Title: Assistant Men's and Women's Diving Coach
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.
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
- Time spent with Bates student-athletes coaching: including
practices, meets, scrimmages, and other time working directly with
- 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
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization
Skills and Knowledge
- Experience playing or coaching the sport, college level
- Experience and/or demonstrated success in supervising young
adults and managing programs preferred.
- 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
- 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts
college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around
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
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
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.
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