Position Description: The Club Sports Coordinator/Head Rowing Coach will assist in the overall administration of the Club Sports program (50+ club sports and almost 2,000 participants) as well as serve as the Head Rowing Coach, leading a competitive intercollegiate rowing club in the MACRA and ACRA Leagues. This Adjunct AP position is a full-time contract position that comes with benefits. This position is under the supervision of the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
Club Sport Coordinator Duties (50%)
Serve as a liaison for several Club Sports organizations providing leadership and mentorship to club officials, coaches, and participants.
Event Management; including evening and weekend activities.
Oversee inventory and maintenance of club sports equipment including, but not limited to watersports such as waterski, rowing, and bass fishing club.
Collaborate with other Recreation professionals and Student Affairs colleagues for marketing, special events, facility reservations, assessment, and other initiatives.
Serve as a boater’s safety instructor for the department and obtain certification.
Serve on various university committees as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned within the scope and responsibility and requirements of the job.
Coaching Duties (50%)
Coach Rowing student-athletes on the water including safely operating a motor boat during season. Generally up to 20 hrs. per week in the fall and spring seasons.
Ability to safely drive a 42’ long, fully loaded shell trailer long distances. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to sites throughout the Midwest and USA. Long distance trailer or van driving is a requirement of this position (based on regatta locations).
Hire, develop, direct and oversee part-time and volunteer staff to coach, recruit, and assist with the rowing program administration.
Oversee the inventory and maintenance of the boathouse, rowing center, as well as all equipment for the rowing program, including all boats, oars, electronic equipment, safety equipment, ergometers, bikes, weights, etc.
Manage team travel, regatta entries, and other organizational requirements.
Organize, document, and conduct practices and competitions at a high level of efficiency and success.
Oversee the recruiting process for future rowers.
Organize the annual Lubbers Cup Regatta with staff and the local rowing community.
Work with the Student Executive Board in regards to budgeting, travel and overall “off-water” program operations/development as required.
Participate in fundraising and public relations events that support program goals.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree.
Minimum of 2 years of successful experience as a Rowing Coach including preparation of athletes and racing shells for competitive performance.
Knowledge and passion for rowing, with a desire to work in a club program with student leadership.
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a cohesive and energetic team.
Ability to lift 50 pounds and move equipment as required, drive long distances hauling boat trailer, and operate an outboard engine.
First Aid, CPR, AED certification, and Boaters Safety Certification, or willingness to attain such certification(s) upon hire.
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration, Physical Education, Sport Management, or a related field.
US Rowing Level 2 Coaching Certification.
Experience in club sports programming or coaching in a college recreational setting.
Experience overseeing equipment, facilities and risk management.
Experience in fundraising.
Previous experience as a student-athlete.
About Grand Valley State University - Allendale, MI
Our Mission is to enhance and engage the GVSU community by providing inclusive and diverse recreational opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and wellbeing, and encourage student development and success. Our offices are located in the Recreation Center on the Allendale campus. Our staff consists of seven full-time professionals, one graduate assistant, and over 120 undergraduate staff members.
Grand Valley State University is a public four year institution and has approximately 24,400 total students. GVSU is considered a Master's large institution.
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