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Head Women's Swim Coach

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Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Athletics

Job Title: Head Women's Swim Coach

Reporting Relationship: Director of Athletics

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Recreation & Wellness Center

Summary of Position:    For the Head Women's Swim Coach, the primary responsibilities are to direct, support and supervise a successful intercollegiate swim program representing assistant coaches and student athletes. The Head Coach is responsible for the swim team budget, strategic planning, facilities, policies, compliance, scholarships, promotion, and leadership of the team. The Head Coach will also be assigned the duty of Assistant Director of Aquatics.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage, and successfully coach the sport of women’s swimming including practices, games, scheduling, recruiting, equipment management, reporting scores and statistics
  • Assist with the administrative components of the women’s swim team including scheduling, travel arrangements, and other administrative areas
  • Manage and operate within budget parameters, without exception; submit all receipts and budget reports on time as directed by Director of Athletics 
  • Ensure strict adherence to all Conference and NAIA by-laws and regulations 
  • Ensure adherence with established institutional compliance rules, policies, and procedures as well as ethical standards of behavior
  • Ensure satisfactory academic performance of student-athletes 
  • Ensure the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social welfare of student-athletes 
  • Responsible for successful coaching, to include maximizing the team's potential/abilities, keeping athletes eligible, supporting the spiritual development of each player, and retaining athletes through graduation 
  • Supervise and mentor coaching assistants as directed and approved by Director of Athletics 
  • Assist to propagate a comprehensive public relations program 
  • Manage all fund-raising and booster events in accordance with University, Conference and NAIA expectations, and institutional rules, policies, and procedures 
  • Learn, understand, and adhere to all NAIA guidelines and maintain up-to-date rosters, squad lists and other information keeping compliance as a first priority
  • Coordinate and develop organized schedules for both men’s and women’s swim teams 
  • Participate in long-range planning and assessment, attend all departmental training sessions and meetings, read and comply with all departmental policy manuals
  • Plan and implement daily practice sessions 
  • Communicate with officials and officials’ assignor 
  • Work closely with Facilities and Grounds workers to insure proper upkeep of athletic facilities 
  • Opportunity to develop sport camps and clinics as fundraisers and compensation supplement 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Master's Degree preferred


  • Must have two years of collegiate experience in coaching that includes recruiting student-athletes, marketing, scheduling, equipment budgeting/management, and facility care

Required Skills

  • Must demonstrate a mature and expressive Christian faith commitment
  • Needs to passionately support and articulate the University mission and vision for athletics within the context of that mission

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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