May 01, 2024

Associate Head Coach

  • Mt Lebanon Aqua Club
  • Mt Lebanon, PA, USA
Full time Associate Head Coach

Job Description

Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is in the process of hiring up to a Full-Time, Associate Head Coach. MLAC has 250+ swimmers on the roster and operates out of Mt. Lebanon High School (short course) and Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center (long course).

Job Description:

This position is designed to assist and support the Head Coach with the day-to-day wet side operation of Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club. Under the direction and guidance of the Head Coach, the Associate Head Coach will lead and direct the age group competitive swimming program which includes several salaried lead coaches, hourly assistant coaches, and some volunteer coaches. This is a leadership position that will support and carry out the vision, values, and behaviors of MLAC through leadership, development, and setting the direction of the age group program. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities:

●      Planning and running in-water workouts for a group of 20-30+ swimmers.

●      Assisting in coaching all groups as assigned by the Head Coach

●      Assisting in planning and executing team events

●      Handling administrative details, including parent communication, meet entries for respective groups, and supervision.

●      Attending and coaching at all swim meets for respective groups

●      Assisting in coaching morning and afternoon/evening practices as assigned by the Head Coach

Key MLAC Associate Head Coach Responsibilities:

●      Designing and executing the seasonal plan for the age group swimming program

●      Providing leadership and instruction to the age group swimmers and their coaches

●      Conducting parent meetings as needed

●      Ensuring regular communication with parents at the age group level

●      Ensuring administrative and coordination needs and requirements are met both internally and externally for age group swimmers.

●      Overseeing age group meet entries and attend meets as required.

●      Maintaining compliance with USA swimming coaching standards

●      Ensuring all age group coaches are following USA Swimming policies including SafeSport

Team Culture Responsibilities:

●      Modeling and celebrating the team’s vision, values, and behaviors.

●      Working collaboratively and respectfully with all coaches, staff, and team leaders to serve in the best interest of the team and its members.

●      Being exceptional in the application of positive, consistent, and effective motivation strategies when working with swimmers, parents, and coaching staff in all aspects of the program

●      Demonstrating a cooperative, prompt, and respectful communication style with swimmers, parents, coaching staff, and community members

Preferred Education and Experience:

●      Bachelor’s degree

●      Four years NCAA swimming experience

●      All USA Swimming Coaching Requirements or the ability to obtain these certifications before starting the job.

●      10 years coaching experience      

●      3 years supervisory experience


Compensation & Benefits:

●      Base salary – commensurate with experience

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