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Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Vassar College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
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Full Time
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Vassar College

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Department: Athletics and Physical Education
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Work Schedule:
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 08/04/2022
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS266P
Pay Rate:

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Note: Vassar College has a universal vaccination policy requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster, for all employees except for those exempt for medical or religious reasons.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
Vassar College invites applications for the position of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is a ten-month, benefit-eligible position which offers a broad-based experience in strength & conditioning at a Division III institution. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Performance this individual will assist in the implementation of strength and conditioning programs for 25 varsity sports and 4 varsity club teams. Wherever possible and as dictated by the skill set and growth of the selected candidate, the individual will serve as a project lead and/or assume primary responsibility for comprehensive sport specific training plans, weight room management, supervision of student workers, etc. Weekend, holiday, early morning and/or late evening hours are required.

Vassar College athletics programs are conducted in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of Vassar College, the NCAA and the Liberty League.
Job Summary The successful candidate will support the Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Performance with all aspects of a competitive and inclusive NCAA Division III strength and conditioning program for approximately 550 student-athletes:
  • Design and implement strength training and conditioning programs for assigned sports.
  • Collaborate with the sports medicine staff to develop and implement injury prevention and injury rehabilitation programs for assigned student-athletes.
  • Teach proper technique and provide supervision and motivation as needed.
  • Conduct testing to assess student-athlete performance and improvement.
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and utilization of an online methodology for tracking student-athlete strength & conditioning activities, including the use of pre-practice readiness questionnaires.
  • Maintain and upkeep equipment within the varsity weight room.
  • Collaborate with head coaches to create comprehensive off-season conditioning programs.
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of social media and a webpage for Vassar College strength & conditioning.
  • Engage in professional development activities to stay current with best practices, new research and changing guidelines.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a current NSCA, CSCS or CSCCA, SCCC certification.
  • Knowledge and compliance with NCAA and league rules and regulations.
  • Certification in CPR, AED and First Aid is necessary but can be obtained through Vassar College as needed.
  • A valid driver’s license and the successful result of a background check are mandatory.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in an exercise science or other related field and two or more years of relevant experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

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