Head Coach of Competitive Swimming job – YMCA of Greater Omaha – Council Bluffs, IA
Head Coach of Competitive Swimming YMCA of Greater Omaha – Council Bluffs, IA $15 – $18 an hour – Part-time
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Head Coach of Competitive Swimming is responsible for developing a fun and educational environment where competitive swimmers thrive in competition. To do this s/he will supervise staff, plan, organize and deliver a quality competitive swimming experience. *Postition averages 15hr a week on non swim meet weeks, averages 25-29 hours a week on swim meet weeks. * Must be available nights and weekends *Starting pay $15/hr up to $18/hr depending on experience Responsibilities:Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates swim team staff.Develops character in all participants while helping them meet their goals by planning and facilitating practices, clinics and parent meetings focused on age group and developmental levels.Plans and facilitates tryouts, training, meet entries and facilitation.Supports team at regular season and championship meets and assigns additional staff.Maintains a safe and fun environment in all assigned facilities during meetings practices and meets.Manages all aspects of program budget and coordinates with supervisor as needed.Spreads the word about YMCA Competitive Swimming through collaboration with association marketing team and branch staff. Manages social media outlets, website informationAssures compliance with rules, standards, records and guidelines set forth by YMCA of the USA, USA Swimming, and that all aquatic safety procedures are followed. Assure compliance with state and local regulations from aquatic and swimming governing bodies.Develops committed volunteers by managing Parent Advisory Council with a goal of successful fundraising, meet facilitation and team recruitment.Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.Performs other duties as assigned.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader): Mission Advancement : Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising. Collaboration : Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support. Operational Effectiveness : Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress. Personal Growth : Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent preferred.At least 5 years as a registered USA and/or YMCA Swimming coach with three years as a head coach.Minimum USA Swimming certified and American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 2 certification or equivalent preferred. YMCA certification required by start date.Current Lifeguard certification required (if not current, must complete within 30 days of hire)Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community and successful clearance of background check.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Office/recreational environment. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking are required.Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program.Hours will include evening and weekend work.Travel among local branches/pool facilities will be required.Reliable transportation required.