Assistant Coach 1, Men's Rowing - Georgetown University Athletics

Washington D.C.
Aug 20, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Coach 1, Men's Rowing - Georgetown University Athletics

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Assistant Coach 1, Men's Rowing - Georgetown University Athletics

Reporting to the Head Rowing Coach, the Assistant Coach recruits, retains, supervises, and coaches NCAA Division I student-athletes on the crew, under the guidelines of Georgetown, the Intercollegiate Rowing Association and NCAA. Carries out duties within the stated philosophy of Georgetown athletics and its educational mission. Follows all institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations to insure compliance. With general policy guidance from the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach will make decisions to successfully achieve department goals and objectives, and be accountable for the development of team policies and goals. Assistant Coach will actively participate in practices and competitions, including, but not limited to, race preparation (including developing strategies and race plans), practice planning, skill and video sessions (including working individually with, advising, and critiquing student-athletes to develop and improve their skills), scouting opposing teams and athletes (including analyzing their strengths and weaknesses), scheduling, weight training and fitness programs. The Assistant Coach will evaluate prospective student-athletes, analyze and determine their abilities and whether they may succeed athletically and academically at Georgetown. Will recommend or determine which prospective student-athletes the team should focus its time and resources to recruit, and contact and recruit such prospects. Additional duties include the monitoring of student-athlete academic performance; conducting, advising, and counseling student-athletes regarding performance and conduct; identifying and addressing student-athlete welfare issues; and, representing the University in donor/alumni public relations and community programs.

The Assistant Coach's primary duties include but are are not limited to
  • Primary point of contact regarding communication with Thompson Boat Center and management of all rented space, including the erg room, at Thompson's. The Director of Rowing will work directly with the Associate Athletics Director for Business and Finance to insure proper and timely execution of the Thompson Boat Center rental contract.
  • Represent the rowing programs and the University in its ongoing efforts to build a boathouse, specifically by attending community meetings, assisting the University in communication with alumni regarding the boathouse project, and representing the Athletics Department at applicable University meetings and functions.
  • Work with both men's and women's programs to ensure that shared expenses are identify and properly allocated in the budget.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for host events at the boathouse. In this role the Director of Rowing will ensure that proper permits are in place before an event, manage parking logistics with boathouse management to include host team drop-offs, coordinate race schedules with both men's and women's teams, and other tasks as necessary.
  • Attend all Georgetown Rowing Association (GRA) meetings, representing the rowing programs and the Athletics Department in its communication with GRA. Serve as the primary contact for Hoyas Unlimited on all issues regarding GRA.

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 1-3 years of coaching experience in the sport of rowing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of rowing.
  • Knowledge of strength and conditioning programs and routines.
  • Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment, academic eligibility requirements, and retention of student-athletes.
  • Knowledge of athletics recruitment methods and techniques. Ability to create a database for all prospects.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record; must be insurable.
  • Ability to drive rowing trailer.
  • Experience with maintaining indoor rowing machines and racing shells.
  • Available weekends and evenings.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification

Background check completed as a condition of employment with Georgetown University.

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