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Friday July 25, 2008


Northwestern State University (LA): Natchitoches, Louisiana. Sports Performance Assistant (Graduate Assistant). Job Description: One (1) ten-month positions- looking to hire immediately. Sports Performance Assistants will aid in all areas of strength and conditioning instruction with NCAA Division I Southland Conference athletes. Candidates are also required to spend 20 hours a week working in NSU's Health and Human Performance program. Qualifications: 2.5 Cumulative Undergraduate GPA and over an 800 on the GRE. Graduate assistant must be enrolled full-time (9 hours/semester) in the Health and Human Performance graduate program, and have practical knowledge of exercise technique instruction. Experience with the Conjugated Periodization and Olympic lifts helpful. The candidate will assist in the implementation of strength and conditioning programs by designing and administering workouts for their assigned team(s). Compensation Graduate Assistant will receive $10,000 in the form of salary or tuition reimbursement over the ten-month period, as well as in-state tuition. Summer compensation is also available. Deadline: All information and graduate school paperwork must be received ASAP. Assistants will begin work ASAP. How to Apply All inquiries should be directed to: Brian Hill, Interim Director of Sports Performance by E-mailing a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Southeast Missouri State University: Head strength & conditioning coach - Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide and implement year-round sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for 15 Division I intercollegiate sports (FCS football)
  • Supervise, educate, and advise graduate assistants, student assistants, and professional staff on performance-related issues
  • Oversee/manage resources, operations, scheduling, and maintenance of strength and conditioning facilities
  • Promote Southeast Missouri State University and its athletics programs through community involvement

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science or related field
  • NSCA CSCS Certification
  • Demonstrated evidence of motivating student-athletes
  • Demonstrated successful strength and conditioning experience at the collegiate level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to NCAA regulations
  • Demonstrated history of working successfully with students, faculty and the community
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and an awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

Compensation:Commensurate with education and experience. The University provides an excellent benefits package including retirement, medical and life insurance, vacation, sick leave, holidays, individual and dependent tuition benefits. Application Deadline:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of interest addressing all position requirements, a current resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references via email to or mail to Dana Seabaugh, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER