The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) is searching for an Assistant Swim Coach/Assistant Coordinator of Camps and Clinics. UWL is a Division III school competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), one of the nation’s premier Division III conferences. The Assistant Swim Coach/Assistant Coordinator of Camps and Clinics will be a valued member of the Athletics Staff and will contribute to the mission of UWL’s Intercollegiate Athletics Program: Building Champions, In Sport, In School, In Life.
Assistant Swim Coach (36%, 9-month appointment): The Assistant Coach, working under the direct supervision of the Head Swimming and Diving Coach, will provide support to the women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams in all areas needed for those programs to be successful in and away from the swimming pool, including the athletic, academic, and personal development of the Eagle student-athletes; competition preparation; recruiting; travel; equipment; camps; and other administrative tasks as assigned. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the Division III ideal and the important role that intercollegiate athletics can play in higher education. The person must have substantial experience as a coach or athlete in the sport of swimming and be prepared to work long and irregular hours to help the UWL women’s and men’s swimming and diving programs pursue WIAC and NCAA championships.
Assistant Coordinator of Camps and Clinics (20%, 12-month appointment): The Assistant Coordinator of Camps & Clinics will report to the Deputy Director of Athletics in consultation with the Coordinator of Camps & Clinics. The position will assist in the management of the daily operation of the Athletic Camps & Clinics, with responsibilities including, but not limited to, assisting in the planning, communicating, implementing, and administering of the camps & clinics operation to meet University and Department objectives. They will also be responsible for assisting with various administrative tasks associated with running an athletic camps program, potentially including, but not limited to, the planning of individual camps; managing camps & clinics database; coordinating with camp directors (coaches).
At UWL, we value diverse backgrounds and beliefs, a viewpoint that we hope is shared by our new colleague. The Assistant Swim Coach/Assistant Coordinator of Camps and Clinics must conduct themselves in such a way as to enhance respect for the University, UWL Athletics, UWL Swimming & Diving and UWL student-athletes. Violation of NCAA, WIAC, and UWL rules may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
The position includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package and will remain open until filled with priority consideration given to applications submitted on or before August 2, 2017. The position is anticipated to begin as soon as available.
Swim coaching or swimming experience at high school, club, or collegiate level.
Valid driver’s license.
General knowledge of database management.
General clerical and computer skills.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Collegiate coaching or swimming experience.
Collegiate recruiting experience.
Understanding of, and commitment to the NCAA Division III ideal.
Knowledge of website management.
General marketing skills.
Knowledge of NCAA Division III and WIAC rules.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Application Process: All application materials must be submitted electronically on UWL’s career opportunities website. Required submission materials include: 1. A cover letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for the position. 2. Resume. 3. Contact information for 3 references, including name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address. All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to: Charlie King Head Coach, Women’s and Men’s Swimming & Diving at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the con...tributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.