Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Preference Date: April 23, 2021
The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will support the Director of Strength and Conditioning in developing programs that enhance the strength, conditioning, and movement development for student athletes. The assistant also will work collaboratively with the Sports Medicine staff to promote the health, safety, and performance of student athletes.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will report directly to the Director of Strength and Conditioning. The assistant will help develop, implement, and monitor daily, weekly and yearly strength and conditioning programs for assigned varsity sports programs at UCO. An emphasis on strength and conditioning will play a vital role in the future success of UCO athletic teams. The assistant will ensure the UCO weight room meets the standards of excellence in quality and functionality for modern weight training equipment, and maintains a clean and safe environment in which to train championship caliber athletic participants and teams. The assistant will aid in the proper instruction, supervision and compliance of all strength and conditioning related activities as instructed by the Director. The assistant’s time will be both 'direct teaching and supervision' for designated sports, to indirect daily and weekly supervision. The assistant also will help oversee the Performance Nutrition area and aid in the education of graduate assistant/volunteer strength coaches. The assistant will work closely with NCAA Athletic Compliance staff to ensure adherence to all applicable NCAA, Conference and University regulations. Upon notification of any NCAA violation, the assistant will report the violation to the NCAA Compliance Office. The assistant also has responsibility to follow applicable procedures and cooperate fully with any and all investigations of potential violations of NCAA, Conference, University or departmental rules and regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning.
Requires a bachelor's degree in exercise science from an accredited college or university and at least two years of strength and conditioning coaching experience (football preferred). Current CSCS or CSCCa certification is required through the NCAA, must be obtained before employment, and be maintained throughout employment. CPR/AED certification and First Aid training are required. Extensive knowledge and comprehensive understanding of rules and regulations of NCAA Division II. Appropriate profession accomplishments and credentials.
Qualifications/Experience Preferred :
Master's degree. Coaching/supervisory experience at the Division I or II level. Former colleigate athlete. Experience with velocity-based training systems.
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, human relations, public relations, and organizational skills. Must have strong work ethic with high degree of enthusiasm and punctuality. Computer proficiency preferably in Microsoft Office. Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and interact professionally with all segments of the University community. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to make policy and procedure decisions. Must be detail-oriented. Capacity for growth and leadership.
Repetitive movements of body – demonstrating lifting movements. Must be able to lift minimum of 100lbs. Frequent standing, squatting, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Travel may be required. Working nights and weekends occasionally. Non-business hour schedule typical.