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Bard College at Simon's Rock

Aquatic Administrator/Snappers Head Coach

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is seeking a responsible, organized, and energetic individual to fill the vacant position of Aquatic Administrator/Snappers Head Coach at the College’s Kilpatrick Athletic Center.


Primary duties include managing the aqua-fitness program, the lifeguard staff, and the administration and training of the Snappers Swim Team - a YMCA team with a small USA contingency, based in the College’s Kilpatrick Athletic Center.  The Snappers’ roster includes approximately 50 to 60 swimmers with the potential to grow to 100.  This team has no Board of Directors or Parents’ Board.  The team practices in the region’s premier 8-lane, 25 yard college pool.  The Head Coach will have the rare opportunity to implement ideas freely in collaboration with the coaching staff.  Other duties include working as an integral part of the college athletic facility management team.

The successful candidate will have the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED certifications; & YMCA Principles of Swimming & Diving, and USA Swimming Certification, which includes ASCA Level I.  It would be preferable to have a USA Coaching Card, be at least ASCA Level II and certification in a functioning knowledge of Hy-Tek, MS Word, and MS Excel.  This is a full-time, year-round position with a competitive salary and excellent employee benefits.  Successful completion of a background check is a mandatory part of the hiring process. 

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Please send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Dave Collopy, Director of Athletics, at  Applications sent by US mail should be addressed to Aquatic Administrator/Snapper Head Coach Search, c/o Dave Collopy, Kilpatrick Athletic Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA  01230.


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