Assistant Men's and Women's Diving Coach

Title: Assistant Men's and Women's Diving Coach

Position Purpose:

The Assistant Men's and Women’s Diving Coach is responsible for aiding the Head Men's and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach in the execution of practices and meet day instruction/coaching. This hands-on position provides direct support for an increasingly diverse Bates College community utilizing excellent customer service skills. This is a professional assistant coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of affiliated national, regional, and state intercollegiate athletic associations, the NESCAC Conference and the College.

Job Duties:

Coach student-athletes at the direction of the head coach
  • Assure equity, inclusion, access, and anti-racism as central to their work and the delivery of services to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Time spent with Bates student-athletes coaching: including practices, meets, scrimmages, and other time working directly with student-athletes.
  • Time spent in meetings related to coaching: working with the head coach and other coaches on the team in support of student coaching, including recruiting.
  • Time spent traveling related to student coaching, as applicable.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization preferred.
  • Experience playing or coaching the sport, college level preferred.
  • Experience and/or demonstrated success in supervising young adults and managing programs preferred.
Skills and Knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly with students and their families, while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Knowledgeable about the skills and tactics of the sport.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and other non-traditional schedules.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated commitment to practices in equity, inclusion, access, and anti-racism, and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Benefits: Bates College offers competitive salaries, access to the library and athletic facilities, and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace. This position may accrue leave in accordance with the Maine Earned Paid Leave law.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at .

About Bates:

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

Advertised: Jun 05 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert