The full-time Aquatics Coordinator/Head Swimming & Diving Coach is responsible for the overall management and oversight of swimming and diving facility at the Yanitelli Recreational Life Center, including all staffing and programming, and other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate AD for facilities and Operations. As head swimming & diving coach, the candidate is responsible for the direct oversight and supervision of all aspects of a Division I swimming and diving program including instruction, recruiting, fundraising, student-athlete welfare, academic support, NCAA rules compliance, budget administration and other administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Manage and oversee all facets of pool operation including: -Hire, schedule, supervise and train the life guard staff; coordinate payroll for the lifeguards. -Maintain the pool and filter room in conjunction with the Maintenance staff and the Assistant AD for Facilities, and conduct regular water tests -Implement aquatics programming including swim lessons, certification classes, etc. -Maintain risk management analysis of the pool and filter room; make necessary requests and suggestions to the Director of Recreational Life; conduct emergency planning and training for the pool -Schedule hours of pool operations and devise pool policies to be approved by the Director of Recreational Life – Generate income through the regular rental of the pool to outside groups; coordinate and schedule the seamless integration of these groups into pool operations – Perform other tasks as assigned by the Associate AD for Facilities and Operations as well as within the realm of the Student Life & Development Division
Serve as head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach for NCAA Division I program and perform tasks including: -Recruitment of prospective student-athletes; -Compliance with NCAA, MAAC and Saint Peter’s University rules and regulations; -Must pass the annual NCAA recruitment examination; -Provide leadership, instruction and expertise in the conduct of the University’s Division I men’s and women’s swimming programs; -Schedule and devise practices and training routines; -Develop an annual competition schedule; -Promote student-athlete welfare and provide academic support to student-athletes; -Serve as team budget administrator and oversee team fundraising; -Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
The Coordinator must maintain the following certifications at all times: Certified Pool Operator; Life Saving, AED/CPR and First Aid. Additional certifications including but not limited to Life Guard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor (SWI), First Aid and CPR/AED instructor, Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), SCUBA, etc., are strongly preferred.
Good organizational, interpersonal, leadership, time management and communication skills are required. The candidate must be able to balance their schedule accordingly in order to meet all the required expectations as both the aquatics coordinator and swim coach. A demonstrated commitment to academic and athletic excellence in a collegiate environment and a working knowledge of, and the ability to, comply with the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Saint Peter’s University is essential.
Bachelor’s degree required but Master’s degree preferred in Physical Education, Recreation, Exercise Science or a related field.
A minimum of three years’ experience is required in pool facility operations and coaching swimming and diving.