Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Title: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Date: March 11, 2014
Bridgewater College invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is a full time ten-month position (August 1 to May 30) and reports to the Director of Athletics.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include: developing, directing, leading and implementing weight and strength training, speed, flexibility, plyometric and conditioning programs customized for each intercollegiate sport; communicating with and advising head coaches about the strength and conditioning, pre-game, pre-practice and post-activity needs of student-athletes; providing direct instruction to student-athletes, as well as providing assessment and feedback, in order to assure proper execution of training techniques; documenting student-athletes’ workouts; providing advice and assistance in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries; supervising assistant strength and condition coaches, interns and student assistants with the strength and conditioning program; and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. The successful candidate must be able to work evenings and weekends.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. At least three years’ experience developing and coordinating programs for both male and female intercollegiate athletes in all areas of strength training as well as speed, agility, plyometric, flexibility and cardiovascular training required. CSCS or SCCC certification and CPR/AED certification required. A background in nutrition is a plus. Must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills and have experience supervising and directing student-athletes and other personnel. A demonstrated ability to work productively with coaches, staff and student-athletes is a necessity.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880. Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Bridgewater has a total enrollment of approximately 1,800 students representing 28 states and 10 countries. Bridgewater admitted women from the time of its founding and was the first private liberal arts college in Virginia to do so.
Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.
APPLICATION: Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Bridgewater College is committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.
Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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