Assistant Men''''s Club Varsity Crew Coach

Lewisburg, PA
Jul 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Bucknell University is seeking applications for an Assistant Men's Club Varsity Crew Coach within the Department of Athletics and Recreation. Bucknell is a highly selective, privately endowed comprehensive university of 3,400 students that is a member of the NCAA Division I (FCS in Football) and the Patriot League for 23 of 27 varsity sports. The University is located in Lewisburg on a 450-acre campus in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley. New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are each within a 3 ½ hour drive from Lewisburg.

The Assistant Coach, Men's Club Varsity Crew will serve the primary function of day-to-day coaching of student-athletes participating in the men's freshman/novice rowing program. The position reports directly to the Head Coach of Men's Club Varsity Crew, with oversight by the Associate Athletic Director of Recreation Services. The Assistant Men's Crew Coach will keep the Head Coach aware of progress and issues related to the freshman/novice crews, and this person will assist the Head Coach as necessary with scheduling, maintenance, preparation, and event management issues for all team activities. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: coaching student-athletes; recruiting both on and off-campus; upholding all rules and regulations; and assisting in other areas as assigned. The position will require travel with the team to and from regattas, winter and spring training trips, and all team functions.

Job Duties:

1. Schedule and conduct regular practice sessions in and out of season as allowed. Coach the team during scheduled events. Determine and implement the strategies necessary to motivate the team to maximum levels of individual and team performance.
2. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport while actively seeking new methods and strategies.
3. Maintain continuing and thorough familiarity with all applicable NCAA rules and the rules and regulations of Bucknell University, and be responsible for compliance with all NCAA rules.
4. Work with proper departmental personnel in regard to all arrangements for team travel, practice, and competition.
5. Scout and recruit quality student-athletes and coordinate all recruiting activities with the Associate Athletic Director of Recreation Services. Develop a working relationship with the faculty and University staff to assist in the recruiting process.
6. Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with all appropriate University personnel to assure academic success of student-athletes.
7. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed.
8. Assist in the communication and enforcement of rules and regulations regarding student conduct, appearance, and behavior.
9. Assist in enforcement of departmental policies on study programs and require class attendance and completion of work missed due to team competition.
10. Schedule practice and training sessions within the guidelines of established departmental policy.
11. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude toward all other sports programs, intramural programs, and other functions of the University and the department.
12. Participate in any and all fundraising activities as assigned by the Head Coach or Associate Athletic Director of Recreation Services.
13. Faithfully and diligently carry out departmental related duties as requested or assigned.
14. Develop a positive working arrangement with all support offices both in the department and on campus (i.e. Sports Information, Admissions, and University Relations).
15. Teach learn to row classes as needed.
16. Assist in arranging travel arrangements for team; including insuring safe transportation to the contest site and back to campus.
17. Assist in communicating regularly with alumni, parents, and friends of the program. Develop an effective working relationship with the Bison Crew Association (BCA) leadership and work cooperatively with the BCA to advance the men's crew program.
18. Maintain all team equipment, including but not limited to shells, oars, launches, team issued gear, etc.

All Athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's degree
2. Maintain an up-to-date CPR and First Aid certification

Preferred Qualifications:
1. One to three years of experience coaching high school, club, or collegiate rowing or participated in the sport on a collegiate or national level.
2. Ability to direct, manage, and perform detailed work with accuracy under time pressures.
3. 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.

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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