Strength Scoop – Thursday July 28, 2016

Thursday July 28, 2016

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Duke: Duke University Sports Performance Department is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill the Fall 2016 internship positions working in Olympic Sports. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. Individuals will also have the opportunity to work with all the Olympic sports training out of the new 13,000 square foot Scott Pavilion Sports Performance facility. The candidate must currently hold minimum a degree in Exercise Science or related field and must hold a strong desire in becoming a colligate sports performance coach. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting staff in the design and implementation of sports performance programs including holding coaching responsibilities, set up and breakdown of training equipment; as well as assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of the facility, and ongoing professional development through the internship curriculum . Preferred Qualifications: Strong work ethic, and highly motivated. Experience working in a Strength & Conditioning or Sports Performance environment; currently hold or working towards a nationally- accredited strength & conditioning certification (SCCC, CSCS, USAW, etc.) Compensation: This is a non-paid volunteer position. Will gain experience as well as future recommendation for employment. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Dan Perlmutter Associate Director of Sports Performance/Head Olympic Sports Performance Coach at [email protected].

Seattle (WA): Seattle University Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for two (2) volunteer UNPAID strength and conditioning intern positions for the Fall 2016 Quarter. Internships will begin August 22 and continue throughDecember 16, 2016. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Division-I Collegiate strength and conditioning setting. The internship may fulfil course credit if necessary. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Assisting strength coaches in the implementation and supervision of strength and conditioning/sports performance programs, daily operations and professional development throughout internship program. Qualifications: Currently pursuing a bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, currently hold or pursuing CSCS, USAW, and/or SCCC certification(s), and a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach. Compensation: This is a UNPAID VOLUNTEER position. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field at the Division-I level, as well as future recommendation for employment. Interested applicants must send cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references to Isaiah Gonzales, Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning at [email protected].

Manhattan College: The Strength & Conditioning Department at Manhattan College is actively seeking applicants to fill our Internship Program, working with all within our program for the 2016 Fall Term (Aug 22ndDec 16th).  The intent of the Internship Program is to provide a several month experience of hands-on training to prepare the candidate to take on the next level position in strength and conditioning as an intern, graduate assistant or full-time strength coach.  Intern Coaches are expected to participate in a comprehensive educational program, including white board discussion and hands-on experience in the following areas: program design, exercise selection and cueing, Olympic lifting progressions and techniques, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, energy system development, regeneration methods, nutritional basics, and facility and athlete management.  Intern Coach Responsibilities are earned and will include various duties within the Jasper Strength & Conditioning Department and different sport teams.  Hours will vary throughout the term and may include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. Requirements: 1) CPR/AED/First Aid 2) Bachelor’s degree and/or current enrollment in a related field 3) Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning at the high school, collegiate, or professional team setting, possess an excellent work ethic and have the ability to take initiative and be pro-active.  Preferred: 1) SCCC, CSCS and/or USAW certifications 2) Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience.  Compensation:  Continual educational resources, access to networking opportunities, potential future recommendation for professional advancement and continuing mentorship beyond completion of the internship. There will be no monetary compensation for this position. With no guarantee, there may be paid opportunities to work camps/clinics during the Summer Term.  APPLICATION (DEADLINE 8/5/16): 1) Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least two to three references (ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ONE FILE, preferably Microsoft Word or PDF, AND NOT EXCEED 3 PAGES IN LENGTH) 2) Send one video file with yourself teaching the Power Clean, Squat and RDL to: Patrick Dolan at [email protected].

Warner University (NAIA – FL): Warner University is looking for a candidate to become the schools 1st full time strength and conditioning coordinator. Certified candidate will work in coordination with the football program. The job description includes implementing the physical and mental development of football players, dynamic stretch routines for practice, sideline management on game day, strength and conditioning program for a calendar year, weight room supervision for the school year, and the reinforcement of the direction of the football program and university, as well as other duties assigned by the Head Coach. Warner University is a small, Christian university located in Lake Wales, Florida. All certified candidates need to have a desire to be part of a Christian atmosphere and be able to uphold that lifestyle. The position pays $25,000 with full benefits. Future responsibilities and salary will expand as the university and athletic programs continue to grow. Please send all resume’s and references to [email protected].

Buffalo: Tom Farniok has joined the staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Eastern Michigan: Head strength coach Ron McKeefery is stepping down from his post after three seasons with the team. We hear that he is moving back to Tennessee, where his family remained when he moved to EMU, and he will serve as the VP of Performance and Education for PLAE. Per source, Fred Hale and Bryan Fink will serve as co-directors of sports performance in his absence.

Belhaven (D-III – MS): Belhaven University, a NCAA Division III institution, is seeking applicants for the position of Athletic Performance Graduate Assistant. These candidates will be responsible for assisting the Director of Athletic Performance in all aspects of coaching and administration of a Div. III strength and conditioning program in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations. Bachelor’s degree in a related major field with experience in collegiate strength and conditioning. Preferred qualifications: SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certification, excellent verbal and computer skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently or in a group setting. Compensation: The opportunity for hands on experience in your chosen profession. GA’s will have responsibility for the strength and conditioning program of multiple teams. The compensation includes a waiver of tuition and fees for graduate school and a $300 per month stipend. To apply, please send a letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to: Reese Bridgman, Director of Athletic Performance at [email protected]

Buffalo: The University at Buffalo is seeking proactive and detailed candidates for an UNPAID Football Strength and Conditioning internship for the Fall of 2016. The start and completion dates are flexible. Candidates can work to earn one coaching spot on “the five” for football as well as assist with other Olympic sports if he/she has interest. Duties will include assisting the strength and conditioning staff with all aspects of physical and psychological development of the football team as well as gaining nutrition experience with the UB athletic fueling station. Candidates should have or be working towards attaining their bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field and at least one of the following certifications or in the process of acquiring these certifications: CSCS, SCCC, CPR. Preferred qualifications: former collegiate athlete, prior strength and conditioning work experience, bachelor’s and/or master’s degree or enrolled in bachelor’s or master’s program. Interested candidates should send a short 1-2 paragraph description of interest in the body of their email, resume in PDF format, and professional references to: Tom Farniok, Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at [email protected].

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