Assistant Coach, Women's Rowing
Department of William Smith Athletics


Assist the head coach in all facets of the William Smith (women's) rowing program, including but not limited to practice planning, recruiting, fitness training, race management, administrative tasks, leading the novice rowing program, monitoring student-athletes' academic progress and other duties as assigned.


  • Assist in the planning, teaching and supervising of practice and training sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in sport skill instruction, motivation, and the ability to conduct practice sessions under the direction of the head coach as well as independently with the William Smith novice team.
  • Ability to maintain, oversee use and perform basic repair of rowing equipment.
  • Effectively recruit prospective student-athletes under the direction of the head coach within the mission of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
  • Assist the head coach in planning and implementing fund raising programs.
  • Demonstrate a sincere interest in the personal, academic and athletic progress of student-athletes.
  • Exhibit supportive and cooperative behavior pursuing sport program goals set by the head coach.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and professional behavior when dealing with student-athletes.
  • Adhere to all sport governing, departmental, and institutional rules and policies.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to NCAA Division III philosophy.
  • Efficiently and effectively complete tasks assigned by the head coach or other department administrators.
  • Assist aspects of Department Management or Special Events Management as assigned.


Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred. Rowing and/or coaching experience at the college-level highly preferred. Candidates must be CPR, AED and First Aid certified. Candidates must demonstrate strong potential to teach, lead and counsel college student-athletes. A valid United States driver's license is required.


This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits-eligible, administrative salaried (exempt) position. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should send a detailed cover letter, resume and names with contact information for three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
email: ferran@hws.edu

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.