Missouri State University

5693 Assistant Strength/Conditioning Coach

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Assistant Strength/Conditioning Coach

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5693

GRADE UN

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Head Strength/Conditioning Coach

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Athletics

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for the development and management of individual and group strength training programs for men and women student-athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program under the supervision of the Head Strength/Conditioning Coach.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably with an emphasis in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or Physical Education.

Experience: At least two years of experience is required in positions involving the development and management of sport-specific individual and group strength training programs for men and women.  Experience with development and management of strength training programs at the college/university level is preferred.  Any experience in management of a health/fitness or weight training facility is preferred.  Student-athlete experience, in any sport at the collegiate level, is preferred.

Skills:  Excellent communication skills, supervisory and management skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

License: Certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) must be attained within one calendar year of the date of hire.  Current CPR/First Aid certifications required and must be maintained throughout the course of employment in this position. 

Effort: Scope of the positions requires the ability to perform and/or demonstrate various physical strength exercises, and to assist others performing those exercises.

Other: The scope of the position requires frequent evening and early morning work. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Enables men and women student-athletes to perform to their physical potential in their sport through the development and management of individual and group weight, strength and fitness training programs; develops programs by evaluating current physical conditioning, having a knowledge of the various sports and associated exercises, tailoring strength programs for specific needs, demonstrating proper performance of exercises, correcting mistakes; manages programs by monitoring progress and providing an assessment of development.

2. Reduces the likelihood of sports-related injuries or the aggravation of such injuries during practice sessions and scheduled contests by being knowledgeable of the injuries sustained in the sport and proper prevention methods, directing appropriate pre-training session and pre-contest preparations and warm ups, and working with qualified sports medicine personnel or athletic trainers during all training sessions and contests. 

3. Abides by and complies with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Missouri Valley Conference rules, academic standards, requirements, and policies of the University, and all guidelines and policies of the Athletics department and reports any concerns of compromise or violation of rules, standards, guidelines or policies to the Director of Athletics or the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance.

4. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

5. Contributes to the overall success of the University's intercollegiate athletics program by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

SUPERVISION

The Assistant Strength/Conditioning Coach is supervised by the Head Strength/Conditioning Coach with input from athletic coaches and exercises supervision of student assistants.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

DECEMBER 2011