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Director / Strength and Conditioning, Olympic Sports

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: President
Department: Athletic Department
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Other

Job Description

The Virginia Tech Department of Athletics embraces the core value of diverse and inclusive communities and respects the educational benefits of diverse ideas, peoples, and cultures in order to contribute to the equitable inclusion and just engagement of the world’s communities. Guided by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), the Virginia Tech Department of Athletics is committed to fostering a culture that accepts, affirms, and values all individuals and their unique contributions to the department, university, and broader community. We are committed to attracting and retaining student-athletes, coaches, and staff from diverse backgrounds while also fostering an inclusive educational and work environment free from any discrimination based on age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

The Director / Strength & Conditioning, Olympic Sports assists all strength and conditioning personnel to implement the strategic plan of strength and conditioning to enhance the student athlete experience of each Olympic Sport athlete within Virginia Tech's Athletic Department. Responsibilities include, but not limited to assist in the development of strength, speed, flexibility and agility programs for assigned team(s); instruct student athletes on proper and safe strength and conditioning techniques and use of equipment; design programs for injury prevention; coordinate the reconditioning of injured athletes with athletic trainers; assist in day to day operations of the training facility; communicate effectively with student athletes, staff and management; ensure compliance with University, Conference and NCAA rules and regulations; ; manage equipment purchasing; coordinate maintenance with our Facilities personnel; and perform other related functions and duties as assigned.
The Director reports directly to the Asst. AD / Strength & Conditioning, Olympic Sports and will work closely with sport coaches, athletic trainers, sports nutritionists, sports psychologists, and athletic administrators to help fulfill the vision and goals of the Virginia Tech Athletic Department. The Director will work to empower the strength and conditioning staff by promoting teamwork and collaboration, open lines of communication, a coach driven student athlete centered approach and cutting edge methodologies aligned to best practice.

Required Qualifications

Degree in physical education and health, exercise science, sports administration or other sports/exercise related field or a master's degree.
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist National Strength and Conditioning Association, or
Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Commitment to diversity.
Commitment to promote an atmosphere of compliance and adherence to institutional, conference and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Division 1 Power 4 collegiate athletics or professional Strength and Conditioning setting, as an experienced coach.
Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

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$73,000 to $78,000

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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