Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Department of Athletics
Apply online at www.desu.edu
Applications will be accepted until position is filled
General Description of the Job
The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach reports to the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and assists in the leadership and supervision of all phases of the day-to-day operations of Delaware State University Strength and Conditioning unit, including but not limited to: development, supervision and management of sport-specific program planning for all Delaware State University intercollegiate sports programs as assigned; assessment of long- and short-term goals for teams and individual student-athletes; communication of program planning with assigned head coaches; establishment of training schedules; supervision of sport-specific workouts; designs programs for year-round speed development, agility and flexibility; effective and timely budget management and equipment oversight; a commitment to community engagement and effective public relations; adherence to NCAA, MEAC, and DSU procedures, policies and regulations.
The following are the functions essential to performing this job.
1. Coaches/mentors student-athletes in their strength and conditioning training
2. Plans and meets with head coaches and strength and conditioning staff regarding sport-specific programming
3. Provides reports and maintains accurate records on all student-athletes
4. Ability to communicate and motivate student-athletics effectively
5. Design and implement speed, strength, and conditioning programs for specific sports
6. Weight room scheduling, supervision and equipment maintenance
7. Consistent compliance with NCAA, MEAC, and DSU procedures, policies and regulations
8. Maintains communication with administrators, coaches and student-athletes
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Demonstrated proficiency in the instruction, assessment, evaluation and supervision of multiple weight lifting techniques, conditioning and sport-specific programming
2. Current NSCA or CSCCa certification(s)
3. First-Aid/CPR/AED certifications
4. Knowledge in the operations, scheduling and administration of a collegiate strength and conditioning program.
5. Two years of collegiate strength and conditioning coaching experience and/or a combination of professional athletics strength and conditioning experience required.
6. Excellent communication, organizational, teaching, public relations, interpersonal, customer service, and supervisory skills;
7. Strong knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
8. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
1. Education: Bachelors degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or a related field. (Master’s preferred)
2. Two years of collegiate strength and conditioning coaching experience and/or a combination of professional athletics strength and conditioning experience required.
3. Current NSCA or CSCCa certification(s)
The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the DSU Fundamentals;
2. Effective interpersonal relationships and communication with student-athletes, support staff, coaches and administrators;
3. Sound fiscal management and stewardship of program resources;
4. Consistent compliance with NCAA, MEAC, and DSU policies, rules, and regulations;
5. Preparation, organization, design, and implementation of effective and successful strength and conditioning programming, scheduling and student-athlete coaching/mentorship;
6. Should demonstrate the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.
Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.
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