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ROWING COORDINATOR – Damascus College Rowing Program, Ballarat, VIC

Full-time, ongoing position with teaching load – 2020 start or by negotiation

The Damascus College Rowing program has developed a unique and proud tradition with over 70 participants, in its young seven year existence.  We are committed to continual improvement and strengthening the strong foundations that have been established thus far.

Following a review of our Rowing program that has resulted in an expanded leadership structure, our College is seeking to appoint an experienced secondary-level educator with a love of and experience in rowing.  The role will take up the leadership and coordination of the College Rowing program and oversee the development of a program that provides a whole-of-person educational experience for our students.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding leader, motivator and role model with demonstrated ability to nurture and affect positive relationships and wellbeing outcomes for students.  Their teaching practice will be informed by an understanding of contemporary teaching methods and personal experience in the use of relevant coaching techniques.

This is an ongoing, full time position commencing during the 2019-20 Rowing Season (July-March).  Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience, and the successful candidate will be provided with appropriate time-release to accommodate Rowing program commitments including attendance at Regattas, Camps and events.

Please refer to the Rowing Coordinator position description by clicking here, it is also located on the College’s website www.damascus.vic.edu.au  (Employment Section), for further details about this role and Application instructions.

All applicants are asked to provide a brief written response to each of the key selection criteria located in the position description, as part of the application process.

Should you require any further information about employment at Damascus College, please contact the HR Manager at 03 5337 2222 or email at [email protected]

Our College offers a supportive team environment with strong opportunities for professional challenge and growth.  Our students and staff enjoy modern facilities in an inspiring 50 acre bush setting, only 7km from the Ballarat CBD.

This community is committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children in our care.


ACT High Performance Head Coach

Applications are invited for the position of the ACT High Performance Head Coach. Applications should be submitted by Wednesday 11 September. Late applications will be considered at the discretion of the Panel.

The ACT High Performance Head Coach is part of a trilateral initiative between Rowing Australia, the ACT Academy of Sport and Rowing ACT. The Head Coach’s role is to lead and implement strategies within the ACT that contribute to sustainable success for Australian rowing internationally. The successful applicant will need to be a highly experienced and accredited coach and be able to demonstrate experience in planning, organising and implementing comprehensive high-performance coaching program for elite athletes including effective Talent Identification.  The full job description can be found here.

Base remuneration is a $85,000 package including superannuation. A higher salary may be payable depending on qualifications and experience. A car is provided to assist in rowing activities.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to Alison Creagh at [email protected]. Documentation and process inquiries should be made to Katrina at [email protected], phone 0478 622342.


Head Coach – Bairnsdale RC

Bairnsdale Rowing Club (BRC) is a vibrant rowing club in Eastern Victoria, Australia, situated on the Mitchell River. The recipient of the 2018 Rowing Australia Club of the Year for boosting participation of rowing in the local community, BRC is seeking to appoint a Head Coach to improve the standard of rowing at the club, and enable the club to continue to grow its membership numbers. Our current membership consists of Juniors, Seniors, and Masters rowers, and we have had some success, with representation in the Victorian State Women’s Masters crew, and have regularly attended the National Championships through representation in Junior events.

In previous years, the Head Coach position has been held by applicants who have travelled to Australia on a two year working holiday visa, after completing their tertiary studies.

This position is ideally tailored for someone who would like to pursue a career in becoming a rowing coach, with previous Head Coaches going onto coaching careers in New Zealand and the United States.

The Head Coach position offers a successful applicant the opportunity to:

  • Experience rowing in another country
  • Meet and network leading school, club and university coaches in Victoria
  • Attend coaching seminars and clinics run by Rowing Victoria and Rowing Australia
  • Travel to regattas throughout Victoria and interstate
  • Receive direct mentoring from the Director of Rowing at Gippsland Grammar School (GGS) – the local rowing school (BRC collaboratively works with GGS and regularly competes in composite events with them).

BRC seeks a coach who is:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to work with the BRC committee towards further developing the club
  • Excited to work with rowers of all ages and abilities
  • Well organised
  • Willing to learn

In order to facilitate this position BRC will pay all coaching related expenses, alongside providing a vehicle for the successful applicants own use, billeted “guest” accommodation from club members, and will help find local employment.

To apply, or for more information, please contact the Club Captain – Tim Hamilton on [email protected]


Senior Rowing Coaches, Junior Rowing Coaches & Boatperson | Loreto Normanhurst

Loreto Normanhurst is a leading Catholic, independent day and boarding school for girls in Years 5-12.

The school seeks dynamic and energetic individuals to join us in the positions of Senior Lead Rowing Coaches, Junior Rowing Coaches and Boatperson

The Loreto Normanhurst Program is an inclusive program that measures its success on the level of participation, communication and enjoyment shown by all rowers.

It is an exciting time to be involved with Loreto Normanhurst Rowing, with Ian Edmunds coming on board in the newly created role of Head of Rowing. Ian has vast coaching experience, having previously led successful girls’ rowing programs at St Margaret’s (Brisbane) and Loreto Toorak as well as helming the program at the University of Queensland. Ian also has tremendous rowing pedigree, having been part of the Australian VIII that won bronze at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Loreto Normanhurst has secured long-term shed space in the UNSW Rowing Club Boat Shed to accompany our shed at Sydney International Regatta Centre, providing opportunities for students to train out of both venues. By operating out of both facilities, it provides tremendous and unique possibilities to the Loreto Normanhurst Rowing program.

We are seeking talented and enthusiastic coaches in the following roles:

  • Senior/Lead Coaches, including the possibility of coaching the 1st VIII
  • Junior Coaches
  • Boatperson

All coaches are encouraged to engage with the National Rowing Coaching Accreditation Scheme.

Coaches will be expected to provide a safe environment for students to learn new skills and discover personal limits and boundaries, and to grow as individuals as part of an all-round education underpinned by the Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model.

Coaches must be available to coach mornings, afternoons, weekends and at training camps throughout the season.

Applicants must hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) & Boat Licence.

For more information about the role or to apply, please email Matt Mulroney at [email protected], call the Sport Department on 9473 7422 or visit the Loreto website here.