Assistant Director of Olympic Sports Performance (Women's Basketball)
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Coaching - Strength & Conditioning
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Director of Olympic Sports Performance- Women’s Basketball reports to the Assistant Athletic Director of Olympic Sports Performance and assists in all aspects of sports performance for Northwestern Olympic Sports programs. This position is responsible for developing programs that enhance the strength, conditioning and movement development of student-athletes and will work collaboratively with the Sports Medicine and Performance Nutrition staff to ensure the health, safety, and performance of student-athletes. This position will primarily work with our Women’s Basketball program in addition to assisting with our other varsity Olympic Sport programs.
*Willingness and ability to work non-traditional schedule including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Some travel required.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Develops strength and conditioning programs for male and female student-athletes with review from the Assistant Athletic Director of Olympic Sports Performance and the Director of Sports Medicine.
Supervises and coordinates strength and conditioning programs for men's and women's sports as required.
Performs strength testing and evaluation as assigned.
Oversees strength and conditioning programs which elicit safe and correct execution of exercise technique.
Effectively communicates with athletic trainers and coaches on exercise protocol;
Participates in monthly Student-Athlete Performance Summit with Intercollegiate Sports Medicine Staff.
Promotes the Olympic Sports Performance program during the recruitment of prospective student-athletes and for external constituents, as needed.
Represents the Department at University, Big Ten Conference, and national-level conferences and professional development opportunities as assigned by the Director of Sports Performance.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a sports performance coach.
Experience as a basketball sports performance coach is preferred.
Experience as a Collegiate sports performance coach is preferred
Ability to lift 25 pounds.
Master’s degree preferred.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA before employment starting date and maintained throughout appointment.
Maintenance of CPR, AED and First Aid training required.
Knowledge of rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big Ten Conference and Northwestern University preferred.
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies. Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities. Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work. Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich opportunities for learnin...g. To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.
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Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: Competitive compensation, Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, Tuition reimbursement, Pre-tax transit options, Professional development opportunities, Vacation, sick, and holiday pay, Excellent retirement plans, Work/Life balance and resources, Dependent care match, Faculty-Staff Assistance Program. We also provide employees with access to an abundance of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities that take place on and off campus.