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Assistant Strength and Sport Performance Coach - Part Time

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Recreation and Sport Operations, Athletics

Part Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Assistant Coach
  • Job ID: #16903
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Assistant Strength and Sport Performance Coach - Part Time

A 50% part-time, UW- Eau Claire limited staff position is available in the Recreation and Sport Operations department beginning as soon as possible. The working title for this assignment is Assistant Strength and Sport Performance Coach – Part Time with an official title in the Coach title series. This is a Limited appointment as defined in the UWS 15.01 WI Administrative Code. The starting salary will be $32,000 annually (pro-rated to 50% or $16,000).

•    Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or similar field
•    Current CSCS or SCCC certification
•    Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification
•    Experience in program design, organization, and implementation for intercollegiate athletic programs
•    Experience with record keeping of training and testing data
•    Demonstrated ability to maintain professional working relationships with athletic training, academic, and sport coaching staff
•    Communication experience with head coaches

•    Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or similar field
•    One year of collegiate strength and performance experience in an internship or professional internship capacity
•    Demonstrated ability to communicate with student-athletes, administration, academics, and other University staff efficiently and effectively
•    Experience with performance training technology such as TeamBuildr, Freelap Timing Systems, Ballistic Ball, Microsoft office products
•    Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness
•    Desire to pursue additional professional development

The Assistant Strength and Performance Coach assists in the programming and implementation of training for students on campus as well as in the administration of the McPhee Strength and Performance Center.  The individual must work closely with individuals from throughout the campus to ensure quality implementation of strength and performance programming.  Flexibility of schedule is a must, especially in terms of hours worked since early morning, late evening, weekend, and holiday work may be a necessity.

•    In conjunction with the MSPC Head and Assistant Strength coaches, assist in the operational and programming activities of the MSPC to ensure a high-performance environment.
•    Meet with the Head Strength Coach/MSPC Coordinator at minimum on a weekly basis to discuss needs and updates.
•    Program and implement comprehensive training programs for multiple teams within the athletic department.
o    Implement training programs including in-season and off season sessions
o    Lead warmup, speed, agility, lifting and conditioning sessions dependent on program 
o    Utilize multiple forms of technology to implement, assess, and track performance
o    Adjust training plans based off of individual athlete needs. 
o    Set-up communication groups with each team of athletes to increase efficiency and individualization of training.
o    Communicate scheduling, equipment needs, concerns with the Head Strength Coach/MSPC Coordinator.
o    Communicate regularly with Athletic Training staff and sport coaches to create a collaborative environment.
•    Assist in programming and implementing training for the football and swim and dive teams.
•    Attend all Recreation staff meetings, retreats, and trainings.
•    This position is a campus security authority (CSA) position. 

The UW-Eau Claire Strength and Performance staff are housed under the University Recreation and Sport Operations department and provide performance programming for all 25 NCAA Division III athletic teams. We strive to offer student athletes’ opportunities to maximize their abilities through the utilization of a scientifically supported, comprehensive approach, addressing the demands of each sport and developing athletes who are durable, adaptable, and robust. 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.
The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: .You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Assistant Strength and Sport Performance Coach – Part Time  position (Job ID # 16903) and click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
•    Cover letter
•    Resume/curriculum vita
•    Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:
Zac Ruch, Head Strength and Performance Coach;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by Friday, January 29th, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: