Head Swim Coach/KROC/Chicago job – The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division – Chicago, IL
Head Swim Coach/KROC/Chicago The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division – Chicago, IL Part-time
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POSITION TITLE : Head Swim Coach LOCATION/DEPT : Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center – Chicago
REPORTS TO TITLE: Aquatics Management Mission The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Chicago exists to express the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army through a safe, enriching and sacred environment where all individuals have access to opportunities to reach their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential. The Vision of the Chicago Kroc Center is to touch individuals, families and seniors of the Southside with: Community – Wellness – Excellence – Character – Faith. Outcomes Under the direction and supervision of the Aquatics Manager the Head Swim Coach is to provide leadership, professional knowledge, and athletic development to The Salvation Army Mighty Kroc (SAMK) Swim club participants.
Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Specific responsibilities and expectations include but are not limited to the following: Primary Maintain standards in the Aquatics area that ensures the most enjoyable experience for all RJKCCC guests. Ensure proper coaching techniques are being taught. Organize and facilitate swim meets Supervise assistant coaching staff, including organizing and overseeing the workouts and coaching schedule and ensuring that the weekly workouts are staffed on an ongoing basis by qualified coaches Stay abreast of all new standards according to usaswimming.org Foster a welcoming environment for new swimmers with the goal of retaining swimmers who attends trial practices. Enforce the posted pool rules and regulations Be an integral party in recruitment efforts of the swim club externally to improve census of swim club. Program Prepare workouts in advance taking into account the varying skill levels of the swimmers and feedback from the swimmers, coaches, and aquatic managers to make adjustments as needed, and ensuring workouts are clearly communicated to the swimmers by the coaching staff Develop a training cycle taking into consideration the varying levels of commitment and goals of both non-competitive and competitive swimmers Ensure all practice changes, pool closures, upcoming activities, and competitions are communicated to swimmers by email and or at practice. Recruit and supervise assistant coaches and volunteer staff. Administrative Maintain attendance and records. Work with aquatic managers to schedule RJKCCC home swim competitions, stroke clinics, annual swim-a-Thon fundraiser, and inter-squad meets and similar events. Manage relationship and serve as primary liaison with parents on behalf of SAMK and in consultation with Aquatics Management to address any facility and maintenance issues and ensure limited disruption in the workout schedule. Provide a monthly report to the aquatic managers. Oversee SAMK equipment needs; coordinate ordering of SAMK merchandise. Ensure all team members are registered with USA swimming. Ensure all coaching staff have required training and certification per SAMK and USA swimming requirements. Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures. Report all harmful problems with facilities to the Aquatics Manager. Ensure injuries are reported timely and according to procedure and generate a legible and accurate accident and incident reports as required. Coordinate response and direction to members in emergency situations. Maintain a sense of professionalism in aquatic areas. Other duties as assigned. Communication Be the conduit between RJKCCC and Swim Club Parents. Formulate, distribute and collect participant & parent evaluation for each season. Schedule and facilitate swim coaches meetings to ensure that all coaching staff understand their responsibilities in conjunction with Aquatics Management.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED Under the general supervision of the Aquatics Manager with some freedom to plan, schedule and carry out responsibilities within established guidelines.
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS This individual will be evaluated on how effectively the outcomes of this position are achieved, as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.
Qualifications:EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE High School Diploma or equivalent required. BA or BS in Sports recreation related field preferred. Minimum of 1year experience coaching a sanctioned U.S.A. age group level swim club. Must secure and maintain all required USA swimming coaching certifications. Lifeguard/Adult CP