Posting Summary: The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Director of Boathouse and Program Operations to support the Women's Rowing program.
The Director of Boathouse and Program Operations position exists to provide a high level of operational and logistical support to the Intercollegiate Athletic sport of Women's Rowing and to assist in achieving a nationally recognized program, both on and off the water, in a manner that meets all guidelines set by the University of Virginia, the ACC, and the NCAA. This position is responsible for overseeing various aspects of the sport program, including (but not limited to): providing support and assistance to the Head Coach, as needed; ensuring that all necessary equipment is transported to races and is prepared for competition; assisting with the rigging of rowing shells to fit student- athletes, racing specifications and water conditions; maintaining boats/motors to ensure all equipment is in working order; doing research and providing an assessment of all rowing-related equipment; making recommendations or changes based upon advances in technology and/or program needs; negotiating vendor contracts for services that are pertinent to program operations; participating in the development and administration of program budgets by recommending resource allocations; assisting in fundraising, marketing and promotional efforts, as requested; coordination of multiple large-scale regatta events throughout the year; overseeing home race events, including course set-up and the implementation of safety requirements; overseeing the day to day operations of the boathouse and the boathouse environment, including the waterway, ergo rooms and rowing tanks; assisting with travel coordination for events; assisting with official recruiting visits; ordering and distributing team gear; coordinating with Sports Nutrition and other support staff, when needed; ensuring adherence to the rules and regulations as established by the NCAA, ACC and the University.
This position is established on a 1-year renewable contract. Continuation in the position will be evaluated annually.
Please do not forward any applicant materials directly to staff of the Department of Athletics, as only applications received through this system will be considered.
Required Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
Required Specific Degree/Training: A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, related experience is required.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Some related experience in operational support or maintenance is required.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Prior experience working for a Division I Department of Athletics; prior experience in the operational support of an intercollegiate sport program; strong working knowledge of collegiate Rowing.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to analyze attributes of student-athletes for equipment selection, modifications, and set-up. Knowledge of ACC/NCAA and Conference rules and regulations. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse community. General knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal management. Ability to oversee the daily operations of the Boathouse and its surroundings, including the waterway. Ability to maintain and to transport boating equipment. Ability to establish, follow, and enforce equipment safety procedures. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and sound judgments. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Organizational and computer skills, with the ability to maintain equipment inventories, place orders and prepare reports.
Required Computer Applications: Some knowledge of computers and software: Microsoft Office.
Internal Number: 353_84500
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.