Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Assist Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with all facets of strength and conditioning program, primarily by: instructing student-athletes on strength and conditioning skills and techniques, educating on strength and conditioning rules and NCAA requirements, assessing comprehension of skills, techniques and rules and providing additional instruction as appropriate, and preparing team for competition and practice. During period of appointment, this position will report to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, and will be assigned to Women's Basketball and other sports TBD.
Assistant coach must perform duties in compliance with all College, Patriot League, and NCAA rules and regulations.
Primary Responsibilities 70%:
Assist in designing, instructing and supervising student athletes in the following:
Proper techniques of strength training movements
Energy system development prescriptions
Speed and power development
Testing and evaluation protocols
Mobility and flexibility methods
Secondary responsibilities (30%)
Collaborating with strength and conditioning staff, sport coaches, athletic training staff and athletic administration:
Work in conjunction with athletic training staff and team physicians to promote student-athlete well-being and effective rehabilitation and treatment for injured student-athletes
Take part in weekly strength and conditioning staff meetings.
Educate and collaborate with individual sport coaches regarding appropriate training load, pre-competition meals, appropriate warm ups and team cultural alignments
Assist coaches in communications with prospective student-athletes regarding strength and conditioning methods and practices
Assist in the training and supervision of student interns and fellows
Create and maintain proper records and databases
Assist in all operations and maintenance of strength and conditioning equipment
Assist in all facets of nutrition station maintenance
Bachelor's degree in related field required
Master's degree preferred
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification (CSCS) or Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC)
2-3 Years prior experience in strength and conditioning, preferably at the collegiate level
Basic computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required
Relationship building skills; understanding the importance of empathy and service in the engagement with all members of the community
Instructional/teaching skills; understanding of a variety of instructional methods
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Flexibility and reliability; position requires travel, work on nights and weekends.
Understands risk management and works in conjunction with Sports Medicine to uphold health and safety standards in the conduct of all activities
Strong teamwork and team facilitation
Supports departmental efforts through collaborative measures and sharing knowledge with others
Understands, values and respects diversity and fosters an inclusive and supportive environment
This is a full time, exempt level position.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)