Towson University is accepting applications for a Strength and Conditioning Intern. Under the Supervision the Director of Football Performance, the Strength and Conditioning Intern will serve as a member of the Towson University Athletic Department’s multidisciplinary Performance Team and will work directly with student-athletes, athletic trainers, dietitian, coaches, and other exercise science and allied health personnel to deliver comprehensive, practical, and evidence based performance strategies for Towson University student-athletes. The position is aimed to provide professional experience for individuals who are looking for additional experience following an entry level education as they transition into full time employment, working independently as a strength and conditioning coach.
The Strength and Conditioning Intern will work in a team environment and assist with the daily operations of the strength and conditioning program for varsity student-athletes; provide proper supervision, instruction in exercise to reduce the risk of injury, and ensure safe equipment usage; assist with movement screenings; assist with the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for a variety of men's and women's athletic teams and individual athletes as assigned by the Assistant AD for Sports Performance which includes: communication, coordination, and collaboration with Athletic Trainers regarding biomechanical assessments as well as implementation of exercise modification, recovery techniques, and return to participation protocols for athletes returning from injury; supervision and teaching progression, resistance training, cardiovascular, speed, plyometric, flexibility and functional movement, record keeping and monitoring progress; design off-season and summer workout programs utilizing Electronic means.
The incumbent will design and implement comprehensive year-round programming (movement assessments, speed, strength and conditioning) for the athletic development and enhancement of student-athletes; maintain accurate and timely electronic records for monitoring prescribed and completed program variables; assist with the coaching of other teams when necessary. Monitor the condition of equipment and request repairs or replacement as necessary. Cooperate with all coaches and administrative staff within the intercollegiate athletics programs to enhance overall departmental operations. Understand and comply with all department policies and procedures, as well as NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association rules and regulations.
In coordination with the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, and the Director of Football Performance assist in the implementation of: comprehensive injury prevention, performance enhancement, and functional performance screening and testing; utilization of performance monitoring technology (e.g., heart rate monitoring, GPS, sleep monitoring, velocity-based training modalities, etc.) as a tool to better plan and adjust training plans, continuously seek continuing education opportunities and explore current tools and techniques, utilize evolving advances in technology to benefit and enhance each sport's training philosophy and serve the sport coach by providing specific and tangible information regarding their athletes' physical status and abilities. Communicate, collaborate and interact with coaches, athletic trainers, administrative staff, and Towson Research Academy of Collaborative Sport Science to apply evidence based practice for strength and conditioning; Conduct himself/herself in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Football Performance.
Bachelor’s degree and experience in strength and conditioning. The selected candidate must hold certification in any of the following: NSCA (CSCS) or CSCCa (CSCC) and is required to hold current CPR and FIRST AID certification. Demonstrated experience and strong knowledge base in performance and injury prevention program development of the collegiate athletics population. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to student-athlete well-being, health & safety in a competitive environment. Ability to collaborate in developing a holistic sports performance model.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
$10.10/hour and a contract that offers annual leave, holidays, sick days. Contractual employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage. The position is contingent on funds being available at time of hire. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 190000JU
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).