Location: Rome, Georgia. Shorter University, a NCAA II institution which competes in the Gulf South Conference, invites applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant Coach. Shorter University sponsors 18 varsity sports with over 400 student/athletes in the various programs. Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. The program is designed to provide each participant with a holistic and valuable practical experience in the field of Strength and Conditioning.
The placement will involve a number of the following duties & responsibilities: Assist Director of Strength & Conditioning in all aspects of training for the 18 Div. II varsity sports, attend weekly training seminar on teaching correct techniques for appropriate workout regimens, teach athletes proper technique and perform diagnostic biomechanical analysis of an athlete's movement, assist with supervision of the weight-room (equipment maintenance and cleaning, exercise supervision, safety issues etc.), program design & responsibility for 3 - 5 assigned sports teams, assist with the input of test data, research, and testing, and discussion of professionalism, budgets, weight room safety and set-up.
GAs receive 31 hours of tuition remission for graduate courses only; if pre-requisites are needed they must be covered by financial aid or applicant's personal funds.
Qualifications: Potential candidates must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning.
All candidates must be enrolled for the 2018 Spring Semester and maintain satisfactory progress towards degree completion to maintain the position.
Required: Undergraduate degree in related strength and conditioning field; 1 - 2 years coaching experience, in the weight room, is preferred.
The candidate must be able to articulate their salvation history clearly and meet the Core Spiritual Requirements listed in the Graduate Assistantship guidelines, which say, among other criteria: "Must regularly attend and be actively engaged in a Bible-believing church."
Preferred: A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Sports Management
Applicant must hold a Strength and Conditioning Certification from one of the following organizations: CSCCa - SCCC, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach or above, NSCA - CSCS, and must be up to date on CPR/AED certification. GAs are asked to make a minimum 16 to 24-month work commitment to Shorter, depending on the master's program and hours allowed each semester. Class hours taken in the summer require a work commitment of at least 5-10 hours per week of class.