The University of Portland, an NCAA Division I institution and West Coast Conference member located in Portland, Oregon, is seeking applications for the position Head Women’s Rowing Coach. The selected candidate for this full-time, 12-month position is responsible for all aspects of leading, coaching, developing and administering a competitive intercollegiate women’s rowing program. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to foster team competitive success while maintaining a strong emphasis on personal development and academic achievement of student-athletes.
Conduct individual and group instruction in sport-specific skills on and off the water, as well as conducting instruction related to strength and conditioning training activities
Develop and manage a competitive schedule for the team, including practice, training, conditioning and varsity competition.
Develop and oversee all aspects of training preparation, such as practice plans for team training and practice sessions; data analysis from practice and competition to include in individual and group instruction, etc.
Administer and direct student athletes and staff at all competitions in order to provide instruction; assist with athlete preparation and execution; including strategy, data collection and continual coaching.
Conduct individual, small group, and team meetings to provide skill and sport-related performance development instruction to students (video/data review).
Teach, lead, motivate and guide student-athletes.
Oversee and guide the instruction provided by the assistant coaches.
Oversee recruitment and retention of novice rowers.
Understand, uphold, and champion the University’s academic standards, requirements, and policies.
In coordination with academic support staff, assist student athletes in identifying academic resources, in satisfying graduation requirements and attaining degrees.
Basic knowledge for how to use social media platforms to promote program
Understand, comply with, and monitor compliance by all assistant coaches, other staff, and student athletes in the program with all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, the West Coast Conference (WCC), the University and any other applicable organization or conference.
Immediately advise of known or suspected violations and cooperate in investigations as needed.
Develop and oversee all aspects of recruitment efforts to attract high quality student athletes with a commitment to academic success.
Recruit, select, manage, and supervise coaching and other staff for the program, including assistant coach(es).
Supervisory responsibilities include hiring processes, setting of expectations, training and professional development, performance management and evaluations, and disciplinary processes including termination of employment.
Manage all aspects of the program’s budget.
Oversee procurement, management, and maintenance of necessary equipment and facilities.
Develop community support by maintaining and cultivating effective relationships with governing boards, associations, conferences, committees, institutional alumni, the media, the public, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University with respect to the program’s undertakings.
Engage in fundraising activities.
Engage in other activities related to future growth of the program.
Plan and implement programs to develop and enhance community and alumni support.
Other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or designee.
Please note that the above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under this position’s purview and responsibility.
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About University of Portland
The University of Portland offers a nationally competitive athletic program committed to athletic and academic success and the holistic development of student-athletes. Portland is often nationally-ranked among Division I-AAA schools in the Learfield-IMG Directors Cup standings on the playing field, including a fourth-place finish in 2018-19, while in the classroom 52% of student-athletes earned Dean’s List honors and 79% of student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better cum gpa. The Athletic Department provides a positive and engaging environment for coaches and staff to do their best work supporting Pilot student-athletes, and the University offers a competitive salary and benefits package