We are seeking a full time Strength and Conditioning Coach. This position will be responsible for the development and management of individual and group strength training programs for student athletes participating in the intercollegiate and club athletics programs.
Design and implement strength training and conditioning programs in-season, off-season, and pre-season for all sanctioned athletic programs using research based practices and in accordance with NACA Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards guidelines that enables athletes to perform to their physical potential. Reduces the likelihood of sports-related injuries or aggravation of existing injuries during practice sessions and scheduled contests, directing appropriate pre-training session and pre-contest preparations and warm ups, and working with qualified sports medicine personnel or athletic trainers. Leads by example and promotes a positive image of the athletics program and the College by participating in community and professional organizations, representing the department at professional meetings and on committees, establishing and maintaining credible relations with campus and community constituents. Abides by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and ODAC rules, academic standards, requirements, and policies of the College and department. Promptly reports concerns of compromise or violation of rules, standards, guidelines, or policies to the Director of Athletics. Manages department needs to budgets. Complete annual budgetary proposal for the program that includes routine maintenance, purchase of new equipment and staffing needs. Reinforce expectations for athlete conduct that mirror the College’s expectations for curricular and extra-curricular activities, as state in the Student Code of Conduct. Contributes to the overall success of the College’s athletics program by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred with an emphasis in exercise science, exercise physiology, or physical education. At least 2 years of experience is required in progressively responsible positions involving the development and management of sport-specific individual and group strength training programs for all genders. Experience with development and management of strength training programs at the college level is preferred. A current relevant professional certification credentialed by an independent agency such as the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification. Current standard first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED) certifications. A strong working knowledge and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of strength training Strong motivational abilities. Evidence of ability to interact positively with student athletes, colleagues, and the public. Evidence of strong organizational skills and effective oral and written communication skills.
Roanoke College is an independent, co-educational, 4-year liberal arts college. Founded in 1842, we are the second-oldest Lutheran-related college in America. We seek and welcome students of all races, creeds, nationalities and ethnic origins.