Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning (10-month) – Colorado College – Colorado Springs, CO

Provides strength and conditioning (S&C) instruction to the college’s intercollegiate athletics programs.

Anticipated Salary Range: See Pay Information below

Responsibilities:

  • Execute the design, implementation, evaluation. monitoring and record keeping of in-season and out-of season team & individual programs that increase strength, improve speed, flexibility, conditioning, and agility of the colleges varsity student-athletes, specific to their sports needs and standards.
  • Provide coverage for the Jerry Carle Strength & Conditioning Center to include monitoring the facility during open hours and providing coaching support and S&C programming to other athletic teams as assigned by the Head Coach of S&C.
  • Attend practices and games as assigned to provide services for warm-up, cool-down, and monitor modified training programs for injured student athletes.
  • Collaborate with the Athletic Training staff on injury management protocols and lifting modifications and return to play/reconditioning protocols.
  • Coordinate appropriate lines of communication with student-athletes, sports medicine staff, athletics administrators and specifically to the coaching staff to provide feedback, while working with them on specific needs for their programs.
  • Work collaboratively with various support services in the Athletics Department and campus constituents (i.e. Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Team Physicians, Dining Services, Sports Nutritionist, Sports/Clinical Psychology).
  • Comply with and ensure all NCAA, Conference affiliated, Athletics Department, industry, and institutional guidelines, recommendations, and regulations; and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes is protected at all times.
  • Provide a safe and appealing environment for athletes with guidance and proper training techniques for all strength training equipment to ensure safe and proper use and educate student-athletes on proper exercise techniques and appropriate training methods.
  • Provide nutrition counseling and assist in the education & prevention of athletic injuries resulting from speed, strength & conditioning related activities.
  • Keep abreast of changing rules, techniques, technologies, and philosophies relevant to individual sports & strength and conditioning areas.
  • Actively support the colleges plan to be an antiracist institution by understanding, engaging with, and promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in the college community.
  • Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
  • Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the colleges sustainability initiatives and innovation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Actively support the colleges plan to be an antiracist institution by understanding, engaging with, and promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in the college community.
  • Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
  • Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the colleges sustainability initiatives and innovation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
A Bachelors degree in kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, health sciences, strength training or related field plus a minimum of one year of cumulative full-time strength and conditioning experience at the collegiate or professional level of athletics; First-Aid/CPR/AED Certified; proof of certification by the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), or by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC or Master SCC). The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic, communication, & organizational skills (verbal and written); strong leadership, and passion for coaching and teaching athletes; proven ability to develop strong working relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socio-economic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity; a creative and innovative approach to program development; basic computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs; must possess and maintain valid drivers license without restrictions, and must possess a driving record that is insurable by Colorado Colleges motor vehicle insurance carrier.

Preferred Qualifications:
A Masters degree in kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, health sciences, strength training or related field; certified through United States Weightlifting Association (USAW) as a Level 1 Sport Performance Coach; certified through Functional Movement Systems (FMS); experience in the management, utilization, daily reporting & communication to the sport coaching staff for internal and external load data systems (Global Positioning System and Heart Rate), and ways to improve practice & training management from data metrics; extensive knowledge/experience in monitoring training stress with student athletes.

Job Type: Full-time

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