Current Openings

Cambridge Boat Club is seeking qualified applicants for two positions:

Masters Rowing Coach

Juniors Rowing Coach

Masters Rowing Coach

About Cambridge Boat Club: CBC has an active membership of over 300 rowers, primarily scullers, with a wide range of skills and goals. Our members include recreational masters, competitive masters, juniors, collegiate U23 athletes, and current Senior National Team athletes. Over the last Quadrennial, CBC members won medals at the Olympics, World Championships, HOCR, Youth Nationals, Canadian Henley, Masters Nationals, SDCC, Heineken, numerous fall head races, and winter erg events. We have an enviable location on the Charles River, an excellent fleet of racing shells, a modern launch, and indoor equipment.

About this Position:The position requires a motivated self-starter who is enthusiastic about working with a diverse group of rowers. This includes coaching, developing training programs, and building a sense of community within the club as well as the Charles River and the general rowing community. The Masters coach will collaborate with the Coaching Committee to build on the coaching programs offered at CBC for the past several years.

Typically, the coach works with masters rowers in the mornings. The head coach may choose to earn additional income by offering private coaching and video review to CBC members outside of normal coaching hours and responsibilities.

This is a full-year, part-time position.

If you are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to coaching2020masters@cambridge-boat-club.org.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Program Planning and Management – Plan all of the coaching programs for CBC masters. Coordinate all aspects rowing programs with the Coaching Committee.
  • On-the-Water Coaching – Coach approximately 15-20 hours per week, geared to different abilities and boat types across five or six days a week. Organize scrimmages in preparation for spring, summer, and fall racing seasons.
  • Training and Workout Plans – Provide training plans year-round for club members. This should include a mix of on-water and off-water as appropriate.
  • Assistant Coaches – Recruit and manage assistant coaches as needed to cover the club’s coaching needs.
  • Regatta Coordinator – Assist competitive masters in their training for local and out-of-town regattas. Assist members in organizing line-ups as needed for various regattas, including but not limited to the club’s annual Invitation Regatta (mid-July) and Master’s Nationals during the years it takes place in New England. Identify events where the CBC trailer will be taken, based on anticipated demand across the programs, and help coordinate all aspects of the trailer (driver, loading/unloading, etc).
  • Winter Training – Lead a winter training program from November through March incorporating erg-based training as well as alternatives such as weight circuits, cross-training, yoga, etc. Incorporate off-site (domestic or international) “training” trips as requested or desired.
  • Speaker Series – Work with Rowing Committee to identify experts in exercise physiology, rowing, and other relevant topics to offer educational sessions to CBC members.
  • Fleet Maintenance and Safety – Help enforce the policies of the CBC Rowing Committee regarding rowing safety, proper boat handling, and reporting boat damage when it occurs.
  • Coordinate with Junior Program – Work with the junior coaches to manage fleet demands, boathouse traffic, coaching style, and development and adoption of best practices.

Requirements:

  • Track record of excellence in coaching sculling and sweep rowing for a variety of ages and skill sets.
  • Knowledge of rigging and boat maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of rowing physiology and effective training techniques.
  • First Aid, CPR, AED and SafeSport certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to safely operate and maintain launches.

Attributes:

  • High interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong, demonstrable, organization and operations experience.
  • Strong leader, able to motivate athletes.
  • Able to work both independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Able to organize and motivate groups of various sizes.
  • Able to effectively communicate with rowers of all abilities and experience levels

Compensation:

Salary level will be commensurate with experience.

Juniors Rowing Coach

About Cambridge Boat Club:CBC has an active membership of over 300 rowers, primarily scullers, with a wide range of skills and goals. Our members include recreational masters, competitive masters, juniors, collegiate U23 athletes, and current Senior National Team athletes. Over the last Quadrennial, CBC members won medals at the Olympics, World Championships, HOCR, Youth Nationals, Canadian Henley, Masters Nationals, SDCC, Heineken, numerous fall head races, and winter erg events. We have an enviable location on the Charles River, an excellent fleet of racing shells, a modern launch, and indoor equipment.

The Juniors Program focuses primarily on sculling (100% for the Regular Program) and has a high level of achievement (in the last three years, each boat sent to Youth Nationals rowed in the A final). The Summer program has produced multiple Canadian Henley titles in both sculling and sweep disciplines.

About this Position:The position requires a motivated self-starter who is enthusiastic about, and skilled with, working with a motivated group of Junior rowers. This includes coaching, developing training programs, and building a sense of community within the club as well as the Charles River and the general rowing community. The Junior coach will collaborate with the Coaching Committee to build on the junior program offered at CBC for the past several years.

Typically, in the period from Labor Day through Youth Nationals, the junior program runs in the afternoons (with weekend practices or racing). The Summer program expands the number of athletes and adds several days of two practice sessions.

This is a full-year, part-time position requiring approximately 18 hours per week during the 9-month regular junior program and approximately 30 hours during the Summer program.

If you are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter tocoaching2020juniors@cambridge-boat-club.org.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Program Planning and Management – Plan all aspects of the Juniors program. Coordinate all aspects of the Junior program through regular communication with the Coaching Committee. Manage the budget for the programs to generate modest income to the club (on an annualized basis)
  • Recruit and retain athletes – The programs can accept up to 12 rowers and 28 rowers for the regular and summer programs, respectively.
  • On-the-Water Coaching – Coach approximately 12 hours per week during the regular program and 20 hours per week during the Summer program.
  • Training and Workout Plans – Develop and execute training plans year-round.
  • College Recruiting – Assist athletes with the college recruiting process through contact with coaches and detailed conversations with athletes.
  • Assistant Coaches – Recruit and manage assistant coaches as needed to cover the programs’ needs.
  • Regatta Coordinator – Organize and manage all logistics associated with regattas including entries, travel, meals, equipment, on-site scheduling, and trailering. The Junior and Masters coaches shall be expected and required to coordinate regatta logistics, particularly if both the masters squad and juniors squad are participating (or traveling on the same weekend). The Junior cash and Master coach will jointly identify events where the CBC trailer will be taken, based on anticipated demand across the programs, and help coordinate all aspects of the trailer (driver, loading/unloading, etc).
  • Speaker Series – Work with Rowing Committee and the Masters coach to identify experts in exercise physiology, rowing, and other relevant topics to offer educational sessions to CBC members.
  • Fleet Maintenance and Safety – Help enforce the policies of the CBC Rowing Committee regarding rowing safety, proper boat handling, and reporting boat damage when it occurs. Coordinate all boat usage, particularly regatta usage, closely and in advance, with the Rowing Committee.

Requirements:

  • Track record of excellence in coaching sculling and sweep rowing.
  • Knowledge of rigging and boat maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of rowing physiology and effective training techniques.
  • First Aid, CPR, AED and SafeSport certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to safely operate and maintain launches.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage trailer loading and transportation.

Attributes:

  • High interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong, demonstrable, organization and operations experience.
  • Strong leader, able to motivate athletes.
  • Able to work both independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Able to organize and motivate groups of various sizes.
  • Able to effectively communicate with rowers of all abilities and experience levels.

Compensation:

Salary level will be commensurate with experience.