Head Strength Coach
Working Title Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance
Eastern Washington University is seeking an Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance to serve the 14 Division I sports programs housed in the athletic department. This position will report to the Associate Athletic Director for Student Success. It is the responsibility of the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Performance to design, organize, implement, facilitate, oversee and evaluate all facets of the Athletic Strength and Conditioning Program. This includes the educational, monitoring and supervisory components. This position will work closely with the other areas of the athletic department including, but not limited to, equipment, sports medicine, and compliance. A successful candidate will also work collaboratively with relevant constituent groups. This position will serve in an advisory role to the Athletic Director in evaluating all aspects of strength and conditioning for all student-athletes and to provide insight into possible improvements that can be made for all.
It is the responsibility of the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance to inform and educate Athletic Department personnel, student-athletes and support staff regarding all policies and procedures integral to strength and conditioning, insure they have collaborated with the Sports Medicine Staff to thoroughly design a coverage plan and emergency medical procedures for on and off-season conditioning and lifting. It is the responsibility of the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance to seek program input, design the programs by sport and gender, mentor and supervise the assistant and see that the strength and conditioning program is engaged and functioning at a high level.
On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.
This is an open recruitment, three days' notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.
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About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt or, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Successful applicant will be required to pass a background check for continued employment.
Travel may be required a minimum of fifteen (15) nights per year for various conferences and athletic events; as required for athletic practices and events.
Applicants must be able to maintain a thorough knowledge of NCAA and institutional rules, regulations and policies.
If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at [email protected]Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in a related field
- Minimum of three (3) years full-time experience working in a collegiate strength & conditioning program, or professional sports or a related area.
- Must possess USAW1 certification.
- Must possess one of the following certifications: 1.CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), 2.SCCC (Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified)
- Need to be First Aid/CPR/AED certified within the first 30 days of employment.
- Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
- Master's Degree in a related field
- Five (5) years of experience working in collegiate strength & conditioning, with a minimum of three at the Division I level.
- Experience working with a Division I FBS or FCS football program in a strength & conditioning position.
- Additional strength & speed training certifications (i.e. FMS, ISSN Nutrition, P.E.S. NASM)
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