Coach, Athletic Performance – Athletics – Honolulu, HI

Punahou Athletics plays an integral role in the student experience. The philosophy of Punahou Athletics encourages student athletes, within the framework of the educational mission of the school, to be the best that they can be, to be the best team person and to be a true team player with the idea that this is what defines winning. The Athletics Department supports more than 120 teams in over 30 sports. Punahou’s athletic teams have enjoyed unparalleled success since the school was founded in 1841. The school also received notable recognition in Sport Illustrated as the top high school athletic program in the country. The coaching staff at Punahou School plays a significant role in the success of its’ Athletics program and the education of our students.

The Punahou Athletics Department is actively recruiting an Athletic Performance Coach. The Athletic Performance Coach is responsible for planning, organizing, and safely leading participants through strength and conditioning sessions both in the weight room as well as other athletic facilities. The Athletic Performance Coach is also responsible for providing technical and professional supervision of the preparation of student-athletes for competitive athletic competition through the utilization of scientifically based principles of athletic performance training. Essential functions include:

Coach and supervise strength and conditioning programs for assigned sports teams to optimize athletic performance and decrease injury potential

Execute testing protocols to determine the effectiveness of strength and conditioning training plans

Teaching proper weight lifting, speed, agility, and conditioning techniques with appropriate progressions for users of the weight room facility

Teaching proper weight lifting and conditioning techniques with appropriate progressions

Manage day to day weight room operations, team training times, and risk management (safety)

Implementing rehabilitative and reconditioning programs prescribed by the Athletic Training staff

Communicate effectively with administrators, coaches, students, faculty, staff and the general public

Embrace self-directed learning and actively pursue professional development opportunities

Comply with all school rules and Punahou’s Coaches’ Code of Ethics

Ensure all operational safety of equipment

Ensure orderliness of equipment for added safety

Enforce all rules of the facility

Assist with daily cleaning of equipment and facility

Respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner

Complete and submit incident reports in a timely manner

Position Details:
Department: Athletics

Status: Seasonal

FLSA Status: Exempt

Work Year: 2019-2020 School Year

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Schedule may vary based on operational needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree. Master’s preferred.

National Strength and Conditioning Association CSCS certification preferred.

In-depth knowledge of fundamental movements for physical development.

Knowledge of appropriate weight lifting, mobility, and flexibility techniques.

In-depth knowledge of periodization and programming to develop appropriate year-long training regimens for teams and student athletes.

Knowledge of the Youth Physical Development Model to prescribe appropriate training sessions for Physical Education classes.

Knowledge of proper instructional methods, progressions, and use of teaching tools.

Knowledge of health and safety education strategies.

Knowledge of standard emergency procedures and the Emergency Action Plan (EAP).

Working familiarity of basic computer skills.

Proven leadership in individual, teams, and classes; small and large group management skills and the ability to lead activities in a variety of settings.

Ability to teach and demonstrate proper lifting techniques (with progressions).

Ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders.

Ability to work independently and make decisions based on the needs of students, student-athletes, and general weight room users.

Ability to handle and resolve conflict in a professional and tactful manner.

Ability to acknowledge difficult situations and respond accordingly.

Ability to make decisions quickly and easily with safety as a top priority.

Ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams.

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