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Head Coach - Crew

University of Puget Sound
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Head Coach - Crew
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 6597
Location: Intercoll Athletics Admin
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Staff Posting Details
Appointment: regular, (0.75) FTE, exempt.

Position Summary:

The Head Coach is responsible for directing the Men's and Women's rowing programs to best represent the mission and vision of the university and the department. The primary responsibilities include the recruitment, retention, academic, and personal development of the student-athletes. The head coach will provide dynamic training and technical skill development of student-athletes to reach competitive goals established. The head coach will manage the administrative duties necessary for the operations of the programs and work with other department members to execute all necessary functions. The head coach will be responsible for fleet management and assist in oversight with boathouse operations. This position will also be assigned to teach a Physical Education class. The head coach will assist the university and department to cultivate relationships with alumni, friends, parents, and fans of the programs.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Coaching / Teaching
    Provide skill, technical, and tactical instruction on an individual and team basis during training and competition and prepare team and individuals for competition Prepare, plan, conduct and evaluate training sessions Conduct team tryouts and make selections Develop race strategy and communicate to the student-athletes Develop and organize strength training and conditioning program for student-athletes to utilize during the season and out of season Assist in the organization and execution of strength training and conditioning program for student-athletes to utilize during the season and out of season Serve as mentor to student-athletes to athletic ability and team dynamics, and providing guidance for academic and personal development Establish and monitor team rules Teach and grade varsity sport class for academic credit

Program Administration
    Plan, organize, execute, and supervise team travel Schedule competition and practices and coordinate with support areas, including County officials and boathouse partners Supervise and manage assistant coach(es) Order and maintain equipment inventory including boats, launches, ergs, etc. Provide oversight in maintenance of American Lake Boathouse in partnership with other users Adhere to university and department accounting practices and effectively manage sport budget Participate in the department planning process and develop long and short term objectives of program Collaborate with the Athletics Communication office in the collection and dissemination of information pertaining the team and student-athletes Collaborate with the medical and training services staff, as well as the Office of Counseling, Health and Wellness to ensure the health and welfare of the student-athletes; work with all necessary parties on water safety protocol Organize and manage home regattas/races and coordinate with other support areas Assist in monitoring the eligibility of student-athletes with focus of adhering to all NCAA and NWC regulations

Recruitment of Prospective Student-Athletes
    Coordinate and oversee the recruitment of student-athletes Evaluate and assess the athletic and academic abilities of prospects to meet University and program academic and competitive objectives Develop and execute a comprehensive recruitment plan to include communication, outreach, and response to prospects, use of social media platforms, coordination of campus, and off-campus visits in accordance with NCAA regulations. Collaborate with the Office of Admissions, including utilization of Slate operating system Serve as a resource to prospects in providing accurate Admissions, Financial Aid, and NCAA regulations information

Campus / Community Communications
    Interact with various campus offices, departments, as well as individual faculty and staff members Maintain effective and open communication with University faculty including providing information on potential class absences due to team travel Assist with the promotion of Logger Athletics with campus and external partners, including department fundraising and alumni initiatives Assist with community service projects including summer camps and special events

Physical Education Class Instruction
    Teach a Physical Education activities class each fall semester

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Collegiate coaching experience, preferably at the NCAA Division III level, or high level rowing coaching experience with a demonstrated ability to coach college level student-athletes;
  • Proven success in recruiting student-athletes;
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the sport as well as a solid understanding of strength and conditioning elements and health and safety standards;
  • Effective organizational, verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent leadership, management, and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated level of high ethical conduct including understanding and adherence to institutional, conference, and NCAA rules and policies;
  • Knowledge and commitment to the role of intercollegiate athletics in an academically-oriented liberal arts institution;
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.

Compensation and Benefits: The anticipated pay for this position in $42,000 - $48,800 DOE. Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:
    Resume Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks. All new hires will be required to submit proof of current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the university.

Diversity Statement:
    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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