- Job Title: Olympic Sports Performance Coach
Reports to: Director of Olympic Sports Performance
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) supports the nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on the 36 intercollegiate athletic teams sponsored by the university. It also supports the campus physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics department is seen as the premier athletic program in the country, achieving the highest levels of success both in the classroom and on the field. The core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way” are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead With Courage, and Work Cohesively. All department actions and employees are guided by these principles.
We are on a mission to become the best college athletics department in the country. Our sports teams speak for themselves in terms of athletic success (combined with the academic success of our student-athletes) and it is our goal to have the business side of our department to be equally top-notch. All employees contribute and help set the tone for the future of the organization.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA, a NCAA Division I-A member of the PAC-12 Conference is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Olympic Sports Performance Coach.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to; the development and implementation of athletic performance enhancement programs for sport responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Olympic Sports Performance.
Summary of essential job functions:
- Provide a high-level of service delivery, including but not limited to the development of athletic performance enhancement programs as it related to injury prevention, and performance enhancement (strength development, power development, quadrennial planning, recovery, etc.).
- Provide effective written and oral communication between student athletes, coaches, staff, administrators, etc.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with Sports Performance Staff and relevant Athletic Department personnel.
- Collaborate frequently with licensed Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers regarding the rehabilitation progress and return to participation/play planning of injured student athletes.
- Mentor Sports Performance Graduate Assistants, Contingent staff and Volunteer Interns.
- Provide leadership in administrative areas, as assigned by the Director of Sports Performance.
- Maintain a safe training environment for the Stanford student-athlete.
- Maintain a high-level of professional communication between sport coaching staff, athletic trainer, physical therapists, physicians, sports dietician and sports psychologist.
- Adherence to all policies and procedures as identified by the Department of Athletics, Stanford Sports Performance and the NCAA.
- Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Olympic Sports Performance.
- Current CPR/AED Certification
- Current CSCS, CSCCa, CES, PES, or FMS certification(s)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or related field required.
- Minimum two years of professional coaching experience in the field of sports performance.
This position, along with all coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for insuring that his/her involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pacific-12 rules and regulations.
To apply for this position, please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Please use the link below to apply:
*Stanford is an equal opportunity employer.