Assistant Coach - Cal Lightweight Rowing (5046U) 27262
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California Lightweight Crew Club 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.
Cal intends to transition from a regional contender to a perennial powerhouse over the next 3-5 years. 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 and advancement as the core goals.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 12/2/2021
The assistant coach will be responsible for co-facilitating daily practices for men's & women's varsity & novice teams. Specific responsibilities will include:
- Work with the Head Coach to run structured, regular, well-attended practices.
- 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 Coaches 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
- 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
- USRowing 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
This position is not eligible for UC benefits plan.
How to Apply
Please submit your documents as a single attachment when applying.
Required Application Documents:
- Cover letter/letter of interest
- Resume with 2-3 professional references
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.
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