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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — University of the Pacific seeks a full-time assistant men’s water polo coach.

Work is performed during standard business hours and non-regular office hours to fulfill business needs.

Primary Purpose: Assists Head Coach in administering of the intercollegiate athletics program.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains complete knowledge and compliance with rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics while working within the departments rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Participates in the effective recruiting, instruction, and coaching of student-athletes, emphasizing fundamentals, conditioning, game preparation, and strategy.
  • Maintains an environment that emphasizes academics as a priority, making every effort to ensure that all student-athletes meet academic requirements while working to integrate sports into the academic life of the University.
  • Assists in the preparation of an annual written plan and goals for the program and the annual assessment of performance in relation to the plan and goals.
  • Maintains discipline in the program, and promotes fairness, understanding, and protectiveness of student-athletes while motivating them.
  • Maintains an environment of cooperation and continuous improvement, maintaining positive communications supporting the athletic program, the University, and University staff.
  • Participates in marketing and promotional activities with media, alumni, and civic groups consistent with the objectives of the athletic program.
  • Assists with recruiting evaluations, official visits, and any travel-related activities of prospective student-athletes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • One (1) year of experience in coaching the sport of Water Polo.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of NCAA and Conference Rules and Regulations as they pertain to student-athletes.
  • Experience coaching international athletes.
  • Experience in fundraising.
  • Strong knowledge of effective coaching practices.
  • Strong recruiting skills.
  • Knowledge of strength training principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated management skills and knowledge of supervision and management practices.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive 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.

Requires extended periods of sitting, standing and walking. Occasional climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Requires lengthy durations of time spent outdoors. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:Work is performed in both a standard office environment as well as sports venues. Work is performed during standard business hours, as well as during non-regular office hours to fulfill business needs.

Extensive travel required for competition and recruiting.

Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $66,560.00 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidates qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:  All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

To apply, CLICK HERE.

Collegiate Water Polo Association