Assistant Women''''''''s Rowing Coach

Lewisburg, PA
May 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Bucknell University is seeking applications for an Assistant Rowing Coach within the Department of Athletics and Recreation. The Assistant Rowing Coach is responsible for coaching and recruitment of academically-qualified student athletes for a NCAA Division I Women's Rowing program, within the guidelines, rules and regulations of Bucknell University, the NCAA, and the Conference.

Responsibilities include:

1. Coach training and practice sessions, ensuring that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained. Perform specific coaching responsibilities during athletic events. Attend coaches preparatory meetings and implement strategies resulting from these meetings.
2. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport and maintain a thorough and continuing familiarity with all applicable University and NCAA regulations.
3. Work closely with the athletic training staff to insure the safety of all student athletes.
4. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed.
5. Work closely with student-athletes to monitor adherence to rules and regulations regarding conduct, appearance and behavior. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed.
6. Monitor academic progress of student-athletes as expressed by the faculty. Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with all appropriate departmental personnel to assure academic success of student-athletes.
7. Assist with development and implementation of all team fundraising activities.
8. Participate in departmental activities as feasible and perform special duties as assigned by the head coach and/or Director of Athletics.
9. Contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
10. Represent the sports program to various institutional programs and externally to the media, funding agencies, students, parents, faculty, and the general public.
11. Teach in departmental wellness program as assigned.
12. Assigned responsibilities within the daily operations and overall administration of the sports program.
13. Responsible for development and implementation of the Walk-On Recruiting Program. This includes, but is not limited to production and dissemination of e-mails, mailings, recruiting posters, and preparations/execution of on-campus Interest Meeting.
14. Identify, scout, and recruit quality prospective student-athletes under the guidance and direction of the head coach and coordinate all recruiting activities with appropriate departmental personnel. Responsible for the coordination of all PSA clinics, visits, mailings, e-mails, and organization.
15. Manage maintenance of women's rowing gear, equipment, facilities and associated items. Includes, but not limited to, upkeep of locker room, boathouse, trailer, launches, docks, ergs, erg room, maintenance of the gas supply, rigging of boats, loading and unloading of trailer and removal and placement of docks.
16. Manage scheduling and coordination of all travel arrangements for student-athletes and coaching staff. This includes all entry fees, meals, housing, transportation and associated expense reports and billing.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's degree
2. Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and student-athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests and perspectives
3. Maintenance of current CPR and First Aid Certifications

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Collegiate coaching experience

Physical Demands:
1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns.

Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution, that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs.


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