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Montana State University Assistant Coach - Strength & Conditioning in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 24366

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Thijs Goossens 406-994-3742

Classification Title Athletic Professional

Working Title Assistant Coach - Strength & Conditioning

Brief Position Overview

Join the Montana State University’s Athletics Department to be a part of the team for persons seeking a student-centered learning environment distinguished by innovation and discovery in a Rocky Mountain setting!

Position Number 4C0690

Department Athletics

Division Athletics

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Responsible for assisting with directing the Montana State University’s Strength & Conditioning Training program in Bozeman, Montana. The Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach reports directly to the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote the philosophy and objectives of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, including adhering to all Departmental, University, Big Sky Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations; cooperate with all coaches and administrative staff within the intercollegiate athletics programs to enhance overall departmental operations.

  • Monitor the conditioning and training of student-athletes in conjunction with the strength and conditioning coaches and athletic training staff. Assist in planning and administering the off-season training program.

  • Assist in coaching student-athletes including evaluating their performance in practices and competition and providing leadership and instruction in areas of deficiencies, as required.

  • Assist with scouting and recruitment of student-athletes, specifically with on-campus visits of prospective student-athletes, as assigned.

  • Participate in the collection and analysis of tactical and statistical data of teams and assist in designing strength and conditioning plans and strategies. Assist with the development of schedules for practice, including interfacing with departmental administrators.

  • Will oversee Intern Education Program and assign responsibilities to those involved.

  • Assist with budget preparations, as requested, and operate within approved budget allocations; assist with planning and coordinating approved fund raising activities, as assigned.

  • Participate in clinics, exhibitions, and camps as approved.

  • Perform all other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning, the sport administrator, and/or the Director of Athletics.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Demonstrated and adequate experience in strength & conditioning coaching at the professional, collegiate level.

  • CSCS and/or CSCCA certification.

  • CPR / AED Certification

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Collegiate Strength & Conditioning coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level.

  • Knowledge of/commitment to NCAA rules specifically regarding recruiting.

  • Experience developing and motivating student-athletes for athletic and academic success.

  • Demonstrated ability in coaching and in recruiting and monitoring for NCAA compliance at the NCAA Division I level.

  • Master’s Degree (preference in Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field).

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively and professionally relate to internal and external constituents and diverse populations.

  • Have excellent communication skills, be a positive motivator, have demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities

  • Have impeccable integrity with a thorough commitment to NCAA and MSU regulations.

  • Be self-motivated, make sound judgments, and be able to relate to and have a high interest in young people.

  • Be committed to the Department of Athletics mission and the mission of MSU .

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on June 13, 2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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