Assistant Coach, Women's Rowing

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

Job Details

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics

Classification: Professional Faculty

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Fairfax

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the Department:

Educate: Prioritize academic achievement and recruit student-athletes who can be successful academically, strengthen ICA's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and provide consistent education for coaches and sport administrators.
Compete: Position teams to consistently compete for conference success and recruit student-athletes who possess the ability to excel athletically from a conference and national perspective.
Engage: Prioritize the experience and personal well-being of student-athletes, develop and renovate athletics facilities in accordance with University and ICA objectives and priorities, generate resources necessary to support the student-athlete experience, competitiveness, and infrastructure, and foster and inspire partnerships within the department, University, the surrounding community, and the corporate community.

About the Position:

The primary role of this position is to provide teaching, coaching, and technical expertise needed to allow the student-athlete to compete at their highest competitive potential. Additionally, it is also a primary responsibility of this position to be cognitive to all coaching and/or teaching duties associated with the program. This includes but is not limited to the oversight and management of the safety and well-being of those student-athletes assigned to their coaching care. In the absence of the Head Coach, the incumbent is expected to act on behalf of the Head Coach on any and all related program issues. The Assistant Coach assists the Head Coach in all aspects of a highly competitive Division I program.

  • Teaching and Coaching:
    • Utilize sound teaching techniques in the conduct of game preparation and practice sessions;
    • Assist in making strategic decisions in contest situations;
    • Effectively prepare and organize pre-season, in-season, and post-season conditioning programs and practice sessions.
    • Oversee the strength and conditioning development of the athletes;
    • Assist the Head Coach in the evaluation of the student-athlete; and
    • Be aware and maintain a safe and healthy environment for the student-athletes.
  • Department, University, Conference, and NCAA Compliance:
    • Abide by and promote the aims, goals, and objectives established by the Athletic Director and Head Coach;
    • Abide by and promote the policies, guidelines, rules, regulations, and criteria established by the Athletic Director and Head Coach for the student-athlete;
    • Know, understand, and assure that the student-athletes abide by all the University, Atlantic 10, and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Rules and Regulations;
    • Know, understand, and abide by all University, A10, and NCAA Rules and Regulations;
    • Be aware and abide by the rules of confidentiality (Buckley Amendment);
    • Understand and abide by proper procedures of due process in dealing with the student-athlete and staff;
    • Follow the administrative procedures established by the University and written up in the Department Staff Handbook; and
    • Assist Head Coach in developing and implementing the overall recruiting strategy to effectively recruit the best student-athlete within the admissions, financial and regulatory constraints established by the University, A10, and NCAA.
  • Act as Team Liaison to:
    • Equipment office staff to order, monitor and control all team equipment;
    • Business Office and Coaches Support Assistant on program operations, logistics, planning, and team travel; and
    • Academic Services (study hall and tutoring).
  • Fundraising:
    • Participate in fundraising efforts and special events.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics or Sport Administrator.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field;
  • Competitive collegiate rowing experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to adhere to NCAA, conference, and commonwealth rules and regulations; and
  • Ability to work with sensitive private student-athlete information.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in related field;
  • Demonstrated experience (two or more years is preferred) coaching or assisting at the high school and/or collegiate level;
  • Ability to work with diverse populations;
  • Demonstrated ability to fundraise; and
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit on- and off-campus rowers.

Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for Assistant Coach, Women's Rowing at; complete and submit the online application; and provide a resume and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: October 23, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 6, 2023

Open Until Filled?: Yes

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