College Varsity Employment Opportunities

University of Redlands Seeks Head Women’s Water Polo Coach (May 17, 2024)

The University of Redlands, a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), seeks a head women’s water polo coach.

  • APPOINTMENT: Administrative, Full-time, Twelve (12) months
  • SALARY RANGE: $66,560 – $72,668  annually, pro-rated
  • HIRING RANGE: Anticipated hiring range is near or at the minimum of the classification, commensurate with candidate’s education, experience, skills, and training.
  • AVAILABLE: July 1, 2024
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled, Apply Immediately

Definition of Classification:

The Head Coach is responsible for directing, planning, administering, and evaluating all aspects of the women’s water polo program.  The Head Coach must comply with all University, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III rules and policies.  The Head Coach must have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this position is responsible for furthering the mission of the University, the Department of Athletics, and the women’s water polo program through leadership and education.

May be required to travel for extended periods of time for athletic contests and recruiting activities. Flexibility to work nights and weekends as required by the teams’ schedules.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for ensuring all facets of the women’s water polo program including staff, student-athletes, and others associated with the program, while maintaining compliance with all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), SCIAC conference, and University rules and regulations at all times.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and development of qualified student-athletes to the University of Redlands and participation in the women’s water polo program.
  • Responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating, mentoring, and overseeing the women’s water polo coaching staff, which includes part-time assistant coaches.
  • Responsible for scheduling competitions, scrimmages, and exhibitions matches, and coordinating travel for the women’s water polo program and other duties associated with the execution of the program schedule.
  • Provide leadership and direction for staff, student-athletes, and the university community utilizing the aquatics facility.
  • Responsible for budget administration and annual fundraising for the women’s water polo program.
  • Teaching physical education activity courses in accordance with the assigned load during the academic year.
  • Collaborate, communicate, and coordinate with other coaches and programs that utilize the same facility.
  • Function as an active and productive team member within the Department of Athletics while also integrating themselves as part of the fabric of the institution.
  • Develop relationships across campus and within the surrounding community to support the endeavors of the program, specifically with the engagement of alumni.
  • Responsibilities will also include a secondary departmental administrative assignment to be performed in support of the department as a whole.  Such an assignment will be determined by the strengths, skills, and experience of the successful candidate.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualification Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three (3) years of coaching experience. Preference will be granted to candidates with collegiate coaching experience and/or head coaching experience. 
  • Ability to identify and attract outstanding students to the university, and to relate effectively with various constituent groups.
  • History of success as a coach as evidenced by sustained win/loss record, team achievements, as well as individual accomplishments by student-athletes under tutelage.
  • A valid California Class C CA drivers’ license with a good driving record is required. Note: Out-of-state licenses are valid until appointment. A valid California Class “C” driver’s license must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (in accordance with CA Vehicle Code 12505c).


  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies, sensitivity to multicultural issues, and the ability to work productively in a collaborative environment to meet deadlines.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of applicable team or individual sports and playing rules.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NCAA Division III philosophy and the role of physical education and athletics within a private, liberal arts academic setting.
  • Possess the ability to attract and retain outstanding students to the University.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of physical education, recreational sports, and athletics in a private, liberal arts academic setting.
  • Ability to provide leadership, development, and direction for staff and student-athletes.
  • Strong interpersonal, motivational and team leadership skills to work effectively with athletic participants.
  • Ability to clearly communicate information both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational skills, and detail orientated.
  • Ability to work productively in a collaborative environment to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Follow appropriate safety rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and personal computer software and applications.
  • Ability to recommend appropriate courses of action within established guidelines.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Ability to foster strong, positive relationships and align both internal and external resources to achieve university objectives.
  • Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.  

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

Working Conditions:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, extreme temps and/or loud noises. The work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.  May be required to travel for extended periods of time for athletic contests and recruiting activities. Flexibility to work nights and weekends as required by the teams’ schedules.

Physical Demands:

Incumbents regularly stand, walk and sit; speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person; use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; walk on a regular basis and stand for prolonged periods; travel to various locations; distinguish colors and have depth perception; climb stairs; reach with hands and arms; pushing, pulling and lifting; stoop or kneel or crouch; lift, carry and/or move objects typically weighing up to 10-25 pounds.


A resume/CV and cover letter are required. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call (909) 748-8040. If you are unable to complete an application due to a disability, contact us at (909) 748-8040 to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.


Anticipated hiring range is near or at the minimum of the classification, commensurate with candidate’s education, experience, skills, and training. The University of Redlands is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Hiring Range. Placement within the Hiring Range is determined by internal equity, and relevant qualifications.


Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. The University will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.


Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required for certain positions. Employees in positions that require a valid Driver’s License will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record.


For certain positions typically in Public Safety, Facilities, Athletics and Information Technology Services departments, employment is contingent upon a candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs.  Public Safety Officers, in addition to a pre-employment physical exam, will also be required to pass a psychological evaluation.

To apply, CLICK HERE.


California State University-Fullerton Seeks Assistant Water Polo Coach (May 17, 2024)

The Athletics Department at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for the Assistant Water Polo Coach position with an appointment to begin Summer 2024.

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution, affirmative action, and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Water Polo program at California State University, Fullerton is a highly competitive program that competes in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. The Assistant Water Polo Coach reports directly to the Head Water Polo Coach and they assist with coaching in this program in addition to the following duties:

  • Assist with coaching a highly competitive Water Polo program which competes in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference
  • Assist with recruiting Division I quality student-athletes
  • Assist with monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes
  • Lead, monitor, and coordinate training and practice sessions, ensuring that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained
  • Know and abide by NCAA, University, and Big West rules and regulations
  • Work in conjunction with the head coach regarding travel coordination, scheduling, and practice planning
  • Scout and conduct statistical analysis of recruits and opponents
  • Work closely with Athletics administration and staff in regards to Water Polo program responsibilities and policy compliance
  • Take an active role in marketing the Water Polo program on campus and within the community through public appearances, fundraising and promotional efforts – Other duties as assigned by the Head Water Polo Coach

More information:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proven ability to recruit highly skilled student-athletes and a demonstrated commitment to their satisfactory academic progress
  • Possession of excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact successfully with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and to work harmoniously with students and colleagues
  • Demonstrated competitive on-court coaching ability and skills

Type: Full-time

Salary: $5,007/monthly

To apply, CLICK HERE.

Mercyhurst University Seeks Graduate Assistant Water Polo Coach (May 13, 2024)

Mercyhurst University, a Division 1 member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill our Graduate Assistant Water Polo Coach position.

Mercyhurst University places a special emphasis on the teaching component of coaching positions. Participation in sport at Mercyhurst builds on the important lesson’s students learn in the classroom. Mercyhurst views athletics as an extension and important part of the education and teaching mission of the University. Student-athletes are learning teamwork, ethics, discipline, and skill sets that will enhance their ability to succeed after leaving the University. The “teaching” of one’s sport and the related lessons that accompany participation in athletics are the primary and central functions of each coaching position at Mercyhurst University.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, and coach members of the water polo program.
  • Promote academic excellence, integrity, and graduation. Monitor academic progress, academic meetings, class scheduling and attendance.
  • Coordinate team travel for competitions to include van or bus itineraries, lodging, and meals.
  • Plan, promote, and conduct camps, clinics, and/or lessons.
  • Assist in fundraising efforts.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with prospective, current, and former student athletes.
  • Represent Mercyhurst University and the water polo program in a professional manner.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume and three work-related references to: and Head Coach Blair MacDougall (

The candidate must have bachelor’s degree in a related field and be able to be accepted into a Mercyhurst graduate degree program ( Additionally, candidates should have a great work ethic, be open to learning, confident in current skills, and possess professional communication skills. Qualified applicants must have the availability to work evenings and weekends.

The ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with an emphasis on multi-tasking and working within a team environment while filling a variety of roles.

Indiana University Seeks Assistant Women’s Water Polo Coach (May 13, 2024)

Indiana University seeks an assistant women’s water polo coach.

Job Summary

  • Complies fully with all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Big Ten (or other conference) and Indiana University rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
  • Assists the head coach in the development of a competitively successful team to represent Indiana University positively and responsibly.
  • Provides student athletes the opportunity for a positive experience and climate in which to achieve their academic, athletic, and personal goals.
  • Develops instructional plans for individual student athletes and the entire team, ensuring that special needs and issues as identified by the coaching staff are addressed.
  • Assists the head coach in providing leadership and instruction in the academic, personal, and athletic development of student athletes by counseling team members in academic, citizenship, sportsmanship, and personal matters, as assigned.
  • Organizes and manages assigned recruiting efforts and administrative responsibilities.
  • Represents the team, department, and university in a positive, professional and ethical manner; responds appropriately to media, marketing, fund-raising and community service requests, as assigned.
  • Exhibits professionalism in a manner consistent with the missions and goals of Indiana University, the Big Ten Conference, and the NCAA.


  • Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.



  • Bachelor’s degree



  • 1 year of coaching experience


  • 1 year of coaching experience at the Division I level



  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure

Working Conditions / DemandsThis position requires both sedentary work and long durations of movement about the workspace. It requires the ability to move and transport objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential tasks with or without an accommodation.

Advertised Salary

  • Annual Base Salary Range for position is $35,000 to $46,350

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

  • Career Level: Career
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Job Function: Athletic Affairs
  • Job Family: Coaching

Click here to learn more about Indiana University’s Job Framework.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
  • Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

CLICK HERE to apply.

Ottawa University Seeks Head Men’s & Women’s Water Polo Coach (May 7, 2024)

Ottawa University, located in Surprise, Arizona, seeks a head men’s and women’s water polo coach.


Responsible for the effective administration of this athletic program and team including the recruitment of student athletes, team scheduling and programming, public relations, academic support, and the retention of student athletes. Supervises assistant and student coaches.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB (provide list of items which are essential to effective outcomes in this role):

  • Provide leadership and direction for the Men’s and Women’s  Water Polo Programs. Lead all required meetings, events, workshops, competitions, practices, schedules, and assure proper supervision is always provided.
  • Organize and administer the recruitment of prospective student-athletes in accordance with University and NAIA policies and procedures. Assure the retention of students is a goal and a priority.
  • Recruit, retain, and graduate student-athletes who contribute to the success of the program and vibrancy of campus life.
  • Provide oversight of student-athletes academic progress toward degree completion.
  • Ensure program is led by encouraging a high level of competitive success and Spiritual growth.
  • Make annual budget proposals for the betterment of the program and University and manage assigned budgets to assure that they remain within approved funding levels. Review and process all contracts, fund requests, program requests, and paperwork applying appropriate University policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Provide leadership and programming which promote campus involvement and community service.
  • Annually propose an effective and competitive schedule for approval.
  • Fund and friend raising for the advancement of the programs. Actively promote the programs through public relations and fundraising.
  • Ensure adherence to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and NCCAA rules and regulations including the NAIA Champions of Character 5 core values.
  • Collaboration with and support of other coaches and personnel within the athletic department. 
  • Fulfill commitments to all additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics which may include game day management, administrative and/or teaching responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Manage your staff consistent with university personnel policies. Encourage collaboration among the staff, provide regular evaluation and feedback, and facilitate developmental opportunities.
  • Model and encourage collaboration among University departments assuring effective communication and operations.
  • Understand the University’s policies and, procedures, and exercise good judgment accordingly. Assure that University and student information is managed in a confidential and ethical manner in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct and Ethics.
  • Provide leadership through conduct, attitude, and professionalism. Represent the University to students, external groups, faculty, and staff in a way that reflects positively on the University.
  • Be mindful and supportive of the overall Mission of Ottawa University.
  • Exercise Inclusivity in your daily actions accruing alignment within expectations of the University’s Diversity Statement.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


REQUIRED EDUCATION: (education based on essential job duties and requirements consistent with business necessity): Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: (experience based on requirements in role and are consistent with business necessity) Significant and successful coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level with head coaching experience.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: List required and/or preferred certification, industry specific requirements, required or preferred use of equipment, and all necessary job skills, abilities, and knowledge competencies) Provide a list of items below:

  • Current/valid Driver’s License
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and motivation skills
  • Ability to think critically and provide options for sound solutions
  • Ability to manage individuals and complex task.
  • Positive role model for student-athletes, university personnel, alumni, and members of the off- campus community.

WORKING CONDITIONS (Physical attributes required to perform job duties with or without reasonable accommodation – examples: sitting, lifting #, bending, driving, environmental factors or elements, noise level, stairs in a building, or other factors that will affect working conditions). Provide a list of items below:

  • Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing, frequent prolonged and irregular hours, and exposure to varying temperatures.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Yes – Travel Required

  • If YES, list type and approximate percentage: Regular part of the position
  • Responsible for driving students and University vehicles as part of job duties (YES/NO): Yes

Ottawa University (established in 1865), one of the oldest private liberal arts universities in the United States, is a multi-campus system serving approximately 4000 students through its campuses in Kansas (Ottawa, Kansas- Residential Campus and Overland Park, Kansas- Adult Programs); Arizona (Surprise Residential Campus and OUAZ Adult Programs); Wisconsin (Brookfield Adult Programs); and our OU ONLINE PROGRAM based out of Overland Park, Kansas.

Ottawa University is a regionally accredited, church-related, private university that strives to integrate faith, learning, and life in the academic experiences of students.

To apply, CLICK HERE.

Siena College Seeks Head Women’s Water Polo Coach (May 2, 2024)

Siena College seeks a head women’s water polo coach.

About Siena College:

Located in Loudonville, New York – just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany – Siena empowers more than 3,400 students each year through a transformative journey we call the Education for a Lifetime. All members of the Siena College community work together to advance the College’s mission to graduate Saints intent on making the world more just, peaceful, and humane. The Franciscan tradition, upon which Siena was founded, permeates throughout campus life. All community members are valued for their unique worth and recognized for their specific contributions toward the greater good. That spirit of belonging and respect reverberates across our 174-acre campus, which is ranked among the 50 most beautiful college campuses in the country by Condé Nast.

Siena is leading the way in Catholic, liberal arts education, and the national rankings help tell our story. Siena ranks number one in New York for job placement; top 10 among all Catholic colleges in the country; and among the top three percent of all institutions in the U.S according to the Wall Street Journal. It has always been our community of dedicated and passionate Saints who make this campus a coveted destination to work, live, and learn. We hope you’ll consider joining us.

Job Description:

Siena College, a NCAA Division I institution and member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), located in Loudonville, NY, is seeking a full-time, Head Women’s Water Polo Coach. The head coach will be responsible for the administration and organization of the program including, but not limited to, evaluation and recruitment of qualified student-athletes, planning and conducting practices, monitoring academic progress, skill development, coordinating services for the team with various department support areas, scheduling games, and management of the program’s fiscal budget.

Annual Salary: $58,500.00

*The hiring salary above represents the College’s good faith estimate at the time of posting in compliance with the Albany County Salary Transparency Law.

Job Requirements:

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of relevant experience are required. College coaching and/or playing experience preferred. A demonstrated ability to teach the skills of the game and strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are recommended. Candidates must possess a valid NYS driver’s license and insurability at the time of appointment and must maintain such license and insurability throughout the tenure of

A background screening will be required.

Additional Information:


Siena College offers a generous benefit package to eligible full-time employees. The benefit package currently includes a retirement plan contribution equal to 10% of an eligible participant’s compensation (as defined under the plan) after meeting the plan’s eligibility requirements, and tuition reimbursement and exchange opportunities for eligible employees, spouses, and dependents. Eligible college employees currently enjoy a work schedule that includes half-day Fridays in the summer and an expansive holiday schedule, including up to two weeks off during winter break. Other perks currently include complimentary breakfast Thursdays in the dining hall, access to College community lectures and productions, complimentary College gym and library memberships, discounted and complimentary tickets to Siena Division I sporting events, and more. Opportunities for remote work may be available as well.

Siena cares for and values each member of its workforce and actively supports upward mobility.

We are a community of Siena Saints, and as we often say, the world needs more Saints.

*Eligibility for individual employee benefits is determined at the time of hire and is subject to the terms and condition of the individual benefit.

Siena College is a Franciscan and Catholic institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Instructions:
Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references at:

Princeton University Seeks Assistant Coach (April 16, 2024)

Princeton University seeks an assistant water polo coach.

The mission of Princeton University Department of Athletics is to strive for excellence in academics and athletics, while embracing equity in opportunity, good sportsmanship, and ethical conduct. In keeping with this mission, the role of the Assistant Coach of Water Polo is to provide quality varsity programs which will challenge and develop the physical, mental and personal abilities of student-athletes of Division I programs.


  • Coach water polo in a substantive manner that is consistent with the educational mission of the University. • Assist in the preparation necessary to compete at the Division I level. • Assist the head coaches with the planning and execution of all practices.
  • Successfully identify and recruit student-athletes within the framework of the University guidelines and policies.
  • The assistant coach will be responsible for a wide variety of administrative tasks including but not limited to CARA Forms, recruiting logs, calendars, rosters and other various reports for NCAA and Ivy League compliance related issues.
  • Work effectively with administrators, the support staff, and other coaches and programs within the Department of Athletics.
  • Communicate effectively with various institutional constituencies (e.g., faculty, administration, students, parents, staff, alumni and friends) in order to strengthen programmatic integration with the University.
  • Assist with the development of the Friends Group.
  • Adhere to NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent coaching experience.
  • Successful background in coaching water polo.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to manage team dynamics.
  • Demonstrated organizational ability for practice, program management, and recruiting.
  • An understanding of the fundamental role that intercollegiate athletics, properly implemented, can play in the educational development of our student-athletes.
  • Ability to uphold the commitment to Department of Athletics mission and values of Education Through Athletics.
  • Proficient with MS office products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED certification subsequent to the date of hire.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

To apply, CLICK HERE.

Brown University Seeks Men’s & Women’s Water Polo Assistant Coach (March 20, 2024)

Brown University Athletics and Recreation is currently seeking candidates for the Athletics Assistant Coach, Men’s and Women’s Water Polo position. Brown’s intercollegiate athletics program consists of 34 varsity teams with approximately 1,000 athletes who participate within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA-DI).

This position assists the head water polo coach in all phases of the varsity Water Polo program. This includes coaching and teaching, player development, recruiting, and administrative duties such as coordinating training and travel schedules, video analysis and instruction, and completing compliance information. The incumbent also maintains positive relations with alumnae and friends groups. This position supports all efforts to continue to attract the nation’s top men’s and women’s water polo players to our Division I non-scholarship program.

Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Under the leadership of the head coach, plan long- and short-term team objectives with the goal of enhancing individual & team development, growth & performance.
  • Provide instruction and coaching for practices, individual sessions, and games.
  • Prepare and plan practices.
  • Run training, teach individuals and groups of players specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice in and out of the pool.
  • Analyze video and provide teaching to student-athletes using video.
  • Evaluate student-athletes to identify strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Assist with designing & implementing instructional opportunities to improve technical and strategic execution.

Entry into the candidate pool requires the following:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, required.
  • 1-3 years coaching experience with a competitive club, high school or collegiate program; Prior collegiate coaching experience preferred (and/or a combination of coaching & competitive playing experience)
  • Competitive collegiate playing experience, preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Ability to recruit within NCAA and Ivy League Rules.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication & computer skills, necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and relate well to students
  • Excellent sport specific technical, tactical and strategic knowledge.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Basic proficiency in excel, word, internet & email capabilities.
  • Social media experience, helpful.
  • Prior experience with video & software, helpful.
  • Commitment to the student-athlete, passion for the sport and ability to coach & motivate.
  • The successful candidate for this position will be required to complete a criminal background and DMV check satisfactory to Brown University prior to commencing employment.

All division employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the division are to be reported to the appropriate parties. 

Employees in coaching positions are required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test, maintain current AED/CPR & First Aid certification (certification is available at no cost through the Division), and attend all required divisional and/or NCAA training/education programs.

Background Check – Criminal, Education, MVR

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Grade: Grade 10

Worker Type: Employee

Worker Sub-Type: Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type: Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 37.5

Position Work Location: Onsite

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.  To apply, CLICK HERE.

Penn State Behrend Seeks Men’s & Women’s Water Polo Assistant Coach (December 23, 2023)

Penn State Behrend is accepting applications for an Assistant Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Coach. This position is responsible for assisting the Head Coach with the organization, development, and leadership of the water polo programs and the mission and core values of the Athletic Department/University. 

This position is an 11-month, 91.7% full-time equivalency (FTE) job. Month off is June. Full Penn State benefits are included.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in preparing and presenting scouting materials and film exchange

  • Practice planning and skill development

  • Organization of team travel

  • Purchasing/inventory of equipment

  • Organization of sports camps

  • Coordinating visiting team requests

  • Coordinating with athletic department personnel and other University units

Typical Education:

  • 1+ years of related experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher

The following clearances must be successfully completed for this position: 

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check 

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History 

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check

How to Apply:

  • Please submit a cover letter and resume at the time of application.

  • Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Assistant Coach also has responsibility for supervising student managers and other ancillary personnel, coordinating team community service, and representing the Head Coach at intercollegiate athletics, alumni, and University events when required. This position also assists with booster club and fund-raising activities and performing other duties as assigned by the Head Coach, while adhering to all University, conference and NCAA rules and regulations and promoting the core values and strategic goals of intercollegiate athletics.

