As part of an NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant, Willamette University is looking to fill the position of Sports Performance Coordinator. The primary duty of the position is to assist head coaches in developing and implementing a comprehensive strength and conditioning program for our 19 varsity sports. Will work as a member of the athletic department leadership team in conjunction with department staff and campus partners to develop a program that focuses on performance enhancement, injury prevention, and overall wellness. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 10 months, 2 year Grant Funded position with an annual salary of $25,000 and $3,000 annual reimbursement for professional development.
Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, health sciences, strength training or related field.
Minimum of 2 years of experience as a strength & conditioning coach at the collegiate or professional level.
Demonstrated experience supervising the physical conditioning, weight training and dietary needs of student-athletes.
Experience with instruction and coaching proper techniques including, but not limited to, mobility, plyometric, speed, agility, Olympic and traditional lifting, core training and metabolic conditioning.
Demonstrated experience working with coaches in developing sport specific programs
Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
Proof of progress toward completion of certification by the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), or by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC or Master SCC).
Thorough knowledge of and adherence to all applicable NCAA Div. III and Conference rules as they apply to the activities and programs within the incumbent's designated assignment.
Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain working relationships with other staff, faculty, and students.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion best practices .
Must possess a current driver's license valid in the state of Oregon and a driving record insurable by the University's insurer.
Must be First-Aid/CPR/AED certified.
Master’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, health sciences, strength training or related field.
4+ years of experience of coaching at the collegiate level.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits and $3,000.00 annual professional development reimbursement included.