Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance - (190000SC) Job Purpose Towson University, a Division I member of the Colonial Athletic Association, is seeing an Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance. This position will lead, administer and oversee the comprehensive strength and conditioning services for student athletes. Serve as an integral member of the Athletic Department's multidisciplinary Performance Team and will directly communicate and collaborate with head coaches, assistant strength and conditioning coaches, team physicians, athletic trainers, dietitian, sport psychologist and other exercise science and allied health personnel to deliver comprehensive, practical and evidence based performance optimization strategies that foster an environment for injury prevention, performance enhancement, recovery, and reconditioning. Duties include but are not limited to leading, evaluating and supervising the daily operations of the strength and conditioning program; facilitate comprehensive movement assessments, supervision, design and implementation of periodized strength and conditioning programs that reduce injury, enhance performance, ensure safe equipment usage; emphasis will be placed on implementation, supervision and teaching progressions for: resistance training, cardiovascular, speed, plyometric, flexibility and functional movement; as well as maintain accurate electronic records for each team and student-athlete to monitor progress.
Description The Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance will design and implement comprehensive year-round programming (movement assessments, speed, strength and conditioning) for the athletic development and enhancement of student-athletes; maintain accurate and timely electronic records using Team Builder for monitoring prescribed and completed program variables. They will lead, evaluate, and supervise strength and conditioning staff consisting of 6 members; create and manage weight room schedule that services 19 varsity sports; conduct regular staff meetings to ensure lines of communication with staff are open; oversee and manage timely and accurate record keeping; in conjunction with department administrators, create, distribute, and ensure compliance with strength and conditioning program policies and procedures; complete performance reviews annually; delegate administrative tasks to ensure proper facility management.
In coordination with the Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Performance, medical staff, and TRACS, they will lead the development and implementation of: comprehensive injury prevention, performance enhancement, and functional performance screening and testing; utilization of performance monitoring technology (e.g., heart rate monitoring, GPS, sleep monitoring, velocity-based training modalities, etc.) as a tool to better plan and adjust training plans, continuously seek continuing education opportunities and explore 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. Additionally they will manage, oversee, and balance the operating budget for the Weight Room. Create and utilize budget for facility enhancement, equipment maintenance, and day to day operations. Communicate, collaborate and interact with coaches, athletic trainers, administrative staff, and Towson Research Academy of Collaborative Sport Science to apply evidence based practice for strength and conditioning. Ensure all staff are maintaining continuing education in the field as well as participate in department meetings in sports performance. Prepare and analyze reports as needed for Sr. Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine and Performance. Perform other duties at the discretion of the Sr. Associate Athletic Director Sports Medicine and Performance as assigned.
Qualifications Bachelors in kinesiology, exercise science, or exercise physiology, sport sciences, and three years of strength and conditioning experience required. Must show demonstrated experience and strong knowledge base in performance and injury prevention program development of the collegiate athletics population. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to student-athlete well-being, health & safety in a competitive environment. Ability to collaborate in developing a holistic sports performance model. NSCA or CSCC and First Aid/CPR/AED Certification.
Master's Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sport Science, Nutrition or related fields
Experience at the NCAA Division I collegiate level or in professional sports
Experience with leadership and working in diverse environments
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required. Apply To view and apply to current job openings please visit www.towson.edu/jobs Office of Human Resources 8000 York Road Towson, Maryland 21252-0001
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