The Head Swim Coach is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the recreational swim team program and coordinates meets and events in conjunction with the Leawood Lighting Parent Board and City Staff. This position is responsible for the coordination of swim practices and meets along with the safety of the participants.
Essential Functions / Responsibilities
- Responsible for overseeing the planning, preparing and implementing well-diversified and structured swim practices and meets for patrons. Duties include but not limited to ensuring participants are informed of important information, ensuring entry cards for meets are prepared accurately and on time, determining swimmers for each meet, coordinating transportation to meets and events and ensuring the safety of the patrons.
- May be required to make decisions regarding inclement weather, in regards to meets and practices, which may warrant cancelling participation or seeking shelter.
- Represents the City and the Swim team at meetings and special functions.
- Supervises and evaluates assistant coaches including but not limited to preparing job tasks and time sheets, and overseeing interaction with participants.
- Wears approved attire at all times.
- Reports to scheduled work shifts on time.
- Attends required meeting and training sessions.
- Employee may be asked by the supervisor or acting supervisor to perform other duties that are not listed but are essential to the job.
Minimum Qualifications / Requirements
- Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with the public.
- Ability to use safe work practices while on the job.
- Ability to protect and maintain confidentiality of information.
- Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines with effective results.
- Ability to read, write, and understand the English language with proper spelling and grammar to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to make decisions in the best interest of both the patron and the city.
- Ability to work under pressure and maintain steady communication.
- Ability to make rational decisions efficiently during variable and sometime stressful conditions, including the ability to calmly interact with the public and other City personnel.
- Ability to respond to emergencies, changes and directives effectively.
- Standard office procedures, systems, and practices including the use of a computer and computer software.
- Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
- Must have adequate environmental tolerance, including the ability to work in high temperatures and confining work spaces.
Education, Training, and Certification Requirements
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and one (1) year of college or equivalent experience required.
- Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience as Assistant Swim Coach or equivalent.
- Competitive swimming or equivalent experience required.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record per the City’s drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.