DIRECTOR, OLYMPIC STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
|Req #: ||141395 |
|Department: ||INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Job Location Detail: ||Husky athletic facilities |
|Posting Date: ||01/11/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Shift: ||VARIED |
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our website Benefits page. |
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
Our Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has an outstanding opportunity for a Director, Olympic Strength and Conditioning.
This position will report to the Senior Associate Director of Athletics. The Director of Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning is responsible for the direction of the Strength and Conditioning department. This includes hiring and development of employees serving as strength and conditioning coaches for the Olympic Sport teams (all sports except Football). This person will establish a unifying set of core training principles, standards for teaching and coaching, as well as a code of conduct applying to each full-time coach and intern working in strength and conditioning. They will also be responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program for 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and 500 student- athletes in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA).
This position will keep UW on the cutting edge of developing athletes physically through the use of technology (e.g., heart rate monitoring, GPS, sleep monitoring, velocity-based training modalities, etc.) as a tool to better plan and adjust training plans. Remain ahead of the curve through continuing education and the exploration of current tools and techniques. Utilize evolving advances in technology to benefit and enhance each sport's training philosophy and serve the sport coach by providing specific and tangible information regarding their athletes' physical status and abilities.
Lead, evaluate, and supervise a staff consisting of 5 full-time assistant strength and conditioning coaches plus interns. Promote an environment where the development, health and safety of each student-athlete is the foremost priority. Work collaboratively with head coaches, assistant strength and conditioning coaches, team doctors, athletic trainers, nutritionists and sport psychologists to ensure that systems are efficient and effective to best benefit student-athletes. Coordinate the disbursement of NCAA approved supplements in cooperation with the Head Athletic Trainer. Uphold the integrity and adhere to the rules of the University of Washington, the NCAA, and the Pac-12. Maintain accurate records for each team and student-athlete in accordance with the specific programs designed for each sport. Ensure that the Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning is appropriately monitored and maintained. Communicate (directly or through staff) with coaches in a timely manner with respect to issues involving members of their respective teams. Prepare and monitor the annual operating budget including recommendations regarding equipment purchases and maintenance. Assist with recruiting related functions as needed. Other duties as assigned.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
| The successful candidate will possess at minimum a Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) in Exercise Science, Physical Education, or combination of related experience and degree. At least 6 years of experience in strength and conditioning, preferably at the Collegiate Division 1A or professional level. |
The successful candidate must possess strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and have working knowledge of basic spreadsheet and word processing programs. Experience working with a diverse population and staff; experience in budget management. Possess a current accredited national certification, i.e. CSCS, SCCC, or ACSM.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours; CPR Certification or the ability to obtain.
| Master's degree preferred.|
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.