Jul 17, 2019
Coastal Southeast Alaska town seeking a head age group coach to work with 40+ swimmers ages 6-17 and assist to expand our team. Prior swim coach experience and knowledge of aquatic/swim team programs is required. History Established in 1973 by coach Gene Horne, The Ketchikan Killer Whales Swim Club (KKW) was formed to promote skill building and competition in the pool. From these beginnings with Coach Horne, The KKW have steadily increased their membership. As a USA Swimming team, the KKW are supported by the largest and most developed competitive swimming organization in the world, USA Swimming. Members of the KKW are USA Swimmers who compete year-round in Alaska and the United States, representing Ketchikan. The KKW is a nonprofit organization open to all swimmers of any age who are interested in bettering themselves in and out of the water. The KKW are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of parents. The KKW swimmers are represented in competition from beginning level local meets to national competition positively representing themselves and their community. Position Description The Head Coach is responsible for leading and coaching swimmers ranging in skill level from beginner to collegiate athlete. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with swim club experience and value the common goal to position our program as a top membership driven sport club in Ketchikan. This position is responsible for coaching the year round KKW club team as well as the Ketchikan High School swim team August thru November. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Plan and schedule all KKW programs; develop curriculum, schedule and staffing plan for all routine practice sessions with emphasis on stroke technique, physical conditioning and competitive success. Attend in coach capacity and manage all staff during all practice sessions. Participate in staff recruitment, supervision and evaluation activities. Evaluate programs seasonally and work with KKW Board on new or expanding business ideas. Promote and maintain positive club morale and maintain club discipline. Maintain positive relations with State of Alaska teams and USA swimming. Plan training opportunities (seminars, conventions, workshops, and other extended learning opportunities) for KKW coaching team. Attend all swim meets in which KKW swimmers are participating. Communicate with KKW Board, parents, and swimmers in a courteous and timely manner during on deck hours when appropriate, office hours or by phone, and/or email. Create and manage meet schedule. Supervise swimmers in accordance with Board guidelines regarding travel procedures and Code of Conduct, as outlined in the Ketchikan Killer Whales Swim Club Handbook and required by USA Swimming. Manage communication platforms including web site, meet information and team records. Desired Skills Ability to motivate and develop skills among swimmers at all skill level by creating a physically and emotionally inclusive culture among and between staff and swimmers. Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner as established in the Handbook. Ability to acknowledge and respond promptly to the needs of the membership and the Board. Ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with athletes, their parents, and the Board. Ability to balance priorities of team, individual and Board. Ability to give constructive guidance respectfully. Ability to set and accomplish challenging goals. Ability to prioritize and plans work activities. Experience Member USA Swimming and hold all required coaching certificates and training. Competitive swimming experience required Experience with swim meet and team management software: Team Unify and Meet Manager preferred Current CPR for the professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid certifications Current Oxygen Administration certification Current Lifeguard certification Safety Training for Swim Coaches certification ASCA Certification desired Compensation This is a year-round, full-time salaried position. Compensation DOE. How to Apply Candidates should submit resume and 3 professional reference contacts to Christa Hagan, Vice President, Board of Directors at email@example.com .
Ketchikan Killer Whales Swim Club Ketchikan, Alaska, USA Full time