Skidmore College’s Athletics, Fitness and Recreation Department invites applicants for a full-time, regular (10 month) Head Men’s and Women’s Rowing position. As an NCAA Division III institution competing in the Liberty League Conference, Skidmore College offers 19 varsity sports (9 for men and 10 for women). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coaching a competitive rowing program for men and women (including instruction and techniques on the water and on the ergs) with oversight for all aspects of the program such as scheduling, recruitment & retention of student-athletes, travel, fiscal planning, fundraising etc. The Head Rowing Coach is responsible for managing all operations within the Valentine Boathouse Training Center. Candidate must have knowledge of equipment requirements and the ability to make minor repairs. Successful candidate must embrace the “student first” philosophy while promoting strong academic expectations and mentoring team members.
Additionally, the successful candidate must be qualified to assume teaching duties within the Physical Activity Program (one credit courses) and/or home game management duties. The ability to interact comfortably with individuals and constituency groups (student-athletes, alumni, coaches, parents, etc.) is crucial to the advancement of athletics at Skidmore. Anticipated start date will be August 1, 2021.
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of collegiate (or equivalent) coaching experience. Must have a valid driver’s license with the ability to trailer boats. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), strong organizational skills and the ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with diverse constituencies.
Preferred Qualifications: A Master’s degree is preferred. Preference given to those candidates with collegiate coaching experience.
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience.
Required documents needed to apply:
- On-line application
- Cover Letter
- List of Three References
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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
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