Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

deadline 01 May 2018
employer Ottawa University
type Full-time

OUAZ, in Surprise, AZ, has an opening for a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach reporting to the Director of Strength and Conditioning, this is a 12-month renewable assignment. The Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach assists with the day-to-day management of the strength and Conditioning program, which requires some night and weekend work. Candidates for the Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach should possess a commitment to Christian higher education, utilize servant leadership style of leadership, and be willing to assume the duties listed in the following general position description.

Assisting the head strength and conditioning coach with the administration and supervision of the strength and conditioning programs for all sports
Directly overseeing the design and implementation of assigned sports.
Supervision of organization and administration of athlete testing, computer data entry, and assisting in the day-to-day operation of the strength training facility.
Designing programming and implementation of programs.
Insure adherence to the NAIA and rules and regulations including the NAIA Champions of Character 5 core values
Provide Christ-centered leadership and direction for the strength and Conditioning program
Other duties as assigned

Job Location

Surprise, Arizona

Preferred Qualifications

Each candidate must meet the following qualifications and any others listed specifically for each position on the OUAZ Website.

Bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field, SCCC, CSCS, and first aid/CPR
Experience with the Olympic lifts and knowledge of long term periodization, nutrition, and recovery methodology.
Ability to work with groups from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point.
Preference will be given to those who can serve well in an increasingly diverse university community. Playing and coaching experience also preferable.
Effective communication and motivational skills
Positive role model for student-athletes, university personnel and members of the off-campus community
Knowledge of NAIA rules and regulations.

A completed Application for Employment is required at as a part of the application process. Candidates should attach to the application a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references as a part of the application for employment. Any additional information can be emailed to

Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.