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Director of Basketball Performance

deadline 15 July 2021
employer Towson University
type Full-time
website www.towson.edu/jobs

Job Purpose
Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

Towson University Athletics is accepting applications for a Director of Basketball Performance. Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance. The Director of Basketball Strength and Conditioning will lead, administer and oversee the comprehensive strength and conditioning services for men's basketball, student-athletes as well as assigned teams by the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance. This position serves as an integral member of the Athletic Department’s multidisciplinary performance team and will directly communicate and collaborate with head coaches, assistant strength and conditioning coaches, team physicians, athletic trainers, dietitians, sports psychologist, and other exercise science and allied health personnel to deliver comprehensive, practical and evidence-based performance optimization strategies that foster an environment for injury prevention, performance enhancement, recovery, and reconditioning. Duties include but are not limited to evaluating and supervising men's basketball periodized strength and conditioning programs to reduce injury; facilitate comprehensive movement assessments, utilize GPS monitoring systems create daily/weekly GPS reports, enhance total athlete performance, ensure safe equipment usage; emphasis will be placed on implementation, supervision, and teaching progressions for resistance training, cardiovascular, speed, plyometrics, flexibility, and functional movement; as well as maintain accurate electronic records for each team and student-athlete to monitor progress; Other duties at the discretion of the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance as assigned.

Description
- Design and implement comprehensive year-round programming (movement assessments, speed, strength, and conditioning) for the athletic development and enhancement of student-athletes; maintain accurate and timely electronic records for monitoring prescribed and completed program variables
- In coordination with the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, develop and implement: comprehensive injury prevention, performance enhancement, and functional performance screening and testing; utilization of performance monitoring technology (e.g., heart rate monitoring, GPS, sleep monitoring, velocity-based training modalities, etc.) as a tool to better plan and adjust training plans, continuously seek continuing education opportunities and explore current tools and techniques, utilize evolving advances in technology to benefit and enhance each sport's training philosophy and serve the sports coach by providing specific and tangible information regarding their athletes' physical status and abilities.
- Work in conjunction with the Assistant AD of Sports Performance and Sports medicine staff on collaborative performance screening yearly. Be an integral part of an advocate for the high-performance model within the Athletic Department for assigned teams. Collaborate on Rehabilitation plans per medical direction for appropriate modifications. Ensure that nutrition plans are carried out for student-athletes in collaboration with the dietitian.
- Communicate, collaborate and interact with coaches, athletic trainers, administrative staff, and?Towson Research Academy of Collaborative Sport Science to apply evidence-based practice for strength and conditioning. Understand and comply with all department policies and procedures, as well as NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association rules and regulations. Promote execution of the Athletic Department’s strategic plan by adhering to its mission and core values, and acting upon its goals and strategies
- Maintain knowledge of emergency procedures, including CPR/AED and first aid. Comply with all Towson Conditioning policies and procedures and support catastrophic injury prevention.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree and three years of Strength and Conditioning experience
- Must hold credentials from any of the following CSCC, NSCA, or USA Weightlifting
- Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification required
- Demonstrated experience and strong knowledge base in performance and injury prevention program development of the collegiate athletics population
- Experience with the utilization of player monitoring technology, specifically heart rate and GPS data (catapult, playertech, etc.)
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Commitment to student-athlete well being, health & safety in a competitive environment
- Ability to collaborate in a holistic sports performance model with a multi-disciplinary team

Preferred:
- Master’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Science, Nutrition, or a related field
- Experience at the NCAA Division I collegiate or professional sports
- Experience with basketball and/or international Strength & Conditioning Association certification

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate, and the results may affect employment.

Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.

If you are motivated, innovative, and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

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