Harvard University - Men's and Women's Diving Coach (Posted 6/28/2018)

With the goal of leading a championship caliber program, and with a commitment to student-athlete success both in the pool and in the classroom, you will direct and manage all aspects of a Division I men's and women’s intercollegiate diving program. The successful candidate will understand and embrace the academic mission of Harvard College and the role that athletics plays to support it.

By using intercollegiate competition and all activities related to such competition, this position serves as a teacher and mentor to help build student character, prepare students for a constructive and effective life, and teach valuable life lessons including work ethic; discipline; resilience; persistence; teamwork and selflessness; goal-setting and goal achievement; overcoming adversity; and leadership. You will coach and develop student athletes; plan and direct the overall training strategy for the program; establish practice, training and competition schedules; oversee strength and conditioning of the athletes; develop and implement a student-athlete recruiting strategy; spearhead fundraising efforts and alumni engagement; and supervise Assistant Coaches.  You will also plan, direct and manage the Swim School, which is a major fundraiser for the swimming & diving programs.  You will report to the Head Coaches for Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving. 

Required Education, Experience, Skills

Ideally, you have/are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least 5 seasons of (a) coaching diving and/or (b) diving as an athlete in intercollegiate competition;
  • Outstanding technical, tactical and strategic knowledge of diving;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills with a variety of people;
  • Administratively self-sufficient; and
  • A demonstrated passion for college athletics. 

What We Offer
Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society.  The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard.  The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.    

Additional Information and How to Apply
All applicants for regular employment at Harvard must apply on line at   https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=46145BR.  For more information about Harvard Athletics, visit www.GoCrimson.com.     

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Montgomery Dive Club - National Development Coach (Posted 6/26/2018)

Montgomery Dive Club in Montgomery County, Maryland is seeking applications for Assistant Coach to run our National Development Program, developing talented 6-11 year old divers.

Overview:
Successful applicant will:

  • Develop training plans for NDP members
  • Coach NDP in dryland and pool
  • Work collaboratively with the Head Coach and other staff members
  • Perform talent identification and recruitment of young divers

This is one of the largest diving clubs in the US, with a 30 year history in a thriving recreational aquatics community. We’re supported by a fantastic independent parent booster organization.

Our Rockville site includes two 1-meters and two 3-meters on concrete, full stack of platforms, bubbler, and ropes over 1 and 3-meter. 1600 square foot dryland on site with two dryboards, two trampolines, air-floor, and ropes over dryboard and trampoline.

Administrative duties limited to communication with athletes, parents and facility staff.

Required/Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-2 years experience coaching developmental divers on 1 and 3-meter springboard and 5-meter platform to USAD Junior level required
  • Proficiency/willingness to learn belt spotting required
  • USAD safety training and AAU registration required
  • USAD Aerial Certification preferred
  • Experience coaching at USA Diving Junior Nationals preferred

Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience/qualifications. Four weeks PTO annually during scheduled breaks (end of December and August).

Applications accepted until July 21st. Background check on all applicants. Send resume to MDCBeavers@gmail.com. Intended start September 1.

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Pitt Diving Club - Head Coach (Posted 6/11/2018)

Pitt Diving Club is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic Head Coach to manage, develop and deliver a Club program that provides an exceptional training opportunity for all levels and ages in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

Through exceptional leadership our Head Coach and staff will inspire, mentor and support our athletes and assistant coaches to flourish both inside and outside of the pool.  The Head Coach will develop and grow the pool and dryland program to provide a structure and appropriate training environment for all levels within the club.  This includes beginners, up to athletes with the aspirations to compete and be successful on the National, International and collegiate level.

Coaching responsibilities

Day to day coaching of all levels within the program including but not excluded to:

  • Plan, manage, and deliver individualized annual, weekly and daily training plans for Elite Level divers within the club.
  • Plan, manage and deliver annual, weekly and daily training plans for all teams.
  • Develop and manage Learn to Dive Program; developing a curriculum to ensure exceptional fundamentals first coaching for all members of the program.
  • Constant assessment and evaluation of divers throughout whole program to ensure correct placement and transition of divers. 
  • Mentor and develop coaching staff to provide exceptional fundamentals first coaching style throughout entire club.

