To assist the Head Coach with the coordination, guidance, direction and supervision of the women’s rowing program. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: coaching student-athletes, monitoring student-athletes’ academic progress, program development and fundraising, recruiting, operations, budget, team travel, and fleet maintenance. This position receives general supervision from the Head Coach and exercises supervision of the student athlete team.
Examples of Work
Assist Head Coach with Teaching and Coaching
Assist with the organization, planning and implementation of daily practices. Direct on-water coaching responsibilities. (as assigned by the head coach) Assist with the development and improvement of rowing technique. Work with individual rowers on ergs when requested and appropriate. Teach out of season, individual skill sessions on ergs, staying within the NCAA regulations for individual player workouts. Evaluate practice tapes and provide feedback to head coach, or to athletes when requested by head coach.
Assist in the identification and recruiting of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures. Pass the NCAA Coaches’ recruiting test annually. Identify and evaluate high school and talent through evaluation of videos sent by prospects. Weekly phone conversations with prospects. Junior recruiting—Identify prospects and follow-up as requested by the head coach. Request transcript from recruits and follow up with appropriate calls to registrar and high school counselors. Work directly with the USD admission’s liaison in an effective and efficient manner. Unofficial visits- coordinate unofficial visits in keeping with appropriate NCAA regulations. Official visits – Coordinate official visits, including travel, the coordination of the involvement of current rowers, arrangements for meals and entertainment and transportation to the boat house. Arrange for academic meetings with faculty members and for an academic class with one of the players. Provide tours of campus.
Team Travel Coordination
Plan out detailed budget for all road trips Coordinate and explain the expenses to sport supervisor Coordinate air and ground transportation with authorized travel agency Distribute cash advances to players and coaches, and secure appropriate documentation/signatures. File expense report for team in a timely manner upon return from each away trip. Secure bus use with transportation coordinator, when needed. Coordinate transportation of crew trailer and shells to competition site.
Involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of NCAA Division I program under the supervision of the head coach. Supervision of rowers in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation. Serve as the liaison to the Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support and Student Services and follow up with recommendations or requests. Knowledge of and adherence to all University, NCAA, and conference rules and regulations, policies and procedures, with special attentions to recruiting, eligibility, admissions, and financial aid. Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations by team members. Provide input for the competitive schedule to the head coach Maintain professional growth by attendance at appropriate meetings, clinics, workshops. Coordinate alumni event at the annual San Diego Crew Classic. Arrange for Crew Classic entries, including alumni boats. Assist with the rigging of all boats and assume responsibility for the working condition (including gassing) of the launches. Maintain necessary statistical records in cooperation with the Director or Assistant Director for Media Relations.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required.
Competitive rowing experience required.
NCAA Division I women’s rowing coaching experience preferred.
Ability to drive crew trailer preferred.
Ability to rig and repair rowing equipment preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Heartsaver CPR /AED certification required. Must have this certificate within 6 weeks of employment.
Must pass NCAA Division I Coaches Recruiting Test, (yearly). Must complete this within 6 weeks of employment.
California driver’s license required within 6 weeks of employment.
Appropriate US Coast Guard safety certification
Special Conditions of Employment
Must be able to travel for extended periods of time for athletic contests and recruiting activities.
Successful completion of required background checks.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.
Additional Salary Information: Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. Located on 180 acres overlooking San Diego’s Mission Bay, USD enrolls over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in seven col...leges and schools – the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the School of Law, and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. The University of San Diego seeks gender, cultural and ethnic diversity in its administration, faculty, staff and student populations. USD has a 17 Division I NCAA sports, including FCS football.