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Graduate Assistant, Women's Swimming
at Saint Leo University
Job Description Summary
The assistant/graduate assistant provides assistance in all phases of coaching the Division II women’s swimming program including; student-athlete recruitment, meet preparation, player evaluation, academic coordination and practice and meet coaching. Also provide administrative support as assigned.
Duties and Tasks:
Assist in all aspects of the student-athlete development and performance of the women’s intercollegiate swimming program to include:
- Implementing and coordinating the recruitment process
- Organizing, recruitment/evaluation of student-athletes
- Instructing and supervising practices and player conditioning
- Providing appropriate leadership, direction, and supervision relevant to the academic progress and personal development of student-athletes within women’s swimming program
- Creating a positive and productive environment for the student-athletes
Assist with the administrative functions with the women’s intercollegiate swimming program:
- Coordinating travel for team trips, recruiting and official visits
- Monitoring academic progress of student-athletes
- Participate in promotional and public relations to advance athletic programs by:
- Representing the Department of Athletics at designated University, departmental and community functions
- Serving in public relations capacities as needed
- Encouraging staff and student-athletes to participate in community service activities
- Promote the University’s core values to student’s, co-workers and university community
- Build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed
- Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles
OTHER JOB DUTIES:
- Performs other related duties as assigned
- There would be work with the men’s program in described areas from time to time
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of coaching swimming techniques
- Basic knowledge of pool chemicals and water testing
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Must be accepted and enrolled in a Saint Leo University Master’s degree program.
- Leadership skills
- Well-developed interpersonal communication skills to deal with recruits and their parents
- Valid Driver’s License
- Ability to motivate student-athletes
- Ability to effectively work with collegiate student-athletes
- Ability to recruit student-athletes
- Demonstrated ability to use computer programs
The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success.
Each year from 2012 to 2016, Saint Leo University was named one of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces by the Tampa Bay Times.
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One of the Top-Ranked Universities in Florida
One of the top-ranked universities in Florida, Saint Leo is a Catholic, liberal arts school serving learners of all faiths.
We are traditional, but we are cutting edge
Established in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, the university seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of our community. Saint Leo has grown from a peaceful campus in the rolling hills of Central Florida to an institution of international consequence—ranked one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report
Our Tampa-area campus remains committed as ever to student-centered liberal arts education, and is strengthened by the global reach of our regionally accredited online programs and Education Centers in seven states across the U.S., including on many military bases.
We are Catholic, but we are for everyone
Our determination to make higher education more accessible to all has made Saint Leo a world leader in redefining the 21st century university. Saint Leo now serves more than 16,000 students from 49 states and 86 countries—ranking us among the five largest Catholic higher education institutions in the United States. Saint Leo is also one of the nation's 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military.
While we are proudly Catholic, we teach students not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic. And our faith compels us to imagine and contribute to a more socially just society.
Non-Discrimination EEO Statement
Saint Leo University has a strong commitment to principles of equal employment opportunity and equal access to education. Saint Leo University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, ethic origin, genetic information, sex, gender, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law in its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid, employment, or other school administered programs.
The policy is enforced by Saint Leo University and by applicable laws such as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992.
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Name: Beverley DiGiacobbe
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Telephone Number: (352) 588-7429
Saint Leo University Human Resources
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33701 S.R. 52, PO Box 6665, Saint Leo, FL 33574
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The University has developed the 'Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Policy' to address any Title IX related allegations of sexual harassment. The policy can be found on the University website. A written/hard-copy version of the policy is available upon request from the Title IX Coordinator.