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Assistant Strength & Performance Coach

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Recreation + Intramurals, Recreation and Sport Operations

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Associate Recreation Specialist
  • Job ID: #17236
  • 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 & Performance Coach

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Recreation and Sport Operations department beginning  August 1st 2021. The working title for this assignment is Assistant Strength and Sport Performance Coach with an official title in the Recreation Specialist title series.  This is a renewable assignment, contingent on performance and funding.  The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 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 efficiently and effectively communicate with student-athletes, administration, academics, and other University staff
  • Experience with performance training technology such as TeamBuildr, Freelap Timing Systems, Ballistic Ball, Google products, Microsoft office products
  • Experience working with volunteer interns in a supervisory capacity
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusiveness
  • Desire to pursue additional professional development

 DUTIES:

The Assistant Strength and Performance Coach helps manage daily operations of the 7,800-square foot McPhee Strength and Performance facility. The position assists in managing the Strength and Performance program for athletes and general student population. The MSPC is a shared-use facility serving the needs of Recreation, Athletics, and Kinesiology.  In assisting with this type of facility, the individual must be a liaison and work closely with individuals from throughout campus and the community to ensure quality customer service.  The individual must be flexible in terms of hours worked; late evenings, weekends, and holiday work will be a necessity.

The Assistant Strength and Performance Coach is responsible for assisting with program design, implementation, monitoring and improvement. Other responsibilities include communication with coaches, athletic training staff and administration, while maintaining and organizing training records and facility supervision. Applicants must possess outstanding people skills, leadership skills, and a desire to improve the athletic performance of our MSPC members and student athletes while bringing energy and passion to the Recreation department.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  • Coordinate strength and conditioning programs for assigned varsity athletic teams, Recreation sport clubs, and general student population.
  • Work with the Head Strength and Performance Coach, athletic coaches, and athletic training staff with the development and implementation of comprehensive in-season and off-season strength and conditioning programs to improve athletic performance for 25 university-sponsored programs. It is essential to be in compliance with all NCAA guidelines, rules, and regulations.
  • Utilize multiple forms of technology to implement, assess, and track performance.
  • Deliver programming to student athletes through TeamBuildr software.
  • Make adjustments to training based off testing results.
  • Meet with the head Strength and Performance Coach (at minimum) weekly to review programming, scheduling, and facility needs.
  • Set-up communication groups with each team of athletes to increase efficiency of training.
  • In collaboration with the Head Strength and Performance Coach, facilitate professional development and programming curriculum for students enrolled in the undergraduate apprenticeship program.
  • Assist in management of facility including enforcement of policies and procedures.
  • Communicate extensively with head Strength and Performance Coach on facility hours and collaborative programming.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge in this competitive field.
  • Attend all Recreation staff meetings, retreats, special events and trainings.

 UNIT:

The UW-Eau Claire Strength and Performance Department provides 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: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .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 & Performance Coach position (Job ID # 17236) and then 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; ruchzj@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by Wednesday, June 16th, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 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 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  (https://www.uwec.edu/files/8/annual-security-report.pdf) .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/files/787/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf).

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

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 will change in November 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.