Head Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach/Assistant Professor

Southwest Minnesota State University
Job Description
Salary and Terms:  Athletic Fixed term, full time position. Salary placement is based on evaluation of education and experience. 
Appointment Date:  July 2018, date is negotiable
Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Position Description:  The Head Coach will be responsible for the administration of all phases of an NCAA Division II women’s swimming and diving program. Responsibilites include recruiting quality student athletes, organizing and training student athletes for successful competition, and monitoring and supporting the academic success of the student athlete. Other duties include planning and conducting pre- and post-season workouts, preparing and managing budgets, fundraising activities and records, scheduling, and developing alumni relations. Athletic administrative duties may include game management and special events. Head coaching and administrative duties will be 75% of the assignment. The position includes teaching assignment of six credits (25%) that reflect the candidate’s degree, prior teaching experience and/or area of expertise.  
  • Master's degree required.
  • A minimum of two years swimming and diving coaching experience at the collegiate, high school level, or head coach experience with USA Swimming is required.
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations is required.
  • Preference given to candidates with upper Midwest collegiate recruiting experience.
  • Fundraising, camp programming, special events and game management experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and effective human relation skills required.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for liberal education.
  • The University is committed to fostering a global perspective. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system.  SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships.  Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions.  The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings.  Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.
Application Data:  Letter of application addressing position qualifications, resume, contact information for three references, and transcripts should be attached to your application. Complete the online application process at https://www.smsu.edu/administration/humanresources/neogov.html to apply for the position. Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at: www.SMSU.edu
Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State system and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  The University is committed to affirmative recruitment and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.  Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.  Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208.  For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.  This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request
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