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TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State University seeks an assistant women’s water polo coach for the institution’s varsity team.

Job Description:  Under administrative direction, the Assistant Water Polo Coach provides coaching and administrative assistance to the Head Coach. Assists with all aspects of NCAA Division I Women’s Water Polo Program, including conditioning, training, and on deck coaching; student recruitment and development; compliance with NCAA, Conference and Arizona State University rules and regulations; student-athlete academic achievement; editing game film and scouting of opponents; fundraising; travel; and other duties assigned by the Head Coach. Position adheres to NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations, as well as Arizona Board of Regents, University, and Athletic Department policies and procedures.

Salary Range:  Depends on Experience

Close Date:  June 7, 2022

Essential Duties:

  • Assist with student recruitment and development. 
    • Assist with evaluating, recruiting and selecting qualified prospects who have the ability to compete in the classroom and athletically.
    • Actively seek out and encourage a diverse group of prospects and assist them through the application process.
    • Work collaboratively with the Compliance office, SDA staff and Academics staff to qualify and process prospects in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Make recurring contacts by telephone, written correspondence, off-campus visits and evaluations, and coordination of campus visits as assigned by the Head Coach.
  • On deck coaching
  • Assist in organizing and participating in practices and intercollegiate competitions. Teach necessary skills from the basic fundamentals to the techniques and strategies of team play.
  • Build a network of contacts among club coaches, seeking to attract the top athletes to ASU. Will also look nationally and internationally for qualified candidates.
  • Assists in monitoring academic progress and eligibility status of student team members and the participation of team members in class attendance and meeting mandatory study hall requirements. 
  • Actively participate in all required staff meetings, team functions and educational opportunities.  
  • Committed to conducting the program in a safe, athlete-centered manner, which maximizes the educational opportunity for the participants and facilitates personal growth and development.  
  • Compliance with NCAA, Conference and Arizona State University rules and regulations
  • Promote and foster a positive team environment, appropriate behavior, and sportsmanship by team members. Responsible for the conduct of team members both on and off the deck.
  • Student-athlete academic achievement
  • Video and edit games as assigned by the coaching staff.
  • Assist the Head Coach in scouting of opponents including the exchange and analysis of videotapes.
  • Fundraising
  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with administrators and coaches in the department, other college offices, and appropriate relationships with members of the media, donors, and other individuals interested in the sports program.
  • Travel
  • Other duties assigned by the Head Coach.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  • Ability to travel and work weekends, evenings, holidays 
  • Ability to effectively arrange home and away games and tournaments
  • Demonstrated commitment to adheres to all University, NCAA, and Conference rules. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to conduct the program in a safe, athlete-centered manner, which maximizes the educational opportunity for the participants and facilitates personal growth and development.  
  • High degree of interpersonal skills to represent the University, and ability to train student athletes and administer in a warm, respectful and effective manner
  • Experience in stimulating changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable environment. 
  • Experience in leading by example in communicating, participating and encouraging support of the institutions sustainability programs.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.

Working Environment:

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse (25%), as well as outdoors under various weather conditions (25%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk/run moderate distances to perform work (20%). Swimming and exerting effort in chlorinated pools (10%). Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (20%).
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. 
  • Schedule includes days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Travel required.
  • Overseen by Head Coach for Water Polo.

Department Statement:  The mission of Sun Devil Athletics (SDA) is to provide opportunities for student-athletes to achieve at the highest levels of both academic and athletic excellence, thereby providing them with opportunities for personal growth, offering a unifying force to the campus community, and creating a source of pride among and support from the external constituencies of the university.

SDA is fully committed to the principles of student-athlete welfare, institutional control, gender and ethnic diversity, and sportsmanship. This commitment includes creating an environment where student-athletes contribute to a winning tradition while enhancing the campus and local community and competing in a program having integrity and high ethical standards. SDA is committed to a leadership role within the university, community, the Pac-12 Conference, and the nation.

SDA is committed to recruit, retain and develop a diversified workforce.

ASU offers a tuition discount for the employee, their spouse and dependents and a competitive benefits package including paid vacation and holidays, health insurance and more. For more benefits information, please visit

ASU Statement:  Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement:  ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:  ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement:  This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

*IMPORTANT* Applications are only accepted through the ASU employment website.

Instructions to Apply: Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

To be considered, your application must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references (personal references are not accepted)

Please include all employment information in month AND year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

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