Aquatics Director/Head Coach

Aug 22, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Aquatics Director/Head Coach

Job Number:


Stanford's Department Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) supports the nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on the 36 intercollegiate athletic teams sponsored by the university. It also supports the campus physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Stanford's intercollegiate athletics department is seen as the premier athletic program in the country, achieving the highest levels of success both in the classroom and on the field. The core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way” are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead With Courage, and Work Cohesively. All department actions and employees are guided by these principles.

We are on a mission to become the best college athletics department in the country. Our sports teams speak for themselves in terms of athletic success (combined with the academic success of our student-athletes) and it is our goal to have the business side of our department to be equally top-notch. All employees contribute and help set the tone for the future of the organization. Currently, the Athletics Department is seeking applicants for the position of SCRA Aquatics Director & Head Coach.

This position fills a 12 month appointment with primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of a successful year round aquatics program at the Stanford Campus Recreation Association (SCRA) located at 875 Bowdoin Street, Stanford CA 94305.


  • Provide a high standard of safety in and around the pool.
  • Provide a regular schedule of well-organized swim activities, adapt to meet members' changing needs.
  • Provide a well-trained staff with exceptional customer service, communication, program development, and program implementation skills.
  • Provide support to all club activities, functions, and goals.


  • Oversee day-to-day operations and ensure programs run in a safe and efficient way through a visible management presence and leadership.
  • Schedule pool usage and manage needs among different interest groups.
  • Prepare an annual Swim Program Budget for approval by General Manager
  • Hire, train, and direct all swim staff, including swim lesson instructors, lifeguards, and coaches. Manage staff scheduling. Process, review and submit payroll for all aquatics staff.
  • Plan, manage and oversee aquatics programs with effective communications of Summer & Year round swim teams, SCRA Swim School, and seasonal lifeguards. Develop and introduce new services and programs as needed. Track utilization including capacity/availability, following all requirements and policies mandated for safety.
  • Promote swimming programs and activities to members. Respond to member questions or concerns.
  • Promote the club; provide support as assigned by club management.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to work with kids of all ages along with their parents.
  • Coaching skills: Ability to coach swimmers at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
  • Administrative skills: Ability to organize and communicate effectively the administrative tasks involved with a successful aquatics program.


    Bachelor's degree preferred. Strong background in swimming with coaching experience. ASCA Level 2 certification equivalent or higher. Professional and friendly communication skills. Attention to safety and professionalism. Flexibility and willingness to work as a team player. Strong working knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Word, PC proficient.

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
  • May work extended hours.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
  • This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford's intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for ensuring that his/her involvement with Athletics Department activities maintains the integrity of the University's reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

    Job: Athletics

    Location: Athletics
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • Similar jobs

    Similar jobs