Green Lake Crew Job Opening

Green Lake Small Craft Center and Associated Recreation Council are seeking applicants for the position of Rowing Coordinator.  This position is employed by Associated Recreation Council and will work to coordinate and support all facets of the rowing program at Green Lake Small Craft Center.  This position will work closely with Seattle Parks and Recreation administrative staff and Green Lake coaching staff to support our mission to provide safe, accessible programming for participants of all ages, goals, and skill levels.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist Seattle Parks and Recreation staff to determine program goals for participation and participant retention
  • Assist Seattle Parks and Recreation staff to develop program schedules
  • Work with youth and adult programs and staff to maintain a positive and collaborative relationship among all participants
  • Work with maintenance staff to ensure rowing equipment (shells, oars, training equipment) is in good working order and appropriate for program needs
  • Coordinate equipment usage among programs during practice sessions and competition
  • Assist Seattle Parks and Recreation to manage participant data (i.e. USRowing membership, SafeSport compliance, and participation forms)
  • Support coaching staff with travel planning for off-site events
  • Support on site events such as home regattas, fund raisers, and community building events
  • Build positive, collaborative relationships with program staff, participants, and other stakeholders
  • Assist Seattle Parks and Recreation staff to manage communication between instructors, families, participants and stakeholders through website, email, or other means
  • Review programs for compliance with best practices and City of Seattle policies and procedures

Successful candidates should have the following core competencies:

  • Solution oriented with creative problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Organized with an attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Collaborative consensus builder
  • Computer savvy, particularly with regard to use of spreadsheets, email, and databases

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age
  • Washington State driver’s license
  • CPR/First Aid within 1 month of hire
  • Washington State Boaters Education certificate within 1 month of hire
  • SafeSport coach certification
  • Ability to pass a 10-minute float test
  • Minimum 3 years competitive coaching experience
  • Experience planning travel logistics for large groups (50 or more)
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, or equivalent software

Desired Qualifications:

  • Trailer driving experience
  • Rigging experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, particularly in recreation, business administration, or related field
  • Experience managing personal data in compliance with City of Seattle policies and procedures

Pay rate, Hours, and Work Environment:

  • Salary range: $25 – $30/hour, commensurate with experience
  • This position is part-time, non-benefitted and is budgeted for 15 hrs/week
  • Other meetings, trainings, and events will be scheduled in addition to regular hours
  • Work schedule is flexible, but will require some mandatory meetings, training, and events on evenings and weekends. Most hours will be on-site, but some work may be accomplished from home as appropriate.
  • Work takes place in an office setting as well as outdoors and in unheated indoor spaces
  • This position may be combined with coaching hours, but may not exceed an average of 25 hrs/week per calendar year.

Application deadline: January 27, 2023.

Application is online here: Rowing Coordinator (Green Lake Small Craft Center) (

Green Lake Small Craft Center is operated through partnership between Seattle Parks and Recreation, Associated Recreation Council, and the Green Lake Rowing Advisory Council.  Associated Recreation Council is an equal opportunity employer.

11 December 2023

New Programming in partnership with STEM to Stern

Green Lake Crew is piloting a new program for middle school students in partnership with STEM to Stern and the Wallingford Boys and GIrls Club. We’ve put together a four day camp which will introduce the campers to rowing, water safety, STEM activities and fun. Rowing activities will include introduction to rowing equipment, working as a team learning how to lift the boats in and out of the water safely, the basics of a rowing stroke. Personal Floatation Devices will be worn by all participants on the water. STEM activities will include Chemistry (water quality testing), creating moving toys and learning about the Green Lake ecosystem. Campers will be provided lunch, snacks, t-shirts and hats. The final day there will be a short race followed by a barbecue.

 Green Lake Crew is housed at the Green Lake Small Craft Center, a Seattle Parks and Recreation facility. This program is supported by SPR and the Associated Recreation Council. Funding has been granted by the George Pocock Rowing Foundation for this and ongoing fall programming. We are deeply grateful for our partners’ support.