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Assistant Water Polo Coach

Apply now Posting Number: 492997
Type of Position: Part-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Assistant Water Polo Coach



Job Summary:

The Assistant Water Polo Coach will participate in the preparation, coordination, practice and game plan preparation and execution of practice plans during the academic year.  The position is responsible for the identification, research of and communication with prospective student athletes during the course of the calendar year.  The Assistant Water Polo Coach will also assist in the academic, personal, and career mentoring of student-athletes.  

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required, knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required; demonstrated ability to recruit quality student-athletes with potential for academic and athletic success; demonstrated ability to organize and administer a Division I Water Polo program within the confines of the NCAA, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Marist College rules and regulations, ability to work in the Department’s academic advisement program. Must be Adult CPR and AED certified.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with organization of intercollegiate Water Polo, in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA, MAAC and College
  • Assist with recruitment of qualified student-athletes by researching tournaments and showcases and coordinating the recruiting calendar 
  • Accompany and coach the Water Polo team during any local or national competition
  • Assist with providing mentoring to student-athletes inside and outside of practice on their academic, personal civic, and career aspirations for the future 
  • Assist the Head Coach in developing the game strategy and designing effective and efficient training and practices for both the team and individual student-athlete by formulating effective game plans for competition; conducting individual and small group training sessions; conducting comprehensive film review from practices and games; preparing daily team practice plans; working games and practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Water Polo Coach.

Preferred Qualifications:

Division I experience as player and/or coaching preferred.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, if interviewed, 3 Professional References

About the Department:

The Athletics Program is committed to be competitive at the NCAA Division I or other member conference level, to offer equitable opportunities to all students and staff, and to advance their welfare, health, and safety.   A conference leader in athletic and academic success, the Marist College Department of Athletics sponsors 23 Division I sports that compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Pioneer Football League (PFL – Football Championship Subdivision).  In its history, Marist is the MAAC all-time leader in conference championships and overall Commissioner’s Cups, an award that celebrates overall excellence and athletic achievement.  The Red Foxes have led the conference in MAAC Academic Honor Roll for 19 straight seasons. 

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

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Monday-Friday; Evenings; Weekends; Occasional Holidays


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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