The University of Portland is a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I institution and West Coast Conference (WCC) member located in Portland, Oregon. This regular, full-time position will be responsible for supporting the Head Women’s Rowing Coach in developing high-performance student-athletes.
The primary duties of this position consist of instructing student-athletes in the skill development for their sport, as well as physical health, teamwork, safety, and other instructional areas related to student-athlete sport development.
This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick & vacation time, tuition remission benefits starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions after 2 years of employment, and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program consistent with program requirements. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)
Conduct individual and group instruction in sport-specific skills, as well as conducting instruction related to strength and conditioning training activities.
Conduct individual, small group and team meetings to provide skill and sport-related performance development instruction to students (video/data review).
Prepare/assist with preparation of instruction, i.e., practice plans for team training and practice sessions; analyze data and results from practice and competition to include in individual and group instruction.
Attend all competitions in order to provide instruction; assist with athlete preparation and execution; including strategy, data collection and continual coaching.
Other instructional duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.
Assist with recruitment efforts to attract high quality student athletes with a commitment to academic success.
Assist with administration of team equipment and travel arrangements.
May assist with administrative activities to support the function of the Women’s Rowing program, such as maintaining contact information, preparing recruitment materials, performing alumni and community outreach, and any other duties deemed necessary for program operation.
Assist with repairing and maintaining fleet of rowing shells, repairing and maintaining coaching launches and outboard motors, maintaining rowing machines and other training equipment.
Other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or designee.
Please note that the above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under this position’s purview and responsibility.
Three years of club or collegiate coaching experience directly related to rowing or equivalent education and/or experience.
Certifications and Licenses
First Aid/CPR Certified or ability to obtain certification.
Valid state driver’s license.
Candidates must possess a valid class “C” Oregon Commercial driver’s license, or must be able to obtain a valid class “C” Oregon Commercial driver’s license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent leadership, team-building and motivational skills; including determination, patience, and enthusiasm.
Strong ability to mentor and work effectively with college-age athletes.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Excellent attention to detail.
Strong ability to exercise good judgment.
Ability to work independently but also to constructively receive supervisory direction and work effectively in a team setting.
Strong orientation towards continued learning and applying learning in the work setting.
Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Effective ability to use and learn computers, technology, software, and applications at level of sophistication required for the duties of the position, including, without limitation, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), the internet, and computerized maintenance management systems.
About University of Portland
The University of Portland is a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I institution and West Coast Conference (WCC) member located in Portland, Oregon.