Assistant Swimming Coach (part-time)
Department of William Smith Athletics


Responsible for introducing and teaching advanced swimming skills and techniques as directed by the head coach. The Assistant Coach will collaborate with the head coach to prepare, implement and evaluate daily practices, assist with home meet pool set up and tear down, and will supervise and mentor student-athletes.


  • Demonstrate competency in sport skill instruction, motivation, and the ability to conduct safe practice sessions.
  • Adhere to all sport governing, departmental, and institutional rules and policies.
  • Prepare, implement and evaluate daily practices in collaboration with the head coach.
  • Assist with home meet pool set up and tear down.
  • Assist with recruiting prospective student-athletes as directed by the head coach.
  • Demonstrate a sincere interest in the personal, academic and athletic progress of student-athletes.
  • Exhibit supportive and cooperative behavior pursuing sport program goals set by the head coach.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and professional behavior when dealing with student-athletes.
  • Efficiently and effectively complete tasks assigned by the head coach.
  • Accept constructive criticism and work toward consistent professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the department and student-athletes through a positive and constructive approach to all tasks and respect for the competencies of others.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Must hold a current CPR/First Aid certification. Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of swimming technique and have competitive swimming or coaching competitive swimming experience.


This is a part-time, five-month, six days a week/four hours per day, non-benefits-eligible administrative position. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Anticipated start date, September 30, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
email: ferran@hws.edu

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly  selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.