The Head Women's Rowing Coach provides strategic and effective leadership of the varsity women's rowing program for Colgate University. This position is a highly visible leadership role requiring an individual with outstanding interpersonal skills, including diplomacy, tact and political savvy.
The individual in this position must be able to leverage the influence of the Athletics Director to achieve team and departmental goals, while effectively leading and managing assigned responsibilities. The successful candidate will be assertive and confident yet approachable and respectful, with a proven track record in building and/or contributing to the advancement of above board, competitive women's rowing programs.
Above all, this person must demonstrate the highest ethics inherent in such a position. The Head Women's Rowing Coach is responsible for recruiting, developing, and graduating women's rowing student-athletes. Additionally, the head coach will represent Colgate University, the Department of Athletics, and the women's rowing program on campus and externally.
Responsible for strategic leadership of all activities and outcomes within the Colgate Women's Rowing program. These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas: - athletic instruction - student-athlete development - student-athlete welfare - recruiting - competition preparation - team management - scheduling conference and non-conference competitions - roster management - competitive outcomes - responsible for hiring and oversight of assistant coaches
Responsible for recruitment and management of student-athletes to include sustained performance in the following areas: - attracting and evaluating the best fit prospective student-athletes - strategic allocation of scholarship and admission resources, if applicable - ensuring student-athlete academic progress and well-being - ensuring student-athletes adhere to institutional policies and code of conduct
Accountable for creating a culture of compliance within program to all relevant governing bodies to include: - NCAA - specific conference - athletic department - university policies
Responsible for budget development and management.
Effectively support and contribute to athletics fundraising efforts
Responsible for the effective supervision of staff as assigned. Ensures selection and hiring of high quality employees; ensures appropriate distribution of work assignments and high quality of employee work product; ensures fair and accurate performance assessments and feedback to include identifying areas for professional development and documenting and conducting disciplinary measures, as needed. Responsible for providing fair and accurate input to supervisor regarding employment status (hire, promotion, salary increases, termination); ensures the creation of effective opportunities and programs for employee mentoring, development and sustained performance.
Ensures positive relationships and communication between the program and key stakeholders, to include alumni, local community, fans, parents, faculty and other University constituents. As directed, required to effectively support athletics fundraising efforts.
Responsible for role modeling positive behaviors and leadership for student-athletes
Vision Statement: To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence
Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. As a head coach, it is imperative that you promote an atmosphere of compliance within your program, as well as monitor the activities of all institutional staff members involved with the program who report, directly or indirectly, to you. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. Without limiting remedies otherwise available to the university, if you or personnel under your direct or indirect supervision is/are found to be in violation of any NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules, you may be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in relevant NCAA, league or conference disciplinary and/or enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repeated violations.
EEO Statement It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor's Degree is required. A Master's Degree is preferred.
Professional Experience/Qualifications Candidate must demonstrate: - a significant knowledge of rowing - proven success in coaching rowing at the collegiate or an equivalently high level - the ability to recruit, develop and motivate Division I student-athletes - a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes - knowledge and commitment to University, Conference and NCAA regulations - good communication skills - strong leadership
Two (2) years of rowing participation or coaching experience is required.
Must be able to meet the physical requirements necessary of leading a varsity rowing practice and/or competition, including but not limited to operating a motor boat and driving a pickup truck with attached trailer.
Preferred Qualifications 4 years of collegiate (varsity) rowing coaching experience is preferred.