3316 Fuhrmann Ave E

Suite 200

Seattle, WA 98102


Tel: (206) 659-4185

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Executive Director

at George pocock rowing Foundation

The George Pocock Rowing Foundation (GPRF), is looking for its next dynamic Executive Director. We are an organization that believes rowing transforms lives. Our mission is to bring together communities and boathouses to get more kids on the water; kids who reflect the full diversity of their communities; and to accomplish both those goals with a values-based approach inspired by the legacy of George Pocock (Stan and Lucy Pocock too. Give all three a Google). We’re not looking for incremental change. You’ll be leading a revolution. Last year, our programs served over 22,000 youth in the Northwest and nationwide. In 2020, that will grow substantially. Our strategic plan calls for us to double our impact within 3-5 years. That will take a lot of smart and hard work, but it should also be fun and rewarding. Admittedly we’re biased, but we aspire for this to be the best job in rowing (and youth sports in general).


A successful applicant should have a demonstrated ability to lead a mission-driven organization through experience with the following:


  • Mission Driven Leadership

  • Team Leadership

  • Partner, Stakeholder & Supporter Engagement

  • Growth Mindset

  • Financial Acumen

  • Relevant Leadership Experience

  • Passion and Commitment

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

  • Vision Oriented

  • A direct connection to or knowledge of rowing is preferred, but not required

Learn more about this position


At Designated Youth Rowing Programs

The Up2Us Sports AmeriCorps Coach & Pocock Foundation Fellowship Program is program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent Federal agency based in Washington, DC. The primary objective of this program is for coaches to use rowing as a vehicle to provide youth sport-based experiences that focus on increasing physical activity and nutrition education to combat childhood obesity, as well as address areas of juvenile delinquency and/or educational enhancement. Coaches who serve in AmeriCorps earn the distinction of joining this country’s national service program. This position requires a commitment to one year of service. Applications accepted year-round with start dates available in August and January annually.


Learn more about Up2Us!


At George Pocock Rowing Foundation

Are you looking for professional work experience?

Are you a master of social media?

The Pocock Foundation hosts a quarterly, unpaid internship for individuals interested in working in communications and marketing. We are actively working to "take rowing off the shelf" so the awesome sport of rowing finds a way to the hearts and minds of more people. Candidates must commit to a minimum of 5 hours per week for three months with the option to extend.


Reach out to learn more.


In Seattle, Renton, and Kenmore

The George Pocock Rowing Foundation serves as a hub for coach recruitment and placement when employment opportunities exist in our local and Northwest rowing community. As such, we are always seeking qualified and energetic candidates to coach youth rowing.

Whether you have years of coaching experience or are new to coaching altogether - we want you on our team! Reach out to us to us year-round to learn more about existing employment opportunities.

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