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Head Swim Coach

Apply now Job no: 493290
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Athletics




In collaboration with the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach will be charged with leading UMBC’s Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving Teams and is expected to identify, evaluate and recruit high-achieving student athletes from geographically and demographically diverse populations.

Specific duties include: player development (practice planning and in-pool instruction, meet management, attention to academics and commitment to community service); recruiting and retaining academically and athletically qualified student-athletes; overseeing all administrative responsibilities (scheduling, team travel, balancing the budget, and hiring, supervising and evaluating assistant coaches); cultivating relationships with alumni and working with Athletics Department and Office of Institutional Advancement staff on fundraising, special events and appearances; and performing other duties as assigned. It is expected that the successful candidate will abide by all written policies and procedures of, the Department of Athletics, UMBC, the America East Conference (AEC), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and three years experience (5 years preferred) experience as a swim coach at the college level or alternatively, at the Olympic, professional or similar levels. Working knowledge of rules and regulations governing collegiate swimming. Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment and discretion. Demonstrated commitment to supporting the development of student athletes from varied backgrounds. Ability to work weekends and nights.

Note:  The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

Preferred Qualifications: 

One year of head coach experience at the college level or alternatively, at the Olympic, professional or similar levels. Playing experience at the college level and full-time coaching experience at an NCAA Division I institution.

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by January 3, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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