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Sport Performance Graduate Assistant Lion Athletics - Texas A&M University-Commerce

deadline 31 July 2020
employer Texas A&M University - Commerce
type Full-time

Texas A&M University - Commerce, a NCAA Division II institution, which competes in the Lone Star Conference, invites applications for the position of Sports Performance Graduate Assistant Coach.

TAMU-Commerce has over 400 student/athletes in various highly competitive programs. Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. The program is designed to provide each participant with a holistic and valuable practical experience in the field of Strength and Conditioning.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
-Assist the Senior Director of Sports Performance/Director of Sports Performance with all assigned tasks
-Attend weekly training seminars on teaching correct techniques for appropriate workout regimens
-Teach athletes proper technique and perform diagnostic bio-mechanical analysis of an athlete’s movement
-Program design & responsibility for 1-3 assigned sports teams
-Maintain a neat and clean facility for use by varsity student athletes
-Assist in supervision and safety, including but not limited to spotting of heavy lifts
-Assist with the input of test data, research, and testing, and discussion of professionalism, & budgets,
-Effectively and properly motivate athletes to achieve maximum potential in all areas of performance
-Make sure all weights are in proper place throughout the day
-Help monitor the training of injured athletes
-Assist with F.A.S.T.E.R. fueling station.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Sports Performance or Director of Sports Performance


Minimum Qualifications:
-Potential candidates must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning.
-Candidate must be accepted into a Graduate program at the university and maintain satisfactory progress towards degree completion to maintain the position.
-Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
-1-2 years of coaching experience in the weight room, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Bachelor's degree in Strength & Conditioning or related field from an accredited
university or college.
-2-4 years of Coaching experience in the weight room, or any equivalent combination of
education and experience.
-Proficient in Excel

Compensation:
-Pay for Graduate Assistant includes six credit hours and $8,000 stipend per academic
year
-Out-of-state candidates may be eligible for an In-State tuition waiver

Certifications Required:
-CSCCa - SCCC or NSCA - CSCS
-Current CPR/AED

Physical Requirements:
-Ability to lift 45lbs at a time
-Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
-Must be able to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, to perform job
responsibilities.
-Must handle any confidential information accordingly.

Notifications:
-This position is security-sensitive.

**ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO TAMUC GRAD SCHOOL BEFORE THEY CAN BE CONSIDERED.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES - MUST ALSO SUBMIT ONE EMAIL TO THE SENIOR DIRECTOR OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE, JOE CALDWELL - JOE.CALDWELL@TAMUC.EDU WITH A SINGLE PDF FILE IN THIS ORDER - COVER LETTER - RESUME - CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES - PUT (TAMUC SPORTS PERFORMANCE GRAD ASSISTANT; LAST NAME, FIRST NAME) IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A BACKGROUND CHECK AND GRAD SCHOOL ADMISSION. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.