Department: Athletics & Physical Education Department
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Position Type: Faculty
Posting Date: 08-15-2017
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001215
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesVassar College invites applications for the position of Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. This is a benefit-eligible, ten-month position. The individual will report to the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Welfare. Weekend, holiday, early morning and/or late evening hours are required.
Job Summary: The successful candidate will work with the head coach of all twenty-three (23) varsity intercollegiate teams and four (4) varsity club programs to develop, coordinate, and/or implement strength and conditioning programs for a highly competitive NCAA Division III Department of Athletics. Duties will include but are not limited to:
Development of summer workout and conditioning programs for each program, in conjunction with the coaching staff, that enhance overall student-athlete well-being and athletic performance while reducing injury
Development and scheduling of strength and conditioning orientations and workouts with all head coaches and the individual student-athletes of each team during the traditional and non-traditional segments of each season.
Coordinate with Sports Medicine Staff in the prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
Upkeep and maintenance of records on the strength program of each team and specific individual workouts of each student-athlete
Supervision of the varsity weight room to include training, scheduling and management of student-workers and volunteer coaches
Development and oversight of varsity weight room budget to include maintenance of strength training equipment
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications Required: Bachelor's degree; strength and conditioning certification from a nationally recognized certification program. Certification in CPR, AED and First Aid is mandatory and can be obtained through Vassar College as needed. A valid driver's license, official academic transcript(s) and the successful result of a background check are also mandatory. Preferred: Master's degree in related field; minimum of 3-5 years coaching experience at the collegiate level; demonstrated ability to relate to student-athletes committed to academic and athletic excellence. National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills as well as demonstrated success as a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references (with phone and e-mail addresses.) Word or PDF format is required for all attachments. Applications by e-mail will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by June 16, 2017. For additional information please visit Vassar at www.vassar.edu.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.