Assistant Strength Coach
Job no: 496618
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Athletics & Recreation
The Department of Athletics & Recreation at Bucknell University is seeking applicants to join the staff as Assistant Strength Coach. This is a full-time, exempt, benefits eligible position. Primary job responsibilities will be the design, implementation, and scheduling of sport specific strength and conditioning programs for assigned sports. Must be proficient in Olympic and strength training movements, exercise selection and training theories/philosophies. This position reports to the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
All Athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
1. Assigned primary oversight and implementation responsibilities for Division I student-athletes participating in 6-8 varsity programs.
2. Assist with the planning, scheduling, and overall comprehensive development of weight training programs for the 27 varsity D-1 intercollegiate athletic programs.
3. Provide certified and safe instruction in the use of weight machines, free weights, and conditioning equipment.
4. Conduct testing and evaluation of student-athletes to effectively monitor desired training outcomes.
5. Maintain the weight room by taking inventory of equipment and recommend upgrades to equipment as needed as part of the department’s overall risk management planning.
6. Promote commitment, teamwork, and develop a working relationship that establishes rapport with, and ensure open lines of communication with, the sports medicine staff in the monitoring, design and implementation of rehabilitation programs for injured athletes.
7. Educate and promote good nutritional guidance and supplementation information for the health and performance of the student-athletes.
8. Oversee volunteer Strength Interns and educate them in program-development skills and lifting techniques.
9. Perform additional duties as needed.
1. Bachelor's degree in Strength Training or a related field of Exercise Science
2. Candidate must have either the NSCA-CSCS or CSCCA Certification
3. CPR/AED certification
1. Master’s Degree and one year of collegiate strength and conditioning experience
2. Excellent computer skills and the ability to effectively work with others
3. Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and student-athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives
4. Attention to detail, Integrity, and a high level of initiative
5. Working knowledge of medical and physiological terminology
6. Familiar with NCAA rules and regulations
7. Proficient in coaching Power Lifting and Olympic style lifts
8. Experience with the Bridge Athletics programming platform that powers robust workout design, delivery, and monitoring.
9. Experience with the Bod-E Comm2 (Near Infrared Body Composition Analyzer)
1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of above average-weight objects and standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.
Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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