Assistant Coach - Crew
Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


Job no: 501285
Work type: Exempt Staff Full-time
Location: Bethlehem
Categories: Athletics

Responsible for providing leadership and direction to all facets of the Crew Program in advancing the mission of the University and the Department of Athletics. Specific areas of responsibility include sport-specific coaching, recruitment, student-athlete development, program administration and program advancement yielding agreed upon results. All activities shall be conducted within the policies and resource framework of the University, the Athletics Department, The Patriot League and the NCAA. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

1. Student-Athlete development
*Counsel, advise, educate, motivate and inspire student-athletes
*Discipline, reward, monitor and evaluate student-athletes
*Instill team building concepts with all student-athletes
*Assist in character development for student-athletes

2. Coaching
*Coordinate planning practices, training sessions, team and individual conditioning, line-ups and competitive strategies
*Instruct and demonstrate different techniques and skills
*Coordinate in evaluating and assessing effectiveness and results
*Coordinate in adapting and refining skills
*Communicate with athletes and Team on a regular basis

3. Recruiting
*Assist in identifying and attracting prospects to Lehigh University
*Assist in evaluating prospects through high school visits, at competitions and/or home visits
*Assist in selecting prospective candidates
*Promote Lehigh University through communicating with prospects and their families
*Assist in coordinating recruitment strategies, calendars and procedures
*Assist in yielding student prospects, valuing diversity in the process and results

4. Program administration
*Assist in planning and evaluating program results, statuses and priorities
*Assist in preparing and managing annual program budgets
*Assist in supervising, managing and evaluating personnel; assist in evaluating prospective members of the coaching staff
*Assist in scheduling competitions and/or planning tournaments in coordination with appropriate administrator
*Comply with NCAA, League and Institutional rules; attend staff and University meetings
*Respond to administrative and supervisory requests
*Utilize technology to achieve efficiencies and productivity
*Assist in proofing recruit and/or other media information

5. Advancement
*Assist in promoting strong public and media relations
*Assist in promoting strong Alumni relations via newsletters, fundraising support and/or Alumni games and gatherings
*Assist in promoting strong parent relations, community relations and professional relations
*Assist in fulfilling a commitment to service
*Aspire to develop professionally

6. Results
*Assist in achieving competitive success within and beyond the conference
*Assist in achieving academic success across the Team
*Assist in graduating student-athletes at a rate equal to or above the University rate
*Assist in realizing personal growth and development in every student-athlete
*Assist in promoting recognition of student-athlete

Grade: 8-40Position Number: S82580Special ConsiderationsThe duties of the position do not allow for a remote work option; the employee in this position will be required to work on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh communityThis position is considered Essential Services Staff; Essential Services Staff are required to report to campus and remain during inclement weather and other emergency situations; they are defined as those needed to deliver student services and maintain campus facilities, campus safety and security This position works with minorsVariable shifts/schedule, often working nights and weekendsWill often be required to see, hear, talk, sit, stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and lift up to 25 poundsQualificationsBachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; Master's degree preferredNCAA and CPR/First Aid Certification requiredOne to three years related work experience Experience as a student-athlete requiredExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to build, foster and maintain positive professional relationshipsDemonstrated leadership abilitySolid computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database softwareSuccessful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the positionBecause of increasing COVID case counts in the region and new information about the characteristics of the Delta variant, all Lehigh faculty and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated unless they receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the requirement.Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety. Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

Advertised: May 05, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled



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