Current Openings

Cambridge Boat Club is seeking qualified applicants for three positions:

Club Manager

Masters Rowing Coach

Juniors Rowing Coach

Club Manager

About Cambridge Boat Club.Established in 1909, CBC is a rowing and social club located in an historic clubhouse on the banks of the Charles River. Our more than 400 members include elite athletes who compete in regattas around the world, along with recreational rowers of all ages and many non-rowers. We enjoy an active social schedule, hosting events several times each month throughout the year. When we’re not making use of the Clubhouse, we make it available to rent for private events and parties. Much of the Club’s activity is sustained by volunteer members; in addition, we employ a coaching team of up to six and several part-time administrative staff including the Club Manager.

About this Position.This role calls for creative marketing and social media skills to drive the clubhouse rental business, as well as strong organizational and administrative talents to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly. In addition, through frequent engagement with a wide variety of people including club members, rental customers, contractors, vendors, coaches, and club leadership, the Club Manager serves as a highly visible and essential node in the club’s social fabric and helps enhance our strong spirit of community.

The Club Manager collaborates with various committee chairs, coaches, staff, and officers in the execution of the Club’s activities. On-site presence is required at least two days per week, and on occasion on a weekend day as events or meetings may require. An office is provided. The Club Manager is welcome and encouraged to attend club social events. Unless required to be there in an employment capacity, the Club Manager’s presence at those events is not paid.

This is a year-round part-time position, expected to average ~20 hours/week with potential for more or fewer hours during different seasons of the year.

If you are interested, please apply online at Indeed.com.

Primary Responsibilities:

Clubhouse Rentals and Reservations:

  • Promote club rentals through the website, social media and other appropriate channels
  • Using the club’s custom software platform, track and manage the pipeline of renters and other users from first inquiry to satisfaction survey:
  • Respond to rental and reservation inquiries in a timely manner
  • Execute rental contracts ensuring all elements are complete
  • Document caterers’ insurance coverage and city licenses
  • Schedule club monitor, state police detail, piano tuning and other resources as required
  • Coordinate rental invoices, payments and refunds with the bookkeeper
  • Maintain the club’s master calendar for all rentals, club activities, and social events
  • Report rental results, trends, competitive analysis, etc. to the Board and for the annual meeting; provide ad hoc reports as requested.

Member support:

  • Manage clubhouse key and parking sticker systems
  • Respond to general member requests for help; communicate information to members via the club newsletter and global emails.
  • Administration of rowing and coaching programs:
  • Coordinate with coaches and Coaching Committee on rowing program administrative needs
  • Manage on-boarding process for new (seasonal) coaches: source CORI reports, administer Safe Sport guidelines, enroll in payroll system, provide orientation, etc.
  • Process and maintain personnel files and payroll for coaching staff
  • Support Juniors coach in administration of the Juniors program, including marketing, registration, billing, and regatta travel planning.

Volunteer support and coordination:

  • Develop and maintain a list of active and potential club volunteers and their areas of interest
  • Working with committee chairs, help match volunteers with committees, tasks, and events via direct outreach, club newsletter, and website as appropriate.

Building and operations:

  • Order and maintain inventory of supplies for kitchen, locker rooms, cleaning, first aid, and social events in coordination with committee chairs, vendors, and club monitor
  • Support the Sustainability Committee on recycling, trash and waste minimization, to include ordering “green” supplies, monitoring usage, and helping vendors reduce their footprint at CBC
  • Coordinate with the House, Gardens & Grounds, and other Committees to provide approved vendors access to the club; review vendor activities, reports and invoices.
  • Responsible for maintaining the club’s files and records, working with the Secretary and other officers.

Skills and desirables:

  • Superb organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage complex schedules and timelines flawlessly; experience managing operations for small organizations.
  • Strong social media skills, particularly with Facebook and Instagram.
  • Strong computer skills including Excel and Word required; basic office technology competence.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience in marketing or customer service roles.

Attributes:

  • High-energy, outgoing, and positive, along with curiosity and good listening skills; a natural connector of people and ideas.
  • Ability to set and follow priorities and to get things done, working both independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Strong personal judgement, combined with an ability to take direction in a complex, volunteer-led organization.
  • Confident and effective in engaging with a wide variety of people, including members of all ages, event planners, caterers, contractors, coaches, and volunteer club leadership.
  • Enthusiasm for participating in the life of the club; interest in membership a plus.

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.