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Join the George Pocock Rowing Foundation Team

The Pocock Foundation raises awareness of the sport through outreach efforts. We work to break down barriers to participation, supports several boathouses and the development of new facilities, and bring rowing organizations and teams together to compete and learn from each other.
Our focus on both access to and excellence in rowing creates real change in our sport. To read more about the mission and history of the George Pocock Rowing Foundation and the longstanding tradition of the Pocock family, click here.

To learn about job opportunities, please navigate through the postings below. If you have questions, please email info@pocockfoundation.org.

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The Pocock Foundation

Through building and supporting rowing programs and facilities, the Pocock Foundation promotes access to rowing, excellence in rowing, and uses rowing as a means to foster physical activity, health, leadership, and community engagement.

For questions about any of the opportunities available, please contact:
Karla Landis
GPRF, Deputy Director
karla@pocockfoundation.org

Communications and Development Specialist

The Communications and Development Specialist supports the mission of the George Pocock Rowing Foundation (GPRF) through writing and creative design work in online and print mediums. This part-time position (30 hours per week) reports to the GPRF Deputy Director. Download the full position description here.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for the sport of rowing and a commitment to make rowing more accessible for youth
  • Experience in web design, photo and video-editing software, and content production, including copywriting and editing
  • Solid understanding of project management principles and ability to work in collaborative environment
  • Working knowledge of WordPress CMS; Mailchimp; Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; Microsoft Excel; and Google Apps
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Outstanding organizational and planning abilities

To apply, submit resume with cover letter, and portfolio of sample work to Karla Landis by Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Position open until filled. Ideal start date June 1, 2017.


Pocock Rowing Center

The Pocock Rowing Center is a community boathouse of the George Pocock Rowing Foundation. The tradition-rich Pocock Rowing Center has something for everyone: from complete beginners to Olympians, the PRC offers multiple programs and opportunities to allow easy and comprehensive access to the act of rowing and the sport of crew for all skills, ages, and physical abilities.

PRC Junior Team Assistant Coach

The Pocock Rowing Center (PRC) seeks qualified and energetic candidates to assist the PRC Junior Team.   Candidates will work with the team’s Head Coaches and the Operations Manager to support the athletic development of athletes new to the sport and the competitive team.  The ideal candidate will be committed to cultivating a supportive culture of competitive sportsmanship among the novice squads in order to help develop them as individual athletes and members of a strong Junior Team.

This is a 9-month, part-time position that includes: complimentary PRC membership and PRC programming, opportunities for professional development, and possibilities for rack space.  Opportunities for additional employment may be available.

Practice days/hours:  Mondays-Fridays, 3:45-6:30pm and weekend regattas

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the Head Coaches in order to create a culture of excellence in rowing and sportsmanship by working to develop youth rowers and coxswains as athletes in a safe, positive, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Follow practice plans established by the Head Coaches and provide feedback about the athletes’ development and progress
  • Travel to local and regional competitions and assist with race-day logistics
  • Complete basic rigging and maintenance of boats used by team
  • Support PRC and GPRF Fundraising efforts
  • Work closely with the PRC Operations Manager, PRC Office Manager, PRC Equipment Manager, to achieve Junior program goals, including athlete development and team development within program policies and budget
  • Support the mission of the George Pocock Rowing Foundation to build high quality programs that promote access to and excellence in the sport of rowing

Experience and Skills:

  • Rowing or coxing experience at the high school, collegiate or national team level, required
  • Previous coaching experience, preferred
  • Washington State Boater ID (within 2 weeks of hire)
  • CPR/First Aid Certification (within 2 weeks of hire)
  • Completion of USOC Safe Sport certification (prior to first day)
  • Completion of a criminal background check
  • Eligible to work in the United States

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Briana Schulte (briana@pocockrowingcenter.org).  Position open until filled.

 


Renton Rowing Center

The Renton Rowing Center is a community boathouse of the George Pocock Rowing Foundation. The Renton Rowing Center has something for everyone: from complete beginners to aspiring Olympians, the RRC offers programs and opportunities to allow easy and comprehensive access to the act of rowing and the sport of crew for all skills, ages, and physical abilities.

For questions about any of the opportunities available, please contact:
Briana Schulte
GPRF, Director of Rowing Operations
briana@pocockrowingcenter.org

In a sport like this... there must be some beauty which ordinary men can't see,
but extraordinary men do.GEORGE POCOCK

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