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Position Detail - Assistant Director of Recreation/Head Sports Performance Coach

Assistant Director of Recreation/Head Sports Performance Coach

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Physical Education/Athletics

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 37.5   

Weeks per year: 52

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; Evening and Weekend Hours Required 

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

The Assistant Director of Recreation/Head Sports Performance Coach is a full-time administrative and coaching position within the Department of Physical Education and Athletics. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities, the successful candidate will design and implement strength training and conditioning programs for 13 varsity athletic programs and support the management of recreational offerings.

Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Assistant Director of Recreation/Head Sports Performance Coach is responsible for oversight of recreational programming and establishing and maintaining a strength and conditioning program for all varsity sports teams. Recreation oversight includes coordination, and scheduling of the Lyons Den (varsity strength and conditioning space), Fitness Center, and drop-in class programming as well as supporting the Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities with building coverage throughout the year. Sports Performance Coach responsibilities include establishing training plans and supervising training sessions with the goals of improving athletic performance, reducing athletic injuries, and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills.

Sports Performance/Strength & Conditioning:
1. Design and implement strength training and conditioning programs in‐season, off‐season, and pre‐season for all varsity athletic programs in a manner that reflects research‐driven practices.
2. Work in cooperation with the athletic training staff in the rehabilitation and strengthening of injured student-athletes.
3. Design and implement policies and procedures for the strength and conditioning program in accordance with the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards Guidelines.
4. Conduct an annual needs‐analysis for each sport team in conjunction with the sport coach and athletic training staff at the conclusion of each sport season to determine sports performance needs.
5. Provide oversight for the Lyons Den and complete an annual budgetary proposal for the program that includes routine maintenance, and purchase of new equipment.

Recreation:
1. Provide oversight of the Fitness Center, including hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluation of student staff.
2. Provide oversight of drop-in classes including scheduling, advertisement, and staffing.
3. Complete an annual budgetary proposal for the Fitness Center that includes routine maintenance, purchase of new equipment, and staffing needs.
4. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology or related field.
2. A current relevant professional certification credentialed by an independent accreditation agency—for example, the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification.
3. Strong working knowledge and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of strength training.
4. Experience and/or expertise in strength and conditioning programming for collegiate populations.
5. Strong motivational abilities.
6. Evidence of ability to interact positively with students, colleagues, and the public.
7. Evidence of strong organizational skills and effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

License/Certifications: A current relevant professional certification credentialed by an independent accreditation agency—for example, the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification.

Compliance Requirements: All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Conference and College rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Annually, each department member must pass the NCAA Division III rules test and complete athletics staff sexual violence prevention training.

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

Working Conditions: Regular evening and weekend hours are involved.  

Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver

Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Application materials must include 1) a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, 2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3 professional references. 

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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