Director of Strength & Conditioning - Olympic Sports Pay Grade 44 General Description: This position is responsible for the supervision and development of all strength, speed and conditioning programs for in-season and off-season training for the following sports: baseball, basketball, cheer/dance, golf, rowing, tennis, track & field/cross country, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, and volleyball. Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee the design and implementation of all strength, speed and conditioning programs for in-season and off-season training. Supervision of all full-time assistant strength coaches and staff. Budget oversight with authority to approve and commit funds to acquire equipment, resources, and supplies. Collaborate with the Sports Medicine unit to develop strength and conditioning injury rehab programs. Manage Olympic Sports budget and make fiscal recommendations for maintaining and upgrading facilities. Research proven industry standards and best practices to stay current on latest technology and programming. Educate strength staff and student-athletes on safe and effective lifting techniques. Perform administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Strength & Conditioning. Effectively motivate staff and student-athletes to achieve maximum potential in all areas of performance. Per NCAA rules, assist during on-campus recruiting events for prospective student-athletes. Conduct fitness testing, computation of results and evaluation of individual student-athletes to access effectiveness of strength and conditioning program. Attend meetings at the discretion of the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Promote Tennessee Athletics Strength & Conditioning through speaking, camps, and clinics. Strategically collect and analyze data collected from varied technologies employed to assist student-athletes to enhance training effects, recovery and optimize performance in collaboration with coaches and sports performance team. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Strength & Conditioning Collaborate with Director of Sports Nutrition to help Educate Student-Athletes.
Qualifications Required Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. CPR Certified required. Current certification in at least one of the following required: CSCS-NSCA, SCCC/MSCCC-CSCCA, or USAW-USA Weightlifting. Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience required as a strength coach with professional and/or NCAA Division-1 level athletic programs or equivalent. Preferred experience designing & implementing strength & conditioning programs at NCAA Division-1 level, or equivalent. Background in training high caliber athletes preferred. Skills: Professional attributes needed for position include excellent communication skills with administrators, coaches, athletic training staff, nutrition staff, student-athletes, and other strength coaches. Excellent organizational skills and detailed documentation abilities required. Behaviors: Demonstrated behavioral expectations include: Unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness. Adherence to university, SEC, and NCAA rules and regulations. Commitment to the Athletics Department and University's mission. Ability to work with cross-functional teams and to foster teamwork. Ability to work with diverse populations in a positive manner.
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