With the oversight of the Director of Strength & Conditioning, the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports will prepare male and female student-athletes at the University of Maryland for the rigor and demands of intercollegiate competition. The primary function of this position is the management of athletic performance preparation including, but not limited to, the application of appropriate motivational techniques, implementation of evidence-based training methods, and safe and correct execution of the following training parameters: power development, plyometric and agility training, energy system development and sport specific movement training. The Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach will design athletic enhancement programs with an emphasis on individual as well as team specific needs and report on progress. The individual serving in this position will provide support to the Director and perform other duties as assigned.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 100147. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references.
Best Consideration Date: Apply by March 28, 2021.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated experience working with athletic performance programs in a collegiate and/or professional setting. Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to work in a team-based environment are essential. Current Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) or National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification as well as First Aid, CPR and AED certifications are required.
Master’s degree preferred along with experience with player monitoring, reporting and data analytics. USA Weightlifting (USAW) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) or equivalent movement assessment certification preferred. Demonstrated experience collaborating with other performance team members: sports medicine, nutrition, psychology, academic support and sport coaches. Experience with Baseball and Field Hockey preferred.
Internal Number: 100147
About University of Maryland - College Park
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.