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The Assistant Director of Sports Performance

deadline 17 September 2018
employer Santa Clara University
type Full-time
website https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/7423

The Assistant Director of Sports Performance is responsible for the direction and implementation of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program for women's soccer and a minimum of three additional intercollegiate programs. In addition to creating a comprehensive program for women's soccer and additional intercollegiate programs, the Assistant Director is responsible for directing, recruiting and monitoring an internship program of qualified individuals who will assist in training our intercollegiate programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Direct all strength and conditioning efforts for women's soccer and a minimum of three additional intercollegiate sport programs assigned.
-Utilize self-discretion and advanced knowledge of physiology and sport performance to create, direct and implement a custom and individualized sport specific strength and conditioning program for women's soccer student athletes.
-Instruct student-athletes on proper technique and execution of Olympic lifts, free weight exercises, flexibility, plyometric training, agility movements, speed development, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, and all other parameters of sport training.
-Develop strength endurance, flexibility, and agility for women's soccer student athletes at the Division I level.
-Work with the women's soccer coaching staff to maximize intended results and minimize injuries.
-Develop and implement performance testing with objective measuring criteria
-Maintain current knowledge of cutting edge techniques that may be applicable to soccer and other intercollegiate programs assigned.
-Work closely with the sports medicine staff to ensure student-athlete safety, monitor status and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries.
-Develop strength endurance, flexibility, and agility programs for the additional intercollegiate sports assigned. Instruct student-athletes on proper technique and execution of Olympic lifts, free weight exercises, flexibility, plyometric training, agility movements, speed development, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, and all other parameters of sport training. Work with the coaching staff to maximize intended results and minimize injuries. Implement performance testing with objective measuring criteria. Work closely with the sports medicine staff to ensure student-athlete safety. Assist the Director of Strength and Conditioning with assigned programs when available.

2. Coordinate the efforts of external strength and conditioning personnel.
-Create and direct the efforts an internship program to assist with the needs of 20 Division I sports.
-Assist with the supervision all external sports performance coaches to assure compliance of established program standards.
-Monitor all external sports performance personnel and provide feedback and training in the latest training methods.
-Ensure the personnel are trained and updated on the Department policies and procedures.
-If necessary, develop strength endurance, flexibility, and agility programs for programs in addition to those that are currently assigned.

3. Ensure safety and welfare of student athletes during strength and conditioning activities.
-Work closely with the sports medicine staff to ensure student safety, monitor status and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries.
-Provide top quality direction and feedback for all strength and conditioning personnel to minimize the chance of accident or injury during strength and conditioning activities.

4. Contact and Liaison Responsibilities
-Maintain effective communication with athletic training staff regarding medical status of respective athletes.
-Maintain effective communication and provide performance feedback for coaches, and student athletes.
-Maintain effective communication with all staff on the weight room policies and procedures.
-Develop and communicate the quarterly weight room schedule utilized the department's 20 intercollegiate athletic programs.
-Coordinate the equipment replacement program and annual maintenance to ensure the safety of the equipment.

5. Other duties as assigned.
-Abide by and be aware of all conference and NCAA regulations to ensure departmental compliance.
-Attend continuing education symposiums as required to maintain SCCC and/or CSCS certification.