The Associate Director of Olympic Sports Performance is responsible for developing and administering strength and conditioning programs for men’s and women’s athletic teams at Temple University. Under the direction of the Assistant Athletics Director of Olympic Sports Performance, the Associate Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and scheduling of all Olympic Sports in the Weight Room, for conditioning, and for practice responsibilities. The incumbent will provide supervision of Olympic Sport Strength & Conditioning staff. Additionally, the Associate Director will design and implement programs to improve the athletic performance of student-athletes. In addition to sports performance, the Associate Director of Olympic Performance will be required to implement programs for injury prevention, via corrective exercise protocols. The Associate Director works alongside the Assistant Athletics Director of Olympic Sports Performance and the athletic training staff to protect and preserve the health, safety, and welfare of all student-athletes. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Must possess at least four years related post-undergraduate experience. Demonstrated experience as a Strength and Conditioning coach at the Division I collegiate level. Demonstrated experience supervising the physical conditioning, weight-training and nutritional education of student-athletes. Prior experience instructing and coaching proper techniques of mobility, plyometrics, speed, agility, explosive and traditional lifting, core training and metabolic conditioning. Demonstrated experience working with coaches in developing sport specific programs. CPR, First-Aid, and AED Certification (or willingness to obtain) is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of Strength and Conditioning best practices.
Knowledge of physical conditioning, weight-training and weight/ dietary programs of student-athletes.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and athletic administration.
Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to customer service.
Demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse student population.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Strong integrity and character, and must share a commitment for knowing and complying with NCAA, Conference and University rules.
In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.