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Director of Strength and Conditioning

DATE POSTED:2014-03-24
POSITION TITLE:Director of Strength and Conditioning
CATEGORY:Professional
PERSONNEL STATUS:Exempt, Full-time, Regular
DEPARTMENT:Athletics/Physical Education
CLOSING DATE:2014-04-08
RESPONSIBILITIES:UMBC is an NCAA Division I program and member of the America East Conference (AE). The Director of Strength and Conditioning reports directly to the Sr. Associate Athletic Director/SWA and is involved in the leading, managing, planning, direction and implementation of UMBCís comprehensive strength and conditioning program. The incumbent is responsible for: designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for all D1 sports; developing, monitoring, documenting and instructing speed, strength, agility and conditioning programs; working closely with coaches to develop athletes; educating and supervising proper weight lifting techniques for student-athletes; tracking student-athletesí progress and team goals during each season; maintaining a safe and functioning weight room for the student-athletes, including equipment cleaning and ordering/replacing equipment; working closely with Sports Medicine to alter training sessions for injured athletes; participating in professional development opportunities to remain up to date on the latest techniques regarding strength and conditioning; supervising the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and ultimately, leading up to two full-time employees plus a graduate assistant; and performing other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Requires a Bachelorís degree in education, exercise science or related field and at least three years (five preferred) of professional experience in strength and conditioning at the D1 level, preferably with basketball. Must have at least one year of experience in a leadership position. Requires certification from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, National Strength Coaches Association and/or be USA Weightlifting Club Level 1 certified by one month upon hire. Must be First Aid and CPR certified. Five to seven years of experience working with D1 athletes, specifically basketball; understanding of NCAA, America East and UMBC rules and regulations preferred. Note: Position requires willingness and ability to work nights, weekends and travel.
SALARY:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION:For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by April 8, 2014 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to: Debee Mathews, UMBC Athletics, 1000 Hilltop Circle, RAC 324, Baltimore, MD 21250, Email: athleticcareers@umbc.edu




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