The University of New Haven is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Sports Performance. This is a full-time, 12-month position that has FLSA exempt classification. The selected candidate will assist the Director of Sports Performance in the development, instruction, and
implementation of strength and conditioning programs for all 18 varsity men’s and women’s athletics teams. The position will interact with various constituency groups both internal and external to the University.
Responsibilities include the representative knowledge, skills, and ability to:
Using independent judgment and discretion, instruct, educate, and train student-athletes so they are properly prepared for practices and competitions.
Train, encourage and motivate student-athletes.
Manage various issues with student athletes in an effective and professional manner.
Educate, instruct, and demonstrate proper techniques, strategies and use of strength training
Work closely with the Director of Sports Performance to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses
of student-athletes and then develop programs and techniques to help optimize their skill and
Assist the Director of Sports Performance in planning and organizing training sessions.
Remain abreast of any changes in rules, techniques or equipment associated with the strength
training and conditioning of student-athletes.
• Keep accurate records of players’ progress as related to performance in games and practices and use this information to help develop and train the student-athlete.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Current certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or Strength and
Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) and current CPR/First Aid certifications are required for the duration of employment.
• Minimum of two years of experience involving the development and management of sport-specific individual and group strength training programs for men and women.
Master’s degree preferred.
Strong leadership, verbal and written communication, and motivational skills.
Internal Number: 21-19A
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.