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Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning
Department Administration and Athletics (1402)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Athletics Department is seeking an Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning. The position is fulltime, benefits-eligible and annually appointed. The purpose of this position is to develop and manage the strength and conditioning programs for Division I varsity sports as well as to manage the Strength and Conditioning facility.

The UA campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the Sonoran desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year. The metropolitan area is home to 1 million people and is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S.

The University’s strength in undergraduate education and scientific research is paralleled by its excellence on the playing fields, courts, and other venues of its 21-sport Intercollegiate Athletic Program. The Arizona Wildcat compete in the tradition-rich Pac-12 Conference, “The Conference of Champions.” For a more comprehensive view of what makes working in our department unique, please visit the website at www.arizonawildcats.com

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for assisting the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs which include, but are not limited to, strength, speed, conditioning, body profile management, and functional stages of rehabilitation for injured athletes who have been cleared for participation by the medical staff.
  • Instruct in lifting techniques, plyometrics and sprint development.
  • Test and evaluate athletic performance on strength, power, flexibility, body fat percentage and specific conditioning.
  • Assist with counseling and referral of student-athletes to certified nutritionists regarding diet, nutrition, and weight control.
  • Work cooperatively with the Medical Services staff to provide remedial programs for correction of deficiencies as a result of insufficient training or injury.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of a database for assigned student-athletes.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations governing the activity in the weight room.
  • Other departmental duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or a related field
  • At least five years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level
  • At least five years experience as an assistant, or in a similar capacity, working with football and other Olympic sports in college
  • CSCS, CSCCA, USAW, CPR/AED certifications
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology or a related field
  • Experience working with Offensive Line/Defensive Line in off season conditioning
  • Experience working with Track and Field
  • Proficient in FMS and Myofascial release
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22275
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Christopher Allen
callen22@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 12/15/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/02/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/23894

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or a related field; OR, will you upon hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least five years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least five years experience as an assistant, or in a similar capacity, working with football and other Olympic sports in college?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please list all of your current certifications, for example; CPR, AED, USAW, etc..

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents