Graduate Assistant for Strength & Conditioning

deadline 15 March 2021
employer University of Mary
type Full-time

The University of Mary in Bismarck, ND is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the Strength & Conditioning program. This program develops the physical and mental aspects of training the scholar-athletes at the University of Mary. This position is responsible for assisting the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with operating a collegiate strength and conditioning department and to prepare the Graduate Assistant Coach for a fulltime coaching position at the college or high school level. This position also includes graduate tuition, a stipend, and a partial meal plan.

A key responsibility is the enthusiastic implementation of and personal investment in the University’s “Greatness Through Virtue” whole-person development model.

Candidates will be invited to demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

- Develops, implements, and monitors sport-specific strength training programs and sport-specific speed, agility, and conditioning programs for teams and individual athletes
- Works in partnership with administration, coaching staff, and athletic training staff to provide an integrated program of injury prevention, performance training, and nutritional planning
- Monitors the weight room and safe lifting techniques of student athletes when possible
- Operate/oversee social media accounts for the strength and conditioning department
- Meet with potential student athletes in the recruiting process
- Performs related duties as assigned by Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include:

- A Bachelor’s degree and acceptance/enrollment into a graduate program at UMary is required
- One or more of the following certifications: SCCC, CSCS, USAW, or FMS
- Undergrad in exercise science or related field of study
- Previous coaching experience at high school, collegiate, or professional setting
- Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
- Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
- Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

Knowledge and Skills Required:

- Ability to demonstrate and teach Olympic lifts, power lifts, running mechanics, and change of direction mechanics
- Ability to evaluate Olympic lifts, power lifts, running mechanics, and change of direction mechanics
- Candidate will possess a good work ethic, attention to detail, ability to manage sensitive and confidential student information, and a familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Proficiency in social media use is preferred
- Strong communication skills (oral, written, social media)

We thank you for your interest in the University of Mary. Founded in 1959 by the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the campus overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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University of Mary Marauders Athletics

The University of Mary is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and offers eight varsity sports for women and eight for men. UMary became an active member of the NCAA in 2007. The process took only three years after the NCAA waived the final two provisional years, making the University of Mary’s transition to active membership one of the quickest in the organization’s history. The Marauders began competing in the NSIC in the fall of 2006.

Marauders History

Athletics at the University of Mary began in 1970 when Fritz Fell was brought on board to start a men’s basketball program. Al Bortke succeeded Fell in 1973 as the men’s basketball coach and athletic director and over the next 36 years would develop an athletic program that enjoyed tremendous success at the NAIA level and later in the NCAA Division II. After achieving a record of 335-156 in 16 years as the men’s basketball coach that included 11 20-win seasons, Bortke became UMary’s first full-time athletic director in 1989. During Bortke’s tenure, UMary grew from one varsity sport (men’s basketball) to 19, as the Marauders athletic program became a national power in the NAIA. A member of both the Marauders and NAIA athletic halls of fame, Bortke spearheaded the University of Mary’s move to NCAA Division II.

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Review of application materials will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

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