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Assistant Coach, Swimming & Diving

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 18, 2023

Job Details

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Coach, Swimming & Diving

REPORTS TO: Head Coach, Swimming & Diving

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Assist the Varsity Swim Coach with recruiting, scheduling, coaching and academic responsibilities for over 50 varsity athletes.


General Duties:

Assist the Varsity Swim Coach with practices and competitions. Assist the Varsity Swim Coach with recruitment of athletes. Assist the Varsity Swim Coach with academic support for over 50 varsity athletes. Assist the Varsity Swim Coach with training sessions and schedules. Assist the Varsity Swim Coach in supporting the varsity athlete’s health & wellness. Assist the Varsity Swim Coach in maintaining inventory and organization of storage areas.


*Current lifeguard certification required

*Certified Pool Operator certification required (Must obtain within 6 months)

*Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (Must obtain within 6 months)

*CPR First Aid/AED certification required

*Early morning, night and weekend hours may be required.

*Travel required.

EDUCATION: Essential: BS or BA from accredited institution of higher education in a recreation related field.

Desirable: MS of MA from accredited institution of higher education in a recreation related field.

EXPERIENCE: Essential: 2-3 years of experience working in an aquatics environment

Preferred: Experience working in a higher ed. setting.


Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Highly organized with emphasis on aquatic facility management, scheduling, coordinating and administering aquatics programs within a higher education setting.

Knowledge of aquatics industry best practices and trends.

Understanding of Team Manager and Meet Manager for swim meets.

Knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, scheduling software and website management preferred.

Knowledge of Work Day functions related to completing expense reports, reconciliations, processing payroll, and inputting vendors into the university Work Day system.

The successful candidate will be a team player, and an advocate for students and both the Recreation and Athletics Departments.

This position is based at Fairfield University’s Fairfield, CT campus and is not eligible for immigration assistance.


Athletics - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.


The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

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

Fairfield University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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 Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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