Assistant Swim Coach (50%, 9-month appointment):The position of Assistant Swimming Coach will report directly to UWL’s Head Swimming & Diving Coach. The Assistant Coach will assist in the management of daily operations of a Division III intercollegiate swimming and diving program competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, with responsibilities including, but not limited to, assisting in the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, and administering of the swimming and diving program (“UWL Swimming & Diving”) to meet University and Department objectives. The Assistant Coach must conduct themselves in such a way as to enhance respect for the University, the Department, UWL Swimming & Diving and UWL student athletes.
Equipment Manager (50%, 9-month appointment):The Equipment Manager reports directly to the Deputy Director of Athletics and will assist in overseeing all facets of a comprehensive college athletics equipment, apparel and laundry operation. Duties include inventorying, maintaining, storing, ordering, and distributing equipment, uniforms, and apparel used by UWL’s intercollegiate athletic teams; managing and maintaining the equipment room, locker room facilities, and associated equipment; hiring, training, and supervising a student equipment staff; and performing other administrative tasks. The Equipment Manager must comply with all applicable NCAA and WIAC rules and regulations.
• Bachelor’s Degree. • Substantial experience as an athlete or coach in the sport of swimming. • Demonstrated ability to work as an individual and as a member of a team. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Valid driver’s license.
• Three years of relevant collegiate coaching experience. • Demonstrated experience in college recruiting. • Understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III ideal. • 1-3 years equipment room experience.
About University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-L fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-L is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as "... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U....S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges" for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top three institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 350 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 73 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 67 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-L campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.