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Harvard University Assistant Coach-Strength & Conditioning in Cambridge, Massachusetts

55891BRAuto req ID:55891BRJob Code:AT2000 Assistant Coach Location:USA - MA - Allston Business Title:Assistant Coach - Strength and ConditioningSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :000Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. At least 1 year experience coaching strength and conditioning.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Proficient in coaching Olympic style lifts, phyometrics, speed development, conditioning and sports science technologies.

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and organization skills necessary; ability to work with and relate well to a diverse group of athletes, coaches, administrators and other University constituencies. Successful candidate must have the ability to establish himself/herself as a respected coach to athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators.

  • Basic proficiency in Excel, Word, e-mail and web-based applications.

Additional Information:

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.

Department:AthleticsPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, DMV, Education, IdentitySchedule:Evening and weekend work, as well as travel, is required. Job Function:Athletics Job-Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Develop, administer and implement strength and conditioning programs for varsity athletes.
  • Design, organize, administer, supervise and implement off-season, pre-season, in-season and post-season sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for varsity athletes as assigned.

  • Strength and Conditioning Program designs are to be based upon appropriate scientific based periodization models taking into consideration transition periods, appropriate athlete skill and development levels and sport specific requirements.

  • Communicate effectively and develop positive working relationships with assigned head coaches, athletes, sports medicine staff and administrators.

  • Work in cooperation with assigned sport coaches and athletic trainers to identify team needs/goals and areas identified for improvement in team performance and injury prevention.

  • Design, supervise and administer injury prevention programs.

  • Maintain proper documentation of written strength and conditioning programs for assigned sport programs.

  • Instruct student-athletes on proper running and wt. training movements, including Olympic style lifts.

  • Coordinate strength and conditioning programs with related rehabilitation activities developed by athletic trainers.

  • Administer pre-season and off-season fitness evaluations per Harvard Athletics Guidelines in Response to NCAA Preventing Catastrophic Injury and Death in Collegiate Athletics Legislation.

  • Assist the Director of Strength and Conditioning with promoting an environment of student-athlete health and safety consistent with NCAA Best Practices and Harvard Athletic Guidelines.

  • Support strength and conditioning facility/team schedules as determined by the Director of Strength and Conditioning.

  • Assist in supporting and enforcing strength and conditioning department policies and procedures.

  • Work with sports dietitian on information related to nutrition, body weight or body composition from student-athletes or coaches.

  • Motivate all athletes to pursue excellence and educate them through athletics.

  • Provide service in a safe, respectful and productive environment.

  • Ensure compliance with Harvard, Ivy League, and NCAA policies and regulations, including NCAA policies on banned substances.

  1. Maintain professional certifications and promote the professional development of the Strength & Conditioning under-graduate and graduate interns and assistants.
  • Maintain certification pursuant to CSCCA or NSCA (see below).

  • Supervise and teach student interns by directing and evaluating their work.

    1. Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the Strength & Conditioning weight rooms, equipment and facilities.
  • Ensure the preventive maintenance and appropriate repair of equipment.

  • Maintain appropriate maintenance records.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Certificates and Licenses:

CSCCA (Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association) certification or NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association) certification.

Physical Requirements:

Should be able to lift and move equipment weighing up to 130 pounds.

Working Conditions:

Night, weekend and holiday work required. Travel may also be required, particularly in post-season competition and during tournaments. May need to work in a variety of extreme weather conditions, including heat, rain and cold.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Director of Strength & Conditioning, the Assistant Coach will help run the Strength and Conditioning program at Harvard. The Assistant Coach will be responsible for developing, implementing, and teaching strength and conditioning programs for assigned varsity teams. Works closely with the Sports Medicine Department as a member of the Health and Performance Team.