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Rowing Instructor

Rate of pay: $11.00/hour

Work location: Beckwith Boathouse - 1201 N. Dubuque Street

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as leadership, motivating and coaching, setting goals, and working with people from diverse backgrounds as well as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Participate in providing rowing instruction for the Department of Recreational Services Hawkeye Community Rowing Program.  


  • Knowledge of all policies and procedures of the facilityFacilitate, design and implement lessons and practices for the Recreational Services Hawkeye Community Rowing Program.
  • Coach rowing practices.
  • Assist in the supervision of the use of equipment including maintenance, practice and racing.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures for all participants and equipment to include the inspection of the Hawkeye Community Rowing Program equipment and the inspection of the written logs that pertain to said equipment.
  • Maintain excellent customer service.  Respond to suggestions, complaints, needs and interests in a timely manner.
  • Be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that will include early mornings, late evening and weekends
  • Work cooperatively with other areas of the department to achieve established goals
  • Provides support for special events, as needed


  • Some (1-3 years) rowing experience. 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills. 
  • Must be proficient in computer software applications.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivate.
  • Ability to hear sound by ear and visual clarity of 3 feet or greater.
  • Reasonable experience (6 months-1year) as a rowing coach.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of rowing equipment maintenance. 

Training requirements

  • Criminal Background Check upon hire
  • CPR/AED/ First Aid and Iowa Boat Safety Certification
  • Completion of University of Iowa Bloodborne Pathogens training
  • Recreational Service Orientation

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