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Assistant Coach Women's Swimming and Diving

Apply now Posting #: 3805
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Administrator, Athletics

Position Title & Department:

 Assistant Coach Women's Swimming and Diving; Athletics
Posting #


Department Description:

As part of the University of San Diego, a Roman Catholic University, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to advancing academic and athletic excellence and enhancing students' lives while promoting the University of San Diego.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

Assists in the development and implementation of both the educational and the athletic components of the NCAA Division I swimming and diving program. Also assists in creating and implementing the general business operations of the program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting
    • Assist head coach in all aspects of recruiting.
    • Responsible for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures.
    • Understand and keep up to date regarding NCAA/conference/league rules as they pertain to recruiting and eligibility. 
    • Pass the NCAA coaches’ recruiting test annually.
    • Identify and evaluate high school and junior college talent through evaluation at local, regional, sectional, and national meets, and film.
    • Maintain telephone contact with prospects.
    • Recruit their centers of influence.
    • Junior recruiting—Identify prospects and follow-up with by mail/email.
    • Transcript request—The most influential piece of information in the recruiting process.
    • Letter to registrar and follow-up calls to counselors, when appropriate.  Working with our admissions people in an effective and efficient manner.
    • Home Visits—Assist head coach with preparation and presentation when appropriate.
    • Unofficial visits—Persuade local prospects (San Diego and Los Angeles) to visit us so we can get to know them. Persuade local athletes to attend some of our home meets
    • Campus visits—Arrange travel for our recruits. Coordinate the involvement of our athletes.  Spend meals with recruits. Arrange an academic meeting with a department person in their field of interest and an academic class with one of the players. Tour campus.
    • Follow-up—Respond to leads and inquiries in a timely fashion.
  • Assist Head Coach with Teaching and Coaching
    • Supervision of athletes in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the athletes’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
    • Practice Preparation –Help organize and plan practice everyday. Present ideas to help us improve and win.
    • Coaching—Know our philosophy and why. Know every drill and your role in that drill.  Teach our athletes with enthusiasm. Help develop the skills of our athletes. Be available to work with athletes before and after practice.
  • General Assignments
    • The coordination of all University academic policies and responsibilities for counseling student-athletes relative to academic success, progress and eligibility.
    • Knowledge of and adherence to all University, NCAA, and conference rules and regulations, policies and procedures, with special attentions to recruiting, eligibility, admissions, and financial aid.
    • Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations in regard to use/abuse of alcohol and drugs by team members.
    • Foster and maintain positive student body and faculty relationships.
    • Maintain professional growth through meetings, clinics, workshops, etc.
    • Assist in conference, regional and national events hosted by the University.
    • Assist in the organization of any team and/or department awards presentations for student-athletes.
  • Travel
    • Develop detailed budgets for all road trips.
    • Coordinate and explain the expenses to head coach.
    • Coordinate air and ground transportation with authorized travel agency.
    • Distribute cash advances to players and coaches.
    • File expense report for team.
    • Secure bus and van use with transportation coordinator.


Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • At least one year of related experience in the sport
  • Understanding of and compliance with NCAA rules and regulations

Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, members of the University community, San Diego community, and all media
  • Possess good management skills
  • Ability to understand the goals and responsibilities of running a successful athletic program at the NCAA Division I level
  • Represent the University in a professional and responsible
  • Successful completion of required background checks.

Tools & Equipment Used:

Personal computer, Microsoft Office, Scoutware, general office equipment.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Posting Salary:

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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