York University – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Head Strength and Conditioning Specialist by providing strength and conditioning expertise to interuniversity sport teams and to monitor the safe and appropriate use of equipment by all members/patrons. The incumbent also performs a variety of fitness appraisals and designs exercise training programs for varsity athletes. This position requires commitment and adherence to the values and principles of Athletics & Recreation as expressed in the mandate of the department.

University degree is required, a degree in Kinesiology or related field is preferred or an equivalent of 4 years recent experience (defined as within the last five years) working at York University and performing the same or similar tasks. This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements outlined below. Current certifications required: NSCA (National Strength Conditioning Association Certificate). NSCA – CSCS (National Strength Conditioning Association Certificate – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). CPR and First Aid required. CSEP (Certified Exercise Physiologist) certificate preferred.

Minimum 2 years’ experience in a high-performance strength and conditioning training facility or setting, in addition to practical experience in individual and/or group/team personal training (e.g., fitness appraisal, physiological testing, one-on-one programming and counseling skills).

Demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas: answering enquiries and providing information in a clear manner, good organizational skills, exercising initiative, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, ability to multi-task, obtain, interpret, and assess information, ability to enforce rules and deal effectively with confrontational situations and difficult individuals. A demonstrated high level of skill in areas of speed, agility and quickness (SAQ), flexibility, aerobic and anerobic conditioning and rehabilitation techniques. Familiarity with basic computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets, email) required.

Additional Notes:
Please note: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.

Please note: This position requires the candidate to produce a Vulnerable Sector Check satisfactory to the University prior to commencement of employment.

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As per Article 12.02(f) of the YUSA-1 Collective Agreement, to be considered an internal applicant, employees in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit must submit the application 5 working days following the first day of posting. this is referred to as the ‘Posted Date’ on the job the posting.   This applies to YUSA-1 internal and YUSA-1 Concurrent postings.  Please refer to the ‘Posting Intent’ on the job posting.

If not filled by an employee in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit, employees in the YUSA-2 bargaining unit who have applied within the first 5 days from the ‘Posted Date’ will be given preference.

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.

York University employees must apply to jobs through the Employee Career Portal – YU Hire. If you are a current York University employee and/or are using your rights under a collective agreement to view and/or apply to jobs, you MUST log into YU Hire to access the York University Employee Career Portal.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.

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