Coaching positions updated Nov 21

Philadelphia City Rowing seeking Middle School Coaches

Philadelphia City Rowing is seeking coaches for our Middle School Program. The Middle School Program is a co-ed program with about 20 participants from a variety of Philadelphia public and charter schools. The MS program is broken down through out the school year into three eight week sessions, fall, winter and spring. Practice is Monday, and Wednesday at 4:15- 6:15 and Saturdays 12-2 pm. In the winter the majority of practice are held inside, but when the weather starts warming up practice is moved down to the boat yard and on the water. The mission of the MS program is to get students excited about the sport of rowing, and show them a new sport they normally would not have the opportunity to participate in. This program is based around rowing being a fun, team building based sport. In addition to rowing the MS program educates students on nutrition, physical fitness and goal setting workshops through out the session. 
 
Description:
 
The Middle School Coach leads and plans practice on a day-to-day basis, and coordinates instructions with other Middle School coaches. Frequently keeps in contact and reports to Middle School Director.  An excellent candidate has experience coaching middle school students, capable of engaging students in the sport of rowing, strong leadership qualities, and the ability to teach rowing to novice rowers.
 
Duties:
  • Work with Program Director to see that all rowers are adhering to the schedule for the day.
  • Make sure that attendance is taken daily; document and report any behavioral incidents or other issues
  • Coordinate on land and on water practices
  • Emphasize the role of healthy nutrition and academic performance as a critical part of the student-athletes' commitments to their team, to their coaching staff and to themselves
  • Able to communicate effectively to middle school students and their parents.
  • Communicate and work well with other coaches in middle school and high school program.
  • Overseeing safety and equipment use.
Schedule:
  • The winter session starts Jan 26- March 18.
  • Coaching is Mon & Wed: 4:00-6:30 at Gustine Rec Center 4700 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129
  • Saturday: 12-2 at 2700 W. Girard
  • Possible Swim Lesson coverage at Penn Charter High School on Saturdays after practice.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if interested.

Posted 11/21/14

Harriton High School seeks Assistant Crew Coach

Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA is looking for a qualified Assistant Crew Coach for the Spring 2015 season.  We are seeking an enthusiastic person willing to work cooperatively with the existing Coaching Staff to introduce new student-athletes to the sport of rowing, as well as to support the continued development of experienced rowers.
 
Harriton Crew is a co-ed team consisting of approximately 60 athletes of varying abilities who have worked hard to build a strong, competitive program. Harriton is a Permanent Member of the PSRA and competes in all PSRA sponsored regattas; the team is housed and practices in Conshohocken, PA.
 
Duties will include:
  • Introducing rowing concepts and equipment to new rowers
  • Teaching Novice rowers the basic stroke and improving technique
  • Running practices either on land, on the erg, and on the water
  • Supervising student-athletes during regattas
  • Assisting Varsity Coaches as needed
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Competitive rowing/coxing background
  • Prior coaching experience and USRowing Certification preferred
  • Exemplify the highest standard of leadership, sportsmanship and respect
  • Ability to work cooperatively with students, staff, administration and parents
  • Knowledge of appropriate safety measures to ensure the well being of athletes
  • Attendance at all practices, meetings, and regattas
Special Note:
Since this is a Lower Merion School District approved position, candidates must satisfactorily complete a background check and possess or obtain current CPR certification.
 
Candidates should send letters of interest and resumes with rowing/coaching experience to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Athletic Director and may call the Harriton Athletic Dept. at 610-658-3976 to schedule an interview.

Posted 11/13/14

Friends Select School is looking for a individual to lead their crew program.

Friends Select School is seeking qualified individuals to lead our Crew program. Previous rowing and/or coaching experience is preferred. Qualified candidates should have a strong understanding of the sport with the ability to teach fundamentals and techniques and articulate a clear vision to achieve success within the philosophy of the athletic program.

Please send resumes to:
Bill Klose 
Co-Director of Athletics
Friends Select School
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Posted 10/23/14

William Penn Charter School is looking for a Head Boys and Girls Crew Coach

Responsibilities:

1. Work with the Director of Athletics to develop and implement plan for excellence.
2. Manage entire inventory including rowing shells, riggings, launches, engines, oars, and misc. items.
3. Communication with the school, athletes, parents, our boathouse, and the larger rowing community.
4. Oversee and maintain a high level of safety compliance regarding on-water safety for rowers and coaches in launches.
5. Develop practice plans to teach both sound fundamentals as well as managing all regatta entries.
6. Coordinate a year round strength program with our Nationally Certified Strength Coach.
7. Assist student-athletes in the college recruiting process.
 
