Athletics Professional - Boatwright / Rowing Operations Assistant

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Construction & Skilled Trades $42,000 to $45,000 yearly

Job Reference #: 18000860

Salary Range: $42,000 to $45,000

Apply By: October 15, 2018The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks a self-motivated, results-oriented individual with the knowledge, ability and interpersonal skills required to serve as the Boatwright / Rowing Operations Assistant for its women’s rowing program. The University of Iowa is a NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy.

The primary duties of this position will be to maintain and repair all equipment related to the rowing program including, but not limited to, rowing shells, oars, coaching launches, rowing machines and other related equipment utilized by the rowing program. Other duties include, but are not limited to, coordinate and transport team equipment to and from competition sites, assist in purchase of apparel and/or specialized equipment, train and oversee student-athletes to ensure that daily boat care is completed correctly, ensure that equipment and facilities have been properly secured after each practice, and liaison with other units within Athletics to ensure the smooth operation of the rowing program and its related events.

Note to Applicant: This position requires frequent travel, some work in the evenings, on weekends and holidays. Five professional references will be required at a later step in the recruitment process. Please only send references if requested to do so. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check and a credential check.
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” to learn more.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree (or international equivalent) or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Hands on experience with all of the following trades: welding, small engine maintenance/repair (e.g., outboard motor), and carpentry.
  • A valid U.S. driving license and the ability to meet and maintain The University of Iowa Fleet Safety Program driving standards.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to:
    • Utilize basic office support software (word processing, email, presentation software and spreadsheets)
    • Communicate effectively (written and oral) as demonstrated by working constructively and collaboratively within a diverse environment, including vendors, event managers, customers, donors, fans, etc.
    • Operate effectively within a highly regulated team environment.
  • Ability to move equipment weighing up to 100 pounds and ability to navigate on uneven surfaces to safely move between all water vessels and docks.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the professionalism and intensity necessary to successfully contribute to a Division I athletics program.
  • Experience in composite (e.g., fiberglass, carbon fiber) fabrication and repair of rowing shells is highly preferred. Experience in the field of auto body repair is considered an excellent alternative.
Application Procedure: 
Applicants must upload both a current resume and a cover letter that clearly address how they meet the listed qualifications of this position. Screening will start immediately and continue until position is filled. 

Job ID: 65846

Posted 19 days ago

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