Head Women's Swim Coach

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  • Job Number:519643
  • Classification:Athletics Coach 3
  • Grade:Grade 81
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Athletics

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is seeking qualified applicants for their Head Women’s Swimming Coach position. The Nanooks sponsor ten sports; NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey, four men’s and women’s National Championship sports (non-divisional), and five men’s and women’s Division II sports. The Head Women’s Swimming Coach oversees and manages the NCAA, conference and institutional athletics compliance programs for all teams, departments, and other constituents of the University. Position is also responsible for creating and managing the development of a successful women’s swimming program including rules education for student-athletes and coaching staff. The Head Women’s Swimming Coach reports to the Athletics Director and works in support of the goals and operations of the Women’s Swimming Program and Department of Athletics. This position requires expert knowledge of the sport of swimming, NCAA rules, and the collegiate academic environment to ensure that the UAF Women’s Swim Team complies with NCAA rules and delivers necessary support services to student-athletes. This position involves supervision of some full and part-time/student staff and and other duties pertaining to the operational needs of the women’s swim program and athletics department.


1Recruiting Observe, evaluate and recruit student-athletes who have the academic and athletic ability to succeed in the classroom and in the pool.Essential
25Practice and competition organization and schedulingEssential
3Administrative Duties Comply with directives from the Director of Athletics. Immediately inform the Director of Athletics of rule violations or potential rule violations. Comply with all NCAA and conference rules and regulations; University of Alaska Policy and Regulations; UAF policies, rules and procedures; Athletic Dept. rules and procedures. Operate athletic program within assigned budget and assist in the development of the program budget, which is not limited to financial aid, travel, guarantees, officiating, equipment and supplies. Recruit, manage, coach and supervise all aspects of the Women''s Swimming varsity sports team and program.Essential
4Consultation/advising of student-athlete welfare Foster team compliance with NCAA, conference and institution academic standards. Counsel student-athletses, to encourage satisfactory progress toward a degree and graduation. Create a positive team atmosphere. Supervise team while off-campus on trips.Essential
5Community relations and fundraising Assist in the development and implementation of fundraising for the program and the department to include required camps and clinics. Promote a positive image for the athletic program and institution. Work with department liaison and local media to publicize the program, team members and season results. Foster positive relationships with all the campus community, alumni, boosters and Fairbanks community.Essential
6Supervise and evaluate Assistant coaches and other staff.Essential


Must have knowledge of energy systems, biomechanics and sports psychology. Must know the latest theories of training high level swimmers including strength and conditioning, nutrition, mental focus, etc. Must also know NCAA rules and regs. Must have leadership qualities which result in motivating swimmers to train twice a day with one morning practice.

Must be able to make independent decisions when recruiting, managing or supervising swimmers. Must be able to supervise and assign duties to an assistant coach as well as evaluate that coach. Must be able to make a competition schedule suitable for the ability level of the team.


Should have 10 years of club and/or high school coaching experience. Master's degree preferred.


Must have CPR and First Aid certification. Should have a BA or BS in an appropriate subject.

This is a full-time, Grade 81, minimum $64,210 yearly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

Applicant Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter,, and the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

Review Date:

This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on June 6, 2022


Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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