Under the direction of the Director, you will help run the Strength and Conditioning program at Harvard.
Develop, administer and implement strength and conditioning programs for varsity athletes.
Design, organize, administer, supervise and implement off-season, pre-season, and in-season sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for varsity athletes. Increase the athletic ability and performance of student-athletes. Motivate student-athletes to strive to achieve their highest potential, keeping in mind their various skill levels. Develop regimens to prevent injuries. Teach proper form on Olympic-style lifts. Maintains appropriate records for each sport/athlete. Implementation requires teaching body mechanics and instructing on technique so that the S&C training not only enhances strength, flexibility, speed, and conditioning but also helps to prevent injuries during athletic participation.
Coordinate strength and conditioning programs with related rehabilitation activities developed by athletic trainers.
Administer pre-season and off-season fitness evaluations.
Provide nutritional guidance for athletes, including information on eating disorders, weight loss, and weight gain.
Instill a winning attitude and strong work ethic in student-athletes.
Develop and enforce appropriate safety procedures.
Ensure compliance with Harvard, Ivy League, and NCAA policies and regulations, including NCAA policies on banned substances.
Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social, and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard. The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.
Harvard employees have access to a wide range of educational offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and hundreds of web-based learning programs. Our benefits package is superior and provides multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees. Being located in Cambridge is a distinct advantage since Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and university life in the U.S.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
We believe that creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values, and views the differences we all bring to the workplace as strengths. We actively seek and welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.
Salary Grade: 000
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. At least 2 years' experience coaching strength and conditioning.
Bachelor's degree should preferably be in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or a related field. Master's Degree preferred.
Knowledge of coaching Olympic-style lifts, plyometrics, speed development, conditioning, and flexibility. Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to work with and relate well to a diverse group of athletes and administrators. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, email, and web-based applications.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54450BR
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.