The University of Central Arkansas is looking to hire one (1) graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach starting in the fall semester of 2019. The GA strength and conditioning coach will assist with Football and Olympic sports as assigned. They may also be placed in charge of 1-2 teams of their own. Responsibilities will include: aid in Nutrition Center, set up, breakdown, stocking, and planning; design and implementation of training programs; meet with coaches and athletic trainers to collaborate on program design and modifications; weight room supervision; daily upkeep and maintenance of equipment; and other duties as assigned. This position holds the responsibility of ensuring compliance with the NCAA regulations, and UCA policies and procedures.
All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in sports or health sciences discipline, such as Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or other related field. Applicants must be CPR, AED and First Aid certified, and must be certified or working towards certification through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC) or National Strength and Conditional Association (CSCS). Six months minimum experience in the collegiate strength and conditioning field is preferred.
This position will be for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic year and will include duties to cover a 10 month period starting in August and ending in May each year. Included is a tuition waiver for graduate credit hours and a monthly stipend during the 10 months of assigned duties. If interested, please send your cover letter, resume, a list of three professional references (all in one PDF document), and a video of yourself explaining and demonstrating the Back Squat, Bench Press, and Power Clean to Clare Buckman at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Fall 2019 GA Application”. Consideration for a graduate assistant position is contingent upon acceptance into our Master’s program.