Position Overview: Reporting to the Women’s Rowing Head Coach, the Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach is responsible for assisting in all aspects of running a Division I Women’s Rowing program including, but not limited to: race preparation, teaching and coaching; practices and player conditioning; recruitment and retention of student-athletes; program administration; academic integrity; and donor/alumni public relations. In addition, the assistant coach is responsible for abiding by all NCAA Division I, Northeast Conference (NEC) and Merrimack rules, regulations and policies.


  • Assist with creation and implementation of effective racing, practice and conditioning plans for the student athletes.
  • Work with Head Women’s Rowing Coach to develop to create on and off water training.
  • Assist with recruiting exceptional student-athletes who are academically qualified.
  • Assist with the identification of potential student-athletes.
  • Assist with administrative responsibilities of the Women’s Rowing program in an efficient and responsible manner.
  • Work with various areas of the athletic department (equipment room, operations, compliance, strength and conditioning, athletic training, etc.) to ensure proper communication of schedules and other needs.
  • Assist with maintaining and inventorying all equipment, facilities, uniforms and gear.
  • Assist in the monitoring and verification of program related expenditures and revenues.
  • Assist with travel arrangements and finances.
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility by administering the program’s budget.
  • Assist with program promotion (both on and off campus), public relations, community outreach, and media-related activities.
  • Be actively involved in the fundraising activities of the program.
  • Skillfully communicate with colleagues and student-athletes.
  • Serve as a role model and mentor to our student athletes.
  • Maintain active communication with internal constituencies.
  • Display commitment to the academic success of student-athletes.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Academic Support Services staff.
  • Abide by all conference, department and NCAA regulations and assist to ensure departmental compliance.
  • Successfully pass NCAA recruiting test.
  • Other duties related to the women’s rowing program as assigned by the head coach.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • US Rowing Level I certification preferred
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • NCAA collegiate playing and/or coaching experience preferred.

To Apply: Please apply online with cover letter and resume.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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