Job Summary:The Head Women’s Rowing Coach will manage and direct all phases of the SMU Women’s Rowing program. SMU Women’s Rowing is a fully-funded NCAA Division I program.Essential Functions:
Recruiting: Recruit and retain student-athletes. All recruiting activities must be conducted in accordance with SMU, American Athletic Conference, and NCAA policies, procedures, and bylaws.
Practice and Competition Schedules: Execute practice activities that develop team and individual skill development. All practice activities must be conducted in accordance with SMU, American Athletic Conference, and NCAA policies, procedures, and bylaws. Develop a competition schedule for the SMU Women's Rowing program.
Compliance: Operate all elements of the SMU Women's Rowing program in compliance with the policies, procedures, and bylaws of SMU, the American Athletic Conference, and the NCAA. Emphasize integrity in all aspects of the SMU Women's Rowing program.
Budget: Manage a comprehensive operating budget for the SMU Women’s Rowing program.
Personnel: Hire and retain coaches or staff for the SMU Women's Rowing program. Ensure that all coaches and staff are in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of SMU and SMU Athletics.
Student-Athlete Services (e.g., academic support sports medicine, strength & conditioning, life skills): Support the total development of SMU Women's Rowing student-athletes. Collaborate with student-athlete service units to ensure the well-being of SMU Women's Rowing student-athletes. Support student-athlete academic pursuits.
Equipment: Manage, maintain, and inventory SMU Women's Rowing equipment. Equipment care includes, but is not limited to: locker room, boathouse, trailer, launches, docks, ergs, erg room, maintenance of the gas supply, rigging of boats, loading and unloading of trailer and removal and placement of docks.
Scholarships/Financial Aid: Manage scholarships for the SMU Women's Rowing program. SMU Women's Rowing is a fully-funded team.
External Relations: Assist with development and fundraising activities to benefit SMU Athletics and the SMU Women's Rowing program. Promote and support the SMU Women's Rowing program through media and other external outlets.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree is required.
A minimum of five years of work experience in coaching competitive intercollegiate rowing is required.
NCAA Division 1 rowing coaching experience is preferred.
Head coach experience in rowing is desirable. Experience participating in intercollegiate rowing is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with athletes, recruits, coaching staff and administration. The ability to communicate effectively in writing is required. A strong customer service orientation is essential.
Candidate must have strong problem solving skills with the ability to identify, analyze problems and devise solutions.
Candidate must also possess strong organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks. A strong focus on attention to detail is essential.
Candidate must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. A working knowledge of and/or experience with JumpForward is preferred.
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