Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Staff, Part-Time

Position Title: Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

51600 - Gen Athletics

Advertised Salary: $9,000 stipend, housing (which is taxable) and upon admittance to graduate school the student will be eligible to receive a scholarship covering up to 9 credits per semester.  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 10 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Assist the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Ferris State University Division II athletic programs. Assist Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in department wide administration of strength and conditioning, including but not limited to weight room scheduling and oversight and management of student employees.
Pursuant to FSU-HRPP 2005:44, "Students currently admitted on a full-time basis, defined as carrying at least 9 credits per semester, to a Ferris State University graduate program and earning credits toward a graduate degree, may qualify for a Graduate Project Assistant (GPA) position".
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree, preferably in exercise science, sports fitness, kinesiology or related field.
Must be enrolled in a Ferris State University Graduate program for Fall 2023 semester.
Required Work Experience: Previous work experience developing and maintaining strength and conditioning programs for student athletes.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Must be working towards or already obtained Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.
Must become certified in CPR, AED and First Aid
Physical Demands:
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Driving
  • Heights
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Sports nutrition experience
Management of weight room facilities
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Assist in implementing individual and team strength and conditioning programs for student athletes participating in men's and women's Division II athletic programs at Ferris State University.

Manage athletics weight room in conjunction with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and the Coordinator of Athletic Performance.

Assist in counseling and advising coaches and student athletes on various components of strength and conditioning program, including weight room safety, proper exercise technique, sports nutrition and injury reduction.

Assist in reviewing and approving conditioning sessions submitted by individuals, head or assistant coaches.

Assist Head Strength and Conditioning Coach while working with coaching and sports med staff to integrate student athlete injury reduction and rehabilitation into strength and conditioning programs.

Work in conjunction with athletic department personnel to minimize spread of communicable disease and pathogens within athletic weight room.

Work with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Coordinator of Athletic Performance to help enforce all fitness, health, nutrition and safety measures and policies.

Assist in hiring and monitoring any student workers assigned to your area.

Reports to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Communicate effectively both in written and verbal manner
Perform detailed work with accuracy
Work a variety of hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays if needed.
Work with a diverse group of University staff and students.
Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents: at least one letter of recommendation  
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
June 5th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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