Assistant Coach, Sailing

Brown University

Job Description:

Brown University Athletics and Recreation is seeking candidates for the Assistant Coach, Sailing position. This position will assist the Head Coach, Sailing in all phases of the Co-ed & Women’s Sailing Programs. This includes recruiting, student-athlete development, video analysis, coaching, and administrative duties such as maintaining logs and other compliance information. Assistant coach will be responsible for maintaining professional conduct, positive sportsmanship and acting as a role model for the student-athletes. The candidate must demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills and must be able to work effectively with staff, faculty and other members of the University. The position supports all efforts to continue to attract the nation’s top sailors to our Division I non-scholarship program.

All division employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Ivy League and ECAC rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the division are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Employees in coaching positions are required to maintain current AED/CPR and First Aid certification (certification is available at no cost through the Division).

Background Check – Criminal, Education, MVR

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, required.
  • 1-3 years coaching experience with a competitive club, high school or collegiate program; Prior collegiate coaching & recruiting experience preferred (and/or a combination of coaching & competitive sailing experience)
  • Competitive collegiate and/or international sailing experience, preferred.
  • US Sailing Level I Certification, Level 2 Certification preferred.
  • Substantial dinghy racing experience, preferred.
  • Previous coaching experience in dinghies, preferred.
  • Experience and strong knowledge base in Collegiate style fleet racing and team racing, preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Ability to recruit within NCAA and Ivy League Rules.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication & computer skills, necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and relate well to students
  • Excellent sport specific technical, tactical and strategic knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
  • Basic proficiency in excel, word, internet & email capabilities.
  • Social media experience, helpful.
  • Familiarity with FrontRush and Teamworks, or similar, preferred.
  • Prior experience with video editing software, helpful.
  • Commitment to the student-athlete, passion for the sport and ability to coach & motivate.

Benefits of Working at Brown:
Information on the Benefits of Working at Brown can be found here.

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Job Posting Title:
Assistant Coach, Sailing

Athletics and Recreation

Grade 9

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Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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