The Assistant Coach, Men's Club Varsity Crew will serve the primary function of day-to-day coaching of student-athletes participating in the men's freshman/novice rowing program. The position reports directly to the Head Coach of Men's Club Varsity Crew, with oversight by the Associate Athletic Director of Recreation Services. The Assistant Men's Crew Coach will keep the Head Coach aware of progress and issues related to the freshman/novice crews, and this person will assist the Head Coach as necessary with scheduling, maintenance, preparation, and event management issues for all team activities. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: coaching student-athletes; recruiting both on and off-campus; upholding all rules and regulations; and assisting in other areas as assigned. The position will require travel with the team to and from regattas, winter and spring training trips, and all team functions.
Job Duties: 1. Schedule and conduct regular practice sessions in and out of season as allowed. Coach the team during scheduled events. Determine and implement the strategies necessary to motivate the team to maximum levels of individual and team performance. 2. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport while actively seeking new methods and strategies. 3. Maintain continuing and thorough familiarity with all applicable NCAA rules and the rules and regulations of Bucknell University, and be responsible for compliance with all NCAA rules. 4. Work with proper departmental personnel in regard to all arrangements for team travel, practice, and competition. 5. Scout and recruit quality student-athletes and coordinate all recruiting activities with the Associate Athletic Director of Recreation Services. Develop a working relationship with the faculty and University staff to assist in the recruiting process. 6. Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with all appropriate University personnel to assure academic success of student-athletes. 7. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed. 8. Assist in the communication and enforcement of rules and regulations regarding student conduct, appearance, and behavior. 9. Assist in enforcement of departmental policies on study programs and require class attendance and completion of work missed due to team competition. 10. Schedule practice and training sessions within the guidelines of established departmental policy. 11. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude toward all other sports programs, intramural programs, and other functions of the University and the department. 12. Participate in any and all fundraising activities as assigned by the Head Coach or Associate Athletic Director of Recreation Services. 13. Faithfully and diligently carry out departmental related duties as requested or assigned. 14. Develop a positive working arrangement with all support offices both in the department and on campus (i.e. Sports Information, Admissions, and University Relations). 15. Teach learn to row classes as needed. 16. Assist in arranging travel arrangements for team; including insuring safe transportation to the contest site and back to campus. 17. Assist in communicating regularly with alumni, parents, and friends of the program. Develop an effective working relationship with the Bison Crew Association (BCA) leadership and work cooperatively with the BCA to advance the men's crew program. 18. Maintain all team equipment, including but not limited to shells, oars, launches, team issued gear, etc.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Bachelor's degree 2. Maintain an up-to-date CPR and First Aid certification 3. Valid US Driver's License
Preferred Qualifications: 1. One to three years of experience coaching high school, club, or collegiate rowing or participated in the sport on a collegiate or national level. 2. Ability to direct, manage, and perform detailed work with accuracy under time pressures. 3. Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and student-athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives.
Physical Demands: 1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. 2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell's 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.
Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University's main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell's surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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