Graduate Assistant – Strength & Conditioning
The Graduate Assistant Position for the Strength and Conditioning program is about developing the physical and mental aspects of training the scholar-athletes at the University of Mary. This part-time position is responsible for assisting the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with operating a collegiate strength and conditioning department. The goal of this position is to immerse one in all aspects of running a collegiate strength and conditioning department and to prepare the Graduate Assistant Coach for a fulltime coaching position at the college or high school level.
Candidates will be invited to demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.
Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:
Develops, implements, and monitors sport-specific strength training programs and sport-specific speed, agility, and conditioning programs for teams and individual athletes
Works in partnership with administration, coaching staff, and athletic training staff to provide an integrated program of injury prevention, performance training, and nutritional planning
Monitors the weight room and safe lifting techniques of student athletes when possible
Operate/oversee social media accounts for the strength and conditioning department
Meeting with potential student athletes in the recruiting process
Performs related duties as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include:
Bachelor’s degree required and full-time enrollment in a graduate program – must meet eligibility requirements for admission to Graduate Studies at the University of Mary
One or more of the following certifications: CSCS, SCCC, USAW, or FMS
Undergrad in exercise science or related field of study
Previous coaching experience at high school, collegiate, or professional setting
Ability to demonstrated and teach Olympic lifts, running mechanics, and change of direction mechanics
Candidate will possess a good work ethic, attention to detail, ability to manage sensitive and confidential student information, and a familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Proficiency in social media is preferred
Strong communication skills is preferred
Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ
This position also includes:
· Graduate Tuition waiver
· A stipend is provided
· A partial meal plan is provided
In keeping with the University’s strategic plan Vision 2030, this position requires thoughtful commitment to the University’s unique philosophy of collegiate athletics (please see the Athletic Strategic Plan Greatness through Virtue). Candidates will want to demonstrate clearly in their application materials both an ability and a willingness to understand and champion this vision, which is the bringing together of sport and true virtue.
University of Mary Marauders Athletics
The University of Mary is a member of NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and offers ten varsity sports for women and eight for men. U-Mary became an active member of the NCAA in 2007. The Marauders began competing in the NSIC in the fall of 2006.
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Review of application materials will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.
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