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Position: Girls Crew program Head and Girls Head Varsity Coach
Location Seattle, Washington
Description Year-long Commitment as Program Head and Coach

Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for a girls crew program head and head girls varsity coach for the 2017-2018 school year. Lakeside operates its own boathouse in Kenmore, WA, a ten-minute drive from campus. The fall season begins Monday, August 21 and concludes in mid-November. Winter training starts in mid-November and concludes in mid-February. The spring 2018 season begins Monday, February 26 and concludes in mid-June (Nationals). Program management responsibilities would commence at a mutually agreeable date no later than Monday, July 24, 2017.


The girls crew program head and head varsity coach, reporting to the director of athletics, will join an athletics program that includes 23 varsity teams, most of which have both sub-varsity and middle-school counterparts. The girls crew program includes two squads (Varsity and Novice) at the Upper School and a learn-to-row program at the Middle School. The program head and head varsity coach is directly responsible for the coaching of the girls varsity team as well as oversight and coordination of the entire girls program. The boys program is led by the boys program head who is also the boys head varsity coach. Specific responsibilities include:

Compliance with all Lakeside School and US Rowing policies and procedures;

Supervision and instructions of girls crew student-athletes during all team activities;

Maintenance and inventory of crew program equipment and apparel;

Development ofpractice and competition schedules;

Oversight of the crew budget;

Hiring and evaluating all assistant, novice and learn-to-row coaches;

Management of the learn-to-row summer camps and summer training sessions;

Development of a long-term vision for the girls crew program and the creation of a teaching curriculum (7-12 scope and sequence) to support that vision;

Support of multi-sport participation for student-athletes;

Attendance at faculty meetings when out of season;

Attendance at monthly program head meetings led by the director of athletics;

Participation in ad hoc committees created by the director of athletics to serve the school;

Attendance at monthly meetings with the director of athletics when out-of-season;

Commitment to being a presence on campus; and

Promotion of balanced achievement in all areas of school life for student-athletes.

Requirements and Qualifications

Successful candidates must be 25 years of age, possess a valid Washington State driver’s license, and be available for all practices and competitions from 3:00 pm during the week with additional availability on Saturdays. Experience coaching rowing at the club, high school, or college level is required with head coaching and program director/manager experience preferred. References should address the candidate’s ability to successfully instruct a wide range of student-athletes; work collaboratively with all constituencies related to an athletics program; and develop a rowing program. Additionally, candidates must have a clean driving record so that they are able to drive students in school-provided transportation; candidates must satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal background check, a Washington State Patrol background check and must possess, or obtain prior to their season, First Aid and CPR certifications as well as a Washington State boater certification.

Compensation and Benefits

Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding coaching candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, economic and gender diversity of our school community. We offer a stipend schedule that compares favorably with those of peer schools and clubs both locally and nationwide. Coaching stipends are paid in monthly installments during the primary competition season. Other benefits include Lakeside Athletics apparel and access to funds for professional development.

Additional Information

Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 851 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.

The School’s Mission and the shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to diversify its workplace.
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Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the online application located on Lakeside’s website (www.lakesideschool.org). From the home page choose About Us / Careers / View and Apply For Available Jobs. Questions about this position may be directed to Chris Hartley, director of athletics (chris.hartley@lakesideschool.org). Please DO NOT send resumes or cover letters directly to Chris Hartley.

Link for More Info www.lakesideschool.org
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