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Assistant Coach - Women's Rowing

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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Coach - Women's Rowing
Department M&W Intercollegiate
Position Number 0613600
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Dartmouth College seeks an Assistant Coach for Women’s Crew. This is a full-time position with benefits. The successful candidate will assist the Head Coach with all areas of the program including recruiting, training/regatta planning and coaching, individual skill development and administrative tasks. Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience required. Six years experience as an athlete and/or coach in a competitive rowing program required; intercollegiate experience preferred. Excellent communication skills and the ability to recruit effectively within the Ivy League philosophy of no athletic grants-in-aid and highly selective admissions standards. Proven ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community. Applicants can view a full job description and must complete an online application for this position by visiting https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu. A letter of application, resume, and names of at least three professional references are required.

Position Purpose

To participate as part of a decision making team (coaching staff) under the direction of the head coach in planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting the women’s rowing program within EAWRC, Ivy League, and institutional standards. The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the women’s rowing program by providing important recommendations and suggestions to the head coach (regarding competition strategies, line-ups, priority listing of recruits, etc.) as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the women’s rowing program to constituents).

Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of rowing skills, strategies, and physical training methods.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants and highly selective admissions standards.
  • Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license to transport team members and shells.
Minimum Experience
  • 6 years of experience coaching and/or participating in competitive rowing.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Wendy Bordeau, Head Coach of Women's Rowing
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Recruiting:

  • Participates in the development and implementation of an overall recruiting plan, including but not limited to, determining program needs by position and class, selecting recruiting events to attend, and setting admissions priorities. The assistant coach assumes a significant amount of independent responsibility for: a) identifying and maintaining a data base of qualified students and talented athletes; b) communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail; c) traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches; d) organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects; e) maintaining appropriate recruiting records as required by the EAWRC/Ivy League, and f) staying abreast of the College’s programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.

Coaching/Mentoring:

  • Contributes suggestions and recommendations to planning and implementing the conditioning, training and coaching programs for the women’s rowing team.
  • Independently seeks and develops new training concepts and sport specific knowledge to enhance the overall knowledge the coaching staff.
  • Prepares scouting reports and competition strategies for opponents.
  • Teaches women’s rowing skills and strategies to student-athletes during team practices, competitions, and individual/small group training sessions.
  • Evaluates performance of athletes and offers technical, strategical, and mental instruction and advice.
  • Demonstrates a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete;
  • counsels team members and consults with the head coach and appropriate College staff as necessary for the resolution of issues.

Administration:

  • Actively seeks to ensure that athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with EARC and Ivy League rules.
  • Knows and complies with the rules and regulations of the EARC and Ivy League, and works to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations.
  • Provides input in planning and administering the budget for the women’s rowing program which includes assessing needs for equipment, team travel, recruiting, etc.
  • Plans and reconciles recruiting and team travel expenses.
  • Identifies and negotiates with potential opponents in contributing to the development of a competitive schedule.
  • Works and directs the department’s travel coordinator to set team travel plans.
  • Communicates with alumni, parents and other supporters regarding the women’s rowing program.

Other:

  • Promotes Dartmouth and the women’s rowing program through participation in camps, clinics, speeches and community involvement.
    Develops and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of constituents, including students, parents, faculty, department and College staff, alumni, fans, community members, the media, etc.
  • Represents Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the women’s rowing program in an exemplary fashion.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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