Olympic Sports S&C Coach - Graduate Assistant

deadline 28 May 2019
employer Florida Atlantic University
type Full-time

The Florida Atlantic Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant (GA). Florida Atlantic University is a public university in Boca Raton, FL home to 18 NCAA Division I Athletics Programs. This position provides tuition remission as well as a stipend for $11,500 spread throughout the year bi-weekly, for a full-year contract (fall, spring, and summer terms). Candidates outside the state of Florida will be required to cover Out-Of-State fees. You must be accepted into the FAU Exercise Science Graduate School prior to employment & graduate degree will be in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Intended start date is August 16th, 2019.

Responsibilities: Assisting in all aspects of the FAU Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning program, design and implementation of sport specific training programs for 2-3 Olympic Sports teams with the opportunity to assist with other Olympic Sports; ability to effectively teach and execute proper technique of lifts and drills; supervision of team workouts; assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the Strength & Conditioning Facility & compliance with all appropriate university, Conference USA, and NCAA Rules/Regulations.

Work Qualifications: Experience working in an NCAA/NAIA 4- year college or university weight room with a variety of teams. Possess CPR/AED and First Aid certification. Candidates should be working toward or already obtained a certification from an accredited strength and conditioning organization (CSCCa, USAW, NSCA, etc.). Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs & Strength & Conditioning related technology is encouraged.

School Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. FAU Graduate School requirements for Exercise Science are as follows: If undergraduate GPA < 3.0: GRE test score of 146 (verbal), 146 (quantitative). If undergraduate GPA > 3.0: GRE test score of 141 (verbal), 141 (quantitative). GRE Analytical Writing score of 4.0 if GPA < 3.0, 3.5 if GPA > 3.0. Candidates MUST maintain a 3.0 GPA in the Exercise Science & Health Promotions program.

If interested, please email your cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references (in this order) in 1 PDF file to Dennis Wilson, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at All documents should be sent entitled “Lastname_Firstname GA Application” when sent. Please use this same heading to title your email. Review of applications will be ongoing until position is filled.