Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Performance

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7245166 (Ref.No. 24M100035)
Posted: May 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

WHY RIDER UNIVERSITY?? – We take pride in our progress and the positive impact it has on our students and the University.
Rider University, an NCAA Division I institution and member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) invites applications for an Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Performance.  Reporting to the Senior Associate Athletic Director, Compliance & Internal Operations, this individual will oversee and operate the Athletic Department Strength and Conditioning Center and provide sport specific programming and implementation training programs for 21 NCAA Division I sports. 

Specifically, the individual will be responsible for:
  • Meeting with coaches and defining training goals and objectives;
  • Devising and maintaining a calendar of training sessions;
  • Administering program to teams and communicating outcomes with coaching staff;
  • Communicating with athletic trainers regarding injury restrictions and rehabilitation goals; and 
  • Supervising varsity training facility.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Current certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, or the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. 
  • 3 years of demonstrated experience working with integrated sports performance. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with diverse groups of student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, and administration. 
  • Detail oriented, organized, and display the ability to effectively schedule and manage time.
  • Ability to work non-standard work weeks, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.
  • Ability to lift 100 pounds or more.
  • Satisfactory background and/or DMV checks required 

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, or other exercise related field.
  • Master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, or other exercise related field. 
  • 4 or more years of demonstrated experience working with integrated sports performance
  • Previous strength and conditioning coaching experience working in collegiate athletics, preferable at the Division I level. 
  • Additional strength and conditioning certifications, e.g. certified strength and conditioning specialist or strength and conditioning coach certified. 
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 

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