The Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistantship is a part-time position that will begin in January 2024 and includes tuition remission, a partial meal plan, and a stipend per semester.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Implements and monitors safe and effective strength and conditioning programs to improve physical performance for all student-athletes.
•Test and analyze available data on strength and conditioning of new and returning student-athletes to identify potential levels of physical ability.
•Design training strategies for both injury prevention and to improve sport specific performance.
•Maintains accurate strength and conditioning records.
•Instructs, educates, and supervises all student-athletes regarding proper weight training and flexibility techniques.
•Helps develop and coordinate the schedules of student-athletes while in the weight room.
•Maintains consistent communication with coaches and Wellness and Recreation Director.
•Serve as the Helwig Recreation Center building supervisor on a weekly schedule.
•Complete other duties as assigned by the Wellness and Recreation Director, Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Sport Management, and Associate and Assistant Athletic Directors.
•A bachelor’s degree is required.
•Applicants must obtain acceptance in a North Park University graduate program.
•Applicants must be able to work an untraditional work schedule (i.e. frequent nights and weekends).
•One year of experience is required in positions involving the development and management of sport-specific individual and group strength training programs for men and women.
•Adult CPR/AED with standard First Aid Certification is required upon start of position.
•Must have one of the National Strength and Conditioning Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Certification (CSCS) or Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) or Certified Strength Coach (CSC) upon start of position.
•Committed to and an articulate supporter of the university’s mission, identity, and Christian faith commitment.
•Personal commitment to North Park’s mission of Christian higher education.
If you meet the above qualifications and wish to be considered a candidate for this position, please send a letter of interest, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Ericka Adams, Director of Wellness and Recreation, email@example.com, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. All candidates must complete an employment application at https://apply.workable.com/north-park-university/j/1E1FF7DA7C/. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian university affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church of over 3,200 students from around the country and the world. Located for over 125 years on the land of the Miami and Potawatomi tribes in what is today Chicago’s northside, NPU has recently been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to serving diverse populations. Elevating North Park University’s core distinctives of Christian, city-centered, and intercultural, NPU values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a racially and culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages the nomination and candidacies of persons who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color regardless of gender. North Park University is located in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, one of the most ethnically diverse zip codes in the United States. It is nine miles from downtown Chicago. The North Park campus has often been referred to as an oasis in the heart of the city – a place where students from urban, rural, and suburban backgrounds alike can call home. And all of this within the major metropolitan backdrop of Chicago: one of the w...orld’s largest and most diversified economies, renowned for its museums and music, and voted best large city in the U.S. for four years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler. The mission of North Park University is to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology. Building on our core institutional identity—Christian, city-centered, intercultural—our vision is to create a university of uncommon character and enduring excellence, where faith, learning, and service meet.