Men's and Women's Head Water Polo Coach

Job description

Requisition # 2018-8590
Department Athletics-Coaches
Category Athletics
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


The mission of Princeton University Department of Athletics is to strive for excellence in academics and athletics, while embracing equity in opportunity, good sportsmanship, and ethical conduct. In keeping with this mission, the role of the Head Coach of Men's and Women's Water Polo is to provide a quality program which will challenge and develop the physical, mental and personal abilities of student-athletes of a Division I Water Polo program.


Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the responsibilities of the Head Coach of Men's and Women's Water Polo at Princeton University include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coach Water Polo in a substantive manner that is consistent with the educational mission of the University.
  • Engage in ethical and values-based coaching in order to develop the character and the skill of the University's student-athletes.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of water polo, a sophisticated understanding of coaching strategies, and a demonstrated ability to enhance player development.
  • Effectively operate a competitive Division I Water Polo program.
  • Recruiting skills: ability to identify and successfully recruit student athletes within the framework of the University guidelines and policies.
  • Work effectively with administrators, the support staff, and other coaches and programs within the Department of Athletics.
  • Communicate effectively with various institutional constituencies (e.g., faculty, administration, students, parents, staff, alumni and friends) in order to strengthen programmatic integration with the University.
  • Continue the development and oversight of the Friends Group.
  • Adhere to Ivy League, ECAC and NCAA rules and regulations.


  • Successful background as a coach of water polo.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to manage team dynamics.
  • Demonstrated organizational ability for practice and recruiting.
  • An understanding of the fundamental role that intercollegiate athletics, properly implemented, can play in the educational development of our student-athletes.
  • Successfully pass NCAA recruiting examination within one month of hire.
  • Functional computer skills.
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED certification subsequent to the date of hire.

  • Advanced degree.
  • Competitive experience at the collegiate level.
  • Coaching at the collegiate level.

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADC, 020

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 3/21/2018
Application Due: 5/5/2018
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