Strength Scoop – Wednesday April 14, 2021

Wednesday April 14, 2021

Rutgers: Rutgers Football Strength and Conditioning department is accepting applications for our summer internship program.  This position begins June 1st and will go through the end of July. Typical summer hours are Monday-Friday 6am to 6pm.  Selected candidates will be expected to be present at the facility for the duration of the day/week.  This position will assist the strength and conditioning staff in all aspects of preparing a BIG10 football team for the season.  Please note this is a volunteer unpaid position. Requirements: Current CPR/AED Certification required.  Candidates need to have a strong desire to pursue a career in collegiate or professional strength and conditioning. Please email resume and contact info for three references to Mike Tufo, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach [email protected]

Villanova: Villanova is currently accepting applications for one PAID Strength & Conditioning intern for Summer 2021-Spring 2022. The internship will last approximately 10 months from start date.  Pay will be $1400 per month with some meals – no benefits. Interns will gain practical experience working in a Division 1 S&C environment, specifically with the football team as well as a couple of Olympic teams.  Minimum requirements include CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications, a strong work ethic, a desire to become an industry professional, and effective communication and leadership skills.  Preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, ACSM, USAW, CSCCa, etc.) as well as previous intern or coaching experience. Responsibilities will include assisting with football training sessions, weekly professional development assignments, facility maintenance, and other tasks as designated by the S&C staff. Apply on the website : ALSO, e-mail ONE document with a copy of your cover letter, resume, and three references to Mike Tucker at [email protected]edu. Subject line should read: “Villanova Internship: Last Name, First Name.” This should also be the title of your attached document.

Louisiana: The University of Louisiana is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for summer of 2021. These positions will provide great experience to those looking to get into the strength and conditioning field. Daily actions will include but are not limited to: set up / break down of weight room, recording numbers through out lifts, moving / changing weight, maintenance of facility along with the ability to learn to coach Olympic and power based movements. Candidate characteristics should include hard work ethic, dedication, the desire to learn and grow. Preferred qualifications include certifications of USAW or CSCS or working towards those certifications. Also must be CPR/AED certified. Please submit resumes to Connor Neighbors Asst. Strength and Conditioning at [email protected]edu.

Duke: Duke University Olympic Sports Performance is looking for qualified candidates for our FALL 2021 internship positions. Why you should apply: Duke University is one of the most successful programs in Division I Athletics and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. As an intern you would work with 23 men's and women's programs (excluding football and Men’s and Women’s basketball). You would also go through our internship curriculum with program writing assignments, research presentations, mock interviews, and on floor coaching. About the Internship: We offer three different options for you to apply for. You need to specify when applying which position your application is for. 1. Position for class credit: Undergraduate and graduate level credits are available for students during the fall semester. 2. CSCS position: participate in a one semester curriculum which qualifies candidates to take the NSCA CSCS exam. Duke Sports Performance will cover the cost of the exam fee. 3. SCCC position: participate in a two semester (fall and spring) curriculum under a CSCCa mentor that will qualify you to take the SCCC test. Duke Sports Performance will cover the costs associated with the exam. Our goals for our interns: Be an integral member of the staff, improve on floor coaching, assist in program writing, implementation, and analysis, and learn and develop the necessary tools to obtain a career in the strength and conditioning field. Responsibilities include: Assisting full-time staff in the development and implementation of programs designed to improve sports performance, attend practices and games, and be able to take initiative. Interns will complete weekly assignments, attend internship and staff meetings and participate in staff continuing education activities as a part of their intern curriculum. Qualifications include: A strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm, respect, and desire to pursue a career in the field of Sports Performance. Candidates must act in a professional manner and adhere to the Duke University Sports Performance Internship Program Standards. The screening process consists of the following steps: 1.    Resume review 2.    Phone interview with staff 3.    Video interview with full-time Olympic Sports Performance Coaches for candidate finalists 4.    Federal Background and Criminal Records Check Please only submit a resume if you are willing and able to: 1.    Follow through with all four steps listed above, 2.    Move to Durham, North Carolina for at least the length of one or two full academic semesters, and 3.    Work a combination of early mornings, late evenings, and weekends Candidates can apply by emailing one PDF file of their cover letter, current resume and three professional references to Coach Megan Rottler Hattori at [email protected] no later than July 9th, 2021.

Bishop Heelan HS (Sioux City, IA): Bishop Heelan HS is looking to hire a full-time, benefits eligible strength and conditioning coach. The Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for establishing and maintaining a strength and conditioning program for all sports, with the three major goals of improving athletic performance, reducing athletic injuries, and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills. The Strength and Conditioning Coach devises training plans according to sound scientific principles, supervises training sessions, evaluates athletes, maintains athlete records, and teaches strength and conditioning classes as needed. The Strength and Conditioning Coach meets regularly with sport coaches to determine what the athletes need to work on. If working with an injured athlete engaged in rehabilitation, the Strength and Conditioning Coach will consult with the sports medicine or athletic training staff. The Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for maintaining the strength and conditioning facility, and for establishing policies, plans, and procedures for the safe and professional operation of the facility. Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1. Design and implement strength training and conditioning programs in‐season, off‐season, and pre‐season for all school‐sanctioned male and female athletic programs in a manner that reflects research‐driven practices and our country’s Long‐Term Athletic/Fitness Development Model. 2. Work in cooperation with the sports medicine or athletic training staff in the rehabilitation and strengthening of injured athletes. 3. Facilitate a collaborative relationship among sport coaches, sports medicine, and the strength and conditioning staff. 4. Design and implement policies and procedures for the strength and conditioning program in accordance with the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards Guidelines. 5. Develop systems for tracking athlete attendance and athlete progress in conjunction with the sport coaches. 6. Conduct an annual needs‐analysis for each sport team in conjunction with the sport coach and the team’s athletic trainer at the conclusion of each sport season. 7. Annually conduct and review a departmental risk management plan. 8. Complete an annual budgetary proposal for the program that includes routine maintenance, purchase of new equipment, and staffing needs. 9. Determine and reinforce expectations for athlete conduct that mirror the school’s expectations for curricular and extra‐curricular activities, as stated in the school’s Student Code of Conduct. 10. Conduct an annual evaluation of departmental staff, including the design of professional development activities. 11. To guide our student-athletes into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ within the life of the Roman Catholic Church. BISHOP HEELAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: BISHOP HEELAN HIGH SCHOOL • HOLY CROSS SCHOOL • MATER DEI SCHOOL • SACRED HEART SCHOOL. Safety and Health Requirements 1. Current standard first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED) certifications. 2. Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions. 3. Knowledge of current NSCA Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards and Guidelines. Equipment/Materials Handled Must know how to operate strength training equipment, automated external defibrillator (AED), and sports aid equipment. Interested applicants are asked to visit the “Employment/Non-Certified Positions” page on the Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools website and download the BHCS Employment PDF application. Complete the application and email your application, a letter of interest, resume, and a contact list of references to [email protected]. Qualified applicants will be contacted regarding next steps. First review of applicants will take place on Monday, May 3, 2021.

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