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International Pathway Lead - Rowing NZ

Cambridge Full Time

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Rowing NZ
Applications Close
02 December
Date Listed
23 November


This is a new role in RNZ.

Over the last few years the number of rowers who are based overseas, mainly for study, has increased. The majority of these rowers are in the USA, but a small number are based in other countries.

While RNZ has maintained some contact with these rowers, we have not maximised the potential of these rowers for our development and performance campaigns. The commitment to having a dedicated staff member connecting with and supporting these rowers is a positive change for RNZ.


  • To support a better transition for rowers from New Zealand to their overseas universities, and their long-term return to the NZ rowing system
  • To support New Zealand rowers achieve their rowing and study goals at overseas universities
  • To better integrate overseas rowers into RNZs selection processes and campaigns

The preferred candidate will be a person with a good understanding of the education system in New Zealand and the international university system; have a passion for athlete development and performance and have demonstrated that in a rowing environment; be a connecter, a relationship builder and have demonstrated they understand the importance of quality communication.

The full job description is below.

We are seeking expressions of interest for this role, which will be based at Lake Karāpiro.

People interested in the role should email a cover letter and CV to markw@rowingnz.kiwi by 5pm on Friday 2nd December 2022.


Rowing New Zealand (RNZ) is the national sport organisation (NSO) for all rowing in Aotearoa New Zealand. RNZ has a kaitiaki responsibility for the sport of rowing as well as supporting the delivery of quality experiences for all participants through the pathway at Community (Schools, Clubs, Universities), Development (pathways for athletes and coaches) and Performance (international campaigns including World Championships and Olympic Games).

RNZ’s purpose is to create a positive rowing legacy for current and future generations through connection, growth and inspiration.

The outcomes RNZ is seeking are:

  • To Connect: RNZ has improved relationships with the rowing community and stakeholders across Aotearoa New Zealand
  • To Grow: Rowing New Zealand has a growing and increasingly diverse participation base
  • To Inspire: More people are inspired by, and proud of their participation in, and engagement with, rowing

International Pathway Lead JD.pdf