Assistant Director of Peak Performance and Fitness

Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Peak Performance and Fitness. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt administrative position with comprehensive benefits reporting to the Director of Peak Performance.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:  Assist the director with program design, implementation, and supervision for the College’s 23 intercollegiate teams; teaching proper speed, agility, weight lifting and conditioning methods and techniques; motivating student-athletes to train, condition and perform to their highest potentials; educating student-athletes on nutrition and concerning the dangers inherent to illegal/banned performance enhancing drugs; monitor the weight room, equipment and supervise fitness areas; direct strength and conditioning workouts and classes for all varsity athletic programs  and monitor fitness classes.

The candidate must be a collaborative leader with excellent interpersonal skills, personal initiative and strong communication skills to work with a variety of personalities.  The essential functions of this job include demonstrating lifts, techniques, and light cleaning and re-organizing of weight room and other fitness spaces.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education, Sports Psychology, Kinesiology, Health Performance, etc.) is preferred with current NSCA or CSCCa certification and first aid/CPR/AED required.  Knowledge of internal health initiatives (i.e. nutrition, sports psych) is ideal.  Previous experience within a collegiate strength and conditioning program as an assistant coach, graduate assistant or intern; demonstrated commitment to academic, athletic and drug-free performance success on the parts of student-athletes; ability to multi-task and adhere to a flexible and changing work schedule.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.  In its 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top 30 most innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries.  The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application with resume, and three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or  Please place “Assistant Director of Peak Performance” in the subject line of the email.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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Posted 10/22/2019