Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Job at Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

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  • Missouri Southern State University
  • Joplin, MO

Job Description

The Head Strength and Conditioning Coach provides staff a safe and functional environment for the purpose of developing cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance and specified training to the student-athletes in compliance with Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) and NCAA policies.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

Develops schedules for all sports/athletes on a team and/or individual basis.

Establishes training programs specified for each team/student athlete to fit their needs.

Interacts with coaches and athletes to improve the strength and power base and develop correct exercise techniques.

Conduct a strength and conditioning program in compliance with all applicable NCAA, MIAA, State, National and Institutional rules and regulations while actively promoting a culture of compliance.

Coordinates Individualized programs to improve physical conditioning to enhance sport performance.

Investigates and researches strength and conditioning techniques.

Tests and evaluates new strength and conditioning approaches and equipment to determine value with regard to assigned sport.

Interacts and communicates effectively with student-athletes on a regular basis.

Supervises weight room and oversees the maintenance of a clean and positive environment.

Works closely with the athletic training staff to develop injury / surgery rehabilitation of student-athletes.

Oversees interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Performs other related duties as required.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Master’s degree in Kinesiology and/or a sports training program with emphasis on health promotions or related field required.

Requires a certification with either Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or USA Weightlifting (USA-W).

Four years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

CPR/AED/First Aid Certification is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to be flexible in working long hours with many student athletes.
  • Ability to demonstrate a professional philosophy that supports student athlete welfare and is in accordance with MSSU and NCAA policies.
  • Requires the ability to be accountable for inventory/property management.
  • Requires the ability to manage the budget within assigned department.
  • Requires the ability to oversee purchasing authority up to $5,000.
  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.
  • Requires the ability to use or repair small/light equipment.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of a computer keyboard); reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone). The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Must be able to use strength and condition equipment and demonstrate approaches and techniques of strength and conditioning. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color perception, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation

Job Tags

Flexible hours,

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