All interested candidates should contact John Thiel, Director of Athletics at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Posted 9/17/14

Friends of Notre Dame Rowing seeks coaches

The Friends of Notre Dame Rowing, the club rowing team of The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, PA, seeks a qualified head coach and assistant coach(es) for its high school spring women’s sculling program. Notre Dame has 12+ years of rowing tradition on the Schuylkill River and has consistently placed in city, regional and National championships. We are looking for passionate, energetic, and dedicated individuals to coach the team’s 30+/- dedicated and driven female athletes, from novice to experienced high school rowers.

Job requirements include:

· Bachelors Degree

· Compliance with all procedures and policies of crew facilities, US Rowing and the Schuylkill Navy

· Prior rowing experience, specifically sculling

· Prior coaching experience, specifically sculling in club or school level

· Ability to organize and administer training plan and to direct practices

· Required attendance at practice and races

· Exceptional communication and motivational skills

· Ability to establish positive relationships with our student-athletes, parents and school administration

· Excellent time management skills

· Excellent personal character

· Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and child abuse clearances required, consistent with school requirements.

Those interested in either the head or assistant coach positions should email a cover letter and a resume to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . Please indicate in your cover letter your coaching preference (i.e., head or assistant), your anticipated salary, and a brief statement of your coaching philosophy. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Posted 8/14/14

Owen J Roberts High School seeks assistant coaches

Owen J Roberts HS Rowing Club, located in Pottstown, has a need for assistant coaches for 2014-2015 scholastic crew season.

Practices beginning in September for the fall season, with winter conditioning beginning in late November, and concluding in late May/early June at the culmination of the scholastic racing season. Winter conditioning practices will be held in the Pottstown area; fall and spring practices (on the water) will be held in our new Pottstown Boathouse area (off of Rt 422).

Successful candidates will have commitment to and passion for the sport and inspire athletes to perform at their highest potential. Additional duties include: planning and running efficient practices, developing athlete technique and fitness, and preparing squads for racing. Coaches are also expected to attend all races, staff meetings, and recruiting events.

Previous collegiate rowing experience and coaching experience is highly recommended. 

Please contact Kim Edleman at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if interested, with a resume and references.

Posted 8/12/14

COACHING POSITION AT PHILADELPHIA CITY ROWING (PCR)

Position:                     Assistant Coach/HS
Commitment:              September through May/part-time  (with summer option)
Compensation:            Commensurate With Experience
Reports to:                  Rowing Program Director (W. ‘Tom’ Thomas)
 
Mission:
To work closely with the Director of Rowing and other coaches as we continue to develop a highly competitive and cohesive rowing team for public school Philadelphia youth.
 
Responsibilities:
·      Serve as coach for various crews, as assigned, and work productively with the other members of the coaching
       and administrative staff to ensure the success of the program.
·      Prepare PCR rowers for team and personal success through comprehensive, well-organized land and on the
       water workouts.
·      Assist in the management of regatta commitments throughout the year.
·      Work to maintain a safe and productive program environment for other staff, volunteers, and participants.
·      Provide help with boat and boatyard maintenance.
·      Engage with teens to support their learning to successfully manage rowing, schoolwork, college preparations,
       and other commitments.
·      Work with coaching staff to provide required progress notes on student-athlete performance and development,
       and enter this information into program database.
 
Qualifications:
 
·      Prior experience with rowing and/or coaching.
·      Prior experience with young people from diverse backgrounds, either through youth development
       or youth sport programming.
·      Ability to attend all meetings, practices and regattas.
·      Ability to drive a launch
·      CPR certification, US Rowing Coach Certification a plus
 
Submit resume to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted 7/17/14

Germantown Academy is searching for a Varsity Head Coach for its Crew program 

This position requires supervision of the entire Germantown Academy program. The job description includes the following aspects:

1. Communication with the school, athletes, parents, Whitemarsh Boat Club , and the larger rowing community.

2. Oversee budget and work with Germantown Academy’s Director of Finance and the Director of Athletics.

3. Purchase, sell, and maintain rowing shells, launches, engines, oars, and associated parts and electronics.

4. Oversee safety compliance regarding on-water safety for rowers and coaches in launches.

5. Develop practice plans to teach both sound fundamentals as well as managing all regatta entries.

6.) Assist student-athletes in the college recruiting process.

For further information, all interested candidates should contact:

Jim Fenerty (Director of Athletics) ---- Email --- James.Fenerty@Germantownacademy.org

Phone ---- 267-405-7217

Posted: 5/30/14