Assistant Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach/Head Men’s Club Water Polo Coach

McKendree University is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to serve as the full-time assistant for the McKendree University program. The water polo program at McKendree consists of both a men’s and women’s team competing at the NCAA Division II level as well as a men’s team that competes at the club level.

This position assists the Head Water Polo Coach in all phases of the men’s and women’s water polo program. Further, the assistant coach will aid in planning and the training for all three teams both in and out of the pool and will be expected to coach and teach male and female water polo student-athletes, aid in player development, video analysis, and overall team organization and instruction. He or she will also assist the head coach with administrative duties as assigned, the planning of team travel, recruiting, fundraising, and completion of compliance-based tasks.

Knowledge of, and experience with, NCAA Division II rules is strongly desired in the successful candidate.  

Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral communication, written communication, and computer skills are required. Leadership abilities in both everyday tasks and in high pressure situations are an absolute must and frequent travel is also required. 

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and collegiate/high school coaching experience. Collegiate coaching experience is preferred as the assistant coach will also serve as the head coach of the men’s club program and will take on a leadership role on pool deck and administratively for this task. Collegiate water polo playing experience strongly is desired. 

McKendree University, Illinois’ first and finest, is a private university in Lebanon, IL, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, home of the 11-time World Series champs (St. Louis Cardinals) and the 2019 Stanley Cup winner (St. Louis Blues). St. Louis also boasts a wonderful zoo, a first-rate botanical garden, a vibrant art scene (both performing and visual), and a plethora of top-notch restaurants. 

Interviews will begin immediately. Qualified candidates should complete and submit the McKendree Employment Application and send a letter of interest referencing job #AWP73 with a resume/CV to the Director of Human Resources at hr@mckendree.edu.           

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.