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TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Head Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Coach|
Under general supervision, the Diving
Coach assists the head coach in developing student-athletes academically and
athletically for the swimming & diving programs and contributes to the
educational mission of the University by offering direction and instruction in
the area of lacrosse athletics.
- Recruits student-athletes for the Diving
program including general correspondence, video review, logging
activities, on-campus visits, and off-campus evaluations.
- Instructs methods and strategies
and coaches student-athletes in the sport of diving including wet and dryland
practices, competitions, conference championship, and NCAA events.
- Provides motivation, counseling,
and supervision for diving student-athletes.
- Provide academic support for
student-athletes as the chair of the team’s academic committee.
- Monitor study hall, day-to-day
class attendance, Early Advantage Program reports, and maintain contact
with faculty regarding student’s academic progress.
- Assist with the operation of the program under
the rules and regulations of the university, the NCAA, and the MAAC;
understanding that a coach can be suspended for a period of time without pay or
terminated if found to be involved in significant or repetitive violations of
confidentiality of information (including
but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student
grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the
University. Any question regarding the confidentiality of material
should be referred to the supervisor. Any violation shall subject
the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of
- Performs other duties as assigned
by the head coach.
60% Provide teaching and instruction for the
fundamentals of diving and developing skills.
15% Recruit potential student-athletes for the
15% Provide academic support for
student-athletes as the chair of the team’s academic committee. Monitor study
hall, day-to-day class attendance, Early Advantage Program reports, and
maintain contact with faculty regarding students’ academic progress.
5% Follow, conform, monitor, and log all MAAC
and NCAA rules and regulations.
duties as assigned by the head coach.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1) Strong interpersonal, organizational,
written, and oral communication skills.
2) Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
3) Working knowledge of coaching and
teaching techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
4) Ability to work evenings, weekends, and
holidays when necessary.
5) Ability to receive telephone calls,
respond to inquiries, and communicate with others by telephone.
6) Ability to travel when necessary.
7) Knowledge of recruiting techniques and
the ability to effectively use them.
8) Proficiency to handle various office
machines including but not limited to:
computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy
machine, and fax.
9) Knowledge of academic eligibility rules.
10) Ability to drive a personal or university
vehicle for the purpose of university business.
functions of the position usually performed standing, but may require some
amount of time sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting,
walking, running, carrying, and other movements. Tasks involving working on a computer
keyboard, computer software applications, involve the extensive wrist and hand
movement. This position requires
traveling. All individuals are required
to be able to perform these tasks without significant risk of injury to
themselves or others.
1) Bachelor's degree or high school diploma with
outstanding high-level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching
2) At least 2-3 years of experience coaching
diving at the high school, college, or higher competitive level.
3) A valid New York State driver’s license is
required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting
rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate
a motor vehicle in Canada.
4) Must pass the NCAA recruiting exam within the
first year of employment.
Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Megan Altman-Cosgrove, Interim Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8314, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: