Head Swimming and Diving Coach

Department of Athletics

Vacancy # 14E099
Position # 5036

UNCW, the state’s coastal university, is located in historic Wilmington, NC, a vibrant seaport community of more than 100,000 located between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Founded in 1947, UNC Wilmington is one of the fastest growing institutions in the UNC system and one of the premier comprehensive institutions in the Southeast. The University has 14,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Health and Human Services. The park-like central campus is situated on 660 acres that include a rich diversity of coastal pine and natural wetlands.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking applicants for a 12 month position for Head Swimming and Diving Coach. UNCW is an NCAA Division I program and member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The head coach is responsible for the development, organization, and administration of a successful Division I swimming and diving program. The head coach is expected to build upon our tremendous swimming and diving tradition highlighted by 13 straight men’s swimming and diving CAA Championships. The head coach must support the academic mission of the university and promote the graduation of the swimming and diving student-athletes. The head coach should have successful recruiting experience, knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, effective written and verbal communication skills, and strong leadership qualities. Additionally, the head coach must adhere to and enforce all policies and procedures of the department and university, as well as the rules and regulations of the CAA and NCAA. Participation in athletic department, university, civic, and public relations activities is required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 4 years coaching experience, preferably at the Division I level. Candidate must have successful experience recruiting, evaluating and coaching at the collegiate level. Candidate must have demonstrated skill in developing, inspiring and motivating student-athletes academically and athletically, with a proven record of integrity and high principles.

To apply, please complete the online application at http://consensus.uncw.edu. Letter of application, curricula vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to the search committee chair and attached to the online application - not e-mailed or mailed.  MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Priority consideration will be given to online applications received by April 30, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For questions regarding the online application process, please contact Katie Lange at 910-962-3571 or langek@uncw.edu

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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