Job Description

Grand Canyon University! One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning. Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University.

Do you want to be part of an elite Division I program? Grand Canyon University’s Athletic Department is passionate about helping student-athletes achieve their highest level of excellence. The Athletic Department uses intercollegiate sports as a platform in developing our student-athletes on integrity, and personal growth.

Are you passionate about helping student-athletes achieve their highest level of excellence? Then this position is for you! Grand Canyon University is seeking a Graduate Assistant Sports Performance Coach.

What you will do:

  • Develop, design, implement, and administer sports performance training programs unique to assigned sport(s) and to each individual student-athlete, utilizing evidence based, assessment driven, and current industry training practices.
  • Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance develop, design, implement, and administer strength training programs unique to assigned sport(s) and to each individual student-athlete.
  • Provide instruction to student-athletes during sports performance training sessions. Use discretion and independent judgment in developing and establishing goals, rules, expectations, and motivations for assigned teams and each individual student-athlete.
  • Educate student athletes in NCAA Drug Free Sport policies for assigned sport teams.
  • Develop programs by evaluating current physical conditioning, having a knowledge of the various sports and associated exercises, tailoring strength programs for specific needs, demonstrating proper performance of exercises, ensuring proper execution by student athletes for both efficiency and safety; manage programs by monitoring progress and providing an assessment of development.
  • Abide by and comply with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and other appropriate Conference rules, academic standards, requirements, and policies of the University, and all guidelines and policies of the Athletics department and report any concerns of compromise or violation of rules, standards, guidelines or policies to the Vice President of Athletics or the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Administration.
  • Responsible for updating information into GCU application database for each student-athlete served.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the University's intercollegiate athletics program by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited 4-year university, preferably in sports or health sciences discipline, e.g. Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Movement Science or other related field.
  • 0-2 years’ relevant experience in strength and conditioning coaching.
  • CPR, First Aid and AED
  • Possess a certification with the National Strength and Conditional Association (CSCS) or Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCCa).
  • Must be enrolled in GCU master’s program.
  • Must be able to maintain academic GPA of 3.0
  • May only work 20 hours per week but may require evenings and weekend hours.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Why work at GCU:

  • Education Tuition Discount Program
  • Free on-site gyms on campus

Application Instructions

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