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Assistant Coach, Women's Rowing

Fairfield University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Part Time
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Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: Women’s Rowing

BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for the usual and customary duties associated with assisting in the coaching of an athletic program; responsible for knowledge and skills entailed in the sport being represented.

UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Non-traditional work hours; possible extensive travel involved; potential exposure to blood borne pathogens.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree

EXPERIENCE: Related coaching experience preferred

REPORTS TO: Head Coach


1. Assists the Head Coach with the responsibility for a successful program.

This involves:

  • overseeing the recruitment of academically qualified student athletes,

  • helping to maintain the academic success and progress of all recruited

athletes with assistance from the Student Academic Support Services


  • preparing the teams for practice and competitions on a weekly basis,

  • overseeing and providing counseling, training and conditioning for the


  • ensuring the rules compliance of the NCAA, Conference and the

University in the athletic program with the assistance of the compliance

Services on campus,

  • immediate reporting of suspected or confirmed rules violations.

2. Assists in the planning of the program. This involves:

- developing an attractive annual schedule in cooperation with the Head


  • meeting regularly with the Head Coach to ensure a clear understanding

and dialogue of all aspects of the program,

  • maintaining accurate files and documentation on the athletes including

information for the annual report, recruiting and contracts,

  • recommending improvements to maintain the success of the program.

3. Assists in the preparation and expense of a budget. This involves:

- planning for expensing of the annual university allocation,

- recommending yearly changes in the budget requests,

- approving all expenditures of the program throughout the fiscal year.

4. Assists in the coordination of student athlete programs in ensuring the success

of the team.

5. Assists in organizing and administering a quality summer camp program as


6. Assists the Head Coach in promoting the University. This includes:

- being responsible for a great deal of public relations responsibilities to

radio, TV, the media and University Alumni and service groups,

  • producing a program that exhibits success and growth each year due to a

great amount of spectator, faculty and media interest and the potential

for more University revenue,

  • organizing and conducting a quality summer camp to promote the

University and generate additional income each year.

7. Receives annual written approval from the Director of Athletics and Recreation and the President prior to receiving any athletically related income and benefits from sources outside the institution including contractual agreements and letters of appointment. Sources of income shall include but are not limited to: income from annuities; sports camps; housing benefits (including preferential housing arrangements); country club memberships; complimentary ticket sales; television

and radio programs; and endorsements or consultations with athletics shoe, apparel or equipment manufacturers.

8. Participates in the professional development of the department. This involves:

- attending divisional and departmental gatherings and seminars to

understand the University and its goals and objectives,

  • attending regular staff meetings,

  • monitoring developments in the NCAA and the Conference through

attendance at workshops, seminars and related associations and


  • promoting an image of efficiency and courtesy throughout the

community and the campus.

9. Promotes safe and secure working conditions. This involves:

- promoting proper utilization of equipment, materials, staff and athletes,

- notifying the supervisor immediately of any unsafe conditions.

10. Performs other related duties as required or dictated by responsibilities.

Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the

general nature and level of work performed by employees within this

classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive

inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees

assigned to this job.


Athletics - Admin

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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