The Long Island University Athletics Department, a NCAA Division I member of the Northeast Conference, is accepting applications for a Head Men's & Women's Rowing Coach. The position is responsible for administering all aspects of the Rowing program with a commitment to University, Conference and NCAA policies, procedures, and regulations.
Head Coach will identify and successfully recruit academically and athletically talented student-athletes; provide teaching, mentoring and coaching; develop well-rounded student-athletes ensuring academic progress and graduation; direct practice sessions, evaluations of opponents and competitive coaching situations; and maintain a competitive and successful Men's & Women's Rowing Coach program. Must establish and maintain an environment conducive to the welfare, development and academic success of the student-athletes. Must effectively manage the program’s budget and staff; coordinate support services and appropriate public relations and promotional activities necessary for program success; other administrative duties. Must establish and maintain effective interactions with the university community and administrators, alumni, donors, media and the public.
Requires an excellent work ethic along with exceptional motivational, coaching/teaching, leadership, communication and recruiting skills. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. Requires the ability to travel extensively including overnight stays for recruiting and competitions.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor's degree • Five years of successful collegiate/professional/elite club rowing coaching or professional playing experience • Proven experience working with and improving the performance of elite rowing student-athletes • Demonstrated successful leadership experience • Track record of strong commitment to a positive student-athlete experience and ensuring student-athlete welfare is paramount • Valid Driver’s License Professional Competencies • High-level written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated dedication to the full academic and social development of student-athletes • Knowledge of NCAA rules and interpretations • Ability to motivate and lead student-athletes toward competitive and academic success • Experience recruiting Division I level student-athletes
Successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree and previous coaching experience.
Candidates should also possess an enthusiasm for working with individual athletes, a strong rowing background, excellent oral and written communication skills, a solid work-ethic, and a commitment to NCAA rules. Strong computer skills are a plus.
About Long Island University
One of the largest private universities in the nation, Long Island University maintains a storied legacy of championship athletics, exhibited by 23 National Championships, 200+ Conference Championships, 350+ All-Americans, 68 Professional Draft Picks and 6 Olympians.
LIU has two distinct campuses, an 11-acre self-contained campus in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, and a 320-acre campus in Brookville, New York on Long Island’s iconic North Shore. Both campuses boast state-of-the-art facilities and a devoted, passionate fan base. LIU’s student body population consists of 16,000 students from 48 states and 80 countries. Its global network of 200,000 alumni include industry leaders and numerous professional athletes.
The University was recently named by Forbes as one of ten “hot colleges in the making,” and recognized for excellence by The Brookings Institution, Colleges of Distinction and The Princeton Review.