Graduate Assistant

deadline 31 August 2019
employer Concordia University, St. Paul
type Full-time

Job Summary:

The Graduate Assistant of Strength and Conditioning reports to the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and assists in all aspects of strength and conditioning for student-athletes.

Please Note: This position requires the willingness and ability to work, as well as occasional travel, mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays as dictated by sport assignments.

Specific Responsibilities:

Develops strength and conditioning programs for male and female student-athletes with review from the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Supervises and coordinates strength and conditioning programs for men's and women's sports as required.

Responsible for strength testing and evaluation for assigned sports.

Responsible for strength and conditioning programs which elicit safe and correct execution of exercise technique.

Effectively communicates with athletic trainers and coaches on exercise protocol.

Participates in regular meetings with strength and conditioning staff, athletic training staff, athletics staff, etc.

Promotes the Strength and Conditioning program at Concordia University, St. Paul at requested times including but not limited to the recruitment of prospective student-athletes.

Represents the Department at University, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, and national-level conferences and professional development opportunities as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Has a desire to implement and grow a sports performance (ie. Heart rate monitors, GPS, velocity based training, etc) program.

Assists in implementing CSP Strength and Conditioning’s intern program.

Possesses an attitude and a passion to grow and develop as a professional.

Assists in daily maintenance of strength and conditioning facilities.

Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the CSCCa or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA within one year of hire.

Maintenance of CPR, AED and First Aid training required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree preferred.

Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the CSCCa before employment starting date and maintained throughout appointment

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education or related field.

Previous strength and conditioning coaching experience with collegiate student-athletes preferred.

Knowledge of rules and regulations of the NCAA, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and Concordia University, St. Paul.

USAW Certification

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Items submitted by Wednesday August 21, 2019 will be given priority consideration.

Interested candidates with required qualifications should email their cover letter, resume’ and references to Put “CSP - Graduate Assistant” in the subject line.

Start date:

Successful candidate will begin September 2019. Classes will begin Winter Semester.