Sports & Wellness Coach

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Athletics / Recreation

The Division of Athletics & Recreation at the University of Denver is currently seeking part-time coaches for the following programs: Hilltoppers Swimming, Jr. Pioneers Hockey, Jr. Pioneers Gymnastics; and a variety of its Club Sport programs. Additional coaching opportunities are available in the areas of wellness coaching and personal training. Positions will be filled as needed.

Position Summary

Provide coaching within one of the following youth programs: Hilltoppers Swimming, Jr. Pioneers Hockey or Jr. Pioneers Gymnastics; student programs: Club Sports; or community programs: Wellness & Personal Training.  Coaches work in coordination with Ritchie Center program managers to facilitate practices, competition events, and other coaching responsibilities.

These are non-benefited, part-time positions not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Lead practices and provide player development for assigned practice group or team.
  • Coach at competition events (as needed).
  • Assist with team operations and communication (as needed).
  • Provide individualized training plans and group coaching programs (as needed).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Provide excellent customer service for all Ritchie Center participants and customers.
  • Recognize and respond effectively and efficiently to emergencies.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Able to work both individually and as part of a team.

Required Qualifications

  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certification, or willingness to obtain CPR/First Aid/AED certification.
  • Sport-specific coaching certifications (as required by specific programs).

Work Schedule
Part-time, hours will vary depending upon position. 

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter 

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade numbers are 3-7 depending upon the position.

Hourly Range

$19.00 - $24.00 Hilltoppers Swimming Coach

$15.87 - $22.00 Gymnastics Coach

$20.00 - $40.00 Gymnastics Private Coach

$17.00 - $20.00 Youth Hockey Coach

$15.87 - $35.00 Club Sports Coach

$20.00 - $50.00 Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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