Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant Coach


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Shorter University, a NCAA II institution which competes in the Gulf South Conference, invites applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant Coach. Shorter University sponsors 18 varsity sports with over 400 student/athletes in the various programs. Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. The program is designed to provide each participant with a holistic and valuable practical experience in the field of Strength and Conditioning.

Duties & responsibilities:

Assist Director of Strength & Conditioning in all aspects of training for the 18 Div. II varsity sports, attend weekly training seminar on teaching correct techniques for appropriate workout regimens, teach athletes proper technique and perform diagnostic biomechanical analysis of an athlete’s movement, assist with supervision of the weight-room (equipment maintenance and cleaning, exercise supervision, safety issues etc.), program design & responsibility for 3 – 5 assigned sports teams, assist with the input of test data, research, and testing, and discussion of professionalism, budgets, weight room safety and set-up.

Qualifications: Potential candidates must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning.

All candidates must be accepted into the Master’s program at the university and maintain satisfactory progress towards degree completion to maintain the position.

Undergraduate degree in related strength and conditioning field; 1 – 2 years coaching experience, in the weight room, is preferred.

Applicant should hold, or be working towards, a Strength and Conditioning Certification from one of the following organizations: NSCA – CSCS, USAW, CSCCa, and must be up to date on CPR/AED certification. GAs are asked to make a minimum 16 to 24-month work commitment to Shorter, depending on the master’s program and hours allowed each semester.  Class hours taken require a work commitment of at least 10-15 hours per week of class.

Master’s degree options: MBA, MBA emphasis in Sports Management, or Master of Management.

  • In exchange for hours worked for the team, the successful candidate will be given free tuition for graduate courses subject to the Graduate Assistantship Guidelines of the University.
  • GA’s are responsible for expenses for books and fees.

Start Date:  TBD

Location: Rome, Georgia.

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Shorter University is a Christ-centered University affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and requires employees to be committed Christians.

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