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Associate Head Coach, Men's and Women's Swimming

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Athletics - Coaching

Posting Number: req19891

Department: Administration and Athletics

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1 National Championship Drive, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Athletics Department is dedicated to excellence in collegiate sports, building a modern model of intercollegiate athletics fostering a culture of integrity, innovation, and student-athlete success. With a tradition of athletic and academic excellence, we are seeking a strategic and experienced leader to serve as the Associate Head Coach, Men's and Women's Swimming. This role will play a critical role in assisting the head coach with all facets of coaching and overseeing a Division I swimming program at the University of Arizona Athletics and supporting our mission of holistic student-athlete development.

This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and travel for competition and recruiting.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of coaching, training, and mentoring student-athletes in the Men's and Women's Swim and Dive programs.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive training programs that focus on individual and team performance improvement.
  • Recruit highly talented student-athletes to ensure a competitive roster.
  • Foster a positive team culture that promotes sportsmanship, academic excellence, and personal growth.
  • Collaborate with academic advisors and support staff to monitor and support student-athletes' academic progress and overall well-being.
  • Assist in the management of the team budget, providing effective and efficient guidance with travel expenses, equipment, and operational expenses.
  • Represent the university and the swim and dive programs in a professional manner at conferences, competitions, and public events.
  • Uphold NCAA, conference, and university policies and regulations.
  • Maintain strong relationships with alumni, donors, and community stakeholders to support program initiatives and fundraising efforts.
  • Serve as a role model for student-athletes, demonstrating integrity, leadership, and commitment to excellence.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions.
  • Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions.
  • Dedication and motivation to initiate, lead and support value-added projects.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, and has a positive demeanor.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to plan, establish priorities and successfully manage multiple priority projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relation.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all organizational levels, and project a positive, professional attitude.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the team and university community.
  • Strong understanding of NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to swim and dive programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree
  • Previous collegiate or
    professional swim and dive experience
  • Coaching certifications
    from relevant governing bodies (e.g., ASCA, USA Swimming)
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and travel for competition and recruiting

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40 + nights and weekends

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Athletics

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $70,000 - $80,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Ben Loorz

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The
online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed
information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your
skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the
Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

Additional Questions: Please answer the questions

Please submit Cover Letter, Resume, and One
Additional Document with application.  Thank you.

1. Describe your knowledge of NCAA and Pac-12
Conference rules and regulations relating to academics, satisfactory progress,
and eligibility.

2. Please list below any experience you have had since 2015 with high school or
college student-athletes. This includes working or volunteering in any capacity
with a high school, AAU, sports club, junior college or 4-year institution
student-athlete, athletics team or department.

3. Applicants for this position are subject to the following NCAA Bylaws
11.4.2,,, 11.4.3,,, 11.4.4,, and You may be asked about these Bylaws in an interview, and you may be
asked to sign a future affirmation confirming the same prior to or upon your
employment by The University of Arizona, if you are selected for employment. Do
you understand that by submitting your application for employment you are
affirming that you have read these Bylaws, and that such Bylaws would not
preclude your employment by The University of Arizona?

4. Are you the parent, coach, relative or guardian of a prospective
student-athlete (i.e., student in 9-12 grade or 7-12 grade for men's basketball
or junior college student) in the sport of men's basketball, women's basketball
or football or have any other type of association with any prospective
student-athlete in the sports of men's basketball, women's basketball or
football? If yes, please explain.

5. Is your potential employment within the athletic department conditioned upon
the enrollment of any prospective student-athlete (i.e., student in 9-12 grade,
7-12 grade for men's basketball or junior college) in the sport of men's
basketball, women's basketball or football? If Yes, please explain.

6. Do you understand that failure to disclose any information related to your
affiliation with a prospective student-athlete (student in 9-12 grade, 7-12
grade for men's basketball or junior college) in the sports of football, men's
basketball or women's basketball might render your application ineligible for

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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