University of Iowa
April 27, 2021
Iowa City, Iowa
Job Type


The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks applications from self-motivated, results-oriented individuals with the knowledge, ability and interpersonal skills required to serve as Head Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach – a full-time, 12-month position, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, including full University benefits.  The University of Iowa is an NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy. For more information regarding Athletics, please click here.

Responsibilities:  The Head Coach is responsible for the management and administration of all phases of a competitive Division I women’s swimming and diving program that (a) recruits, retains and graduates high caliber student-athletes with a high level of satisfaction, (b) competes successfully within the Big Ten Conference, and (c) maintains a program and staff that demonstrates high ethical standards.

Note to Candidate: This position requires some travel, work in the evenings, on weekends and holidays. Five professional references will be required at a later step in the recruitment process.  The successful candidate will be subject to a credential and criminal background check.

Benefits Highlights: Excellent fringe benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.  The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” to learn more.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent)
  • Three (3) or more years successful intercollegiate swimming coaching experience and/or five (5) or more years of successful coaching experience with a major club, high school, professional or Olympic swimming program
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting national caliber student-athletes within and external to the mid-west and the state of Iowa, who can be successful at the Division I level
  • Demonstrated skills in administration, organization, training and coaching necessary to conduct a successful intercollegiate program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated through public speaking engagements, clinician experience, and/or use of effective and creative training/coaching techniques
  • Ability to work constructively and collaboratively in a diverse environment, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and ability to build trusting relationships.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Successful NCAA Division I women’s swim coach experience
  • Working knowledge of and ability to:
    • Utilize basic office support software (word processing, email, presentation software and spreadsheets)
    • Utilize Hy-Tek sports software, TeamWorks and/or other NCAA compliance software such as ACS or JumpForward or similar
    • Operate effectively within a highly regulated team environment

Application Details:  Visit our website at Jobs@UIowa and search for keyword “Head Coach”.  Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  PLEASE NOTE:  Candidates must upload both a current resume and a cover letter that clearly address how they meet the listed qualifications of this position.  Only applications submitted at Jobs@UIowa will be accepted.  For questions or additional information, send email to Athletics Human Resources at

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The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.