The Bolles School is a private college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the school enrolls more than 1,700 boarding and day students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 on four campuses. Bolles focuses on a complete education that emphasizes excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and other activities like clubs and community service. Students can pursue their interests and learn to balance a rich variety of activities.
The internationally recognized athletic program at Bolles provides students in middle and upper school the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop into well-rounded individuals. Participation and camaraderie are as important as competition and success in the overall educational aspect of the athletic program. While Bolles teams and athletes are often recognized for outstanding achievements and results on the field, the important lessons of leadership, self-discipline, and teamwork are the lasting rewards possible through athletic involvement at the School. With 42 teams at the middle, junior varsity, and varsity levels, Bolles offers a full complement of athletic opportunities. The student body regularly approaches or exceeds 90% participation in one or more sports.
The school is currently seeking seasonal Crew Coaches with a passion for rowing to join our coaching staff for the 2017-18 school year.
The candidate can expect to coach every afternoon during the week, Saturday races and regattas as scheduled.
A good fit for this program is someone who is willing to share their knowledge, learn on the job and show initiative for learning more to support the program needs while bringing a good sense of humor and a great work ethic.
These are part-time, seasonal positions, covering a season beginning on August 22. Preseason coaches’ meetings take place prior to the start of the season. The daily work schedule for each position will vary slightly throughout the season, but will generally be focused on a 3-6pm time slot, Monday-Friday. This position is paid a seasonal stipend.
Supervise athletes during practices and regattas, including general warm-up, race preparation and race analysis
Prepare and communicate season objectives and outline for training plan
Uses appropriate and varied coaching techniques
Prepares and conducts regular assessments
Assigns workouts, gives feedback in a timely manner
Teaches rules of rowing and boathouse protocol
Maintains order in boathouse and on the water, adhering to safety protocol
Discusses students’ athletic and behavioral attitudes and achievements on an as needed basis
Supports and fosters positive communication among parents, advisors and colleagues and students
Supports the maintenance of the boathouse, fleet, engines, ergometers, food trailer, boat trailer, coaching launches, coxswain equipment
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required; current collegiate rowers may be considered
Demonstrated ability to creatively train athletes
Demonstrated ability to support a coaching staff in an ever-evolving atmosphere such as novice rowers
Competitive rowing experience and enthusiasm for teaching rowing to younger athletes required
Knowledge of physical conditioning methods
Solid interpersonal and communication skills
Experience working with teenage students helpful
Excellent character, integrity and adaptability
The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check and drug screen
Demonstrates and enthusiastically supports the School’s Mission
Performs in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School
Communicates well, works congenially, and deals effectively with all school personnel and families, as well as with the larger business and educational community
All Athletic department coaches and staff must follow and promote the vision of the department, which is to develop a culture of student athletes who are ‘Humble in Victory and Gracious in Defeat’
Performs other duties as requested
Additional Salary Information: This is a stipend position.