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University of Massachusetts/Amherst Sports Performance Coach - Athletics in Amherst, Massachusetts

AMHERST PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION Job Summary This position specifically supports the Department and University's mission by supporting the Senior Associate AD for Student-Athlete Experience and their respective coaches in enhancing the speed, strength, and conditioning of our student-athletes through the use of sport specific, scientifically based training programs. Essential Functions Devotes their full time, attention, and energies to their duties as Sports Performance Coach of assigned athletic team(s). Complies fully with the rules, regulations, and policies of the University, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and any and all conferences in which the assigned athletic team(s) participate, and takes every reasonable precaution to ensure that all members of the assigned athletic team's staff and student athletes comply fully with such rules, regulations and policies. Sports Performance Coach understands they are subject to all applicable disciplinary or corrective actions as set forth in the NCAA enforcement procedures as they may be amended from time to time. Assists the head coach to create a positive student-athlete experience and healthy team dynamics/culture that fosters high student-athlete retention. Uses reasonable efforts to cultivate a culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strives to recruit and retain student-athletes with multifaceted backgrounds, skillsets, and passions. Uses reasonable efforts to foster success in competition of the assigned athletic team(s). Uses reasonable efforts to meet annual performance objectives established by the Senior Associate AD for Student-Athlete Experience. Understands the University shall annually evaluate their performance based upon the performance of their duties and responsibilities. Additional Department Expectations Ensures that proper safety procedures are followed by all student-athletes (all coaches must be certified in CPR and first aid). Works with athletics trainers and physicians as needed to implement team wellness and conditioning programs. Supports direction head coach gives to the Sports Performance coach as to the desired training goals. Responsible for working with all Athletic Department Offices in processing of administrative functions and paperwork related to overseeing the assigned athletic program(s). Works with the Assistant AD for Facilities in the advising, planning, and implementation of pertinent facility management and maintenance for equipment and facilities. Attends conventions, conferences, and clinics consistent with Department and University policies. Serves on Department and University committees as assigned. As a member of a Division I program for the University of Massachusetts, assistant coaches need to represent their school and program in a manner that supports the mission of the university. Speaking engagements, instructional clinics, development efforts, and community relation programs need to reflect a professional and positive impression to the media or general public. Works with student-athletes and monitor their adherence to rules and regulations concerning conduct, appearance, and punctuality. Work Schedule Varied schedule based on the demands of the position. Nights, weekends and holidays are required. Special Instructions to Applicants Along with the application, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. The position will remain open until filled. https://www.umass.edu/humres/job-openings

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