Crew Team Head Coach

Haverford College
Jul 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

                                                                       Crew Team Head Coach

Job Summary:

Haverford College seeks to hire a part time, exempt Crew Team Head Coach. The co-ed team is mostly student run, and currently runs solely on the organization of the team leaders. There is a large range of rowing experience within the student-athletes, but everyone has worked hard to build a strong, competitive program at the club sport level. The team practices on the Schuylkill River in Conshohocken, PA from 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM Monday to Friday. The fall season starts the first few weeks of September and ends in the middle of November. The spring season starts the first week in March, and goes until the middle of May. 

The new head coach that will mostly be in charge of team logistics, including race and practice lineups, workouts on and off the water, winter workouts, and regatta logistics. The head coach should be an enthusiastic individual willing to work cooperatively with the existing Coaching Staff and Student Leadership to make the team better every day. The head coach should also be very organized, flexible, very involved with the team, able to seamlessly adjust to the team’s needs, and have a passion for crew.

Majority Primary Function:

Duties will include:

  • Introducing and improving rowing concepts to novice and experienced rowers
  • Running and planning water practices 5x per week
  • Running and planning winter workouts
  • Coordinating and supervising team attendance at all regattas
  • Making race lineups
  • Working with Student Captains, Coaching Staff, Coordinator of Club Sports, and Director of Student Activities as needed
  • Working with Haverford college to make crew visible and accessible to the student body
  • Supervising and coordinating with the assistant coach
  • Working with student leaders and Haverford College to buy and repair equipment as needed

Education, Training, & Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Competitive rowing/coxing background
  • Prior coaching experience preferred
  • Ability to work with students from diverse socioeconomic, racial, sexual orientations, and gender identities is preferred.
  • Some equipment repair experience preferred
  • Ability to drive a shell trailer to regattas preferred
  • Exemplifies high standard of leadership, sportsmanship & respect
  • Fosters collaboration with students, staff, administration & parents
  • Maintains a safe atmosphere ensuring the wellbeing of athletes
  • Able to attend all practices, meetings, and regattas

Special Requirements:

               Current drivers’ license, and ability pass a Motor Vehicle Record check

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain Pennsylvania Act 153 child abuse clearances

Ability to work weekend hours as the crew team’s schedule dictates

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
  • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Three to six hours
  • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Three to six hours
  • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Three to six hours
  • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Three to six hours
  • Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: Three to six hours
  • Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Three to six hours
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Three to six hours
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Three to six hours
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Three to six hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Three to six hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Three to six hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Three to six hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Up to three hours
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Up to three hours
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Three to six hours
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.):  Three to six hours
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Three to six hours

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit their application, to include a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references to For full consideration, please apply by Monday, August 7, 2017.


Haverford College has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the academic program, lived experience, and composition of the College community. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will contribute to the College’s educational mission.

Haverford College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.



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