Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Strength & Conditioning
4 Year Degree
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Cornell University is a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to the following: excellence in academics and athletics; gender equity and diversity in its programs; a well-balanced and broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. Athletics and Physical Education offers a diverse program of intercollegiate athletics competition, physical and outdoor education, recreational services, and intramural sports, plus wellness programs for faculty and staff and fitness centers for the entire Cornell community.
Cornell University is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week, 10 months per year) Assistant Coach for Strength and Conditioning to join their team. This position assists the Associate Athletics Director for Strength & Conditioning in all phases of the strength and conditioning program at the university. The Strength and Conditioning program aims to promote injury prevention and performance enhancement through the implementation of science based sport-specific training techniques. In this role, you will: support the design and implementation of testing programs and sport-specific exercise prescriptions; instruct student-athletes in the proper and safe techniques of several strength and conditioning activities; and counsel student-athletes in the area of performance enhancement. The Assistant Coach also contributes to facility maintenance and supervision. This position will assist the Associate Athletics Director for Strength & Conditioning with football, in addition to oversight of other teams as assigned.
Please note: There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.
Expertise in demonstrating a variety of strength, agility, speed, and conditioning exercises, drills and techniques with student athletes across several sports programs.
The ability to manage multiple competing priorities and anticipate needs of a program.
Effective interpersonal and customer service skills to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing with a variety of customers, and be poised to serve as a good steward of the university.
Extensive lifting of equipment, often heavy. Spotting of participants during strength and conditioning training.
Extensive mental and visual concentration necessary during periods of instruction and supervision in a potentially hazardous environment. Must be constantly alert for injury and/or accidents involving complex equipment.
Occasional exposure to blood when athletic injuries occur.
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field.
Knowledge of the development, implementation and administration of strength, conditioning, speed, flexibility and testing programs.
Current certification by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) as Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS).
Previous collegiate strength and conditioning coaching experience.
Master’s degree preferred in Exercise Science/Kinesiology or related field.
Minimum of one years’ experience working in a football strength and conditioning setting, preferably at the collegiate level.
USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach Certification
Internal Number: WDR-00026324
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