Centre College, founded in 1819, offers its students a world of opportunities, highlighted by the nation’s #3 ranked study abroad program, ranked as a top 50 US News national liberal arts college, and recently tabbed as one of the top 100 colleges in the nation for sports lovers, coming in at #47 (across all NCAA Divisions) for student-athlete experience according to Money magazine and Sports Illustrated. Located on 152-acres in Danville, Ky., the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky, Centre is a proud member of the NCAA Division III, a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association.
With groundbreaking this summer, Centre Athletics is constructing the $50 million Initiative for Wellness and Athletics Excellence (IWAE) project. The transformational facility will feature a new indoor fieldhouse, with a 200-meter track plus indoor turf, a 50-meter natatorium, a new baseball facility, plus a new stadium for football, men’s lacrosse, and track and field. Included in this strategic initiative is over 6,000 square feet of additional strength and conditioning space.
Under the supervision of the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach / Director of the Buck Fitness Center, provide assistance in the training of individuals and teams, as well as the day-to-day function of the Buck Fitness Center.
Essential Job Functions:
•Under the direction of the Head Strength and Conditioning coach, serve as the primary Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach for the athletic department; •Oversight of specific sports strength and conditioning program as assigned by the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach; •Assist in the design and implementation of specific strength and conditioning programs that facilitate maximum benefits for student-athletes including individualized, comprehensive and year-round programs for athletics department’s 23 intercollegiate athletics programs; •Assist in the supervision and instruction of all aspects of weight training, conditioning, and nutrition; •Collaborate with coaches and athletic training staff on overall conditioning, rehabilitation and welfare of student-athletes for assigned programs; •Design and maintain student-athlete records and monitor progress of training programs for assigned sport specific programs; •Maintain certifications and continue to further education in the field of strength, speed and conditioning; •Coordinate and oversee daily operation of the Control Desk to assure security and member/guest service policies and procedures are followed; •Create work schedule for Control Desk attendants and monitor substitute list to ensure needed coverage; •Monitor employee work hours and approve bi-weekly time cards; •Supervision and scheduling of work-study employees; •Monitor and approve work-study employee; •Conduct activities in accordance with all Centre College, Southern Athletic Association, and NCAA rules and regulations; •Represent Centre College to students, parents, community, alumni, and the general public; •Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned; •Appreciation of and experience working with a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required. Previous experience with strength and conditioning in a collegiate setting as a student-athlete, student employee, or employee is preferred. The individual selected for this position must either possess a valid CSCS certification or be able to obtain this certification upon being selected for employment.
Knowledge and Skills
Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, are required. Team work attitude and a desire to work in a fast-paced, highly-successful Division III athletic department a must. Knowledge of NCAA and SAA rules and regulations. Previous experience with strength and conditioning or fitness center management is a plus. Current strength and conditioning certifications a plus. Additional qualifications include being self-motivated, visionary, positive, energetic, eager to teach, supervisory experience, and the ability to foster a team environment is needed.
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling up to 100 pounds. Standing and or walking for more than four hours per day.