Strength Scoop – Thursday June 29, 2017

Thursday June 29, 2017

UCF: The University of Central Florida Sports Performance department is now accepting applications for 2-3 open positions for the fall 2017 internship program starting August 21st and lasting through December 8th with the opportunity to continue into the spring semester. This internship is for Olympic sports ONLY (no football). Selected individuals should expect to gain experience working with all Olympic sports at the University of Central Florida. Applicants should be highly motivated, eager to learn, and possess the desire to be involved with high-level collegiate athletics. Applicants should be working toward a degree in Exercise Science, or hold an undergraduate degree in the respective field and be working towards an accredited certification (CSCS or SCCC). Accepted interns should expect early mornings, long days, and evening hours. The internship curriculum includes the opportunity to learn directly from the sports performance staff through team training sessions, as well as involvement in weekly staff meetings and intern education workshops designed to prepare interns for real life situations and to sit for the CSCS exam and/or the SCCC exam. You will be assigned to complete various different assignments including an annual program for a selected sport, a professional portfolio, and experience a professional mock job interview by the conclusion of the semester. This is strictly a VOLUNTEER internship. There will be no monetary compensation for this position; however, selected individuals should expect to receive valuable experience with various Division 1 athletic programs. Interns will also earn a letter of recommendation at the completion of the internship (contingent upon performance). Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Mallory Benard at mbenard@athletics.ucf.edu.

Southeastern Louisiana: Gerry Pacitti was been hired as the Assistant Director of Athletic Performance at Southeastern Louisiana University. We understand that he will serve as the Football and Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach.

FIU: Florida International University is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Intern for the FALL 2017 semester. Successful candidates will be working with Football and a variety of Olympic sports. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. Must have a strong work ethic and a desire to become a strength and conditioning coach. If you are interested, send a brief cover letter and resume to mgebert@fiu.edu.

Washington: University of Washington Olympic Strength and Conditioning department is now accepting applications for volunteer intern positions for Fall 2017. Interns will assist the strength and conditioning coaches in the day-to-day operations of the department and will have the opportunity to work with all of the University of Washington’s Men’s and Women’s Olympic Sports. In addition, the educational curriculum includes weekly round table discussion, assignments, and projects led by the strength and conditioning staff. Successful candidates must display a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and a desire to become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. In addition, they must be committed to enhancing themselves and the department through a continued eagerness to learn and develop professionally. Candidates must possess or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in exercise science or a related field. Finally, candidates must be working toward or currently certified by the CSCCA or NSCA. This is an unpaid volunteer position primary responsibilities with the Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department. Dates: Early September to early December How to apply: Please submit a copy of your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Nic Higgins at higgin@uw.edu.

Gardner-Webb: Gardner-Webb University Athletic Performance Department is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Athletic Performance Assistant (Strength & Conditioning). Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, Baptist-related university in Boiling Springs, NC home to 22 NCAA Division I Athletics Programs in the Big South, SOCON, & CCSA Conferences. This is a 1-year appointment with the opportunity to renew & move into a Graduate Assistant position. The intended start date is August 2017. The position is subject to a university background check. Responsibilities: Assisting in all aspects of the Gardner-Webb Athletic Performance program, design and implementation of sport specific training programs for assigned sports teams. Candidates past working experiences & strengths will be taken into account in assignment of specific teams. Ability to effectively teach and execute proper technique of lifts and drills; supervision of team workouts; assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the Athletic Performance Facility & compliance with all appropriate university, Big South Conference, and NCAA Rules/Regulations. Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate area of specialization with at least 1-2 years of experience in Athletic Performance (Strength & Conditioning) at the NCAA, professional or Olympic level. Candidate should be working toward or obtain a certification through the CSCCa (SCCC), NSCA (CSCS), USAW, PES or FMS, as well as CPR / AED certification. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs & Athletic Performance (Strength & Conditioning) related technology is highly encouraged. If interested, please email or mail cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references to Director of Athletic Performance Chris McCormick at gardnerwebbap@gmail.com. Review of applications will be ongoing until position is filled.

Arkansas Tech (D-II): Arkansas Tech University has an IMMEDIATE opening and is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the Strength & Conditioning Department. This position is a 2 year contract with a full tuition waiver towards the Masters Programs at Arkansas Tech University, where we offer a M.S. in Strength and Conditioning Studies (More information can be found via this link. Duties and responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to: assisting with supervision and execution of strength training, conditioning, speed, and agility programs for assigned sports, and assisting with Football. The position holds the opportunity for full responsibility for four to five teams on campus, based on experience. Compensation: Up to 18 credits tuition waiver per fiscal year (June 1-July 31) and a monthly stipend. Requirements: Candidates must have a strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach while working untraditional hours, have an exceptional work ethic and time management skills, have a bachelor’s degree, must pass a background check, and must be accepted into one of ATU’s graduate programs. Candidates should also be certified through the CSCCa (SCCC) or NSCA (CSCS). To apply: Send cover letter, resume and (3) references, in PDF format, to Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Brendon Dull at bdull@atu.edu. No phone calls please.

San Jose State: San Jose State is looking to add volunteer intern athletic performance coaches to the staff for the fall term. The capable candidates will have the opportunity to advance their competence while gaining valuable knowledge and experience in the field of Athletic Performance at a Division 1A institution. Responsibilities for the positions are: assist Athletic Performance staff with all daily maintenance and operational duties, involvement in volunteer/intern professional development program, as well as other duties assigned by the Head Athletic Performance Coach. Required Qualifications: Applicants should have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Exercise Science or a related field and working towards CSCS or SCCC. Must have a strong desire to be involved in Athletic Performance at the collegiate level; proficient in Microsoft Excel; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; must be diligent and willing to learn; adhere to all University, Mountain West Conference and NCAA regulations. This position requires a minimum of 30 hours per week. Application Process: For full consideration email your cover letter and resume to Michael Nicolini at michael.nicolini@sjsu.edu.

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