Departments of Hobart Athletics and William Smith Athletics
SUMMARY: The Assistant Coach will be responsible for the design and implementation of year-round, sport-specific training programs for several varsity teams as assigned. Will also assist the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in the implementation and supervision of sport-specific training programs, for other intercollegiate teams as needed. In addition, the individual will provide support, as needed, in the overall development and management of the Raleigh-Foley-Kraus (RFK) Varsity Strength Training Center in Bristol Gymnasium.
The ideal candidate must be able to effectively train large groups, motivate athletes, instill competitiveness and have the ability to collaborate and compromise. Should also possess excellent leadership skills and have a strong desire to serve as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach.
RESPONSIBILITIES: -Assist the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in consulting with head coaches to determine team and individual strength, fitness and conditioning needs.
-Design and implementation of sport-specific training programs for teams as determined by the Head Strength and Conditional Coach. Emphasis of programming on injury prevention and performance enhancement of student-athletes.
-Design and implementation of sport-specific speed and agility programs.
-Implement appropriate testing methods to assess fitness levels of athletes pre- and post-season.
-Demonstrate and monitor proper technique in a variety of exercises that will utilized in the strength and conditioning program, including but not limited to, Olympic lifts, strength and power training, speed/movement skills, flexibility and conditioning.
-Collaborate with the HWS Athletic Training staff to develop and implement injury prevention programs and accommodate injured student-athletes to facilitate return to play.
-Support education of student-athletes on proper nutrition, sleep, recovery and other healthy living aspects.
-Provide support in maintaining an environment in RFK that is marked by the highest priority of safety, attention to detail, respect for all, commitment to improving, and teamwork.
-Help oversee the general maintenance of RFK to ensure it is both safe and impressive for current and prospective HWS student-athletes.
-Available to work a flexible schedule involving early mornings, evenings and/or weekends as needed.
-Research and remain current on developments in the strength and conditioning field.
-Have a willingness to learn and improve as a strength and conditioning professional.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or related field required. A master's degree in Exercise Science or related field is preferred. Applicants must hold a nationally recognized strength and conditioning certification (e.g., CSCCa/SCCC, NSCA-CSCS, USAW), as well as CPR/AED and First Aid Certification. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach, lead and counsel college student-athletes. The candidate must be a person of integrity, high ethical standards, have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills as well as organizational skills. The candidate should have knowledge of NCAA Division I and Division III rules related to strength and conditioning. Preferably the individual should have two or more years of experience in a collegiate setting as a strength and conditioning coach.
OTHER INFORMATION: This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits-eligible, administrative salaried position. Evenings and weekend work are required. The benefit package includes but is not limited to: paid holidays, sick time, personal days; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; and a generous 403(b) retirement benefit. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
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