In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
General Statement of Duties: Westfield State University has an immediate opening for assistant part-time women's swimming and diving coach. Experience in collegiate or high school coaching is preferred, as well as an understanding of a competitive NCAA Division III program. The assistant coach will provide administrative, instructional, and recruiting support services under the direction and supervision of the Head Coach. Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but not limited to: Essential:
The primary duty will be to assist in coaching the women's varsity swimming & diving team.
Duties will include working with the head coach to develop and assist and supervise in water practices for individuals and groups as assigned.
The Assistant Coach will develop and/or supervise dry-land workouts as directed.
The Assistant Coach will provide on deck coaching including race analysis and stroke feedback during competition.
The Assistant Coach will assist with recruiting as directed by the head coach.
The Assistant Coach will assist with the management of team travel and meal coordination.
The Assistant Coach will promote a culture of health, well-being, and safety in all aspects of the team.
The dates of final coaching responsibilities are determined by post-season tournament competition.
The Assistant Coach will have an opportunity to travel with the team to Florida in January.
The Assistant Coach will drive a team van on occasion.
Knowledge of Hy-Tek Software and running Meet Manager and Team Manager is preferred.
The duties and responsibilities are based on a yearly length of service and are renewable at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.
All Departmental, Conference and NCAA rules and regulations will be followed.
All compensation shall be based upon hours actually worked as recorded on weekly time sheets throughout the entire year.
All Assistant Coaches are required to be CPR/AED, First Aid Certified and certification opportunities exist annually within the Athletics Department
A high level of competency in women's swimming and diving skill instruction.
An understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics.
Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student-athletes and staff.
Valid Driver's license.
Three to four years of experience as a collegiate swimmer/diver.
One to three years of experience coaching at the high school or college level.
Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:
Contact information for three references *
Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree
* Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online application.
Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us. Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.