FLSA Status: Exempt Months Per Year: 12 Hours Per Week: 37.5
Position Description Seattle University is a highly selective, independent, Catholic, Jesuit institution adjacent to downtown Seattle, and is seeking a dynamic and proven athletics department professional to serve as its Assistant Coach for Women's Rowing.
Located on Capitol Hill, one of Seattle's most vibrant neighborhoods, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and currently enrolls more than 7,400 graduate and undergraduate students within nine schools and colleges. Seattle University is among the most diverse independent universities in the West: 40 percent of its students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds and students come from 77 nations and all 50 states. Seattle University employs approximately 1,500 faculty and staff and has an annual operating budget of over $210M.
The university's athletic program fields 20 Division I intercollegiate teams (9 men's and 11 women's) and is comprised of more than 350 student athletes. The Redhawks, Seattle University's athletic teams, compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in all sports and have an excellent track record of achievement both on the field and court and in the classroom. Since 2012, the Redhawk teams have a combined 45 WAC conference titles, including both team and individual championships.
This position provides assistance with most aspects of Seattle University's Division I women's rowing program including recruiting quality student-athletes, team practices and conditioning, skill development, race strategies and water safety. The Assistant Coach will also assist the Head Coach with administrative responsibilities and community building.
Essential Functions: Coaching • Provide necessary instruction for the teaching of fundamentals, technique, and strategies relative to the sport of Rowing. • Oversee and lead all novice practices and competitions, such as race preparation, practice planning, individual skills and video sessions, scouting, scheduling, weight training and fitness programs. • Coordinate with training room staff for athlete's injury treatment and prevention. • With the Academic Support staff, monitor student-athlete academic performance and conduct, and assist and identifying student-athlete welfare issues.
Recruiting • Establish and maintain relationships with club and high school rowing coaches. • Evaluates prospective student-athletes, and analyzes and determines their abilities and whether or not they may succeed athletically and academically at Seattle University. • Lead and implement an on-campus recruiting strategy for novice rowers. • Maintain up-to-date records regarding individual recruiting, utilizing departmental software (JumpForward) to track recruiting compliance. • Plan and coordinate official and unofficial visits for prospective student athletes.
Administration • Represents Seattle University in public programs as requested by head coach. • Assist in managing budget lines within departmental budget guidelines. • Assist with program travel operations as needed. • Manage apparel and equipment ordering and distribution.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three years coaching experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Possess demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with internal and external constituencies for the purpose of advancing the program.
Successful candidate must have a knowledge of, and commitment to, NCAA rules and guidelines, and will be required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Exam, annually.
Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, WAC, and any athletics conference in which Seattle University is a member or may join, and other established bodies that govern and/or oversee intercollegiate athletics. In the event Employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of these organizations' constitutions, bylaws, rules or regulations may have taken place, Employee shall promptly report the same to a senior member of the Athletics Department compliance staff. Employee shall cooperate fully and completely with any investigation of any alleged violation, whether such investigation is conducted by the University, NCAA or any other duly authorized agency or individual.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision, and values. The Employee will be involved and expected to contribute to a positive work environment that promotes a positive culture, student well-being and support. They will be required to participate in community service, university events and continued education as a professional.
All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.
Preferred Qualifications: Three years of experience coaching rowing and recruiting at the NCAA Division I level; Van and trailer driving experience and boating licensure; USRA Level 2 Coaching Certification or higher; Demonstrate evidence of ability to effectively communicate with and support college-age student-athletes; and current Certification in First Aid, AED, and CPR.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Application Instructions Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.