Strength & Conditioning Assistant Coach

May 11, 2024

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American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Learn more about American University Department: Athletic Performance Time Type: Full time Work Modality: Full On Campus Presence Union: Job Description: Summary: Under the… direct supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Performance this position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the University?s varsity strength and conditioning program. The Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach will direct the strength & conditioning of men?s basketball, men?s and women?s track and one other team.. This position requires frequent interaction with the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Performance, head coaches and athletic trainers to draft and implement physical development and flexibility programs to enhance strength, speed, cardiovascular endurance and sports specific skills for each of American University?s varsity teams. This position works directly with the student-athletes in the aforementioned teams to enhance their strength, speed, cardiovascular endurance and sports-specific skills. This position is also responsible for assisting with rehabilitation of sports related injuries to student-athletes. Essential Functions: Responsible for the physical development for approximately three American University sports teams and student-athletes. Physically develop student-athletes for all phases of season, pre- and post-season. Oversees day to day management of strength room, records, and equipment under supervision of Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Performance and keeps all equipment, room and records in good order. Reports any major concerns or need for equipment maintenance or repair to the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. Coordinates with Athletic Training Staff on all aspects of team strength and conditioning programs and injury recovery and prevention with assigned sports or athletes. Participate in continuing education through attendance at conferences, symposium and readings to maintain knowledge of current techniques, trends and advancements in physical development. Competencies Prioritizing and Organizing. Acquiring and Analyzing Information. Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions. Developing Plans. Displaying Creativity. Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Full-Time. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor?s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, biomechanics or related field and certification in strength and conditioning (NSCA/CSCS or SCCC) required. 1-3 years of relevant experience. Preferred Education and Experience: Master’s degree. Additional Eligibility Qualifications: One year experience as a graduate assistant/intern or assistant strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level required. Experience with multi sport weight training programs and individualizing workouts to reduce risk of injury and enhance performance. This position also requires experience with the instruction and implementation of alternative training techniques to include: plyometrics, speed and agility programs, conditioning to enhance student-athlete?s sport specific skills. Benefits AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University’s unique benefit options. Other Details Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university. Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. American University is an E-Verify employer. Current American University Employees American University current employees must apply through their employee Workday account. If you are a current employee at American University, please log into Workday and select the Find Jobs report which will take you to our internal career listings. Contact Us For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email [email protected]. American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual?s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a student centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world

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