| Head Athletic Performance Coach (Athletics) |
Job Status: Full-Time (12 month position)
Reports To: Director of Athletics
The Head Athletic Performance Coach primarily designs, implements and supervises sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for all student-athletes at Lawrence University. The Head Athletic Performance Coach works with each sport coach and the athletic trainers to provide the best quality programming for each student-athlete and each sport program.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and implement sport-specific strength, speed, and conditioning programs for all Lawrence University’s intercollegiate athletics programs.
- Assist with nutrition planning for the athletics programs and for individual student-athletes as needed.
- Interact with head coaches to discuss sport and player specific needs and design programs accordingly.
- Interact with athletic trainers for updates on player-specific modifications to programs.
- Maintain up to date records on the strength and conditioning program of each team and specific individual workouts of all student-athletes.
- Supervise and work with the part-time assistant athletic performance coach.
- Supervise and monitor student-athletes while using facility.
- Supervise and monitor student-athletes while training at outdoor facilities.
- Encourage and motivate student-athletes to develop and understand the benefits of conditioning and strength training.
- Develop and maintain knowledge and rules of the NCAA as it relates to this position.
- Monitor the Weight Room, checking equipment functionality and general facility cleanliness.
- Assign and supervise the weight room attendants.
- Coordinate maintenance/replacement schedule of equipment with Director of Athletics and assist in obtaining information regarding new equipment purchases and upgrades.
- Act as a responsible party for upholding the highest standards of injury prevention and rehabilitation of student-athletes in collaboration with the athletic training staff.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Must be a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
- Current CPR and First Aid Certifications are required.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
- A Bachelor’s degree is required.
- A Master’s degree is preferred.
- Three years of experience working with student-athletes and coaches at the collegiate level preferred.
We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the staff; and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, and/or (3) showing interest in developing programs to address the needs of a diverse student body. See https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community.