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Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach

Employer
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Location
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 15, 2024


Location : Hickory, North Carolina

Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, NC) an NCAA Division II member, seeks qualified candidates for its head Men’s and Women’s Swimming coach vacancy. This position directs the development, strategic leadership, organization and management of all phases of the men’s and women’s swimming program. In fall 2019, Lenoir-Rhyne opened a new Sports Performance Center that includes a state-of-the-art weight room with a turf training area, nutrition bar and dedicated team meeting space. In addition to these enhancements, Lenoir-Rhyne is in the process of updating the swim locker rooms.

Duties and tasks include, but not limited to
  • Provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the Men’s and Women’s Swimming staff in the planning, organizing and coaching of the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Swimming team; ensure compliance with the university, conference and NCAA policies and regulations.
  • Direct the Men’s and Women’s Swimming staff and student-athletes in the preparation of analyses of opposing teams; analyze statistics and technical data of opponents and prepare game plans accordingly.
  • Counsel and mentor student-athletes in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consult with university staff and faculty for resolution of problems when required.
  • Assign geographical areas to and supervise the Men’s and Women’s Swimming staff in the recruitment of new athletes; determine recipients of Men’s and Women’s Swimming scholarships in accordance with university admissions policies.
  • Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds.
  • Direct various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, merit recommendations and promotions.
  • Study, evaluate and implement innovations in Men’s and Women’s Swimming strategy, scheme and equipment.
  • Represent the Lenoir-Rhyne University athletic department in professional, civic and alumni events.
  • Develop and execute a fundraising strategy in coordination with the Director of the Bears Club to increase revenues to enhance the student-athlete experience.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein, as assigned by university administration, if mutually agreeable.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Collegiate-level coaching experience with a demonstrated understanding of NCAA DII Rules with a preference for head coaching experience
  • Demonstration of collegiate recruiting experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to develop a culture of excellence
  • Strong communication, budgeting and administrative skills
While completing the application process, candidates will be prompted to submit a letter of application and a resume (including the names and addresses of three references). The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. The university’s mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed at: http://www.lr.edu/about . Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions or inquiries regarding the position or the search process should be directed to Jake Berry, Associate Athletic Director ( Jacob.berry@lr.edu ).

Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy

Lenoir-Rhyne University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, political affiliation, age, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, disability status, genetics, pregnancy or veteran status.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy extends to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, reassignment, demotion, discipline, discharge, performance evaluations, compensation and benefits as well as the education setting. Lenoir-Rhyne is committed to providing an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers and visitors.

About Lenoir-Rhyne University

Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with 53 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, LR enrolls more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students and has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth. Additionally, LR awards more than $22 million in merit scholarships, and nearly 99 percent of our students are awarded financial aid. LR’s main campus is located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town with a population of over 40,000, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also located in Columbia. The LR community strives to support an inclusive campus that promotes a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment. LR students have the opportunity to participate in more than 70 clubs and student organizations designed to develop a sense of self-worth, responsibility, and accountability and to engage students in active service to the world. Known as the Bears, the University’s athletic teams have been a longstanding source of pride and a vital part of student life. LR’s NCAA Division II athletic program includes 23 intercollegiate athletic teams, 11 for men and 12 for women, which compete in the South Atlantic Conference.

Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOA/AA employer under all applicable civil rights law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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