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Head Rowing Coach (Part-time)

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Head Rowing Coach (Part-time)

About Susquehanna:
Susquehanna University is the future-ready institution for today, invested in cultivating intellectual grounding, active learning and global citizenship for all students. Renowned as one of the finest U.S. national liberal arts colleges, Susquehanna inspires and challenges 2,200 enterprising, bright-minded students studying the arts, business, humanities and sciences. Our students seize opportunities through exceptional worldwide internships, expert-guided research and an acclaimed study-abroad program, leading to a transformative education that empowers each graduate to realize their unique potential and lead a successful and meaningful life.

The Susquehanna River Valley with its fresh air and overall pleasant year-round climate, provides four distinct seasons amidst a backdrop of vibrant autumn foliage, occasional winter snowfalls, flower-filled springs and warm summer evenings illuminated by fireflies. Nearby outdoor recreational areas for hiking, kayaking, fishing and skiing — and the bustling cultural and commerce hubs of New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia within a three-hour drive — present abundant opportunities for learning and discovery.

Position Summary:
Job Summary The primary task is to organize, recruit and develop a successful crew program in concert with the academic mission of the university. The Susquehanna rowing team practices on the scenic Susquehanna River. It is less than 15 minutes north of campus at the junction of Routes 11 & 15 and provides 10 miles of rowable water upstream. This position is defined as a non-exempt position under FLSA regulations.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Recruit quality student-athletes for the rowing program
  • Develop and facilitate organized practices
  • Adhere to relevant university and US Rowing policies and procedures to ensure proper risk management, including record safety initiatives.
  • Develop a schedule that includes representative and competitive contests.
  • Coordinate the purchase of equipment and the inventory and storage of equipment.
  • Maintain accurate participation records.
  • Develop a schedule that includes representative and competitive contests.
  • Develop and maintain the sport budget.
  • Coordinate fundraising opportunities for the rowing program, if appropriate.
  • Represent the university to various constituents in a professional manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
EducationBachelor’s degree required. Emergency medicine training required, or the ability to obtain in the near future. Experience2 years of rowing coaching experience is required, preferably at the college level. Knowledge, Skills, AbilitiesThe person in this position must be able to demonstrate emotional intelligence and adaptability to adverse situations and have a strong commitment to enhance student-athlete experiences through motivation and counseling support, show evidence of positive attitude and the ability to get along well with others. They must have excellent speaking and writing skills, as well as the ability to be a well-organized self-starter. They must be able to set priorities and advocate team concepts; work collaboratively with faculty and staff, and interact with students, and parents, and have occasional interactions with coaches from other colleges and with university administrative staff. Additional Requirements· This position requires a valid commercial driver’s license or the ability to obtain one in the near future, and the ability to drive and qualify under the university’s insurance carrier when driving a university and/or leased vehicle.

· This role is identified as one that includes significant interaction with students and/or campus activities, and/or has oversight for disciplinary procedures. Therefore, you are considered a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and required to report any Clery Act crime disclosed to you and remain compliant with annual CSA training requirements. Physical DemandMust have the energy and enthusiasm and mobility to actively coach water sports. Frequent walking, running, bending, stooping and lifting. Working conditions are both indoor and outdoor.

Preferred Qualifications:
EducationMaster’s degree and US Rowing Level 2 coaching certification preferred. ExperienceCollege level experience preferred.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Benefits Eligible: No
Number of Months: 12 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Part Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: AH01192

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