Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Strength & Conditioning
Seattle University is a highly selective, independent, Catholic, Jesuit institution adjacent to downtown Seattle, and is seeking a dynamic and proven athletics department professional to serve as its Head Strength, Speed and Conditioning Coach.
Located on Capitol Hill, one of Seattle's most vibrant neighborhoods, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and currently enrolls more than 7,400 graduate and undergraduate students within nine schools and colleges. Seattle University is among the most diverse independent universities in the West: 40 percent of its students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds and students come from 77 nations and all 50 states. Seattle University employs approximately 1,500 faculty and staff and has an annual operating budget of over $210M.
The university's athletic program fields 20 Division I intercollegiate teams (9 men's and 11 women's) and is comprised of more than 350 student athletes. The Redhawks, Seattle University's athletic teams, compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in all sports and have an excellent track record of achievement both on the field and court and in the classroom. In the five years with the WAC, the Redhawk teams have a combined 31 WAC conference titles, including both team and individual championships.
Position Summary Seattle University has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and skilled educator to serve as Head Strength, Speed and Conditioning Coach and join our community. This position provides leadership, instruction and program support in the area of physical and mental performance training specific to the strength, speed and conditioning development of 350 student-athletes. The university sponsors 20 NCAA Division I sports, with primary team sports being: basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball.
Essential Job Functions Reporting to the Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations, the following are the key responsibilities of the Head Strength, Speed and Conditioning Coach:
Solicit head coach team objectives and priorities and design and implement goal-specific, year-round training programs for teams and student-athletes.
Provide instruction and motivation to student-athletes and teams on proper multi-joint sport movements to enhance power, speed, flexibility and performance capacity.
Ensure a safe, equitable and inclusive environment for all student-athletes within all strength and conditioning facilities and in all activities.
Collaborate with sports medicine personnel to provide holistic care, conduct movement screening and devise injury prevention protocols. Play active role in the reconditioning of student-athletes returning to activity from injury.
Coordinate all aspects of day-to-day performance training procedures and operations, including the management and scheduling for the Connolly Complex Athletic Performance Center.
Supervise weight room personnel, which may include graduate assistants and/or student interns.
Make recommendations regarding equipment and manage budget for maintenance and repairs of the weight room equipment.
Actively maintain professional knowledge base and credentials by researching industry scientific and clinical advancements.
Marginal Job Functions Develop annual coaches (instructional) clinic, primarily for court surface sports. Assist with sports nutrition education and meal planning. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree required. Two years related experience at the NCAA Division I level or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. A successful candidate must have a strong knowledge of, and commitment to, NCAA rules and guidelines.
Current National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS) or Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) certification required.
Demonstrated willingness to support and engage diversity and gender equity. Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, WAC, or any athletics conference in which Seattle University is a member or may join, and other established bodies that govern or oversee intercollegiate athletics. In the event Employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of these organizations' constitutions, bylaws, rules or regulations may have taken place, Employee shall promptly report the same to the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at the University. Employee shall cooperate fully and completely with any investigation of any alleged violation, whether such investigation is conducted by the University, NCAA or any other duly authorized agency or individual. All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision, and values.
All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.
Preferred Qualifications Master's or advanced degree with three to five years related experience at the NCAA Division I level. Strong working knowledge of multi-directional speed and agility. Understanding of motor learning stages and the physiological management of stress. Muscle tissue and energy systems recovery. Strong sense of pedagogy. Possess demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with internal and external constituencies for the purpose of advance the program.