GA, Swimming and Diving

Job Description:

The Fairfield University Swimming & Diving program seeks a Graduate Assistant. The GA Coach will assist with the planning, organizing and management of the swimming & diving program.


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Knowledgeable of, and committed to following, Fairfield University, NCAA and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) rules and guidelines

  • 1-2 Years of NCAA level coaching and collegiate swimming experience

  • Must be a highly motivated, self-starter with an outstanding work ethic

Reports to: Head Swimming & Diving Coach

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the top assistant coach for the men’s and women’s varsity swimming programs

  • Participate in the planning, organizing and execution of preseason and in-season practices as well as summer workouts

  • Responsible for recruiting and evaluating high performing student-athletes to present to the Head Coach

  • Provide administrative support with travel related budget management including hotels, buses, meals and expense reports

  • Collaborate with Sports Performance staff to maximize weight lifting/conditioning

  • Position also serves as the liaison with the Office of Conference and Events Management for camp relations in the pool facility to include reserving lifeguards, ensuring the pool and associated equipment is in good working order and safety is emphasized throughout the facility

The stipend is $11,000 in addition to the tuition remission of 18 credits per year over 2 year commitment.

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Graduate Assistant

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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