Job Requisition Number: 27512. California Lightweight Rowing (formerly California Lightweight Crew) 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. 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, retention and advancement as the core goals.
The coach will be responsible for co-facilitating daily practices for the women’s squad. Specific responsibilities will include: • Work with coaching staff to run structured, regular, well-attended practices. • Serving as the main coach for the women’s varsity or 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 Coach 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 Contract appointment ending 5/31/2020 with opportunity for renewal.
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