Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics is seeking applicants for a performance enhancement Coach.
The primary responsibilities for this job include: serving as a performance enhancement Coach for the Penn State Field Hockey, Women's Lacrosse and Men's Rugby programs; enhancing the physical, and emotional development of the student-athletes; coordinate use of weight room area by priority and assisting in the delivery of strength and conditioning services to several varsity teams from Penn State's broad-based athletic program; coordinating with the sports science department in utilizing performance enhancement protocols and devices; coordinating the maintenance and repair of strength and conditioning equipment, as well as recommending purchase of new equipment to the Director of Strength and Conditioning as needed; ensure compliance with University, NCAA and Big Ten rules; perform other duties as may be required by the Director of Strength and Conditioning or Men's and Women's Coaches.
Requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree or equivalent in Health Education, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sports Medicine or related field, plus additional years of work-related experience in strength training preferred.
A certification from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC)and/or from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS) is required. Use of weight training equipment required.
Successful candidate should have the following experience: NCAA Division I or Professional Strength and Conditioning Coaching experience; strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, and counsel student-athletes to achieve their highest level of fitness; desire to teach proper lifting techniques, strength training, speed development, injury rehabilitation, cardiovascular fitness; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with students, faculty, coaches, administrators and staff; willing to maintain their strength and conditioning certification; experience with and commitment to working with diverse student populations; ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, summer; willing to travel on weekends and holidays; and commitment to adhering to all University, NCAA and Big Ten rules.
Education and Experience Requirements: Requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.