Head Age Group Swim Team Coach

Head Age Group Swim Team Coach
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YMCAGreater Joliet Area YMCA
LocationJoliet, IL
Job Description
Responsible for assisting the Director of Competitive Swimming with the administration and operation of the Joliet Y Jets Swim Team, primarily in regards to programming for 12 & under swimmers. This includes the development and administration of season plans and daily practices, being involved in team communication (e-mail, website, social media), handling meet entries and planning clinics and other team events. This position will work closely with the Director of Competitive Aquatics to ensure full realization of the team/YMCA mission and vision; strong communication, collaboration and cooperation with all staff is critical in that regard. Primary practice site will be the Smith Family YMCA with some site visits to other practice locations planned.
Qualifications
Associates Degree or years of experience equivalent.
Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification, Lifeguarding, Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming, and all required USA Swimming certifications and courses.
Must be able to demonstrate coaching knowledge, skills and philosophy in accordance with YMCA standards. ASCA Level 2 or higher preferred.
Essential Functions
Organizes and supervises competitive swimming activities to meet YMCA objectives. This includes swim practices, dryland, swim meets, clinics and other special events.
Develops and administers quadrennial, seasonal and daily plans for practice levels that include athletes ages 12 & younger.
Plans practice schedules and swim meet schedules, manages meet entries and results, develops motivational materials and maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, meet statistics, progress reports, etc.).
Assists with the management of the JETS online presence, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Team Unify, etc, in compliance with Y-USA Brand Standards. Coordinates with Metro Marketing Department as needed.
Builds effective, authentic relationships with athletes, parents, and coaches; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA.
Communicates effectively and collaborates with each location's host branch staff to inform of practices, meets, and other team-related events. Conveys information and schedules as appropriate, including communication with parents regarding policies, reminders, progress reports and common questions. Responds to all inquiries in a timely manner.
Assures compliance with YMCA Swimming and USA Swimming.
Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
Organizes, cleans and puts away needed equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
Cause-Driven Leadership? Competencies
Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.
Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.
Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
Salary$32,000.00 - $35,000.00
How to Apply
Apply by Emaildhedden@jolietymca.org
Apply by Mail to:Dave Hedden, 1350 S Briggs St, Joliet IL, 60433-9584
Resumes Accepted Until3/3/2017



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