Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Strength & Conditioning
4 Year Degree
Mission We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.
Vision To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.
Who We Are Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.
James Madison University, a Division I Member of the NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association, is seeking a Director of Basketball Performance. This position will report to the Associate AD for Integrated Health and Sports Performance and will be responsible for the administration of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program for Men’s and Women’s basketball. This position is a full-time, 12-month position with a full comprehensive benefits package. The Director of Basketball Performance will work as a member of the Strength and Conditioning Department. The selected candidate will be expected to maintain a high level of communication and energy, outstanding interpersonal skills and professionalism. This individual will manage and maintain the Strength and Performance room located within the new Atlantic Union Bank Center (http://jmusports.com/feature/AtlanticUnionBankCenter) set to open in the Fall of 2020. The ability to work and function as a member of the Integrated Health and Sports Performance team is also essential.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing and coordinating a high level of strength and conditioning services to JMU student-athletes participating in the Men’s and Women’s Basketball program to include oversight of the development of sport-specific training programs that are scientifically-based, involving periodized/cycled regimen of exercises and drills to optimize strength, power, flexibility, mobility, agility, speed, and/or work capacity—designed to enhance sport performance and decrease injury potential. Will be responsible for teaching proper and safe weight lifting techniques and encouraging and motivating student-athletes to train and perform to their upmost potential. Will be expected to engage in effective written and oral communication with members of the coaching staff, athletic administration, sports medicine staff, and Integrated Health and Sports Performance team; contribute to a team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements and exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the Strength and Conditioning Department. Participation in Performance Team Meetings as part of an overall performance philosophy and mindset within the Integrated Health and Sports Performance Unit will also be expected as well the collection and utilization of subjective and objective measures in making data driven decisions of athlete preparedness and training response. Some weekend and holiday work will be required based on specific sport seasons and team travel schedules. This position requires occasional heavy lifting and the performance of strength and conditioning exercises.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Physiology, Sport Science or related field; NCSA/CSCS certification and/or CSCCa/SCCC certification, master’s degree preferred; CPR and AED certified; applicants must have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience training student-athletes at the collegiate level and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with a collegiate basketball program; thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; must be proficient in the performance, instruction, assessment, evaluation and supervision of multiple weight lifting techniques; the ability to effectively communicate with multiple parties within the athletics department and campus community. It is required for the successful candidate to have a positive mental attitude, growth mindset, demonstrated enthusiasm, positive energy, and the ability to communicate and work collaboratively with members of the Integrated Health and Sports Performance Unit.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: 2-3 years of NCAA Division I experience, experience with Division I Men’s/Women’s Basketball, experience utilizing athlete monitoring/GPS technology.
The successful candidate will ensure compliance with all relevant institutional, CAA, NCAA, and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations.
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.