The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (UWL) seeks applications for the Assistant Sport Performance Coach.
The Assistant Sport Performance Coach position will have the opportunity to bring knowledge, excitement and dedication to the UWL Sports Performance Program. They will provide leadership and direction in the areas of strength and conditioning, as well as overall student-athlete well-being, for a nationally successful athletics program.
The individual will be a valued member of the Athletics Staff and will contribute to the mission of UWL’s nationally recognized Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, which is “Building Champions. In Sport. In School. In Life.” The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the Division III ideal and the important role that intercollegiate athletics can play in higher education. The person must be prepared to work potentially long and irregular hours to help all of the UWL sport programs pursue WIAC and NCAA championships.
Assistant Sport Performance Coach (37.5%, 9-month appointment). The individual will serve as an assistant coach in the Sports Performance Center and be one of four strength and conditioning coaches employed by UWL Athletics to provide UWL student-athletes with program development, instruction, and coaching in the critical areas of strength and conditioning. The successful candidate must hold a national strength and conditioning certification, and have experience developing comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for collegiate or professional athletes. Working with the staff, this assistant will collaborate with their specific teams coaching staffs and the UWL Sports Performance Center Staff to develop and implement training regimens for more their assigned teams in the UWL Sports Performance system.
The Intercollegiate Athletics Program values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from women and persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Over the last decade the 19 intercollegiate athletic teams have garnered 67 national championships. UWL is a key member of the respected Wisconsin
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and has won 382 league titles. UWL prides itself on a successful Division III athletic program with broad-based student participation and a balanced student athlete philosophy supported by our history of 76 Academic All-Americans.
Strength and conditioning certification from a nationally recognized certification program.
Experience developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs with collegiate or professional athletes.
Master’s or other post-graduate degree.
Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCC) credential, or National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential.
One to three years of relevant collegiate strength & conditioning coaching experience.
Understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III ideal.
Contact information (name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address) of three professional references
All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to:
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the con...tributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.