Strength and Conditioning Coach

Employer
George Mason University
Location
Fairfax, VA
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

Job Details

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics

Job Category: Administrative or Professional Faculty

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Fairfax

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

About the Department:

Educate: Prioritize academic achievement and recruit student-athletes who can be successful academically, strengthen ICA's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and provide consistent education for coaches and sport administrators.
Compete: Position teams to consistently compete for conference success and recruit student-athletes who possess the ability to excel athletically from a conference and national perspective.
Engage: Prioritize the experience and personal well-being of student-athletes, develop and renovate athletics facilities in accordance with University and ICA objectives and priorities, generate resources necessary to support the student-athlete experience, competitiveness, and infrastructure, and foster and inspire partnerships within the department, University, the surrounding community, and the corporate community.

About the Position:

The Strength and Conditioning Staff provides comprehensive training programs to the student-athletes of George Mason University. These programs are to be designed to decrease the occurrence of preventable injury, enhance athletic performance, and provide the student-athlete with a better understanding of oneself, in a safe and efficient manner.

Responsibilities:
  • General Duties:
    • Operates in all areas of responsibility within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Atlantic-10 Conference (A-10), and George Mason University (GMU) guidelines;
    • Assists the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in developing and implementing comprehensive training programs for 3-4 teams and provides a safe environment for the University's student-athletes; and
    • Programs are to be designed to reduce injury, enhance athletic performance and provide the student-athlete with a better understanding of oneself.
  • Administration of the Weight Room and Equipment Maintenance Programs:
    • Assists in scheduling facility use by intercollegiate athletic teams and individual student-athletes; and
    • Responsible for Strength & Conditioning equipment maintenance.
  • Personnel Management:
    • Assists the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in training of any Strength and Conditioning Interns.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and/or the VP of Athletics.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field; degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or another related field of study;
  • First Aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain;
  • CSCS Certification (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the NSCA or hold a SCCC Certification (Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified) from the CSCCa;
  • Demonstrated experience as a strength and conditioning coach at a university, NCAA or professional level;
  • Experience in general maintenance and repair of a weight room;
  • Experience in working with student-athletes from diverse backgrounds;
  • Solid working knowledge and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of strength training;
  • Working knowledge in strength and conditioning programming for college athletes;
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge in designing and implementing fitness regimens;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills;
  • Basic computer skills, including the use of Excel and strength software;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with student-athletes, colleagues, and coaches;
  • Demonstrated motivational abilities; and
  • Valid Driver's License; must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 https://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/vehicle-use/. The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in related field;
  • One or more years of demonstrated experience as a strength and conditioning coach at a university, NCAA or professional level;
  • Three or more years of experience working at the college level;
  • Experience with load monitoring;
  • Experience working with Soccer, Volleyball, or Softball at the collegiate level; and
  • Knowledge of the specific mechanics and training best practices for athletes competing in Soccer, Volleyball, and/or Softball at the collegiate level.

Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for the Strength and Conditioning Coach at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and provide a resume and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: October 20, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 3, 2023

Open Until Filled?: Yes

Mason Ad Statement

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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Company

George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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