Head Women's Swimming Coach

Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Announcement

The Head Women’s Swimming Coach is responsible for planning and directing the recruitment, conditioning, training, and performance of student-athletes connected to the Women’s Swimming program. Oversee fiscal program management for Dixie State University’s NCAA Division I intercollegiate Women’s Swimming team. Additional information about the department can be found online at https://dixiestateathletics.com/ .


  • Provide leadership in the academic, personal, and athletic development of student-athletes at Dixie State University by directing and coordinating all activities of the Women’s Swimming program, in the planning, organizing, and coaching of the NCAA Division I team within the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
  • Monitor academic progress and general welfare/wellness of student-athletes.
  • Hire, supervise, and direct all part-time and volunteer assistants in proper function and assignments. Ensure staff are trained and comply of all University, WAC, and NCAA procedures and regulations.
  • Initiate Women's Swimming team-specific fundraising programs. Determine fiscal requirements and recommend budget to athletic administration. Support fundraising responsibilities within the athletic department and be an active member of the Southern Utah community. Direct DSU’s Women’s Swimming camp or lessons.
  • Purchase and maintain equipment and inspect practice facilities and equipment regularly.
  • Schedule and coordinate all Women's Swimming meets through proper channels in the Athletic Department.
  • Guide and supervise student-athletes related to dormitory living and campus regulations. Responsible for athletic competition credit. Coordinate medical coverage with Athletic Training staff.
  • Provide reports and information concerning the Women’s Swimming program as required. Provide information, results, and statistics to the Associate Athletic Director of Media Relations for press coverage, brochures, media guides and tournament schedules, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required; Master's degree preferred.
  • At least three (3) years' full-time coaching experience within an NCAA environment in collegiate swimming required.
  • Ability to recruit students at the NCAA level.
  • Proven commitment to academic and athletic success.
  • Knowledge and proven competencies in swimming regulations and coaching.
  • Proven ability to assist in athletic fund-raising events, corporate sponsorships and scholarships.
  • Ability to represent the university in exercising good human relation skills in the community and state.

Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time “at will” athletic coach position, as defined and outlined in DSU Policy 328. Annual salary of $60,000, with a desired start date of August 16, 2021. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, and an excellent retirement contribution, with no match required. See https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins July 27 , 2021 . Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information (including email) for three professional references electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating a student-centered active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@dixie.edu , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - titleix@dixie.edu , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.dixie.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.