Full-time coaching and teaching position available at the rank of lecturer. Under the supervision of the chair of physical education and director of athletics, the successful candidate will coach, organize, and administer an intercollegiate varsity rowing program as well as teach lifetime sports and fitness activities in the physical education department. The position also oversees that community rowing program that operates out of the MHC boathouse.
Specific responsibilities include:
Develop and implement strategies to successfully recruit, yield, and retain a diverse group of academically and athletically talented student-athletes.
Identify, develop, and supervise assistant coaches, including head novice coach.
Organize, manage, and schedule practices, training programs, and regattas/races.
Develop and manage sport and recruiting budgets for rowing.
Manage team travel and meals in consultation with department coordinator.
Ensure maintenance of equipment and facilities. Provide oversight of the College’s boathouse and docks.
Promote a culture of compliance by working with the associate director of athletics for programming to complete necessary NCAA paperwork, staying informed of sport and governance body rule changes to minimize violations, and in the case of violations or problems, reporting them without delay for immediate attention.
Provide oversight of the MHC Community Rowing Program.
Manage the Friends of Rowing account and other endowed rowing funds. Engage with donors.
Promote a culture of health, well-being, and safety in all aspects of the varsity sport and physical education programs.
Imagine and implement innovative and fun physical education courses that appeal to a range of skill sets, interests, and experiences.
Provide the administrative support for the physical education program, including but not limited to syllabus development, maintaining attendance records, and grading.
Participate on department and College committees as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
The position requires a Master’s degree (or current progress toward its completion), a demonstrated record of coaching success and teaching experience, the ability to work well with student-athletes and colleagues, a working knowledge and respect for NCAA Division III rules, and the ability to function effectively in a competitive liberal arts NCAA Division III college with highly selective academic standards. A competitive applicant must demonstrate success in recruiting a diverse and talented team of student-athletes from a national pool.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 230 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fifth are persons of color. The College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachuse...tts (Amherst). Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.