The Assistant Sports Performance Coach, serving on a 12-month contract in the Department of Athletics, will serve as the primary sports performance coach for select varsity sport teams; responsible for the program development, instruction and coaching for those sport programs in an effort to prepare them physically and mentally to compete safely and successfully for conference and national titles. This person will also assist the Sports Performance Head Coach in the setup and maintenance of the Varsity Weight Room and general operation of the Sports Performance program.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as the primary sports performance coach for select varsity sport teams (TBD); Develop and monitor sports performance programs for assigned varsity teams; Learn and teach sports performance programs to assigned teams; Direct fitness testing/evaluations, computation of results and evaluation of individual student-athletes; Teach proper lifting technique and assist in spotting; Effectively and properly motivate student-athletes; Communicate and collaborate with Varsity coaching staff regarding sports performance for their teams Assist the Sports Performance Head Coach in the setup and maintenance of the Varsity Weight Room and general operation of the Sports Performance program; Prepare the room for team training; Assist with general maintenance and cleaning of the facility and its equipment Maintain current certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); Make a daily effort to improve knowledge of scientific and practical applications of strength and conditioning concepts and engage in continuing professional development; Anticipate potential injury risks and take measures to remove them; In the event of injury, implement emergency medical procedures Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics, Deputy Director of Athletics and/or Sports Performance Head Coach
Current CSCS certification.
One to three years’ experience developing comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for collegiate or professional athletes.
Understanding of, and appreciation for, the legal and ethical principles of gender equity, inclusivity, and diversity.
Current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications; certified strength and conditioning specialist through the national strength and conditioning association.
Additional Salary Information: The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Washington University competes at the Division III level of the NCAA and is a founding member of the University Athletic Association (UAA). Washington University sponsors 19 varsity sports and has won 22 national team championships, 200 UAA conference championships and finished in the top 5 of the Director's Cup for 11 consecutive years.
Washington University is a private, coeducational ...university with national and international status as a major teaching and research university. Undergraduate enrollments number approximately 6,300.
Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.