Assistant Coach, Sports Performance

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Job summary:

Queens University of Charlotte, an NCAA Division II affiliate, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Coach, Sports Performance. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining a strength and conditioning program for all sports, with major goals of improving athletic performance, reducing athletic injuries, and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills. This position devises training plans according to sound scientific principles, supervises training sessions, evaluates athletes, maintains athlete records.

The Assistant Coach, Sports Performance meets regularly with sports coaches to determine what the athletes need to work on. If working with an injured athlete engaged in rehabilitation, this position will consult with the sports medicine or athletic training staff. The Assistant Coach, Sports Performance is responsible for maintaining the strength and conditioning facility, and for establishing policies, plans, and procedures for the safe and professional operation of the facility. This position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked.

• Design and implement strength training and conditioning programs in-season, off-season, and pre-season for all Queens University sanctioned athletic programs in a manner that reflects research-driven practices
• Work in cooperation with the sports medicine or athletic training staff in the rehabilitation and strengthening of injured athletes
• Facilitate a collaborative relationship among sports coaches, sports medicine, and the strength and conditioning staff
• Design and implement policies and procedures for the strength and conditioning program in accordance with the NCAA, NSCA, and inter-departmental standards and guidelines
• Develop systems for tracking athlete attendance and athlete progress in conjunction with the sports coaches
• Conduct an annual needs analysis for each sports team in conjunction with the sports coach and the team’s athletic trainer at the conclusion of each sport season
• Annually conduct and review a departmental risk management plan
• Complete an annual budgetary proposal for the program that includes routine maintenance, purchase of new equipment, and staffing needs
• Oversee the development of professional interns within the field of strength and conditioning
• Must be able and willing to regularly work evenings and weekends to achieve the objectives of the position

• BS in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field
• A current relevant professional certification credentialed by the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification or CSCCa Strength (SCCC)
• Current standard first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED) certifications
• A strong working knowledge and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of strength training
• Experience and/or expertise in strength and conditioning programming for NCAA collegiate athletes
• Strong motivational abilities
• Evidence of ability to interact positively with student-athletes, colleagues, and the public
• Ability to demonstrate the appropriate skills and techniques to be used by student-athletes. Ability to visually monitor and evaluate athletes’ physical health and fitness
• Knowledge of conference and NCAA rules and regulations
• Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
• Proven track record of consistently modeling positive behaviors at all times
• Strong follow‐up and follow‐through skills as well as ability to plan, organize and control projects through to completion
• Proven ability to handle and maintain confidential information; familiarity with FERPA a plus
• Valid, unrestricted U.S. driver’s license, or ability to attain same by hire date
• Diverse candidates are STRONGLY encouraged to apply

• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Domestic partner benefits
• Defined contribution (matching) and supplemental 403(b) retirement plans
• Vacation and generous paid holidays
• Tuition remission and tuition exchange
• Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, Health Savings Account)
• Sick leave and long-term disability leave
• Paid parental leave
• FMLA leave when eligible
• Reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall
• Employee assistance program (EAP)
• Free access to the Levine Center, wellness programs
• In addition, employees may choose benefits such as pet insurance, critical care insurance and legal assistance

Physical requirements:
• Visual Abilities: Read reports, create presentations, and use a computer system
• Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, vendors, and students
• Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling: Write, type, and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems
• Mobility: Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus
• Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly
• Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 500 pounds for force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up-to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects
• Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions – 75-100% of the time

Work environment:
• Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule to meet the requirements of the position, including early mornings, nights, and weekends
• Must be willing and able to travel (by car, bus, air, or other modes as appropriate; overnight stays) with the team to coach the team at away games, as well as travel to achieve recruiting goals
• Work in an office environment and outdoors, involving contact with faculty, staff, students, parents, service providers and vendors
• Work has deadlines, multiple interruptions, high volume and may be stressful at times

To apply:
Qualified candidates should submit the documentation listed below via email to in (.doc) or (.pdf) format. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Include the following:
• A cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience
• Current CV or résumé
• Salary requirements
• Contact information for three professional references

Be sure to include “AC-SPPE” and YOUR NAME in your email Subject Line.
(Example: AC-SPPE Shawn Mullin)
Applications received by August 9, 2021, will receive first consideration. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.


Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs.

Any individual with a disability who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to apply for a position or otherwise to participate in Queens’ job search/selection process should contact the Director of Human Resources at 704.337.2222.

This position is considered a Responsible Employee for purposes of the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. As such, this position is required to report any incident of sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence to the university’s Title IX Coordinator when made aware of such.