Tennessee Tech University is a Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reports directly to the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach/Director of Athletic Performance. Responsible for assisting in the coaching, teaching, motivation, and supervision of workouts of student-athletes in a 14-sport Division I athletics program. Assists in program design of sport specific workouts for student-athletes. Leads conditioning drills for selected sports teams. Instructs student-athletes in the correct and safe training techniques for strength training. Assists in the general maintenance of the Athletic Performance Center and associated equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include the initial accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants are required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and electronically upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) references (may upload into “Other Document”) at the time of application. A copy of transcripts will be required at the time of interview (official transcripts required upon hire). Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.
APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Initial screening of applications will begin March 12, 2018; open until filled.
Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in exercise science fitness and wellness or related field. One year of experience (full-time and/or graduate assistantship) involving exercise prescription to improve athletic performance. Certification by a nationally accredited strength and conditioning certification program, such as the NSCA or CSCCA, or be able to obtain certification upon hire and further maintain such certification. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Effective computer skills. Knowledge of and commitment to adhere to NCAA and OVC rules and regulations as well as University policies and procedures. Coaching philosophy complementary to that of the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach/Director of Athletic Performance.
Preferred: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field. Strength and conditioning experience directly with a football program or with multiple sport programs.
Internal Number: 251338-76020
About TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY
About Tennessee Tech:
As a comprehensive university, Tennessee Tech offers 44 bachelor's and 20 graduate degree programs within six academic divisions: Agricultural and Human Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education.
A university that the Princeton Review consistently calls one of the best in the Southeast, Tennessee Tech offers students the true college experience. The University is committed to the life-long success of students in its undergraduate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree granting programs through high-quality instruction and learning experiences.
The University is engaged in scholarly activity, especially basic and applied research, creative endeavors, and public service, with special emphasis on community and economic development. The University supports student participation in a broad array of extracurricular activities as an integral component of its commitment to student life and success.
Small Enrollment, Personalized Setting:
Although our enrollment exceeds 10,800, more than half of our classes have fewer than 25 students. That means students are more than just a numbe...r here and that strong faculty/staff relationships are typical of an education at TTU. Students are immersed in experiential learning. They learn to write and direct plays, build robots, help cardiac patients with nutrition, improve nanotechnology, and more.
A Beautiful Place to Call Home:
Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, a town of about 25,000 residents, TTU offers the best of both rural and urban living. We're situated near scenic state parks like Burgess Falls and Fall Creek Falls, yet around an hour from three of the state's biggest metro areas - Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.
Consistent Top Rankings:
Tennessee Tech University is one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. TTU was one of only three public universities in Tennessee and the only TBR institution on the 2010 list. TTU has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys, earning designation several years in a row as one of the nation's best college educations for the cost. USNews & World Report has chosen TTU as one of the Top Public Schools in the South on multiple occasions, and the University has been chosen as a "Best Southeastern College" by The Princeton Review for several years. These accolades are a reflection of the commitment our university has toward the lifelong success of our students.