University of St. Thomas
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission


University of St. Thomas

Head Coach - Men's and Women's Swimming

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district and a NCAA Division III university, is seeking applicants for a full-time Head Coach of Men's and Women's Swimming. This position reports directly to the Athletic Director.

Position Summary:

This is a 12-month position responsible for all aspects of the Men's and Women's Swimming program, including the administration of day-to-day aspects of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III swimming program. This includes a commitment to the student-athletes' academic progress and degree completion.


The successful candidate will have an opportunity to build, mold, and cultivate the Swimming program at the University of St. Thomas. The program will be a part of the NCAA and will function as a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). The candidate will be instrumental in determining the foundation and direction of the program.


Reporting lines:

The Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach will report to the Director of Athletics for all matters related to the Swimming program and will work closely with the Admissions Department, faculty, administration and staff to help advance UST athletics.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

Student development theory is used to create, plan, and implement educational, social, physical and cultural programming designed to enhance the overall experience and achievement of both undergraduate and graduate students. These means are accomplished through the following specific duties:

  • Manage day-to-day activities of an NCAA DIII swimming program
  • Stay updated and compliant with all NCAA Division III rules and regulations.
  • Recruitment of student-athletes in compliance with UNIVERSITY and NCAA DIII policies & procedures
  • Practice and Meet preparation
  • Scheduling and travel arrangements
  • Budget preparation & management
  • Establish and maintain relationships with regional and national coaching organizations and associations.
  • Coordinate with the Recreational Sports Office and off campus facilities with the scheduling of practices and other team events on and off campus
  • Collaborate with University Advancement relating to fundraising initiatives
  • Work with the Faculty Athletics Representative
  • Coordinate with other offices on campus including Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar
  • Participate actively in campus events and on university committees in order to support the University community and provide a leadership presence
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Administration
  • Serve as event day administrator as assigned
  • Design, market and manage summer youth camps and clinics
  • Serve as facility monitor for safety and well-being of participants in athletic activities

Supervisory responsibilities:

The Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach position may also supervise a volunteer assistant, student assistant and team manager. In consultation with the Director of Athletics, this position is responsible for overseeing all of the following: delegation of work, performance appraisals, discipline issues, and the hiring and termination process.


Fiscal responsibilities:

The Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach is responsible for assisting the Director of Athletics with the departmental budget expenditures for the Swimming program.


Education and Experience required:

A Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Sport Management or a related field is required. A Master's Degree is preferred.

A minimum of three years of coaching experience, preferably in a college or university setting

The successful candidate must also have excellent verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills.

Basic computer skills should include word processing and spreadsheets.


Working conditions:

Position requires irregular office hours including after-hours and weekend work to attend competitions, practices and university events. Office hours will be established in consultation with the Director of Athletics. Physical requirements are those of a normal office.


The University of St. Thomas is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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