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Assistant Women's Rowing Coach

Apply now Posting Number: 492985
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach



Job Summary:

The Athletics Department at Marist College invites applications for the full-time, 12-month position of Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach. This position will report to the Director of Rowing/Head Women’s Rowing Coach. Marist College is an NCAA Division I program and member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach is responsible for assisting the program with special emphasis on the recruitment of Division I caliber student-athletes, both on and off campus. These duties include conducting daily on and off water practices and training of novice student-athletes safely and efficiently. The Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach is involved in all other aspects of a Division I women’s rowing program including but not limited to coaching, administration and alumni relations, and other administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Rowing within the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Marist College and the MAAC.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required; minimum of 1-3 years’ experience with collegiate recruiting, both on and off campus; strong leadership skills, highly motivated and energetic; excellent organizational, oral and written communication and public relations skills; and the ability to work enthusiastically with student-athletes and coaches of both the men’s and women’s teams and administrators. Strong knowledge of NCAA, MAAC and Marist College rules and regulations. Certification in CPR, first aid and AED will be required along with passing the NCAA recruiting exam.   

Essential Functions:

  • Recruit athletes to Marist College by attending scholastic regattas, camps and clinics, and high school practices to observe prospective student athletes; Prepare and coordinating the recruiting calendar and accommodations in accordance with the NCAA, MAAC and institution regulations
  • Coordinate and executing official and unofficial visits to campus for prospective student-athletes and their families
  • Provide mentoring to student athletes inside and outside of practice on their academic, personal, civic, and career aspirations for the future
  • Assist the Head Coach in developing an effective training plan for practices and competitions for both the team and individual student-athletes: Formulating effective racing strategies for competition; Conducting individual and small group training sessions
  • Conduct comprehensive film review from practices and races; Preparing daily team practice plan

Preferred Qualifications:

1-3 years of coaching experience in rowing is strongly preferred; collegiate rower and/or coxswain experience preferred. 

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & 3 Professional References.

About the Department:

The Athletics Program is committed to be competitive at the NCAA Division I or other member conference level, to offer equitable opportunities to all students and staff, and to advance their welfare, health, and safety.  A conference leader in athletic and academic success, the Marist College Department of Athletics sponsors 23 Division I Sports that compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Pioneer Football League (PFL – Football Championship Subdivision).  In its history, Marist is the MAAC all-time leader in conference championships and overall Commissioner’s Cups, an award that celebrates overall excellence and athletic achievement.  The Red Foxes have led the conference in MAAC Academic Honor Roll for 20 straight seasons.  

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Additionally, our graduates go on to great success; 97% over the last five years are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #3 in the nation by the U.S. State Department and includes unique first-year programs in Florence and Dublin. At Marist, approximately 50% of graduates study abroad during their undergraduate experience. Its 30-year Joint Study partnership with IBM has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. Marist’s academic centers of excellence include the nationally-known Marist Poll, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Hudson River Valley Institute, Center for Sports Communication, and Institute for Data Center Professionals. The College also hosts the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library’s digital archives, making it one of only six colleges or universities in the nation affiliated with a presidential library.

About the Hudson Valley Region:

The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley.  Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service.  For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more:

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Monday-Friday; weekends, evenings, occasional holidays

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Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals with-out consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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