Head Coach Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving

Job Description

•Responsible for strategic leadership of all activities and outcomes within the Colgate Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving program. These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas:
athletic instruction
student-athlete development
student-athlete welfare
competition preparation
team management
scheduling conference and nonconference competitions
roster management
competitive outcomes
responsible for hiring and oversight of assistant coaches

•Responsible for recruitment and management of student-athletes to include sustained performance in the following areas:
attracting and evaluating the best fit prospective student-athletes
strategic allocation of scholarship and admission resources, if applicable
ensuring student-athlete academic progress and well-being
ensuring student-athletes adhere to institutional policies and code of conduct

•Accountable for creating a culture of compliance within program to all relevant governing bodies to include:
specific conference
athletic department
university policies

•Responsible for budget development and management.

•Effectively support and contribute to athletics fundraising efforts.

•Ensures positive relationships and communication between the program and key stakeholders, to include alumni, local community, fans, parents, faculty and other University constituents. As directed, required to effectively support athletics fundraising efforts.

•Responsible for role modeling positive behaviors and leadership for student-athletes

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

Athletics Department Values:
Thoughtful – Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking
Driven – Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous goal
Enthusiastic – Passionate, positive, fun presence
Cohesive – Close—knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork
Bold – Creative, resourceful, fearless winners

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.


Candidate must demonstrate a significant knowledge of swimming and diving, proven success in coaching swimming and diving at the collegiate or an equivalently high level, the ability to recruit, develop and motivate Division I student-athletes, a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes, knowledge and commitment to University, Conference and NCAA regulations, good communication skills, and strong leadership.

Bachelor's degree is required.
Master's degree is preferred.

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. As a head coach, it is imperative that you promote an atmosphere of compliance within your program, as well as monitor the activities of all institutional staff members involved with the program who report, directly or indirectly, to you. Without limiting remedies otherwise available to the university, if you or personnel under your direct or indirect supervision is/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.


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