Job Description- The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department is looking for a Graduate Assistant that is dedicated to working with our basketball teams assisting the strength and conditioning coaching staff.
Directly oversee development and implementation of training programs for multiple student-athletes
Collaboratively work with assigned sport coaches to create in-season and off-season training programs specific to individual student-athlete and program needs
Work closely with Athletic Training, Nutrition, and Psychological Resources to create tailored programs consistent with individual student-athlete needs, restrictions, and other modifications
Provide support to the Basketball Strength and Conditioning staff with each facet of strength and conditioning program
Independently manage, supervise, and control the day-to-day operation of the weight room
Participate in all staff meetings, projects, and professional development
Upkeep/maintain the organization and the pristine of all weight rooms
Other duties as assigned
The graduate assistant appointments include a full waiver of graduate tuition (student is responsible for paying associated fees), a monthly stipend, health insurance coverage and other benefits provided to athletics department employees (benefits vary, but may include complimentary admission to athletic events).
Graduate Assistants are required to work an average of 20 hours per week during the academic year.
Required Education: Bachelor's degree. Must be current or incoming OU Graduate Student and enrolled in the SPRING, SUMMER and/or FALL semester(s) worked. If not yet enrolled for classes, please attach document explaining actual or estimated application and/or enrollment date in the area reserved for class schedule. Applicants need not be admitted into the Graduate College to apply. However, no offer of employment will be extended without verification of Graduate College and program acceptance and enrollment. Please be advised of Graduate College and intended program deadlines which may be sooner than graduate assistant application deadlines.
Must attach class schedule OR documentation explaining estimated application/enrollment date
Must obtain and maintain current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications
Current CSCS or CSCC Certification required
Bachelor’s Degree in an exercise science-related field OR an equivalent combination of education/job-related experience
Ability to develop and implement comprehensive strength and conditioning programs
Must have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently in addition to being a positive member of a team
Strong computer literacy, including Microsoft Office suite
Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to changes and work with tight deadlines and under pressure
Must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays
12-24 months’ experience as a college or professional strength and conditioning coach
Maintain knowledge and compliance of NCAA, Big 12, and institution rules and guidelines.
Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds, plus be able to bend, pull and push to demonstrate proper form as needed
The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff, and for the communities that we engage.
Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.
Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?:Yes
Internal Number: 212212
About University of Oklahoma Athletics Department
The University of Oklahoma is a Division I institution and is a member of the Big 12 Conference. There are approximately 550 student-athletes in 23 intercollegiate athletic programs. The mission of the Oklahoma Athletics Department is to inspire champions today and prepare leaders for tomorrow by providing an excellent environment to enable student-athletes to achieve their highest academic, athletic and personal aspirations.