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Intermediates Assistant Coaching Position

Team Level: Intermediate (recreational and sometimes competitive)
Commitment: 3 x 2hr practice sessions per week (approx)
Paid Position: Yes
Minimum Qualification: USRowing Level I certification (and more)

Lake Merritt Rowing Club has an opening for an assistant coaching position for a Masters Intermediate-level group of men and women rowers of all ages. This group is composed of both newer sweep rowers who have recently moved up from the Novice/Recreational team, and more experienced recreational or competitive rowers. The ideal candidate should have competitive rowing and/or coaching experience and the desire to develop coaching skills. This is a paid position, working under the Intermediates coach.

Time commitment: Three practices/week

Practice times: Mondays/Wednesdays from 6:15-8:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00 am


  • USRowing Level I certification (at a minimum)
  • Ability to obtain current CPR/First Aid certification, safe boating license, or the ability to drive a motorized launch, and other certifications as necessary
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with the Intermediates coach and rowers of various skill levels
  • Adherence to LMRC policies/procedures/lake traffic pattern
  • Sweep and sculling experience (preferred)


  • Educate rowers on proper rowing technique and responsibilities and promote safety on and off the water
  • Perform basic maintenance and set-up of club boats, equipment, coaching launches and boathouse
  • Help the Intermediates coach run practices/workouts and occasionally run practices on his/her own
  • Attend coaches committee meetings as needed

Applicants: Please send the following to

  • a letter of interest
  • resume including previous rowing and/or coaching experience
  • at least two references

LMRC is committed to diversity and inclusiveness and encourages women, people of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to apply.