Head Rowing Coach (part-time)

University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job no: 509343
Position type: Staff Part Time
Benefit Status: Non-Benefited – Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Campus Recreation
Salary: $17,000 annually
Applications Open: Jul 16 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Head Rowing Coach oversees all UMass Lowell Club Rowing activities as well as coaches the men’s program.

  • Foster a supportive environment that develops student leaders
  • Supervise/Coach UMass Lowell Men’s and Women’s Club Rowing
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate a minimum of 3 part-time assistant rowing coaches
  • Responsible for working with club members to raise enough funds to operate the club through operating funds, fund raising and team dues.
  • Oversee daily practices, race weekends, team schedule and work collaboratively with the rowing captains to develop direction of the team.
  • Responsible for on and off campus recruiting.
  • Implement effective short term and long term equipment planning
  • Maintain all rowing shells in safe working order.
  • Work with Campus Rec staff to maintain rowing club website
  • Responsible for managing the rowing equipment at the Bellegarde Boathouse, including but not limited to: purchasing suggestions, daily cleanliness schedules and inspections, routine maintenance, interactions with boathouse equipment vendors.
  • Ability to drive a coaching launch.
  • Ability to drive a rowing shell trailer.
  • Insure all programs are operating in a safe manner and in compliance with the UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse Safety Manual, State and Federal Law, and nationally recognized water sports organizations.
  • Coordinate the seasonal installation and removal of docks.
  • Monitor water levels and weather to protect UMass Lowell equipment in the case of inclement weather.
  • This position requires frequent physical exertion and the ability to demonstrate rowing technique.
  • Requires the ability to carry rowing shells and lift up to 100 lbs.
  • Position requires the ability to view a computer screen on a daily basis.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • 3-5 years rowing coaching experience
  • Previous experience implementing water safety procedures
  • Experience managing small regattas
  • Previous experience working with college aged students
  • Experience with minor boat repairs


  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relate effectively with youth, college students and adults
  • Ability to drive a truck towing a large trailer
  • Excellent organizational, computer, and administrative skills
  • USRowing Coaching Certification

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This is a part-time, non-benefited position.

Please include a resume with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. Submission of a cover letter is optional.


Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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