Reporting to the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of individual and group strength training programs for men and women student-athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program. In addition, the Assistant Coordinator (under the supervision of the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator) will be responsible for supporting the strength and conditioning needs of the larger College community.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Enable men and women student-athletes to perform to their physical potential in their sport through the development and management of individual and group weight, strength, and fitness training programs
Develop programs by evaluating current physical conditioning, having a knowledge of the various sports and associated exercises, tailoring strength programs for specific needs, demonstrating proper performance of exercises, and correcting mistakes
Manage programs by monitoring progress and providing an assessment of development
Provide support and guidance to coaches in meeting the strength and conditioning needs of their programs
Work with sports medicine personnel and/or athletic trainers in the return of athletes to participation in the off-season and in-season
Abide by and comply with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rules, academic standards, requirements, policies of the College, and all guidelines and policies of the Athletics department; report any concerns of compromise or violation of rules, standards, guidelines or policies to the appropriate personnel
Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with a diverse community
Contribute to the overall success of the College’s intercollegiate, club, and recreational athletics programs by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
The scope of the position requires frequent weekend, evening and/or early morning work
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator is directly supervised by the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and interacts with students, athletics and training room staff, as well as the general College community.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires the ability to lift at least 100 lbs., as well as the ability to perform and instruct olympic lifts, core lifting exercises, and other movement activities. Individual will be on their feet, working throughout the day in multiple training venues including but not limited to:
The scope of the position requires frequent weekend, evening and/or early morning work.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website (http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/asststrengthcondcoord_10_2017.cfm). Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator - Search Committee Office of Human Resources Colby College 5500 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901-8855
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Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in education and experience; emphasis in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or Physical Education preferred
Minimum of two years of experience is required in positions involving the development and management of sport-specific individual and group strength training programs for men and women
Prior experience with contact or collision sports is preferred
Current certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) is required for the duration of employment
Current CPR/First Aid certifications required for the duration of employment
Experience with development and management of strength training programs at the college/university level, management of a health/fitness or weight training facility, or student-athlete experience, in any sport at the collegiate level, are preferred
Excellent communication skills, supervisory, and management skills are required
Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with coaches, sports medicine staff, administration, and students
Scope of the position requires the ability to perform and/or demonstrate various physical strength exercises and to assist others performing those exercises individually or in a group setting
Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
Colby is a highly selective private liberal arts college of 1800 students located in central Maine. The college is an NCAA Division III institution and is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).