Assistant Athletic Director for Sport Performance - Kansas City Athletics, 78700

UMKC Volker Campus
May 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Assistant Athletic Director for Sport Performance - Kansas City Athletics, 78700
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36545
Hiring Department

Kansas City Athletics - Sport Performance

Job Description

Kansas City Athletics is seeking an experienced individual to lead the Sport Performance Department. KC Athletics is Kansas City’s only Division I team and consist of 14 sport programs. This position will design, develop, implement and evaluate evidence and scientific-based strength conditioning programs which may include but not limited to warm-up, flexibility, speed improvement, and injury rehabilitation and return-to-play protocols in coordination with sports medicine staff for assigned teams and programs assigned for evaluation.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership in the development of strength and conditioning related activities for KC Athletics 14 Division I programs.
  • Ensure health and safety, integrity, and education of student-athletes.
  • Train student-athletes in proper strength training techniques, speed, agility and plyometric techniques as well as flexibility and recovery techniques.
  • Provide expertise in the area of strength training and physical conditioning as requested by Head Coach.
  • Work with coaching staffs to develop individualized programs in speed, strength, movement and conditioning for student-athletes, schedule strength and conditioning workouts in cooperation with Head Coach.
  • Establish positive relationships with department staff and other University departments.
  • Research publications, journals, etc., and attend various clinics and conventions to keep up-to-date on new methods in comprehensive integrated athletic performance. Must be able to understand, implement and stay current on all computer related athletic performance programs.
  • Assist in identifying and purchasing of equipment to help maintain and elevate sport programs. Attend various sport practices and competitions.
  • Ensure safety and maintenance of the training facilities and equipment.
  • Oversight Strength and Conditioning staff
  • Additional duties assigned
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in Kinestheisology or related health field and 5 years working in an collegiate athletics.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification (CSCS) through NSCA or Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the CSCCa; Current CPR/AED certifications required; Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) preferred

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, benefit-eligible


$75,000 - $110,000 annual

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs