Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

Employment Opportunities

Program Director

Western Reserve Rowing Association (WRRA) is searching for a Program Director to manage the daily program needs for one of the largest adult rowing programs in the Midwest. The successful candidate will possess effective communication, organizational and administrative skills, a college degree and will have a minimum of three years experience in a rowing based organization or related field. This position will work with and report to WRRA Board of Directors. Specific areas of responsibility include the following:

Management and Operations

  • Manage all aspects of WRRA programs. Work within program guidelines and budgets and strive to identify areas to streamline processes and/or improve program efficiency.
  • Supervise the recruitment, management, scheduling and evaluation of program coaches, coxswains and SRL Coordinator.
  • Administer member registrations.
  • Develop and maintain team rosters.
  • Coordinate day-to-day program equipment needs.
  • Manage WRRA communications
  • Foster volunteerism through the recruitment of members to support the organization in its day-to-day activities and events.

Mission & Strategy

  • Support the WRRA board of directors in advancing the organization’s goals.
  • Work in conjunction with WRRA board members in their respective areas of responsibility, and keep them apprised of operational, programmatic and financial performance of the organization’s programs and the factors influencing it.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to manage programs
  • Knowledge of/or experience in rowing
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant experience
  • College degree, sports preferred management degree

This position offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will satisfactorily complete state, federal and USRowing background checks. The candidate will also be required to work within the Cleveland Rowing Foundation (CRF) Code of Regulations and pass the CRF Safety test.
The individual in this position will be required to lift, move and carry boats and equipment. The position will also require standing and walking for longer periods of time.

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Submit current resume, cover letter and salary requirements to WRRA President at president@westernreserverowing.com

Recreational Rowing Coach

The successful applicant will have prior coaching experience and will be able to oversee multiple boats at once. This person will be capable of communicating clearly and effectively with individual rowers as well as the boat as a whole; will be energetic, organized, and enthusiastic about coaching adult athletes and helping them improve to their best ability.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Promote the safe operations of rowing activity both on the water and in the boathouse. Provide development and training for experienced adult rowers and coxswains. Motivate and encourage team members.

  • Enforce WRRA policies and procedures set forth by the WRRA Board of Directors
  • Work with Head Coach and program directors to implement the goals of the Rec program
  • Adhere to the Coaching Syllabus as provided by the Coaching Committee as it pertains to Rec rowers
  • Follow equipment policies established by the Equipment Committee
  • Establish lineups that give rowers the opportunity to improve in both 4+s and 8+s
  • Encourage participation in and facilitate preparation for both home and away regattas
  • Work with the Head Coach to find substitute coaches when not available for practice

Requirements:

  • Must obtain a minimum CQL2 status and pass the SaM SQL2 test
  • Must have CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Must pass ODNR safe boating certification
  • Trailer driving experience (preferred)

Questions/Inquiries: coaching@westernreserverowing.com

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Summer / Fall Rowing League Coach

The successful applicant will be capable of communicating clearly and effectively with individual rowers as well as the boat as a whole; will be energetic, organized, and enthusiastic about coaching adult athletes and helping them improve to the best of their ability. Prior rowing or coaching experience is welcomed, but not required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Promote the safe operations of rowing activity both on the water and in the boathouse. Use the coaching methodology as provided in the Coaching Syllabus to provide development and training for novice as well as more experienced adult rowers and coxswains. Motivate and encourage team members.

  • Enforce WRRA policies and procedures set forth by the WRRA Board of Directors
  • Adhere to the Coaching Syllabus as provided by the Coaching Committee
  • Work with the Head Coach and program directors to implement the goals of the SRL program
  • Follow equipment policies established by the Equipment Committee
  • Work with team captains to coordinate weekly lineups and coxing assignments 

Requirements:

  • Must obtain a minimum CQL1 status and pass the SaM SQL2 test
  • Must have CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Must pass ODNR safe boating certification

Questions/Inquiries: coaching@westernreserverowing.com

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Coxswain

The coxswain is a critical part of the team: responsible for steering the boat, communicating and motivating rowers, and keeping both people and equipment safe.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Attend practices as organized by coach and/or team captain
  • Execute commands from the coach
  • Follow WRRA procedures related to equipment
  • Be a steward of safety with crew and equipment, both in the water and on land
  • Communicate with coach/captain any schedule conflicts/changes

 Successful candidates will:

  • Be alert, attentive, and aware of his/her surroundings
  • Communicate to the crew with confidence
  • Attend coxswain clinics to improve skills and better understand and navigate the Cuyahoga (recommended but not required)

Apply here (Please note that this is an online form. Simply click the link fill out the form on your computer and hit the submit button)

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