Graduate Assistant

deadline 06 July 2022
employer University of West Georgia
type Full-time

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Job Summary
The University of West Georgia Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting application for a Graduate Assistant position Responsibilities include:

-Directly overseeing the design and implementation of Strength and Conditioning programs for 2-3 Olympic Sports as well as assisting with other sports as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
-Maintain a safe and effective weight room with a focus on the health and welfare of the student-athlete.
-Other duties assigned by the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach including:
supervision, organization and administration of athlete testing, computer data entry and assisting in the day-to-day operation of the AOB Weight Room.
-This position requires early mornings, evenings, weekends, some holidays, and other duties as assigned.
-Strict adherence to established NCAA, Gulf South Conference, University of West Georgia and USG rules and regulations is required. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.
-Reports directly to the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Required Qualifications
-Admitted to a University of West Georgia graduate degree program
-Able to commit to working for 1-2 year period
-Excellent communication skills
-Capable of working unsupervised and as part of a team
-Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
-Experience working with multiple sports programs
-Strong communication skills
-Ability to motivate a variety of student-athletes on a daily basis
-Ability and experience to provide initiative and leadership qualities on a daily basis
Preferred Qualifications
-Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or related field.
-Actively pursuing Certification through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa-SCCC), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS) or United States Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach (USAW-L1SP)
-Current first aid, CPR and AED certification.
-Experience with the Olympic lifts.
-Knowledge of strength training, speed, agility, flexibility, nutrition and cardiovascular conditioning required.
Experience in a collegiate strength and conditioning program.
Other Information
The position of the Strength and Conditioning GA is a physically demanding job. The functions are performed sitting, standing, and running. The Strength and Conditioning GA should be in sufficient physical condition to perform administrative and coaching duties. Tasks such as working at a computer or typewriter involve extensive wrist and hand movements. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk or injury to themselves or others, or otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform these essential functions listed above or listed in a particular position description.