The Shipley School
  • Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Paid Time Off, Holidays, Medical, Dental, Retirement, Life Insurance, ADD, Continuing Education

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world.

The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CARES Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School's compliance with the application and administration of the School's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Title IX Compliance Officer or the Section 504 Compliance Officer at, 814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School's SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School's website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.



The Director of Rowing will build a sustainable premier rowing program for the Shipley School. The incumbent will enjoy an expansive opportunity of developing student-athletes while inspiring the larger Shipley community to enjoy a lifelong activity. This will be a 12 month position.



  • Serves as the Head of the entire rowing program for grades 6-12, and coaches at the varsity level.
    • Develops training programs that include monitoring practices and skill development
    • Supervises the maintenance of existing equipment  in accordance with manufacturer's schedule. This includes general upkeep of equipment and timely communication with the AD and Associate AD
  • Coaching Responsibilities
    • Fall - scaled down competition
    • Winter - indoor after school offseason training
    • Spring - full competition season
  • Expose Middle School students to rowing through the Physical Education curriculum and learning programs
  • Depending on the growth of the program - may include teaching or other responsibilities on campus
  • Responsible for the scheduling and entry of all races
  • Ensuring that all travel arrangements are made in accordance with all school standards.   The Director will be expected to drive groups as needed.
  • Instruct and demonstrate skill sets and techniques necessary for development and athletic achievement in the sport of rowing, from beginner to elite athletes
  • Ensure a positive environment free of hazing, harassment, bullying and intimidating language and behaviors - aligned with our Community Commitment
  • Recruit student athletes of all ages for application to Shipley
  • Recruit and evaluate coaches for the rowing program with the assistance of the AD and Associate AD.
  • Prepare and maintain the annual budget and manage expenditure of all purchases and spending for the rowing program
  • Establish a year-round rowing academy/club including, but not limited to clinics, lessons, and camps.
  • Effectively collaborates with the Marketing and Development departments to actively promote the sport and relevant fundraising campaigns. 



The successful candidate will have...

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • US Rowing Level 2 or equivalent training
  • A minimum of 3-5 years coaching experience; at a High School, collegiate, or National Team level.
  • Ability to make effective use of and maintain the School's investment in the indoor rowing tank
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong relationships with students, staff, parents, alumni, and community members
  • Experience building programming and financial partnerships with facilities, organizations, and people in the rowing community to further a program's interests
  • Ability to foster a positive team spirit as well as individual skill improvement
  • Demonstrated success as an effective, collaborative, and transparent fundraiser
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule that includes some nights and weekends
  • Ability to be outside for prolonged periods of time in a variety of weather conditions
  • First Aid and CPR training - or have the ability to be trained
  • Ability to be trained to drive a 9 passenger van


Interested candidates should complete the online application. Upload your resume, cover letter, and all valid background clearances (PA Criminal History, PA Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint reports) in the resume section of the application. No phone calls, please.


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