Assistant Coach, Swimming & Diving

ID# 004839
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY 13346
United States
Job Description
Colgate University

Assistant Coach, Swimming & Diving

Requisition Number: 2024S046Posting

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Division: Athletics

Department: Swimming & Diving

Wage/Salary Range: $60,000-$62,000

Department Statement:

Colgate Athletics seeks to be a welcoming and diverse association of students, coaches, staff, alumni and fans in which all people are treated equitably and respectfully, and can contribute fully to our success; we share common goals, we affirm open communication and civility, we honor the sacredness of each person, we accept responsibility to act for the common good, we care for and serve one another, and we honor our history while celebrating our evolution; and, we strive to consistently perform at the upper range of our potential, to get better every day with a goal to win – to win in competition, in the classroom, in the community and in the lives of every member of the Colgate Community.


Responsible for execution of specific strategic activities and outcomes within assigned sport or area. These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas:

• adhere to Head Coach's philosophy
• athletic instruction
• student-athlete development
• student-athlete welfare
• scouting
• competition preparation
• program operations and administration as designated by head coach

Responsible for recruiting and management of student-athletes to include sustained performance in the following areas:

• attracting and evaluating prospective student-athletes
• monitoring student-athlete academic progress and well being
• developing and maintaining relationships with prospective student-athletes and other recruiting constituents
• contributing to overall team recruitment strategy

Responsible for the executive of specific operational and event related tasks for Lineberry Natatorium as assigned by the Head Coach.

Responsible for coordination of all aspects of facility rental operations.

Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include:

• specific conference
• athletic department
• university policies

Accountable for maintaining professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes.

Responsible for effective oversight and management of student managers.

Colgate Athletics Mission:
To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence.

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

Requires candidate to demonstrate:

• significant knowledge of swimming
• proven success in recruiting and in coaching at the college or an equivalently high level
• strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes
• knowledge and commitment to University, Conference and NCAA regulations
• technology skills and strong leadership qualities
• 3 -5 years of previous collegiate competition and/or coaching experience is required
• maintenance of current/up-to-date CPR and First Aid Certifications is required
• exceptional ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally

Preferred Qualifications

• 2 -4 years of NCAA collegiate coaching experience
• Proven competitive success
• Experience competing and/or coaching at a Division I school
• Maintenance of current/up-to-date lifeguard certification


Bachelor’s degree required
Master’s degree preferred

Other Information

Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. Without limiting remedies otherwise available to the university, if you are found to be in violation of any NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules, you may be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in relevant NCAA, league or conference disciplinary and/or enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repeated violations.

Work Schedule:

Weekdays with occasional weekends

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act


The Department of Campus Safety will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page at: Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at

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