This position will report to the Head Athletic Trainer. This position is responsible for providing leadership and guidance in strength and conditioning (or fitness development) for student athletes on a year-round basis. The Strength and Conditioning Coach will work closely with head coaches to plan, organize and facilitate the strength and conditioning needs of each team. This is a full-time,10 month, exempt position with full benefits.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Program design and implementation for the University’s 20 intercollegiate teams.
Instruct athletes in the following areas: teach proper speed, agility, and weight lifting and conditioning methods and techniques.
Motivate student-athletes to train, condition and perform to their highest potentials.
Educate student-athletes concerning the dangers inherent to illegal/banned performance enhancing drugs and counsel athletes on proper nutrition.
Comply with ASC/NCAA rules and regulations and support NCAA DIII / ASC Philosophy and Mission.
Maintain schedule for strength/conditioning facility, which will include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Maintain proper strength and conditioning equipment and monitors all department weight training facilities for condition and safety of equipment.
Manage the budget for the Strength and Conditioning Program.
Assist athletic trainers with injury rehabilitation.
Manage the work-study program for strength and conditioning facility.
Train, schedule and supervise student assistants and interns.
Promote the program (on campus, in the community, outside the community – speeches to local organizations, player volunteer work, camps, etc.).
Attain/Maintain CPR/AED certification.
Assist with post-conference athletic events.
Professional Development – annually attend clinics or do other things to better your coaching ability. Maintain your certification through continuing education.
Represent the University on and off the field in a positive fashion. Maintain appropriate relationships and communicate appropriately with Alumni, SA’s, Team, Coaching Staff, Community, and ASC.
Depending upon the institution’s needs, head coaches may be assigned to teach courses as mutually agreed upon between the Athletic Director and the appropriate Division Chair.
Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities:
Excellent organizational ability, high level of accuracy, attention to detail
Effective communication skills
Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with minimal supervision
Demonstrated commitment to academic, athletic and drug-free performance success on the parts of student-athletes
Experience working with Microsoft Office Word Pro, Excel, Powerpoint
Enjoy working with college students
Adhere to a flexible and changing work schedule including evenings and weekends as required
Required: Strength and Conditioning Certification
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree, SCA/CSCS or CSCCa/SCCC certification
Previous significant experience within a collegiate strength and conditioning program as a head or assistant coach, graduate assistant or intern.
University of the Ozarks reserves the right to consider an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience necessary to perform successfully the major duties and responsibilities of the position.
About University of the Ozarks
Ranked in the top ten of southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, the University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The university serves a diverse group of approximately 870 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along I-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. Recent major gifts have enhanced the academic program and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.