Administration responsibilities

Day to day management and running of the club including but not excluded to:

  • Plan, manage and communicate all programming and scheduling (practice and competition) to coaching staff and club members
  • Mentoring and management of all coaching staff; ensuring a safe and effective working environment.  This includes collection and review of clearances, USA Diving membership etc are up to date
  • Marketing and promoting Pittsburgh Diving Club, increasing club membership in the 6-12 age range specifically.
  • Planning, marketing, management and delivery of Pittsburgh Diving Camps.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and Resume to pittdivingclub@gmail.com

Starting Salary $45, 000

Start Date: August 20th

Application closing Date: July 2nd 2018

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Whittier College - Men's and Women's Part-time Diving Coach (Posted 5/31/2018)

Whittier College, a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference invites interested and qualified persons to apply for the position of part-time Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach. This is a 7-month position and runs from August 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019. The Diving Coach is expected to plan all aspects of training, recruiting and competition for the members of the diving squad under the supervision of the Head Swimming/Diving Coach. Hours will be scheduled on a part-time weekly schedule.

Responsibilities

This position will assist the Head Coach for Swimming and Diving in all areas, including:

  • On deck coaching. The Diving Coach will be expected to attend all diving practices.
  • Fulfill all responsibilities that accompany dual meet and conference championship competition.
  • Assistant in recruiting both male and female divers.
  • Participate in and be expected to pass the NCAA recruiting exam.
  • Make phone calls to prospective student-athletes.
  • Attend high school swimming/diving meets for the purpose of scouting high school talent.
  • Arrange for official visits by prospective student-athletes, with approval of the Head Swimming/Diving Coach.
  • Report the status of recruiting to the Head Swimming/Diving Coach.
  • Assist the Head Swimming/Diving Coach with event planning such as clinics, home meets and road trips.
  • Ensure that the men’s and women’s swimming/diving programs are administered with a constant commitment to compliance of all institutional, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Oversee the academic progress of the diving team members in conjunction with the academic support staff.
  • Within the athletic department expectations, identify academically at risk divers and coordinate their use of resources, including study hall, with the academic support staff.
  • Assist with equipment and uniform orders.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and collegiate competing or coaching experience required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with collegiate experience
  • Successful candidate will be self-motivated and will have demonstrated ability as a very strong recruiter.
  • Successful candidate will maintain a strong commitment to the academic achievement of student athletes in a diverse student population.
  • Knowledge and commitment to SCIAC and NCAA Division III policies and strong interpersonal skills are preferred.

Lifeguard, CPR and AED certification

Resumes can be sent to: thamlet@whittier.edu

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Army West Point - Diving Coach (Posted 5/24/2018)

The Army West Point diving coach will be responsible for all diver recruitment, practice and training, and competition. In addition to coaching the divers, additional team duties (e.g., team academic oversight, team travel logistics, diving equipment maintenance, participating in and managing team events, etc.) may be assigned by the head swimming and diving coach.

Competitive applicants will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of diving coaching experience (NCAA Division I preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, coach, and manage a successful diving program
  • A strong sense of team, where swimming and diving are one team
  • The ability to lead and mentor cadets to become leaders of character
  • Values congruent with those of the United States Military Academy
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An understanding and willingness to abide by the rules and regulations of the Patriot League and NCAA

This is a full-time, 12 month position. While military experience and/or familiarity may be helpful, it is not necessary. The Army West Point Athletic Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications will be reviewed, and all applicants will be considered without regard to age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other qualitative basis protected by federal and/or state law.

To apply, please send an email with your resume and cover letter to Head Swim/Dive Coach Mickey Wender (Michael.wender@usma.edu)


 


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