • Maintain knowledge and remain current regarding all appropriate NAIA, The Sun Conference, Department of Athletics, and University compliance issues, policies, and procedures.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required
EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years of swim coaching experience, preferably at the college level

  • Exceptional time management and organization skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and under supervision.
  • Willingness to serve, and build relationships with the team
  • Must possess strong initiative, leadership skills, organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask to manage a variety of projects and priorities, coordinating the actions of others, follow through on projects to timely completion, and demonstrate excellent judgment with attention to detail.
  • Microsoft Office experience with Word, Outlook, Publisher, Excel, and Power Point software.
  • Must support the University’s Catholic mission.

PHYSICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10 – 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, type and perform data entry, visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information, ability to hear in order to answer telephones and to communicate verbally, and the ability to sit for extended periods of time.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able to work some mornings, weekends, and some holidays. Must be willing to travel.

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