The Iona College Head Rowing Coach will develop, promote and supervise all facets of the Colleges men's and women's rowing programs. The ideal candidate will oversee the academic excellence of all student-athletes that are involved with the program, manage the fundraising efforts for the men's and women's rowing programs and provide vision and leadership for the men's and women's rowing programs.
Dutities and Responsibilities: Ensure that all relevant institutional, MAAC and NCAA rules and regulations are followed including, but not limited to: player eligibility, recruiting, financial student aid, scheduling and academic progress. Coordinate and oversee the recruitment of all quality athletes capable of pursuing the baccalaureate degree in accordance with the rules and regulations of the governing bodies and in such a manner that reflects the best interests of the program and the university. Participate in annual continuing education pertaining to NCAA rules. Design a competitive schedule that maximizes athlete development and performances. Relate in a positive and effective manner with officials, opponents’ coaching staff, high school coaches, parents, media and the public. Demonstrate sincere interest and provide strong leadership in the personal, athletics, and academic development of student athletes. Participate in the formulation of budgets and ensure that the men’s and women’s rowing program operates within the approved budgetary parameters. Responsible for ordering and caring for all equipment and uniforms. Provide information relating to the accomplishments and endeavors of the team and individual team members to the Associate Athletics Director of Sports Information. Assist the Athletics Director and the Head Athletics Trainer with administering the athletics insurance program by: Ensuring that each participant has a physician’s clearance prior to any participation. Submitting a team roster and any changes that occur, for insurance purposes. Ensuring that all injured players receive proper medical care and rehabilitation. Ensuring that all official documents have been signed and returned to the Sports Medicine office prior to any participation. Assist the Associate Athletic Director/ Compliance in preparing eligibility documentation by submitting and accurate and complete roster well in advance of the first playing date or scrimmage. Establish a vision for the program; plan, prepare and execute practice and race plans, strategies and alternatives which are designed to bring success to the program. Submit and travel/transportation requests to the Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs. Coordinate all fundraising activities for the men’s and women’s rowing program, keeping in mind the goal set forth by the Athletics Director for the program. Continually looking to create new initiatives to raise money for the Athletic department and the rowing program. Maintain a positive image in the community and with donors. As well as maintaining a positive relationship with the College community. Make personnel decisions for the men’s and women’s rowing program. Provide supervision, development and evaluation of staff. Transport athletes to practice and competition sites. Transport rowing equipment to practice and competition sites. Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by the Athletics Director.
Bachelor's degree required from a recognized college or university. Master’s preferred
Minimum of seven (7) years of rowing and/or coaching experience.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Competence in leadership, and decision making.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong initiative, detail and follow up skills with students athletes and staff members.
Extensive nautical skills relating to navigation, motor boat driving, weather, general and rowing specific boating safety, marine engine knowledge, rowing equipment maintenance and repair.
Demonstrates professional image on and off the water. Skills in counseling, and mentoring athletes.
Proficiency with Excel and Microsoft Word.
Knowledge and experience loading and driving super-duty trucks while towing rowing trailers.
Work is performed in a coaching, athletic, competitive outdoor environment.
Must be in excellent physical health to handle fast pace environment.
Able to work in hot, freezing, humid, rain, sleet, snow and stand and sit for long, extended periods of time.
Must be able to lift 100lbs.
About Iona College
Iona College was established in 1940 as a Catholic college in the tradition of the Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. Iona is located on nearly 45 acres in New Rochelle (Westchester County), New York. Two miles from Long Island Sound and 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan.