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Assistant Coach Sports Performance - Athletics - 38867

Company name
Washington University

Salary
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Location
Saint Louis, MO

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EOE Statement:

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Job Type/Schedule:

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.  

Department Name/Job Location:

This position is in the Department of Athletics.  This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant Sports Performance Coach, serving on a 12-month contract in the Department of Athletics, will serve as the primary sports performance coach for select varsity sport teams; responsible for the program development, instruction and coaching for those sport programs in an effort to prepare them physically and mentally to compete safely and successfully for conference and national titles. This person will also assist the Sports Performance Head Coach in the setup and maintenance of the Varsity Weight Room and general operation of the Sports Performance program.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as the primary sports performance coach for select varsity sport teams (TBD); Develop and monitor sports performance programs for assigned varsity teams; Learn and teach sports performance programs to assigned teams; Direct fitness testing/evaluations, computation of results and evaluation of individual student-athletes; Teach proper lifting technique and assist in spotting; Effectively and properly motivate student-athletes; Communicate and collaborate with Varsity coaching staff regarding sports performance for their teams

Assist the Sports Performance Head Coach in the setup and maintenance of the Varsity Weight Room and general operation of the Sports Performance program; Prepare the room for team training; Assist with general maintenance and cleaning of the facility and its equipment

Maintain current certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); Make a daily effort to improve knowledge of scientific and practical applications of strength and conditioning concepts and engage in continuing professional development; Anticipate potential injury risks and take measures to remove them; In the event of injury, implement emergency medical procedures

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics, Deputy Director of Athletics and/or Sports Performance Head Coach

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree.

Current CSCS certification.

One to three years’ experience developing comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for collegiate or professional athletes.

Understanding of, and appreciation for, the legal and ethical principles of gender equity, inclusivity, and diversity.

Current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications; certified strength and conditioning specialist through the national strength and conditioning association.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree

Three or more years of experience in a collegiate sports performance program

Broad-based experience developing strength and conditioning programs for a variety of sports, including for both male and female athletes

Experience in, and appreciation for, NCAA Division I or III athletics

Strong leadership skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Strong organizational skills

Strong judgment and risk management skills

Broad knowledge of various sports

Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping to establish program priorities

An ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff, and the broader University community

Fluency in use of computers and technology

The ability to develop a safe, functional, and welcoming working environment

An ability to develop and implement team training programs

An appreciation of, and a willingness to adhere to, NCAA Division III rules and regulations

Ability to follow directions and accept decisions

Proficiency in Excel and Google Documents

Salary Range:

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening:

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.

Benefits:

-Retirement Savings Plan

-22 vacation days

-8 Paid Holidays

-Sick Time

-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

-Free Life Insurance

-Health, Dental, Vision

-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

-Long Term Disability Insurance

-Flex Spending Plan

-Other Benefits

Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)

Applicant Special Instructions:

Ability and willingness to work long hours, including evenings and weekends; to travel to off-campus meetings and events; and to lift weights that exceed 100 pounds.

Internal Applicant Instruction:

Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.  If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.   To attach these documents, go to:  My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.

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Washington University
Website : http://www.wustl.edu/

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Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

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