Director of Sport Performance (Men's Basketball)

Job description

Job Title: Director of Sport Performance (Men's Basketball)
Job ID: 13770
Full/ Part Time: Full-Time
Job Code: 1038
Department: Athletic Corporation

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Salary Range: $4,160-$5,833 (commensurate with experience)

Note: The position includes full benefits. This is a full-time, exempt position. Athletic Corporation employees are at-will.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the oversight of the daily operations of the strength and conditioning facility and programs for varsity student-athletes; the development and implementation of athletic performance enhancement programs for men's basketball and other sports as assigned and other administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Associate Athletics Director.

Position Summary:

  • Provide a high-level of service, including but not limited to the development of athletic performance enhancement programs as it relates to injury prevention, and performance enhancement (strength development, power development, year-around planning, recovery, sport science, etc.).
  • Organize a scientific-based periodization protocol that progressively stimulates the athlete's development of the necessary strength and metabolic needs.
  • Stay current with knowledge of and be in compliance with NCAA catastrophic injury and death prevention recommendations, including but not limited to acclimatization methods and emergency action plans and development of strong working relationship with institution's NCAA Athletics Healthcare Administrator.
  • Collaborate with Sports Medicine and Nutrition to determine best practices to impact the performance of student-athletes as well as return-to-play protocols.
  • Implement a screening process to evaluate injury risk from impaired or compensatory movement patterns leading to chronic overuse and muscle strains.
  • Evaluate and maintain performance records and monitor progress of assigned student-athletes.
  • Maintain a professional level of communication between sport coaches, administrators and staff.
  • Develop the weight room budget and maintain expenditures within budget parameters.
  • Equitably and effectively hire, train, supervise and evaluate subordinate staff and student workers.
  • Assign strength and conditioning staff to each sport team.
  • Be responsible for the unit's compliance with NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations.
  • Prepare reports and documents in support of NCAA and other agencies and organizations as required.
  • Administer and oversee the proper maintenance and care of equipment and machines.
  • Plan and budget for the replacement of equipment as needed and select and order equipment.
  • Be versed in and follow department policies and procedures for purchasing, business operations, human resources, etc.
  • Establish and enforce weight room operating procedures and hours of operation.
  • Perform all other aspects of administering a collegiate strength and conditioning facility.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proficiency in computer use: Microsoft office suite, email, etc.
  • Ability to:
    o Show enthusiasm and a positive attitude on a daily basis
    o Effectively communicate with strength staff, coaches, administrators and student-athletes
    o Understand the importance of cleanliness of facility and safety when dealing with blood borne pathogens and skin contact
  • Ability and willingness to support the diversity and equity commitments of the department
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and project a professional attitude
  • Ability to communicate at a high level and the ability to work well with many people.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights/weekends and occasional travel.
  • Open minded and receptive towards new ideas and information
  • Ability and willingness to support the equity and diversity commitments of the department.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of various ethnic, racial and socio-economic groups.

    Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in physical education, exercise science or related field
  • Minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of experience or equivalent in strength and conditioning of student athletes
  • CSCCA or CSCS accredited National Certification as required by NCAA regulations
  • CPR certification
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in the design and implementation of safe and effective sport performance programs for a variety of sports

    Preferred Skills:
  • Master's Degree in kinesiology or exercise science concentration
  • Experience working within a Division I college institution
  • Experience providing strength and conditioning programming for a Division I basketball team
  • FMS or Fushionetics certification
  • Leadership experience and management skills

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    Job No:
    Posted: 8/15/2019
    Application Due: 8/29/2019
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