Job Requisition Number: 23372. California Lightweight Crew Club originated from the University of California, Berkeley Varsity (Heavyweight) Men’s Crew team in 1970. Since then, it has been the oldest continuously-operating west coast lightweight men’s rowing program. In 1996, the women’s squad was added. It is structured as a University Sport Club - administered by the Department of Recreational Sports, run by team-elected officers, and supported by an alumni organization. In recent years, the team has performed exceptionally well at the regional and national levels, including gold-medal finishes in the Women's Lightweight 8+, 4+, and 2- events at Western Championships and at the ACRA National Championships and A Men’s gold at the Dad Vail regatta.
Cal intends to transition from a regional contender to a perennial powerhouse over the next 3-5 years. The successful candidate will possess a positive, inspiring attitude and will be expected to steward the program through a growth phase with improved competitive success and advancement as the core goals.
The Assistant Coach will be responsible for facilitating daily practices for the [men’s/women’s] squad. Specific responsibilities will include: • Work with the program manager and head coaches to run structured, regular, well-attended practices. • Serving as the main coach for the novice team (either men’s or women’s). • Ability to coach student-athletes that may be genuine novices with no prior rowing experience. • Analyze performance and instruct athletes in skills, techniques, and strategies in preparation for and during competition. • Attend athlete recruiting activities, when possible. • Assist with race travel logistics, including boat and equipment hauling agreements. • Provide consistent email and social media updates on the team to the Program Director and Head Coaches for sharing with the alumni community. • Comply with WIRA and University regulations. • Maintain a professional and positive presence in the rowing community.• Proven record of competitive success at high school or collegiate level • Strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of human behavior • Knowledge of current rowing coaching techniques/strategies • Ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships with student-athletes • Successful background check clearance Note: These are 2 separate positions. One assistant coach for the men's team and one assistant coach for the women's team. Target contract duration is 08/01/2017 - 05/31/2018
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