May 16, 2023

Director of Aquatics/Head Swimming and Diving Coach

  • Maritime College
  • Throggs Neck, NY
Full time Head Coach Aquatic Director

Job Description

Director of Aquatics/Head Swimming and Diving Coach

About SUNY Maritime College:

SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:

COLLEGE BACKGROUND: The State University of New York Maritime College is an undergraduate and graduate institution focused on engineering, business, science, and maritime transportation. SUNY Maritime College was founded in 1874 and holds the distinction of being the first and largest maritime school in the United States. The College is located at historic Fort Schuyler in Throggs Neck, New York, just 14 miles from midtown Manhattan.


Founded 1874

  • A four-year college of the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY)
  • Total enrollment - fall 2012: 1,761 with 1,203 members of the Regiment of Cadets
  • The oldest and largest maritime college in the country
  • Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture programs are ABET accredited
  • Home of the Empire State VI, a 17,000 ton, 565-foot training ship
  • Cadets travel to at least 12 foreign countries during three Summer Sea Terms
  • NCAA Division III member of the Skyline Conference and ECFC Football Conference

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Director of Aquatics coordinates all aspects of SUNY Maritime College's Aquatic facility. The Assistant Men's & Women's Swimming Coach will assist in coordinating all aspects of SUNY Maritime College Men's & Women's Swimming activities including coaching, recruiting, organizing and planning both practice and competition strategies, scheduling, staffing, budgeting, fundraising, team management and administration. This position will directly report to the Director of Athletics.


Director of Aquatics Specific Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinates and implements aquatics program to meet the needs of both campus and local community maximizing programming and revenue generating potential of the aquatic facility
  • Responsible for the Pool Health and Safety Plan
  • Coordinates and manages a program of special events for the aquatics facility such as swimming competitions, intramurals, rentals etc
  • Organizes and coordinates a schedule for daily use of the aquatics facility
  • Coordinates and manages a comprehensive program of facility and water sanitation operations, equipment repair and preventative maintenance
  • Works with various departments on campus to coordinate the ordering and storage of necessary equipment for scheduled certification classes, intramurals or PE programs
  • Selects, trains and supervises the aquatics facility staff including lifeguards, aquatics instructors and specialty staff
  • Engages in professional development opportunities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics

Head Men's & Women's Swimming Coach Specific Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Adhere to and enforce all SUNY Maritime departmental/College policies and procedures as well as rules and regulations of governing bodies and associations
  • Oversee the recruitment of student-athletes within defined departmental strategies acceptable to standard Maritime College entrance requirements and within departmental resources designed specifically to promote timely graduation and effective use of athletic eligibility
  • Support a positive student-athlete experience, which is reflected by both high retention and graduation rates among recruited student-athletes
  • Provide necessary instruction for the teaching of fundamentals, game rules, and strategies relative to each sport
  • Assist in scheduling and conducting regular practice sessions during traditional and non-traditional segments of the year
  • Maintain team equipment inventory
  • Monitor and support student-athlete academic progress
  • Serve as a positive role model and mentor to the student community


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, teaching and communication skills are essential
  • Knowledge of water filtration and sanitation
  • Must possess CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding (Red Cross) certificates
  • Must possess a NYC Board of Health Swimming Pool Operation Technology certificate
  • Demonstrated swimming and diving coaching experience
  • Ability to recruit student athletes, develop successful programs and maintain operations (budget, equipment ordering, NCAA eligibility, game management, etc.) 
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License. Must have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violation
  • Exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations with specific knowledge of Division III rules

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NCAA Division III swimming and/or coaching experience as well as aquatic site management experience

Additional Information:

Classification/Salary Range: The Director of Aquatics/Head Swimming and Diving Coach is a UUP position. The anticipated salary range for the position is $50,150 - $57,500 annually, with an outstanding benefits package (for more information please see the Full Time UUP Benefits Summary). Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications to commence immediately and conclude when the position is filled.

Link to Apply:

Special Notes: This is a full-time calendar year appointment UUP Position. Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant 
Local Title: The Director of Aquatics/Head Swimming and Diving Coach
Line #: 00165

SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see:

SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered.

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Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Please submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Maritime's commitment to inclusive excellence
  4. Names and contact information of three professional references

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