Asst Coach, Strength & Conditioning Location:
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NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.
- This is an exempt position and requires working outside the normal 8-5 Monday thru Friday time period, during weekends, and holiday periods.
All coaches have a duty to cooperate with and furnish the NCAA, Big Sky Conference and NAU with truthful and complete information concerning involvement in or knowledge of rules violations as mandated by NCAA Bylaw 10.1. Satisfactory rules knowledge and rules compliance are conditions of employment. This position, in particular, will fully participate and cooperate in compliance-related activities, procedures and evaluation. Coaches are held to strict NCAA guidelines regarding all of the following:
- Athletic Equipment and Apparel
- Coaching Staff Limits and Contracts
- Employment of Student-Athletes
- Institutional Camps and Clinics
- Institutional Certification of Compliance
- Playing and Practice Seasons
- Representatives of the University's Athletic Interests
- Rules Education
- Student-Athlete Eligibility
- Nutritional provision to athletes
- Experience supervising employees
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
Northern Arizona University, a member of the Big Sky Conference, NCAA Division 1, is presently seeking a full-time Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Ideally this position will primarily work with basketball and volleyball, while assisting with football, but final assignments will depend on the characteristics and strengths of the selected candidate.
- Supervise and administer the strength and conditioning program for student athletes of all sports.
- Supervise the graduate assistants as assigned.
- Work closely with the Athletic Training Program and the department medical staff in planning and implementing rehab programs for student athletes.
- Schedule and provide supervision of the weight room and conditioning areas to provide the highest possible success for the student athletes.
- Maintain a safe and effective weight room with a focus on the health and welfare of the student athlete.
- As well as any other duties assigned by supervisor.
- Must have a working knowledge of Olympic lifts and variations.
- Must have a working knowledge of conditioning, speed, and change of direction training.
- Must have a working knowledge of modern periodization models.
- Administer the program in compliance with all University and NCAA rules and fulfill all duties assigned by the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
- Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or related field.
- 3-5 years of experience training a broad and diverse population of collegiate athletes.
- A CSCS or SCCC Certification
- CPR and First Aid Certified
- Master’s Degree in Exercise Science or related field
- Greater than 2 years’ experience as a collegiate Strength and Conditioning coach.
- Experience with Basketball, Volleyball, and Football
- USAW Certification.
- Nutritional Education.
- Demonstrate proficiency with all Olympic lifts and variations
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the sport.
- Knowledge of collegiate athletics and student-athlete demands, including NCAA rules.
- Knowledge of athletic training and conditioning programs and routines.
- Knowledge of athletic equipment care and maintenance techniques.
- Interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated competitive coaching skills in area of sporting specialty.
- Analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Communicates effectively.
- Works effectively with student-athletes.
- Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Commensurate with experience.
**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website.
NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service.
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.
Learning and Development
Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.
October 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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