Head Women’s Swim Coach

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Head Women’s Swim Coach


Within the leadership oversight of the Department of Athletics, our challenge is to build committed leaders who are agents of change in their world for Christ.This kind of leader is committed to Christ – a Kingdom seeker; to their peers - a compassionate friend; and to the broken world around them - a world changing Christian.


1.The Head Swim Coach must be committed to the Lordship of Christ. The Coach must continually seek opportunities to grow and possess strong character traits through the regular practicing of the spiritual disciplines (e.g. prayer, meditation, Bible reading) and develop ministry values that express what God can do in impacting student athletes with whom they interact.

2. The Coach’s ministry strategy is to serve student athletes and the entire campus by creating a spiritually rich environment supporting community development, quality programs and exciting innovative initiatives.

3. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate teaching competence and integration of personal faith and the truths of Christianity with instruction in the classroom and on the field.


The reporting relationship is to the Director of Athletics.For Athletics, the primary responsibilities are to direct, support and supervise a successful intercollegiate swim program representing assistant coaches and student athletes.The Head Coach is responsible for the swim team budget, strategic planning, facilities, policies, compliance, scholarships, promotion and leadership of the team.The Head Coach will also be assigned the duty of Asst. Director of Aquatics.



  • Develop, manage, and successfully coach the sport of swimming including practices, games, scheduling, recruiting, equipment management, reporting scores and statistics, and website updating.
  • Manage and operate within budget parameters, without exception. Submit all receipts and budget reports on time as directed by Director of Athletics.
  • Ensure strict adherence to all Mid-South Conference and NAIA by-laws and regulations.
  • Ensure adherence with established institutional compliance rules, policies, and procedures as well as ethical standards of behavior.
  • Ensure satisfactory academic performance of student-athletes.
  • Ensure the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social welfare of student-athletes.
  • Responsible for successful coaching, to include maximizing the team's potential/abilities, keeping athletes eligible, supporting the spiritual development of each player, and retaining athletes through graduation.
  • Supervise and mentor coaching assistants as directed and approved by Director of Athletics.
  • Assist to propagate a comprehensive public relations program.
  • Manage all department fund-raising and booster events in accordance with University, Mid-South Conference and NAIA expectations, and institutional rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Learn, understand, and adhere to all NAIA guidelines and maintain up-to-date rosters, squad lists and other information keeping compliance as a first priority.
  • Coordinate and develop organized schedules and submit weekly countable hours report.
  • Participate in long-range planning and assessment, attend all departmental training sessions and meetings, read and comply with all departmental policy manuals.
  • Plan and implement daily practice sessions.
  • Communicate with officials and officials’ assignor.
  • Work closely with Facilities and Grounds workers to insure proper upkeep of athletic facilities.
  • Opportunity to develop sport camps and clinics as fundraisers and compensation supplement.
  • Aquatics Director

    · Work with the Director of Campus Recreation in oversight and management of aquatics area.

    · Responsible for aquatics scheduling and programming including college classes, swim lessons, pool facility rentals, and special events within the aquatics area.

    · Supervise and mentor all staff as directed and approved by the Director of Campus Recreation.

    · Hire, evaluate and train all aquatics staff including Head Lifeguard, Lifeguards, and Swim Instructors.

    · Work with Facility Services Technician on any service and maintenance issues with the pool area.

    · Review, evaluate, develop and enforce all aquatics facility policies and procedures.

    · Work with the Director of Risk Management in overseeing an Emergency Action Plan for the aquatics area.

    · Manage and operate within all budget parameters, without exception. Submit all receipts and budget reports on time as directed by the Director of Campus Recreation.

    · Assist Conference Services in the hiring and training of summer lifeguards.

    · Required to be present some evenings during intramural contests and events.


    1. Request, monitor, and oversee any budgetary responsibilities as assigned.

    2. Participate as requested in committees, councils or professional organizations that pertain to this position.Attendance at chapel services is encouraged.

    3. Counsel with students and refer as necessary regarding spiritual, personal, emotional or academic problems.

    4. Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with Indiana Wesleyan University's mission and goals.Support the policies of the student handbook with integrity.

    5. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and create an environment of quality and innovation.

    6. Work within Athletic Department to foster an environment of cooperation and unity.


  • Must demonstrate a mature and expressive Christian faith commitment.
  • Needs to passionately support and articulate the University mission and vision for athletics within the context of that mission.
  • Must have some level of experience in coaching (Minimum of 2 years at the college level).that includes recruiting student-athletes, marketing, scheduling, equipment budgeting/management, and facility care. American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is required.
  • Must have a current CPO (Certified Pool Operator) or must earn the CPO within 12 months of hiring.
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Red Cross Instructor Certification preferred
  • Must subscribe to the principles and lifestyle of the Wesleyan Church
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Need to be gifted in supervising and motivating others.
  • Must be creative and innovative; discerning and a thorough planner.
  • Need to be an organizer and communicator.

    Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.Serving in Full-time, 12 month position.

    Applicants must apply and send information at www.indwes.edu/hr/


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

    Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

    These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University. It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.

    As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

    Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/29/2020
    Application Due: 2/17/2021
    Work Type: Full Time