Victorian Institute of Sport

VIS / VPP Rowing Head Coach

Thursday, 21 February 2019

VIS has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a VIS/ Victorian Performance Pathway (VPP) Rowing Head Coach to join our world class sports institute, headquartered in Albert Park, Melbourne.  

The opportunity will suit an appropriately accredited and experienced elite rowing coach already working within an integrated program environment and with a demonstrated track record of coaching success at the elite domestic and/or international level.

The VIS/VPP Rowing Head Coach will be responsible for the strategic, operational and technical leadership, planning, delivery and monitoring of all aspects of the Victorian Performance Pathways Program. The purpose of the position will be to identify and develop rowers who have the potential to be selected for Rowing Australia’s (RA) National Training Centers (NTCs), National Teams and ultimately achieve podium results at benchmark events. 

Key Accountabilities Include:

You Will Bring:

The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding and demonstrated application of current high performance coaching methodology. You will also have demonstrated ability to positively impact world-class athlete performance through your leadership with a strong emphasis placed on outstanding interpersonal skills, a collaborative communication style and well-honed capacity for innovation, planning and decision making.

In addition, you will have:

Qualifications & Essential Requirements

Rowing Australian Level 3 Coach Accreditation or international equivalent is essential with a graduate qualification in a sports related field desirable. You will also require a Current First-Aid certificate, Current Driver’s License and a Victorian Working with Children Check.

The position will require travel to major event & training locations locally, nationally and internationally.


Remuneration will be commensurate with your skills and experience. To apply for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Australia.

If this sounds like you, an information Pack with further details about the application process, the VIS and this role can be obtained from Matthew Thompson, Performance Coordinator (VIS) on (03) 9425 0012 or

Applications must be received at the VIS no later than 5 pm, Friday March 15, 2019. Applications will need to address the essential selection criteria outlined in the Position Description under “Experience and Skills” to be considered.

Interviews will be conducted in Melbourne not before the week commencing April 1, 2019.


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