Robert Morris University is currently seeking ONE qualified apprenticeship candidates for the 2018-2019 school year. This is an unpaid position HOWEVER chosen candidates will receive financial reimbursement for the CSCCa-SCCC (this includes travel cost, lodging, meal money stipend and any fees associated with conference and exam). Chosen candidates must complete the required hours for the CSCCa - SCCC under the mentorship of Head Strength Coach, Robert Day. The strength and conditioning program will run from August 27, 2018 (Start date flexible) to May 3, 2019. Chosen candidates will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours a week during the fall and spring school semesters. It is acceptable to have a part-time job to assist with personal finances. The daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for 14 DI varsity athletic teams including football, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, professional development throughout the semester and any other tasks assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Apprentices will be used as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Apprentices 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, receive college credit if applicable. The apprenticeship program's goal is to advance the apprentice's future in the strength and conditioning profession.
Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm
Effective communication skills
Desire to become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach
First Aid, CPR & AED certified.
Strongly preferred: NSCA - CSCS
Pursuing or have attained a bachelor's or master's degree in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field
Previous coaching experience in a collegiate, professional, high school or private sector setting
Competitive collegiate involvement
Pursuing or have attained other relevant certifications: USAW, FMS, etc.
It is strongly advised that all potential candidates make sure that this apprenticeship is economically feasible before applying. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University background checks. To apply all candidates should send an email labeled "S&C Apprenticeship" with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one PDF or Word document attached to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Day at Day@rmu.edu by August 10, 2018. Review of applicants will begin immediately.