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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 8/20/19
California Lightweight Rowing (formerly California Lightweight Crew) originated from the University of California, Berkeley Varsity (Heavyweight) Men's Crew team in 1970. Since then, it has been the oldest continuously-operating west coast lightweight men's rowing program. In 1996, the women's squad was added. It is structured as a University Sport Clubadministered by the Department of Recreational Sports, run by team-elected officers, and supported by an alumni organization. In recent years, the team has performed exceptionally well at the regional and national levels, including gold-medal finishes at Western Championships, ACRA National Championships, and the Dad Vail Regatta. The successful candidate will possess a positive, inspiring attitude and will be expected to steward the program through a growth phase with improved competitive success, retention and advancement as the core goals.
The coach will be responsible for co-facilitating daily practices for the women's squad. Specific responsibilities will include:
Work with coaching staff to run structured, regular, well-attended practices.
Serving as the main coach for the women's varsity or novice team.
Ability to coach student-athletes that may be genuine novices with no prior rowing experience.
Analyze performance and instruct athletes in skills, techniques, and strategies in preparation for and during competition.
Attend athlete recruiting activities, when possible.
Assist with race travel logistics, including boat and equipment hauling agreements.
Provide consistent email and social media updates on the team to the Head Coach for sharing with the alumni community.
Comply with WIRA and University regulations.
Maintain a professional and positive presence in the rowing community.
Proven record of competitive success at high school or collegiate level
Strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of human behavior
Knowledge of current rowing coaching techniques/strategies
Ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships with student-athletes
Successful background check clearance
1-3 years of coaching experience (novice or collegiate level preferred)
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of a holistic collegiate experience with focus on academic excellence
US Rowing Coaching Level 1 certified (or willingness to obtain)
Knowledge and experience with boating safety measures
CPR/First Aid certification, must be obtained within 30 days of employment
Comfort using email and social media channels
Salary & Benefits
Stipend commensurate with experience and paid monthly over duration of contract Not eligible for UC benefits plan.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Required Application Documents:
Cover letter/letter of interest
Resume with 2-3 professional references
Contract appointment ending 5/31/2020 with opportunity for renewal.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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