Penn State Behrend’s athletic facilities are expanding and updating to keep pace with the growth and success of our intercollegiate athletics programs. We have a lighted, artificial-turf field soccer and lacrosse complex, an eight-lane composite track with a separate area for field events in our track and field complex. Our baseball and softball complex has two fields, each with irrigation, in-ground dugouts, bullpens, and batting cages. Our Junker Center has three all-purpose courts, seating for 1,600, and eight-lane swimming pool, running track, jumping pits, aerobics room, and strength-training room. Penn State Behrend also sits on the edge of Wintergreen Gorge, an 11,00-year-old chasm that’s a spectacular backdrop for a run or a hike. Or head north instead; a six-mile paved trail connects campus to Erie’s downtown and lakefront. On-campus sand volleyball courts and multiple intramural fields are available for all students to use.

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park. With 5,000 students in resident instruction and online in college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners. We seek faculty members who share our commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. 

Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area’s economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities in the region, including Penn State Behrend. Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure. Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It’s easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living. 

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Collegiate Water Polo Association Seeks Director of Membership Services (June 22, 2022)

The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) is seeking a positive, extremely well-organized individual with previous administrative experience to serve in Membership Services. The position is the primary liaison with our coaches and Team Leaders within the organization. Salary is dependent upon experience. Medical benefits, retirement plan, and paid vacation included.

Responsibilities include:

  • Primary contact with membership
  • General clerical duties and packaging
  • Event management
  • Membership support
  • Alumni Initiative
  • Ambassador Program

Individual should have the following characteristics and skills to be successful

  • Sense of humor
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Understanding of social media outlets and their use
  • Outgoing and upbeat personality
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to work independently


  • Salary based on experience. Position includes medical benefits, retirement program, and paid vacation.

Specific areas of responsibility:

  • Awards
    • Order all-conference and coaching awards
    • All-Conference & Collegiate Club All-America ballot process
    • Packaging
    • Membership Forms
    • Ensuring appropriate forms are submitted by deadlines:
  • Participation Agreements
  • Pool Reservation Forms
  • Media Guide Information
  • Membership Support
  • Team Leader Orientation Program
  • Developing educational content for Team Leader roles
  • Focus groups and satisfaction surveys
  • Event Management Regular Season
    • Pre-hosting calls
    • Feedback calls
    • Host packaging
  • Event Management for Championships
  • Inventory
  • Travel during events
  • Clinic coordination
  • Hotel Reservations
    • Booking officials
    • Supervising comp program
    • Hotel reservations for staff
  • Alumni Initiative and Ambassador Program
    • Training and supporting Ambassadors
    • Coordinating alumni

Application Process:


The Collegiate Water Polo Association office is located at 129 W. 4th Street, Bridgeport, Pa.  Bridgeport is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles north of Philadelphia on the Schuylkill River and adjacent to King of Prussia with access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 202 and the Schuylkill Expressway.

Collegiate Water Polo Association Seeks Director of Multimedia (June 15, 2022)

Director of Multimedia Job Description (PDF)

The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) seeks a Director of Multimedia.

The technical hub of the organization, responsible for providing benefits to our membership that include our Remote Stream Program, Championship Video Production and Stream, Content Creation, and technical support, the position is responsible for:

Remote Streaming Program

Across the country, there are water polo tournaments at CWPA institutions, and we are working toward streaming all of them. This is where our Remote Stream Kits come in – they contain everything needed to stream a water polo tournament including camera, encoder, tripod, and all necessary cables. We ship these kits to host institutions, hire a local camera operator, and stream the games to one of our Remote Announcer/Producers. They add graphics, announcing, and stream the games out live at We are working to increase the number of streams each season until we can eventually stream every CWPA game. This requires coordinating with host institutions for shipping and IT logistics, finding camera operators, scheduling and supporting the remote announcer/producers.

Championship Video Production and Stream

There are at least three major championships each season where we travel on-site to produce a multi-cam live broadcast of the tournament. This involves setting up 3 cameras, directing a live switch of the action, while integrating graphics, instant replay, announcing, and commercial/content integration. This is streamed out live for a Pay Per View audience on our portal at This requires coordination with the host institution to ensure that all IT needs are met for a successful stream of the event, setup and maintenance of the equipment, and troubleshooting any issues that arise.

Content Creation

We are a major source of water polo training, educational, and entertainment content. This includes our Tip of the Week series (short training tips from Olympians and major athletes), CWPA Remote series (interviews with Alum of the sport about their professions), and our podcast PoloCAST (a deep dive into the most prominent people of water polo), Game of the Week series, social media promo posts, and sponsor commercial creation. There will be need for internal educational content as well as opportunities for creative content, collaboration, and expansion of the CWPA and Water Polo.

A complete job description is available by CLICKING HERE.

To apply, submit a resume and references to

Collegiate Water Polo Association