Spring 2018 Volunteer Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

deadline 15 December 2017
employer Shippensburg University
type Internship
approved Yes

Shippensburg University is currently seeking two to three qualified full time volunteer assistant candidates for the spring 2018 semester. The spring strength and conditioning program will run from January 15th (Start date flexible) to May 4th. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for football, basketball & various other Olympic sports, on floor coaching of student athletes, teaching student athletes safe and proper exercise technique, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities and professional development throughout the semester. Volunteer Assistants will be assigned the lead of 2-3 sports teams based on prior experience. This is an unpaid position however, the volunteers assistants will gain hands on coaching experience in a collegiate setting, education in program design and application, have the potential to earn future recommendations for career opportunities. Chosen candidates will also have the opportunity to complete the required internship hours for the CSCCa-SCCC under the mentorship of Robert Day.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm, effective communication skills
  • Desire to make strength and conditioning into a professional career
  • Have attained a Bachelor's degree not limited to but preferably in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field, First Aid, CPR & AED certified
  • Certified in at least one of the following: SCCC, CSCS, PES and/or USAW.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or have attained a master's degree in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field
  • Previous coaching experience in a collegiate, professional or high school setting or competitive collegiate involvement
  • Pursuing or have attained other relevant certifications
  • Knowledge of sports nutrition
    It is strongly advised that all potential candidates make sure that this job is economically feasible before applying. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University background checks. All interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three references in one PDF or Word document to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Day at by December 15, 2017.