| Grand Canyon University is currently looking for a Performance Specialist, who under general direction, implements, conducts and monitors all phases of the strength and conditioning and personal training programs for specified athletic teams. Also assists in scheduling all performance camps, and assists in management of strength and conditioning facility. |
Provides strength and condition and fitness workshops.
Provides Fitness Assessments and Body Composition.
Provides nutrition counseling/ assessments for designated student athlete teams.
Ensures at all times that the equipment and exercises are following best practices to safeguard the athlete and the facility.
Develop, design, implement, and administer strength training programs unique to assigned sport(s) and to each individual student-athlete. Develop and determine realistic goals, rules, expectations, and motivations for assigned teams and each individual student-athlete, using discretion and independent judgment;
Enables 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; develops 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, correcting mistakes; manages programs by monitoring progress and providing an assessment of development.
Abides by and complies with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) other appropriate conference rules, academic standards, requirements, and policies of the University, and all guidelines and policies of the Athletics department and reports any concerns of compromise or violation of rules, standards, guidelines or policies to the Director of Athletics or the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance.
Reduces the likelihood of sports-related injuries or the aggravation of such injuries during practice sessions and scheduled contests by being knowledgeable of the injuries sustained in the sport and proper prevention methods, directing appropriate pre-training session and pre-contest preparations and warm ups, and working with qualified sports medicine personnel or athletic trainers during all training sessions and contests.
Prepare periodic evaluations and progress reports regarding the progress, conditioning, and training of the student-athletes.
Demonstrate good judgment in coaching responsibilities, including orienting student-athletes and staff to proper equipment use, appropriate conditioning techniques, and use of the most up to date training and conditioning concepts; Participate in clinics and lectures on strength and conditioning upon request.
Monitor appearance, maintenance, and organization of equipment in training facilities;
Assist in the education and enforcement of weight room rules.
Assist in scheduling and organizing daily use of the Facility.
Assist in the evaluation and recommendation in the procurement and maintenance of all equipment;
Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Contributes to the overall success of the University's intercollegiate athletics program by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Assist in providing continuing education opportunities for strength staff.
Bachelor’s degree required from accredited 4-year university, preferably in sports or health sciences discipline, e.g. Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Movement Science or other related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of one year relevant experience working with athletes.
Possess a certification with the National Strength and Conditional Association (NSCA) and/or Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCCa).
CPR, First Aid and AED certifications required; Coaches’ Safety Training certification preferred.
Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.