University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Sports Medicine - Strength & Conditioning
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 1013784
Search Extended until December 7, 2022
The UIC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics invites applications for the Assistant Coach, Sports Performance position to join our team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals. The Assistant Coach, Sports Performance is responsible for assisting the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance with the training for strength development, injury prevention, education, nutrition and recovery guidance for student-athletes.
Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)
• Prepare and execute individual and group/team strength and conditioning programs for select sports.
• Collaborate with sports medicine department to deliver and execute injury prevention and recovery training programs.
• Conduct training sessions and workouts while teaching proper techniques for improved athletic performance.
• Track, monitor and execute proper data analytics and key performance indicators (KPI) for results.
• Meet with coaches and sports medicine staff to assess needs, develop programs and monitor individual progress.
• Track and document injury history and assist in the rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
• Serve as a role model and demonstrate a professional working relationship with student-athletes, staff, administration, alumni, and general public.
• Provide instruction related to team and leadership concepts/sport specific skills to assigned player groups and individuals.
• Provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety, and physical & mental well-being of the student-athletes.
• Provide general safety instruction for all activities in which the team and/or individuals participate
• Adhere to all University, Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
• Provide nutrition and recovery as assigned.
• Travel with designated teams as assigned.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa).
Knowledge of anatomy and exercise physiology.
Knowledge of and commitment to compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.
A commitment to the overall wellbeing of student-athletes.
A commitment to integrity, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Strong organizational skills and ability to balance multiple initiatives.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software.
Experience in a Division I program preferred.
License or Certification: AED and CPR Certification required upon hire
To apply, please visit: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/1043?c=uic
For fullest consideration, applicants must apply and submit a cover letter, CV or resume and names of three references (names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses) no later than September 27, 2022.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
University of Illinois Chicago
As a top research institute, a leading healthcare provider, and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country UIC is paving the way for how modern, urban, global public education should work. We are, and have been since our earliest days, dedicated to opening doors and clearing hurdles to provide an outstanding education to bright and ambitious students, no matter what. This mission is amplified through our five-year, $750 million IGNITE Campaign that will redefine the model for student success, cultivate and empower faculty leaders, drive life-changing discovery and strengthen connections to communities.
UIC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
UIC’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is a nationally competitive Division I program serving nearly 300 student athletes in 18 sports, which have won numerous conference championships and awards for both academic excellence and community engagement. The aim of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to project the University’s image as a national competitor in athletics while enriching the lives of student-athletes by providing opportunities for ph...ysical, intellectual, and social growth. As a Division I athletic program in a major city with highly competitive programs, UIC’s athletic mission is to attract top notch student-athletes reflecting the rich tradition of our students’ competitive work ethic and the campus’ ethnic and gender diversity. The Department’s goal is to win conference championships regularly and to be nationally competitive in men’s and women’s sports each year while demonstrating high standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct. The University provides student-athletes with academic assistance to enhance opportunities for graduation, creates an enthusiastic arena in which student-athletes compete and showcase UIC’s winning team through effective media coverage.