Position Purpose: Aurora University, a NCAA Division III institution, invites applications for a graduate assistant in Strength and Conditioning. This is a 12-month position beginning in Summer 2021. This position will report directly to the Director of Strength and Conditioning. The graduate assistantship includes a tuition waiver and a stipend of $5,000 per year.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Coordination of assigned teams' training schedules; supervision of lifts, conditioning sessions, and other training events.
Establishment and maintenance of proper communication with sport coaches, athletic trainers, athletics staff, and the strength and conditioning staff.
Designing training programs and making necessary modifications when needed.
Teaching and executing proper technique of lifts and drills.
Exercise science lab supervision and management.
Assisting university faculty and staff in research investigations.
Assisting with the maintenance and upkeep of training facilities.
Adherence to all Aurora University, NCAA, and Conference rules/regulations.
Assisting strength and conditioning coaches in testing and monitoring athletes as needed.
Essential Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or related field.
Current national certification: CSCS by the NSCA, SCCC by the CSCCa, and/or USAW.
AED/CPR/First Aid certification required.
Previous exposure to lab equipment and sports performance technology including a metabolic cart, Bod Pod, EMG, force plates, and Team BuildR is preferred.
Possess a strong knowledge base on training methods with previous experience in Olympic lifts and facility management.
To apply for the graduate assistantship, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references including name, telephone and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested applicants must also apply and be admitted to the Master of Exercise Science program on the main campus. For more information regarding admission to the graduate program at Aurora University: https://aurora.edu/academics/graduate/exercise-science/daytime-program.html
For full consideration, applicants (1) must apply for the GA position and (2) be accepted into the Master of Exercise Science program on the main campus by the deadline of 15 December 2020
Evening and weekend availability is required.
Flexibility with an evolving work environment important.
Physical ability to endure physically strenuous work-outs and physical exercise on a daily basis, including standing and/or walking for long periods, bending, stooping, lifting; manual dexterity; lifting of up to 50 pounds.
Ability to move about campus and between locations.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.