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Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
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James Madison University, a Division I Member of the NCAA and Sun Belt conference, is seeking an Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning working with Football and an Olympic Sport assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. This position is a full-time, 12-month position with a full comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date is upon first availability.
Include but not limited to: • Designing strength and conditioning programs, guiding student-athletes through a regimen of exercises to optimize performance and decrease injury potential. • Assisting with the oversight of sport-specific strength and conditioning programs. • Teaching proper weight lifting, speed, agility, energy system development, flexibility, and mobility techniques. • Continue to learn, improve, and educate on the most up to date scientific principles of sports performance. • Maintaining athletic team schedules and hands-on supervising workouts of student-athletes. • Holistic Player development including physical, psychologically and emotional support. • Perform assigned work in a timely manner and meet or exceed all deadlines. • Travel in compliance with NCAA, Sun Belt and JMU regulations and assisting in the implementation of rehab programs prescribed by the doctors and sports medicine staff. • Supervise and mentor student assistants (practicum, internship and volunteer students). • Be a team player in all your communication and interactions with the Strength & Conditioning staff, Integrated Health and Sports Performance Staff, and Athletics Department.
• Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Physiology, Sport Science or a related field • NCSA/CSCS certification and/or CCSCa/SCCC certification • CPR/AED certification • Minimum of 2-3 years' experience training student-athletes at the collegiate level with a thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations • Must be proficient in the performance, instruction, assessment, evaluation and supervision of multiple weight lifting techniques and have the ability to effectively communicate with multiple parties within the athletics department and campus community • A positive attitude, growth mindset, demonstrated enthusiasm, positive energy and the ability to communicate and work collaboratively with members of the Integrated Health and Sports Performance Unit
• Master's degree • 3-5 years of experience and 2-3 years of NCAA Division I experience • Knowledge of High Performance/Olympic development model • FRC/Nutrition Knowledge • Experience with excel, data collection and monitoring
To apply go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/14585 or visit JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F2171. Maximum Starting: $41,000. James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.