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Assistant Rowing Coach (Part Time/Seasonal)

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Seattle Pacific University Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 4 months ago

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission. . Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. People from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

General Summary:

Seattle Pacific University Women's Rowing team is seeking a part time assist coach. This is fundamentally a leadership position for a mature, energetic individual who is looking to gain valuable experience coaching in the NCAA rowing world. Experience (as athlete or coach) within a competitive, performance driven program is a must and preference will be given to those with NCAA familiarity. However, enthusiasm to learn and a work ethic to help build a program, whose goal is to return to the NCAA National Championships, will go a long way towards finding the right fit.

Primary responsibility for this position will be recruiting student-athletes both from high school (in and out of sport) as well as on campus novices. Other responsibilities will be tailored to the successful candidate's strengths while working in conjunction with the head coach and other staff members to provide a safe, successful, competitive experience for SPU rowing student-athletes.

Seattle Pacific's beautiful green campus is located in the North Queen Anne neighborhood adjacent to downtown Seattle with a campus population of approximately 4,000 and a team of 25-35 athletes. With renewed commitment from the University towards athletics, the team has experienced tremendous growth in numbers and results in the last couple years. The on-campus boathouse is part of the main athletic department facilities, making SPU rowing connected to the rest of campus, like few other programs. We launch on the Seattle Ship Canal, the most protected water in the city, and row on beautiful Lake Union and Lake Washington most days. We are poised for a very bright future!

This position will start early September and run through late May. This is a part time stipend position with flexible hours (though morning is preferred). Practices are 4-6 days a week from approximately, 6:30am - 9:00am M-F and 7:00am-11:00am Saturdays. Candidate must be available those times.

Job Description:

  • Leads student athletes by example, as well as through effective and positive leadership traits, principles, and practices.

  • Instructs the fundamentals of rowing at the novice level while pushing athletes to develop into successful varsity rowers and program contributors beyond novice rowing.

  • Recruits rowers within the framework of NCAA regulations as well as athletic department and University policy. Must have interest in learning and ability to be a self-motivated recruiter of both in-sport and out-of-sport high school student-athletes as well as on campus novice recruiting,

  • Assists the Head Coach and other staff in various administrative duties as required.

  • Available for some weekend travel, mostly in the Spring.

  • Assists with basic rowing equipment maintenance as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Association with competitive rowing program at the collegiate level.

  • CPR qualified (or ability to get certified post hiring which the University will assist with).

  • Washington State Boaters License (or ability to get certified post hiring which the University will assist with).

  • Aptitude to safely drive coaching launch while supervising student-athletes.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products such as Outlook and Word.

  • Experience operating rowing related electronics.

Additional Information:

Position will remain open until filled.

Salary: DOE

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with their online application.

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Assistant Rowing Coach (Part Time/Seasonal)

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Seattle Pacific University