The University of Missouri - St. Louis, a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Head of Sports Performance. This is a 12 month full time benefited position. Responsibilities include preparing the student-athletes at the University of Missouri – St. Louis for the rigors and demands of intercollegiate competition through the utilization of total athletic enhancement training. The primary function of this position will be to manage the total athletic performance preparation of student-athletes to include, but not limited to: development of training programs; application of appropriate motivational techniques; instruction of student-athletes in the proper execution of weight training exercises, plyometrics, agility drills, flexibility training, speed improvement technique, and conditioning modalities; and communicating with appropriate coaching personnel regarding the needs and demands of the student-athletes. Other duties include assisting in the daily management of Intercollegiate Athletic Department weight training facilities, which include (1) the maintenance of a safe working environment, and (2) assisting in scheduling team usage. Special emphasis for consideration is for the candidate to have knowledge in injury prevention, nutrition and functional movement screening (FMS).
Please be advised, if offered the position, your hiring will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment national background check. TO APPLY: Candidates must submit a letter of application, resume and three professional references online at http://www.umsl.edu/services/hrs/prospective/ehome.html.
Bachelor’s degree required. Must have a minimum of two years of collegiate strength coaching experience. National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) or Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) certification required. (USAW) certification is preferred. Ideal candidate will be experienced in program design and application for a broad range of training systems and sport applications.