March 26, 2013

Lewis & Clark Physical Education & Athletics to Hire Strength & Conditioning Coach

PALATINE HILL - The Lewis & Clark Department of Physical Education & Athletics is currently undergoing a national search for the department’s first ever full-time Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.

The Head Strength & Conditioning Coach will be expected to direct a comprehensive, sports-specific strength and conditioning program for all student-athletes. They will also serve as the campus Fitness Center director, teach in the physical education department activity class curriculum, and coordinate the employee fitness program.

The position has been designed to help decrease the risk of injury, by both contact and non-contact, while improving the general athleticism of student-athletes. The strength and conditioning coach will oversee in season and out of season conditioning in compliance with NCAA Division III regulations.

Lewis & Clark student-athletes have responded positively to the addition of a strength and conditioning position to enhance their athletic performance. The position will allow them to receive voluntary strength training out of season when coaches are not allowed to provide such instruction.

The strength and conditioning coach must have a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Biology or a related field. They will also be required to have a certification from one of the following nationally recognized certification programs: National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)/Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); or Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCC)/Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC). 

A successful strength and conditioning coach at Lewis & Clark will demonstrate a clear understanding of the department mission and goals, the NCAA Division III philosophy and the role of physical education and athletics within a private, selective, academically rigorous and competitive, liberal arts setting.

Applications will ONLY be accepted through the college’s online hiring site: http://www.lclark.edu/dept/hr/employmentopps.html

Please note that applications that do not include answers to specific questions asked in the Lewis & Clark online application system WILL NOT be considered. The application process closes on April 26, 2013.

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