Head Strength & Conditioning Coach/Academic Wellness Center Manager

deadline 06 August 2019
employer Daemen College
type Full-time

Department: Athletics
Official Title: Strength & Conditioning Coach
Organizational Unit/Department: Athletics
Work Location: Academic Wellness Center/Daemen Athletic Facilities
Title of Immediate Supervisor:Director of Operations/Assistant AD for Sports Medicine Performance
Title of Other Positions Reporting to this Position: Graduate Assistants, student workers, interns

Purpose of Position:
Academic and Wellness Center Manager Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Academic and Wellness Center (AWC) Fitness Center and Gymnasium. This includes but is not limited to: leading membership sales, soliciting and managing group rentals, schedule and manage student workers, supervise fitness center, intramural and recreational programming.

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Responsible for developing and conducting appropriate, safe and effective sports-specific strength, conditioning and performance programming for the Daemen Athletics intercollegiate student-athletes and teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Manager, Academic and Wellness Center:
-Work in collaboration with Daemen Athletics Operations team.
-Establish, update and implement AWC Fitness Center policy/procedure manual
-Oversee all aspects of hiring and training a student work force to cover the hours of operation for the Academic and Wellness Center (AWC).
-Train and Manage the student work force assigned to the AWC in collaboration with the Daemen Athletics Operations Team.
-Market, promote and increase fitness center membership opportunities to students, faculty/staff and community.
-Oversee the AWC membership system, database and issuance of membership cards.
-Assess risk management; develop protocols that address and solve concerns or issues.
-Develop, schedule and promote fitness class opportunities
-Develop, schedule and promote intramural opportunities and events.
-Manage facility with maintenance department to insure cleanliness and appropriate sanitizing schedule.
-Maintain all fitness and gymnasium equipment and schedule regular maintenance intervals.
-Identify, hire and coordinate Fitness Class instructors to design and implement personal training and fitness class opportunities.
-Manage communication, AWC website and daily marketing initiatives.
-Provide general oversight of facility rentals in coordination with the Daemen Athletics Operations team.
-Develop working relationships with other departments that share space in AWC- collaborate on events and activities whenever possible.
-Develop systems to track use and be able to recommend equipment upgrades

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Strength and Conditioning Coach:
-Coordinate workouts for intercollegiate athletic programs with Coaching staffs of each sport during in-season, out-of-season, and summer months.
-Develop and track strength and conditioning programs and activities of intercollegiate varsity athletes in collaboration with Sports Medicine staff and sport coaches.
-Provide suggested strength and conditioning information to Daemen College community, including information on proper use of athletic conditioning equipment.
-Educate sport coaches and student-athletes on flexibility, strengthening and conditioning programs to help prevent injuries and optimize performance.
-Educate, counsel and advise sports coaches and student-athletes on health-related issues, including nutrition and substance abuse in consult with the Daemen Athletics Sports Medicine staff.
-Follow established emergency action plans for Daemen Athletics facilities including off-campus venues.
-Follow and assist with enforcement of all policies/procedures as outlined within the AWC Fitness Center policy/procedure manual, including codes of conduct and rules of use for the facility and equipment.
-Apply a team approach with the Sports Medicine staff and Coaches to ensure that student-athletes participate only when physically able and that any physician instructions are understood and followed.
-Consult with the Sports Medicine Staff for guidance and or training restrictions of injured student-athletes, and report back on their progress and or limitations.
-Responsible for maintaining accurate training records and team programs via a file system and or TrainHeroic software package.
-Provide immediate first aid for injuries and refer student-athletes to sports medicine staff and or emergency medical facilities when necessary.
-Report all student-athlete injuries, urgent care / emergency facility and physician referrals to sports medicine staff; complete an accident report promptly as needed (e.g. Athletics "excess insurance" claim form).
-Maintain privacy of all (new and returning) student-athletes' current contact, emergency contact, health insurance, consent and health-status documents and waivers.
-Provide movement screens and or assessments on student-athletes, as needed, to develop an individual preventative or "corrective" exercise plan.
-Assist in budgeting, ordering and inventory of AWC Fitness Center / Gymnasium supplies.
-Maintains professional credentials by engaging in professional development and satisfying continuing educational requirements set forth by the respective credentialing body (e.g. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and or the New York State Education Department (NYSED) as needed.
-Operates the program under the rules and regulations of the College, the NCAA, and the ECC; understanding that an employee can be suspended for a period of time without pay or terminated if found to be involved in significant or repetitive violations of NCAA regulations
-May require frequent evening and weekend hours; may also necessitate early morning hours.
-Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Operations, Asst. AD for Sports Medicine & Performance and/or Athletics Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Bachelor's degree (Exercise Science or related degree)
-Maintain current First Aid, CPR/AED certifications.
-Professional management of students, athletic facilities and/or fitness center.
-Must be able to work long periods under conditions requiring moderate physical demands.
-Tolerate long periods of standing, frequent bending, stooping, walking and lifting.
-Requires exposure of outdoor elements and the ability to tolerate extreme weather conditions.
-Ability to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
-Valid driver's license required. License must meet insurance company rules and regulation for driving underwriting criteria.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Masters Degree and previous collegiate strength and conditioning coaching experience
-Ability to implement a dynamic and motivating fitness programming.
-Ability to supervise groups of diverse individuals
-Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
-Ability to market programs effectively to diverse student and adult populations using social media, website, and other direct resources and methods.
-Ability to access and solve risk management issues in fitness programs and equipment

Required Professional Certifications
Possess and maintain an acceptable NCAA strength and conditioning certification:

-College Strength and Conditioning Coach's Assn (CSCCa) Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) or Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC)
-National Strength and Condition Assn (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Position is full time, 12-month administrative, professional exempt and requires evening and weekend hours.
Daemen College is an AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women, veterans, people of color, individuals with disabilities and candidates who will contribute to and support the cultural fluency and diversity of our campus. Apply directly at