Job Requisition Number: 25523. 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 at Western Championships, ACRA National Championships, and 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 Men’s Novice Coach will be responsible for facilitating daily practices for the men’s novice squad. Specific responsibilities will include: • Work with the Head Coaches to run structured, regular, well-attended practices. • Serving as the main coach for the men’s novice team. • 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 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
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.