Designation: Graduate Assistant
February 8, 2021
Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree, have collegiate rowing experience, and be enrolled in a related graduate program at the University of Minnesota. The graduate assistant must enroll in at least 6 credits of a regular graduate program of studies.
The University of Minnesota is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Graduate Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach, beginning mid-August 2021.
The University of Minnesota is an NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. For more information regarding Athletics, please click here. The University of Minnesota is a top-ranked research university located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St Paul, which consistently ranks as a top place to live in national rankings.
Responsibilities: The Graduate Assistant will work with coaching staff in all aspects of running a Division I rowing program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching, on-campus recruiting, and administrative duties. We are seeking highly motivated candidates, who exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational and time management skills, a basic understanding of NCAA & Big Ten rules and regulations, and a desire toward a future in coaching. Previous coaching experience is desired but not required.
Salary: Per NCAA rules, compensation will not exceed the value of a full grant-in-aid for a full-time student. This appointment also includes a tuition benefit per semester and the option for health and dental insurance.
Terms of Employment: Per NCAA rules, individuals may serve as a graduate assistant coach for a period of not more than two years except that if the individual successfully completes 24-semester hours during the initial two-year period, the individual may serve as a graduate assistant coach for a third year. Appointments will be based on the academic year (9 months).
With more than 140 years of tradition, Gopher Athletics is one of the oldest and most decorated athletics departments in the country. Minnesota was a charter member of the Big Ten Conference – our teams have won more than 200 conference titles to go with 26 national titles – and is currently home to 25 programs, the fourth-most in the league. There are more than 700 student-athletes and nearly 300 full-time employees in our athletics department. That community has built Minnesota into a nation’s top- ranked public school with respect to student athlete academic performance in each of the past four years, a span of time during which the Gophers have won 13 conference team titles and a collection of individual conference and national crowns. Housed in the historic Dinkytown neighborhood on the northern edge of the University campus, Gopher Athletics is succeeding against a backdrop unique in college athletics, nestled at the heart of a bustling, modern metro area. We are proud of our decorated history, but we are prepared to achieve even greater success in the years to come. Ski-U-Mah!