Position Type

Exempt/Full-time; 10-month or 12-month position.

 

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

 

Benefits

Comprehensive Benefits Package (including employer-paid individual health insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability), Vision & Dental Plan Options, Retirement Plan with School Contributions, Paid  Sick & Personal Leave (PTO), and SACS Tuition Discount eligibility.

 

Position 

The Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for establishing and maintaining a strength and conditioning program for all sports, with the three major goals of improving athletic performance, reducing athletic injuries, and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills. The Strength and Conditioning Coach devises training plans according to sound scientific principles, supervises training sessions, evaluates athletes, maintains athlete records, and teaches strength and conditioning, athletic periods and physical education classes as needed. The Strength and Conditioning Coach meets regularly with sport coaches to determine what the athletes need to work on. If working with an injured athlete engaged in rehabilitation, the Strength and Conditioning Coach will consult with the sports medicine or athletic training staff. The Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for maintaining the strength and conditioning facility, and for establishing policies, plans, and procedures for the safe and professional operation of the facility.


 

Essential Job Functions

  • Design and implement strength training and conditioning programs in-season, off-season, and pre-season for all school-sanctioned male and female athletic programs in a manner that reflects research-driven practices.
  • Work in cooperation with the sports medicine or athletic training staff in the rehabilitation and strengthening of injured athletes.
  • Facilitate collaborative relationships among sport coaches, sports medicine, and the strength and conditioning staff.
  • Design and implement policies and procedures for the strength and conditioning program in conjunction with the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards Guidelines.
  • Develop systems for tracking athlete attendance and athlete progress in conjunction with the sport coaches.
  • Conduct an annual needs-analysis for each sport team in conjunction with the sport coach and the team’s athletic trainer at the conclusion of each sport season.
  • Annually conduct and review a departmental risk management plan.
  • Complete an annual budgetary proposal for the program that includes routine maintenance and purchase of new equipment.
  • Determine and reinforce expectations for athlete conduct that mirror the school’s expectations for curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Peripheral Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and instruct strength and conditioning classes, athletic periods, and physical education classes as needed.
  • Coordinate a co-curricular novice level program exposure for grades 6-8 that services as a strength and conditioning introduction reflecting research-driven practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Requirements

  • BS in Kinesiology or related field.
  • A current relevant professional certification credentialed by an independent accreditation agency – the NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.
  • Current standard first aid, CPR, and AED certifications.
  • A strong working knowledge and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of strength training.
  • Experience and/or expertise in strength and conditioning programming for high school populations.
  • Strong motivational abilities.
  • Evidence of ability to interact positively with student-athletes, colleagues, and the public.
  • Evidence of strong organizational skills and effective oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements

Ability to demonstrate the appropriate skills and techniques to be used by the athletes. Ability to visually monitor athletes. Sitting, standing, lifting, and carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, squatting, climbing stairs, kneeling, and moving equipment up to 50 pounds.

 

Equipment/Materials Handled

Must know how to operate strength training equipment, automated external defibrillator (AED), and sports aid equipment.

 

Work Environment

Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality. Work surfaces will vary from concrete to grass to hardwood floors. Job responsibilities require both inside and outside assignments. Interruptions of work are routine. Flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision. Evening and weekend work will be expected. Must be able to work under stressful conditions.

 

Application Process

  • Download the professional staff application from our website, at sachristian.org/employment
  • Use the fillable PDF to digitally complete your application.
  • Save a copy to your computer.
  • Submit your application and the following requested documents to cmitchell@sachristian.org. (Application, Resume, and Copies of Transcripts/Certificates)

Application Deadline

Until the position is filled.


 

Apply for this position

For questions, contact Christy Mitchell at cmitchell@sachristian.org or 210-340-1864 x507.