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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.

Outreach Coordinator

The Pocock Foundation seeks a dynamic, driven individual to serve as our Outreach Coordinator in Seattle, WA. The Outreach Coordinator works to break down barriers to youth participation in rowing by building relationships with teachers, schools, and community organizations, connecting more youth to rowing on the water. The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for driving community relations, assisting with students support services, and coordinating the Erg Ed program in Seattle Public Schools.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with key individuals and community groups to raise awareness of youth rowing opportunities and increase participation in youth rowing programs.
  • Develop, promote, and support new and existing youth rowing opportunities.
  • Assist with student support services such as scholarship administration and provision of other student supports.
  • Coordinate Erg Ed program and equipment logistics to effectively serve target Erg Ed schools in Seattle Public Schools.
  • Provide ongoing support for all Erg Ed teachers and instructors, through trainings, in-class instruction support, and maintenance of suite of Erg Ed curriculum, teacher materials, and online resources.
  • Evaluate program impact by creating new evaluation metrics in addition to managing existing Erg Ed evaluation via in-class observation, student and teacher survey data entry, and reporting.

Experience and Qualifications:


  • Ability to proactively build and establish effective working relationships
  • Work well independently and in partnership with leadership, team members and community partners
  • Take initiative on new or challenging projects
  • One or more years in program implementation and/or management
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and values
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to pass personal and driving background check


  • Experience serving youth in nonprofit, education, sports-based youth development or other related field
  • One or more years of personal and/or coaching experience in the sport of rowing
  • Masters degree in related field

Details: 30 hours/week, salary dependent on experience. Benefits include PTO and paid holidays, flexible work schedule and location, health care reimbursement, and complimentary membership and team fees to Pocock Rowing Center. While most work is performed during regular office hours, some weekend and evening work is required.

To apply, please email a PDF of your resume and cover letter to Patty Finney, Business Administrator, at hr@pocockfoundation.org. Please include the position title in your subject email. Applications accepted until August 20, 2017. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach

Up2Us Sports is a coalition of more than 1,390 nonprofit organizations that believe in the power of sports to fight childhood obesity, end academic failure, and reduce gang participation. Up2Us Sports’ flagship program is Up2Us Coach, a national coach/mentor program that places, trains, and supports coaches to provide meaningful experiences to youth in a variety of sports programs nationwide. More than 1,800 coaches have provided opportunities for more than 284,000 youth to be active, learn skills, and stay out of trouble through sports. Download the full position description here.

Read our blog post about this distinct opportunity and impact AmeriCorps in Coach Across America (CAA) are making right here in Renton and all around the country.

To learn more about the qualifications and benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps CAA or to apply, please email Karla Landis.

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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