Job Description Position Summary: The Swim Coach is responsible for initiating various aspects of the Swim Program, such as recruiting within the school, and training the team. Coordinate the development and promotion of the Swim program. Organize and schedule practice sessions. Maintain supervision of each student-athlete under the care of the swim program. Directly responsible for transporting team members to athletic contests.
Coordinate the development and promotion of the swim program. Organize and schedule practice sessions. Teach life skills and develop character. Timely and effectively communicate with the athletic director, parents, players, and administrators. Maintain and secure all swim equipment and uniforms.
Time Commitment: This is a part time position. Coaches are expected to be physically present at all practice and meets. Please see below current practice times:
Monday & Wednesday 4pm-5pm
Tuesday & Thursdays 6:30am -7:30am
Administrative tasks: Making sure all eligibility documents are completed and submitted timely. Inventory documentation is turned in on time. Hold a parents/guardians meeting with all student athletes' parents/guardians before the first official practice/swim meet. Follows established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury. Represent WIS and the swim program in a professional manner.
Other Duties: Attends staff development meetings, clinics, and other professional activities to improve coaching performance. Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or other appropriated administrators.
Supervision Exercised: Assistant Coaches, players, and managers
Supervision Received: Athletic Director. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. WIS reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.
Minimum Qualifications: Swimming coaching experience. A proven track record with age appropriate skill and program development. Certification required for coaching. (Concussion in Sports, First Aid Safety, and Health)
Founded in 1966, Washington International School is a private, non-profit, Preschool-12 school profoundly committed to its mission: to be an exemplary learning community—enriched by differences, informed through inquiry, global in reach. Serving its full community of 900 plus students on two campuses, the school is multinational, multicultural, and multilingual.
The school’s challenging international program draws on classroom-based research on pedagogical practices and curriculum design from renowned organizations such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Project Zero, based in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. From Preschool through Grade 5 students follow the inquiry-based IB Primary Years Program; in Grades 6-10 they continue with a multidisciplinary and inquiry-based approach designed to enhance understanding and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the prestigious IB Diploma Program (DP). All students in Grades 11 and 12 are enrolled in the DP, which prepares them to take exams to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma in addition to a WIS diploma. IB Diploma results are well above the worldwide pass rate, and WIS gra...duates attend highly selective colleges and universities in both the United States (about two-thirds in a typical year) and abroad.
Commitment to the intensive study of a second language is a core principle, with Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes taught entirely in French or Spanish. All instruction in Grades 1-5 is “dual language” in English and either French or Spanish. Chinese is an option beginning in Grade 6. Typically, one half to three-quarters of WIS graduates earn the Bilingual IB Diploma, demonstrating fluency in two languages.
The entire school community – alumni, parents, students, teachers, administrators and staff – are ardent advocates for international education. WIS has played a prominent role in setting a standard for a global perspective that many schools now emulate.
The school culture is highly egalitarian, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and understanding differing points of view. There is no typical WIS family: some households consist only of U.S. passport holders, others are all non-U.S. passport holders and many are a mix of nationalities. In addition to this global diversity, WIS also strives to achieve economic diversity: 14% of the students receive financial assistance.