Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant (2)

deadline 30 March 2021
employer University of Hawaii
type Full-time

The University of Hawai'i Athletics Department is seeking applications for two (2) Strength and Conditioning Graduate Student Assistants (GSA).

Other Conditions: Continuous recruitment until programmatic needs are met. For best consideration, review of applications will begin March 12, 2021.


Under the general direction of the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, assist the Strength and Conditioning Staff in the daily training of student-athletes.
Responsible for creating a functional training program for each assigned sport. The program will include the following components: strength training, speed work, agility, endurance, plyometrics, core training, flexibility, rehabilitation and testing and evaluation of the student athletes.
Responsibilities include training student-athletes in 2-3 assigned sports and assisting other sports as needed.
Maintain collaborative working relationships with administrators and coaches in the department, other college offices, and appropriate relationships with members of the media, donors, and other individuals interested in the sports program.
Responsible for performing the duties of a Campus Security Authority as defined by University policy and federal law with regards to the Clery Act.
Maintains confidentiality to include but not limited to information, files and records that the incumbent may obtain or possess, in accordance with federal and state laws and University of Hawaii policies.
Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing the University of Hawaii and its employees, and the rules of the NCAA and affiliated conferences as now constituted or as may be amended in the future. Immediately advises the Director of Athletics or designee if you have reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees or students, have occurred or will occur.
Other duties as assigned.

CRITERIA: Must be classified degree-seeking student in a Masters program under the UHM Office of Graduate Education; be a Graduate School student enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours per semester at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa. Note: International students must take 8 or more credits (full-time) which is a requirement to have a I-20; maintain the requirements of a Graduate School student including Grade Point Average requirements; and be in good academic standing.

BENEFITS: The maximum amount a Graduate Student Assistant may receive will be equal to a Graduate School (General) at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa tuition and fees (general) up to 9 credits maximum. Tuition does not include payment for Outreach College extension courses. GSA will be responsible for payment to Outreach College. Graduate Student Assistants will receive a monthly stipend for room and board (Student-Athlete Grant in Aid equivalency from 11 months (July through May). The Department will pay for Graduate Student Assistant’s required books (up to 9 credit hours). All benefits will be prorated should the approval and clearance be after July 1, 2021. Appointment renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Individual Associated with a Prospective Student-Athlete - Football and Basketball. An individual associated with a prospective student-athlete is any person who maintains (or directs others to maintain) contact with prospective student-athlete, the prospective student-athlete’s relatives or legal guardians, or coaches at any point during the prospective student-athlete’s participation in football and/or basketball, and whose contact is directly or indirectly related to either the prospective student-athlete’s athletic skills and abilities or the prospective student-athlete’s recruitment by or enrollment in an NCAA institution. This definition includes, but is not limited to, parents, legal guardians, handlers, personal trainers and coaches. An individual who meets this definition retains such status during the enrollment of the prospective student-athlete at the institution.

Appointment Period: July 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, or related field and one (1) year experience in strength and conditioning training at the collegiate level preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Current certification through a nationally accredited strength and conditioning association (CSCCa or NSCA) and current first aid/CPR and AED certification. Strong work ethic, great energy and enthusiasm, desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning.

Desirable Qualifications: USAW certification.

To Apply: Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach 1) cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 2) resume, and 3)names of 3 professional references (including title and contact information) 4) current certification through a nationally accredited strength and conditioning association (CSCCa or NSCA) 5) current First Aid/CPR and AED certification.

Inquiries: Tommy Heffernan, Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Phone: 808-956-7882

EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA
The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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The University of Hawai'i does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in its programs and activities.