Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning

deadline 21 June 2017
employer University of Mary
type Full-time

The University of Mary invites applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Strength
and Conditioning. This is a grant-funded position and the hired employee must identify
as an ethnic minority and/or a woman. For the purposes of the grant, racial ethnic
minorities are described pursuant to the Federal guidelines of the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB): American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African
American, Hispanic or Latino, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to providing and coordinating a
high level of strength and conditioning services to University of Mary student-athletes to
include oversight of the development of sport-specific conditioning programs for
assigned teams that are scientifically-based, involve periodized/cycled regimen of
exercises and drills to optimize strength, power, flexibility, mobility, agility, speed
and/or work capacity-designed to enhance sport performance and decrease injury

The successful candidate will also be responsible for teaching proper and safe weight
lifting techniques and encouraging and motivating student-athletes to train and perform
to their utmost potential. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in
effective written and oral communication with members of the strength and
conditioning staff, coaching staff, athletic administration, and sports medicine staff and
contribute to a team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements and
exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the Strength and Conditioning

Other duties and responsibilities include participation in strength and conditioning staff
meetings as part of an overall performance philosophy and mindset within University of
Mary athletics. Collect and utilize subjective and objective measures in making data
driven decisions of athlete preparedness and training response, assist in scheduling
athletic teams and supervising workouts of student-athletes, player development,
maintain compliance with NCAA, NSIC and University of Mary regulations and assisting
in the implementation of rehabilitation programs prescribed by the doctors and sports
medicine staff. Some weekend and holiday work will be required based on specific sport
seasons and team travel schedules. This position requires occasional heavy lifting and
the performance of strength and conditioning exercises

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Development, implementation and monitoring of sport specific strength training
    programs and sport specific speed, agility and conditioning programs for teams
    and individual athletes
  • Ability to communicate and work in partnership with administration, coaching
    staff and athletic training staff to provide an integrated program of injury
    prevention, performance training and nutritional planning
  • Coordinate training facilities, maintenance of equipment and monitoring of
  • Oversee and monitor, when possible, weight room and safe lifting techniques of
  • Develop and implement summer programs designed to increase student-athletes'
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division II and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
    rules including recruiting and eligibility

Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Physiology, Sport Science, or a related
    field; CSCCa/SCCC certification and/or NCSA/CSCS certification; CPR and
    AED certified required
  • Master's degree, FMS certification and USA weightlifting certification preferred
  • Must identify as an ethnic minority and/or a woman
  • Minimum of 2-3 years' experience training student-athletes at the collegiate level
  • 3-5 years of experience and 2-3 years of NCAA Division I experience preferred
  • . Knowledge of High Performance/Olympic development model, previous
    experience working in a high performance unit and strong experience with
    Excel, data collection and monitoring preferred
  • Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the
    University of Mary.
  • Promotes the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic
    constitution on Catholic colleges and universities.
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Athletics Office and
    throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict's admonition that all be
    received as Christ.

The University of Mary overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in
Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful
family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural
facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with
an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
of the North Central Association.

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We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. Qualified applicants should
submit a cover letter that addresses the candidate's commitment to supporting the
mission of the University of Mary and resume to: or mail to
University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND
58504. Emailed applications preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer