Assistant Coach, Men's Club Varsity Crew
Bucknell University seeks an Assistant Coach, Men's Club Varsity Crew to coach 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.
Duties and Responsibilities
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. Attain an up-to-date CPR and First Aid Card.
18. 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.
19. Maintain all team equipment, including but not limited to shells, oars, launches, team issued gear, etc.
1. 1-3 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.
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, an Equal Opportunity Employer, 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 appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and appealing amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.