Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The Athletics Department supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
The Head Strength and Conditioning Coach is an essential part of an athletics department's sports performance team. As our Head Strength and Conditioning Coach you will improve the competitiveness of the varsity athletic teams by allowing for scientifically driven training and injury prevention programs to be implemented with the varsity sports teams, in turn allowing the sport coaches to focus on sport specific technique and strategy.
You will bridge the gap between the athletic trainers, whose job is to treat and help prevent injuries, and sport coaches, whose job is to increase sport performance. This position allows for the integration of these two goals, ensuring that physical performance is maximized through safe and effective training methods that prepare the student-athletes for the demands of their practices and competitions.
This position is vital to the continued growth and success of the athletics programs in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, the NCAA, and supports the student-athletes in their quest to maximize their abilities in the classroom and in competition.
Bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field
A minimum of 2 years professional experience as a strength and conditioning coach
Competence with exercise technique, bio-mechanics of movement, training periodization models, statistical data analysis methods, sports psychology, exercise physiology, and transfer of training to sports performance
Familiarity with the bio-mechanical and physiological requirements of each varsity sport, and injury prevention
Strength and Conditioning certification (CSCS or SCCC)
Ability to coordinate schedules with varsity teams, taking into account facility demands
Ability to schedule, train and supervise student employees
Ability to work with athletes and coaches who come from diverse backgrounds and effectively communicate programs goals
Ability to adjust coaching style to match the learning style of the individual athletes and motivate them to achieve their highest potential
Master's degree in exercise science or related field
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins August 21, 2018; position is open until filled
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.