A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing
academic success. The Strength & Conditioning Coach shall have
the primary responsibilities to develop exercise prescriptions to
improve the performance of our competitive athletes and sports
teams; execute strategies that include on and off the field
performance: build a competitive team in the competition;
including, but not limited to player discipline and wins on and off
the field. Including, but not limited to assisting with strategies
for the recruitment of athletes and developing a regionally and
nationally competitive team. This student-centric role will develop
systematic training programs for both teams and individual
athletes. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who seeks to
make an impact in a fast-paced, purposeful work environment and who
understands the importance of contributing to the broader life of
the University community.
Responsible for the overall management of the strength and
conditioning program. Motivate and supervise student-athletes as
they work out, and assess their performance before and after the
program. Provide administrative efforts, events and programming,
game operations, research, and presentation. This also includes but
is not limited to team communication and hospitality guidelines.
Representation at various South Florida business functions,
industry conventions, business seminars, and meetings as directed.
Establishing and adhering to policies, procedures, regulations, and
guidelines in compliance with the policies, procedures,
regulations, and guidelines of all University, NAIA, state, and
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Assists in ensuring the enhancement of the physical and mental
development of student-athletes through the establishment of
specific training programs and activities to increase the
performance of student-athletes in both practice and
- Work in collaboration with the Athletic Trainer in the
rehabilitation and strengthening of student-athletes recovering
- Advice, coach, and counsel student-athletes academically,
athletically, and socially.
- Possess an understanding of the physiological spectrum of
- Design dynamic programs to meet the team and individual goals
- Design, implement and supervise sport-specific training
programs for all boys' and girls' athletic teams.
- Establish a schedule and customized program for each team's
pre-season, in-season, post-season, and off-season training.
- Provide close supervision of all student-athletes during school
fitness center/weight room sessions.
- Develop and enforce a consistent discipline policy and enforce
the code of conduct for both players and team.
- Make sure safety and proper skills and techniques are being
- Participate in institutional professional development and
- Recruitment: recruiting strategies through scouting, attending
tournaments, and home visits, in accordance with the conferences
- Display behavior consistent with professional ethics and the
FMU faculty and staff handbook.
- The omission of specific duties does not preclude the
supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the
- Able to coach, inspire, and mentor student-athletes.
- Strong work ethic, service excellence, and responsibility.
- Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential
nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level
of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal
- Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent
communication (oral and written), organizational, and time
- Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse
- Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment
is extremely important as well as dependability.
- Work involves planning and directing daily requests. Ability to
plan and promote special events.
- Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or a
negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Lifting is
required (i.e., set-up of scorers’ table, etc.), some manual labor
is expected. Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual
elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke,
unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
- CPR and AED Certified.
- Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of
average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking
for more than four (4) hours per day.
- Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),
those functions of the job which are identified as essential are
required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will
be given careful consideration.
- The position requires a bachelor's degree plus two (2) plus
years of coaching experience. Successful experience as a graduate
assistant or intern in an athletic program is acceptable with one
(1) year of the required experience.
- Travel is necessary.
- Experience in intercollegiate athletic program administration;
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and
understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and
- Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
- Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check
and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of
interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if
We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience. In
addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a
list of three professional references (at least one from a previous
employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of
application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the
position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity