Valdosta State University Blazer Athletics Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistantships (Multiple Openings)
The Valdosta State Athletic Department is accepting applications for multiple Strength & Conditioning graduate assistant positions. Graduate assistants will help promote the Blazers’ 12 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs. Valdosta State University is a member of the highly competitive Gulf South Conference and won the NCAA Division II National Championship in Football in December of 2018. The Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistants will receive a monthly stipend in addition to tuition remission (not fees).
Responsibilities include, but not limited to, design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for assigned sports, assisting with other sports when needed, provide instruction for safe and effective lifting techniques and equipment use. Also track performance, strength progress, and communicate regularly with head coaches and athletic training to collaborate on program design and modifications.
All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in health and human performance related field, and have a strong desire to pursue a career in the strength & conditioning 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) Appointment contingent on candidate being accepted to the VSU Graduate School in the program of the applicant’s choosing.
All graduate assistantships are renewable for two consecutive years (two years total). The 2nd year appointment is contingent upon successful completion of GA duties and responsibilities which includes maintaining a minimum of six graduate credits each semester of assistantship and maintaining at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. The candidate appointed to the position will receive a yearly stipend of approximately $6000 in addition to a tuition waiver. This person must be willing and able to work daily office hours and nights and weekends throughout the academic school year including vacation periods. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license.
Preferred start date: August 2021
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by June 1, 2021. Send cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to: Lonnie Maddox, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org or Logan Schild at email@example.comValdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31698