Sports Performance Coach, Olympic Sports

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  240221
Regular or Temporary:  Regular
Location: 

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  CENTRAL ADMIN MANAGEMENT CTR
Date:  Mar 22, 2024

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Title:  Sports Performance Coach, Olympic Sports  

 

Position Summary:

Duke University is seeking a qualified candidate to be a Sports Performance Coach working with Olympic Sports.  This is a full-time, salaried position with full benefits. The position is responsible for designing, implementing, conducting, and monitoring sports performance programs for the Track & Field, Field Hockey, and Men’s Tennis programs.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Design and implement sports performance programs for  assigned teams
  • Communicate and collaborate with sport coaches and support staff to meet the various needs of student-athletes on assigned teams
  • Develop recovery and wellness programs to support performance goals in conjunction with staff in other team support areas
  • Work with sport science staff to track and monitor assessment data and performance, wellness, and readiness metrics relevant to each team’s programs
  • Assist with rehabilitation of sports related injuries to student-athletes.
  • Assist in scheduling teams and monitoring the Scott Family Athletics Performance Facility
  • Perform all duties in compliance with NCAA, ACC, and University rules and regulations.
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Health Sciences or related field
  • Current NSCA CSCS or CSCCa SCCC certification
  • Minimum of 3 years as a sports performance coach at the collegiate or professional level
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Professional demeanor and high standard of ethics and integrity pertaining to collegiate athletics
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse workplace, with a variety of teams, coaches, athletic medicine and nutrition professionals, and support staff
  • Familiarity with sports science technology to monitor athlete training and wellness

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Health Sciences or related field
  • 5 years as a sports performance coach at the collegiate or professional level
  • Demonstrated experience training elite collegiate-level student-athletes and wide range of sports
  • Demonstrated experience running systems that collect, track, and analyze athlete data to enhance sports performance programs
  • Additional relevant certifications (e.g. USAW, FMS, etc)

 

How to Apply:

Interested Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references online at https://home.careers.duke.edu/

 

Please should also email Dan Perlmutter at dan.perlmutter@duke.edu and Carl Christensen at carl.christensen@duke.edu directly with a cover letter, resume, and list of three references as one document.

 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Duke Athletics has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

 

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Health Sciences or related field.

 

Experience

 

Minimum of two years as a sports performance coach at the collegiate or professional level; Current NSCA CSCS or CSCCa SCCC certification; Current CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 


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