Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Missouri Southern State University – Joplin, MO

Missouri Southern State University

Job description

General Statement of Job

The required essential duties of the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach are to provide a sound strength & conditioning program to our student-athletes that is safe and effective. Teaching athletes, tutoring, and instructing proper skills and skill development as well as working with student athletes on a routine basis. These duties constitute 50% or more of the coaches responsibilities.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching and monitoring proper technique of exercises performed by student-athletes.

Provides instruction of physical health, team concepts, and safety to student athletes.

Work with head coaches of assigned sports programs in conducting, arranging, and monitoring workouts.

Conduct pre-competition warm up and stretch and sideline management for football games.

Supervise and maintain facility for safety.

Actively support the endeavors and advancement of the Missouri Southern Athletics Department.

Operates within the guidelines of Missouri Southern State University, MIAA, and NCAA rules and regulations.

Develop and maintain quality relationships within the community both on and off-campus.

Promote the athletic well-being of student-athletes.

Conduct summer camps and clinics, if warranted.

Performs Other Related Duties As Required.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university required. Master’s degree preferred.

Requires a certification with either Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Demonstrated a minimum of 1 year of successful coaching experience with Division I or II preferred.

Proven ability to lead and manage people.

Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability and success in teaching the skills and fundamentals of the sport.

Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules and regulations.

The ability to organize and motivate the student-athletes to maximum performance level in sports and academic achievement.

Proven experience in recruiting highly motivated and qualified student-athletes.

Good organizational and time management skills.

Experience in working with a diverse population.

Demonstrated knowledge of the institution, MIAA, and Division II athletics preferred.

Valid driver’s license and ability to meet universitys insurance requirements for driving college vehicles required.

Current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use is preferred at the time of hire, and will be required prior to participation in any countable athletically related activities as defined by the NCAA.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or NCAA and MIAA regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence (i.e. Recruiting letters).
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of media, administrators, faculty, staff, students, public groups and/or Board of Governors.
  • Requires the ability to oversee purchasing authority up to $3,000 without approval from supervisor.
  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle and feel including the use of a computer keyboard; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to see, smell, and taste.

The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. During game conditions, the noise level is often loud.

NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Seniority Level

Entry level


  • Higher Education
  • Education Management
  • Government Administration

Employment Type


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