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Strength and Conditioning Coach

Company: Holton-Arms School
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:


Strength and Conditioning Coach


Bethesda, MD

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The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind but of the soul and spirit." Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue leadership opportunities, and build lifelong friendships. Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our six hundred fifty-seven girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School's motto, "I will find a way or make one." We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world.

The Holton-Arms School is seeking a full-time Strength and Conditioning Coach. They would be responsible for establishing and maintaining a strength and conditioning program for all sports. Under the supervision of the Director of Athletics and Physical Education, they will implement a safe and effective comprehensive program to work on injury prevention and improve performance for all athletes and sports.The three major goals of this position include: improving athletic performance, reducing athletic injuries, and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills. The Strength and Conditioning Coach will develop training plans, supervise training sessions, evaluate athletes, maintain athlete records, and will teach physical education classes to students throughout the course of the day. The Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for maintaining the fitness center and will work with the Athletic Director to establish plans and procedures for the safe and professional operation of the Fitness Center. This person will be a valuable member of the Physical Education Department.

Duties and Responsibilities: Applicants must be certified in strength and conditioning and have 3-5 years experience. Experience working with children and adolescents is preferred.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or related field
  • NSCA (CSCS) Certification - preferred but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Works well in team environment and collaborates with students, coaches, department members and school community
  • Willing to take initiative, be adaptable, and respond to a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to create strong relationships and articulate the school's mission to the community
  • Expected to be present during pre-season and tryouts each season
  • Maintains records of data processes and contributes to design and improvement of sport specific plan
  • Ability to work effectively with coaches and athletes in a team environment
  • Supervise, design, and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning training routines for all athletes and students participating in sports and physical education classes
  • Oversee equipment and/or facility maintenance
  • Plans appropriate sport-specific exercises, exercise sequences, sets, repetitions, and recovery periods for teams and classes
  • Evaluates appropriate correlation of fitness components necessary to meet optimal individual performance levels
  • Conducts flexibility, warm-up, and physical conditioning activities prior to games or during practice sessions
  • Provides training and support in proper techniques and dynamic movement to athletes, coaches, and all users
  • Responsible for organization, inventory, and purchase of all weight room supplies.
  • Shall perform all other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics including but not limited to teaching Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School physical education classes
  • Responsible for management of the weight room hours and staff budget including organization, inventory, and purchase of supplies
  • Responsible for fostering and building relationships within a diverse school community

    To apply for this position please submit your cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy and names and contact information for three references.

    Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Belonging

    Holton-Arms cherishes the uniqueness of each of our members including current and former students, faculty, and staff. We seek to create an inclusive environment that sees, values, and supports diverse identities and experiences, cultivates engaging discourse, and empowers our students to be thriving members of the global community.

    At Holton-Arms, each of us is responsible for fostering an equitable, respectful, and just community. We are committed to:

    • Discovering, developing, and valuing our full authentic selves.
    • Deepening awareness of personal and systemic biases and being accountable for the impact of our words and actions.
    • Developing an understanding of the historical origins and perpetuation of systems of power and privilege.
    • Engaging in open and brave conversations that promote growth, understanding, connection, and agency.
    • Embracing every individual as essential to the community.

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Keywords: Holton-Arms School, Bethesda , Strength and Conditioning Coach, Education / Teaching , Bethesda, Maryland

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