James Madison University

James Madison University

Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning

United States

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Working Title Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning

Position Number 7318 Posting Number F2171 Position Type Administrative and Professional Faculty Position Status Full Time College/Division Intercollegiate Athletics Department 300301 - Strength and Conditioning - APC Pay Rate Maximum Starting Specify Range or Amount $44,100 Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No

Position Summary Information

About James Madison University


We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.


To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.

General Information

James Madison University, a Division I Member of the NCAA and Sun Belt conference, is seeking an Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning working with Football and an Olympic Sport assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. This position is a full-time, 12-month position with a full comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date is upon first availability.

Duties and Responsibilities

Include but not limited to:

  • Designing strength and conditioning programs, guiding student-athletes through a regimen of exercises to optimize performance and decrease injury potential.
  • Assisting with the oversight of sport-specific strength and conditioning programs.
  • Teaching proper weight lifting, speed, agility, energy system development, flexibility, and mobility techniques.
  • Continue to learn, improve, and educate on the most up to date scientific principles of sports performance.
  • Maintaining athletic team schedules and hands-on supervising workouts of student-athletes.
  • Holistic Player development including physical, psychologically and emotional support.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely manner and meet or exceed all deadlines.
  • Travel in compliance with NCAA, Sun Belt and JMU regulations and assisting in the implementation of rehab programs prescribed by the doctors and sports medicine staff.
  • Supervise and mentor student assistants (practicum, internship and volunteer students).
  • Be a team player in all your communication and interactions with the Strength & Conditioning staff, Integrated Health and Sports Performance Staff, and Athletics Department.
  • Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Physiology, Sport Science or a related field
  • NCSA/CSCS certification and/or CCSCa/SCCC certification
  • CPR/AED certification
  • Minimum of 2-3 years' experience training student-athletes at the collegiate level with a thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Must be proficient in the performance, instruction, assessment, evaluation and supervision of multiple weight lifting techniques and have the ability to effectively communicate with multiple parties within the athletics department and campus community
  • A positive attitude, growth mindset, demonstrated enthusiasm, positive energy and the ability to communicate and work collaboratively with members of the Integrated Health and Sports Performance Unit
  • Preferred:

  • Master's degree
  • 3-5 years of experience and 2-3 years of NCAA Division I experience
  • Knowledge of High Performance/Olympic development model
  • FRC/Nutrition Knowledge
  • Experience with excel, data collection and monitoring
  • Conditions of Employment

    Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

    E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Date 05/05/2023

    Beginning Review Date 05/13/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date EEO Statement

    James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

    We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

    Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

    Reasonable Accommodation Request

    If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or [email protected]. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

    Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

    Notice of Availability – Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on- campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

    The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically https:// www. jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire- Safety-Report.shtml

    You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

    Minimum Reference(s) Required 3 Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/14585 Additional Posting Information

    JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https: // bit.ly/2OTF1NG.

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

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    Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning


    James Madison University


    United States


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 10, 2023

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