Assistant Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach

ROLE TITLE: Assistant Men’s & Women’s Diving Coach

POSITION REPORTS TO:  Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming/Diving Coach

Summary of Position

The assistant coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in the administration of all aspects of the sport program including but not limited to coaching and teaching of students, recruiting, game and practice preparation and execution, fund-raising/friend raising, budget management, compliance with NCAA and conference rules/regulations. Participation as a member of the College community and with all collaborative departmental functions as needed.

What you will do in this role:

  • Demonstrating excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to:(a) sport skill instruction (b) motivation (c) tactical strategies (d) physical training and fitness.
  • Emphasize proper drill techniques by directing, demonstrating and participating in the instruction of correct dive techniques.
  • Participate in on and off campus recruitment activities of athletically and academically qualified student-athletes which will include data entry and correspondence, talent identification, communication of College opportunities and expectations.
  • Exhibiting the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, College, and Department of Athletics rules, policies and expectations including commitment to lifelong learning, sportsmanship on and off the field of play, positive leadership and the desire and ability to act as a positive role model and representative of the College at all times.
  • Active game preparation through scouting, image analysis, strategy discussions, and travel arrangements.
  • Assist the head coach in all areas of implementing a competitive, successful educational program emphasizing the quality experience for the student athlete. While the ability to show initiative and work independently is essential.  All activities will be under the direction and supervision of the head coach.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with members of the department and promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletic program.
  • Demonstrating a sincere interest in the social, emotional, academic development, as well as the athletic welfare of student-athletes; collaborating on academic monitoring and guidance of students where appropriate
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with members of alumni.
  • Provide student-athletes with opportunities that allow for social, emotional, and academic development, in addition to athletic success through close interpersonal guidance, mentoring and counseling.
  • Assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Recreation which may include supervision of students in recreational programs including intramurals, club sports, general facility monitoring, game-day management, concessions fundraising opportunities or other special projects.


  • Minimum of 1-3 years required and 4-7 years preferred of relevant professional experience.
  • Diving Background required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required / Master’s Degree Preferred.
  • Track record of achieving exceptional results.



The mission of the Department of Athletics and Recreation is personal and collaborative excellence.  We strive to offer high-quality educational, recreational and competitive intercollegiate athletic opportunities to our participants.  We look to create an innovative, challenging and supportive learning environment where students can maximize opportunities for physical and social development, lifelong fitness and wellness as well as to realize opportunities for championship-caliber athletic competition. Our goal is to enhance and develop values that foster leadership, self-discipline, teamwork, personal and civic responsibility, integrity, dignity and sportsmanship. Ultimately, it is the mission of the department to fully support the mission of Allegheny College and “prepare young adults for successful, meaningful lives”.



New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role.

The salary for this full time position is $33,280 annually.



Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

ALLEGHENY COLLEGE                                                    

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The College does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, creed, national/ethnic origin, ancestry, veterans, handicap or disability as those terms are defined under applicable law, or members of other underrepresented groups.

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posted 6/11/2024