Brown University — Coaching Assistant, Sailing

Job Description:

Brown University Athletics is currently seeking candidates for the Coaching Assistant, Sailing position.  Located in Providence, Rhode Island, and a member of the Ivy League, our intercollegiate athletics program consists of 34 varsity teams with approximately 1,000 athletes who participate within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA-D1).

This is a part-time, varied hours, position that assists the Head Coach, Sailing with regattas, traveling with the coed or women’s team to designated regattas/races throughout the year. This role will work approximately 10-20 hours per weekend during the collegiate sailing season (approximately: September through November; mid February through early-June).

Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in coaching and teaching of student-athletes.
  • Competition/Regatta Coaching 1-2 days per week.
  • Travel with to designated regattas/races throughout the year, approximately 2-4 weekend regattas per month.
  • Reinforce safety and help minimize risk and potential injury of any student participants in sailing.
  • Assist with helping to coach/manage scheduled home regattas, as necessary


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • US Sailing Level I Certification, Level 2 Certification preferred
  • 1-2 years of prior coaching experience, preferred
  • Experience and strong knowledge base in Collegiate style fleet racing and team racing, preferred
  • Strong leadership, teaching, organizational, interpersonal, communication & computer skills
  • Previous coaching experience in dinghies, preferred
  • Substantial dinghy racing experience, preferred
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

All division employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the division are to be reported to the appropriate parties.  Employees in coaching positions are required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test, maintain current AED/CPR & First Aid certification (certification is available at no cost through the Division), and attend all required divisional and/or NCAA training/education programs.

Background Check – Criminal, Education

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Coaching Assistant, Sailing

Athletics & Physical Education

Grade 8

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)

Time Type:
Part time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities.

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