The Director of Strength and Conditioning is responsible for managing, leading and overseeing all aspects related to the operations of the Strength & Conditioning Department. The position requires a high degree of knowledge, experience, passion, energy and enthusiasm to lead a department which develops D’Youville student-athletes to reach their highest potential mentally and physically, reduce injury, increase consistency and confidence in performance, and contribute to higher winning percentages, ECC championships, and unrivalled student-athlete experiences. All programming in strength & conditioning should be specific and prepare our student-athletes to meet and exceed the demands of the sport and modified to meet the athlete's position requirements.
Overview: 1. The Director of Strength and Conditioning will be responsible for all phases of program development for 15 NCAA Division II teams. Programming includes Olympic lifts, functional strength and power exercises, flexibility and pliability for body management, balance and coordination, quality of movement and athleticism, and linear and multi-directional speed development exercises to meet the demands of the athlete's position, level, event and sport. 2. Instructs the team, group or individual student-athletes in the safe, correct, optimized and efficient execution of exercises to obtain the desired results as well as ensure the health, and mental and physical safety of the student-athlete. 3. Instructs student-athletes in safe and effective spotting techniques and procedures to optimize the effects of the exercise. 4. Instructs student-athletes in body management such as correctives, pre-habilitation, and re-generation exercises to reduce unnecessary injuries, and increase in consistency and confidence in competitive performance. 5. Responsible for all phases of managing and developing staff of graduate and intern-level strength & conditioning coaches. 6. Cooperative and collaborative interaction with department, campus members and sports coaches for an integrated team approach. 7. Responsible for oversight of strength & conditioning spaces, including identification of equipment needs and maintenance. 8. Participation in fundraising and revenue generation activities. 9. Planning and scheduling of on and off field strength & conditioning sessions.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work non-traditional business hours including evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of NCAA rules, education and training.
Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.
Ability to execute supervisory techniques, leadership training, and appropriate team operation.
Knowledge of appropriate computer programs as they relate to the position.
Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience.
Strong administrative and organizational skills.
Master’s or Juris Doctorate degree and four years of experience in NCAA Athletics.
Experience with management and oversight of employees.
About D'Youville College
D'Youville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity.Founded in 1908, D’Youville is an MSCHE-accredited, independent Catholic institution located in the city of Buffalo, New York. D’Youville offers its 3,000 students preeminent education in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in allied health professions, education, business, and liberal arts.D’Youville’s success is built on the commitment that our students learn how to think critically, work with others, be leaders, and communicate effectively – all skills employers look for in the people they hire. D’Youville is an exceptionally collegial and exciting place to work and learn. Its motivating plan for the future and expanded outreach to the region, state, nation, and global community provide wonderful opportunities.D’Youville is situated in the Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood, one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic neighborhoods with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years. The city is in the midst of a remarkable transformation, including a redeveloped waterfront and revitalized neighborhoods. Buff...alo is home to several Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, Frederick Law Olmstead parks, and of course, the chicken wing!Join us, and be a part of Buffalo’s renaissance.