Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

deadline 23 August 2017
employer Christopher Newport University
type Full-time

Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. The Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in overseeing the operations of the strength and conditioning program and providing leadership for student-athletes. The successful candidate will oversee the activities of the athletics weight room as assigned; ensure safe operation and professional supervision of the facility; design and implement proper, efficient, scientifically sound training programs for the following teams: baseball, men's & women's basketball, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, softball, and men's & women's tennis; assist the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with Football; work with head coaches to plan, organize, and facilitate the strength and conditioning needs for assigned teams on a daily basis; evaluate individual performance and provide leadership and instruction in strength and conditioning improvement for individual student-athletes on assigned teams; assist in the planning and administering of the off season physical training program in conjunction with the head coaches; work with sport coaches to assess specific needs of the team or on an individual basis; oversee the student work and internship programs; stay current in new trends for strength and conditioning workout tools that would best meet the needs of our student athletes; assist the athletic training and medical staff in rehabilitation and injury prevention as needed; promote the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program to include adhering to all departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the university and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); represent the Christopher Newport University Athletic Department in professional, civic, charity, and alumni events; assist in conducting public relations and marketing activities to promote athletic programs; perform community relation activities; conduct workouts in a safe, efficient, organized manner in compliance with NCAA regulations; develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and relations within the office and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, administrators, other employees, other agency personnel and community members; demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and treat everyone with dignity and respect; fully support the "Student's First" value at CNU and routinely go the extra mile in providing service; complete all work in a timely, efficient and accurate manner; and perform other related duties as assigned.

A Master's Degree in a related field; or a Bachelor's Degree and significant work experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree is required. The successful candidate must have considerable experience in conducting strength and conditioning programs; experience working with both male and female athletes as a strength and conditioning coach; knowledge of National Collegiate Athletics Association and Conference rules and regulations; skill in training or instructing student athletes; excellent interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated organizational and time management skills; ability to analyze situations and develop solutions; travel and work non-traditional hours; and manage people and projects. Preference will be given to individuals who have SCCC, CSCS, and USAW certifications; experience in a college or university setting; and experience working in athletics.

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 381 Best Colleges: 2017 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience -- great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A "student-first, teaching-first" community, CNU is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has recently completed over $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated nearly 8,000 applications for a freshmen class of 1,200 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges guide as fifth among public regional universities in the South and 14th among all regional universities in the South. In addition, CNU is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students." Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit

The NCAA Division III program at CNU has become one of the most respected in the nation. Our programs have produced 12 national team championships, 70 individual national champions and over 600 All-Americans. CNU sponsors 24 varsity sports for women and men and their success has been enhanced by the 180,000 square foot Freeman Sports and Convocation Center and 4,000 seat Pomoco Stadium.

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to:

Director of Faculty Recruitment
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Search
Search #7325
Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606-3072

Review of applications will begin August 23, 2017.
Applications received after August 23, 2017, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.