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Monday February 28, 2011

Monday February 28, 2011

University of West Florida: is accepting applications for a qualified, highly motivated Graduate Assistant in Strength and Conditioning. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in design and implementation of Strength & Conditioning programs for assigned sports.
Provide proper instruction for safe and effective lifting techniques and equipment usage. Supervising weight room day-to-day activities and conduct periodic performance & strength testing. Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with an emphasis in sports sciences, GRE Completion, CPR certification and certified or working to be certified through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). In order to be awarded the position the candidate must be admitted to graduate school at the University of West Florida. Previous strength coaching experience preferred. Previous athletic experience preferred. Experience with the Olympic lifts and USAW Level 1 certification preferred. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Access strongly recommended. Consideration will be given to individuals who possess strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills with integrity. To apply, email a letter of application, resume, and three references to Kent Morgan, Head Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of West Florida, at kmorgan@uwf.edu Compensation: $3750 per semester stipend plus 18 credit hours of tuition annually Position will begin August 2011. Application Deadline: April 22, 2011

South Dakota State University: is currently accepting applications for a qualified and highly motivated individual looking to further develop their skills, as they relate to strength and conditioning, through an unpaid summer internship. Expectations of the intern include the following: Provide safe and effective coaching on all lifts, movement mechanics, soft tissue and mobility/flexibility work. Willingness to assist in daily maintenance and upkeep of both student-athlete facilities. Strong communication, leadership, integrity, self-confidence and a willingness to learn. Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm, positivity and a desire to improve one’s self for the possibility of future endeavors in the field. Willingness to work a minimum of 20 hours/week. Preferences of the candidate include the following: Pursuit of future career in strength and conditioning as demonstrated by pursuit of professional certifications (CSCS, CSCC, USAW) and/or continued pursuit of undergraduate degree in a sport science or related field. CPR/First Aid and AED certification. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of strength and cardio equipment. Previous coaching experience in a team setting. Benefits to the candidate would include experience in strength and conditioning at a collegiate level, internship manual, potential to earn a recommendation toward further pursuits in the field, further learning of proper exercise technique via staff lifts and the ability to further professional learning and development through staff article discussions. In addition, college credits can be rewarded, if applicable. Closing of applications will be April 15, 2011. Timeline of work will be May 16, 2011 – July 29, 2011. Please send coverletter, resume and references to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Brad Schmidt at the following e-mail address: bradley.schmidt@sdstate.edu