Position Summary: The Department of Athletics is seeking an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Athletic Director.
The mission of the OSU Department of Athletics is to Go Build Excellent, Authentic, Visionary Student-Athletes (GO B.E.A.V.S.).
The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach assists in the organization, administration and promotion of all aspects of the Oregon State Strength and Conditioning (Athlete Development) Program.
This position specifically designs, maintains, supervises, and evaluates the Strength and Conditioning Program for assigned sport(s) and each specialized position the sports afford. Please note: This position will not be the strength and conditioning coach for Football, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball or Baseball.
Coaching includes instruction and athletic supervision of the athletes, program management for the specific area assigned and preparation of recommendations to the Head Coach/Director and Director of Athletics.
The Assistant Coach will adhere to the policies set forth by direct supervisors, Head Coach/Director and Athletic Director, as well as Oregon State University, the PAC-12 Conference and The National Collegiate Athletic Association
Position Duties: 55% COACHING / INSTRUCTION Provides consultation and expert advice to Head Coach and team members regarding the progress of each student athlete relative to their specific position for assigned sport(s). Prepares, plans, conducts, and evaluates practice sessions, as directed. Teaches individuals and groups of players specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice, during season and off-season. Teaches progressions and drills during daily practice time. Is available to coaches and players before, during and after practices.
20% TEAM ADMINISTRATION Plans long and short-term strength and conditioning objectives for the team under the leadership of the Head Coach. Establishes strength and conditioning training requirements and regiments for members of the team.
15% SUPERVISION Provides leadership, supervision and direction for assigned students. Plans, assigns, and reviews work. Establishes goals for each position and assesses performance through completion of evaluations. Mentors students and develops plans that improve skill set and competency.
5% RECRUITMENT Prepares and distributes recruiting information. Participates in campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents. Works with populations that have a functional age of under 18.
5% CAMPUS & COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION Interacts with various campus offices, departments, as well as individual faculty and staff members. Serves as guest speaker at public events on behalf of OSU Athletics.
Current certification in either National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and / or Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC).
In addition to the above requirements, all candidates must have current certification in CPR, AED and First Aid.
Two (2) years of full-time NCAA or professional strength and conditioning coaching experience with a demonstrated competency in the safe and effective development of strength and conditioning training and with the necessary training to respond to emergency situations arising from that training.
In addition a successful candidate will have a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
Former Collegiate Student-athlete.
Strength and conditioning experience in either NCAA or Professional Soccer