Fountain Valley School is a co-ed, college-preparatory boarding/day school enrolling 230 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors in a diverse community to develop young adults who are courageous, open-minded, self-reliant, curious, and compassionate. This position reports directly to the director of athletics and together will develop a comprehensive strength and conditioning program that considers the needs of all FVS athletic teams as well as tailor workouts for individual athletes outside of their competitive seasons. The candidate should have the ability to provide expert instruction in the use of weight machines and conditioning equipment for all students. Additionally, they will be expected to design and maintain a class environment favorable to students’ athletic and personal growth and to establish effective rapport with students while maintaining proper classroom management. Daily instructional plans should implement 21st-century pedagogical approaches.
Serve as a collaborative team member of the Athletic Department.
Coordinate with head coaches to design training programs that revolve around strength, conditioning and weight training geared toward preseason as well as in-season needs.
Observe training, practice, and team performance, and use observations to assess strengths and weaknesses and design programs accordingly.
Maintain detailed, accurate and updated athlete records in order to track athlete progress and communicate with coaches in order to assess the effectiveness of the program.
Design and perform baseline tests to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each athlete.
Work with the athletic trainer to design programs for injury prevention and programs for injury rehabilitation.
Attend and participate in departmental and conference meetings and other required activities.
Maintain the weight room by taking inventory of equipment and recommend upgrades as needed.
Implement and maintain a standard of performance consistent with FVS’s goals of academic and athletic excellence.
In collaboration with the science faculty, direct 1-2 courses that are supplementary to the science program.
Three seasons working with teams during the afternoon activity block
Serve as an adviser to approximately 6 students.
Participate in a class level retreat along with other faculty members.
Participate in committees as assigned.
Participate in co-leading an Interim trip (Spring experiential learning trip.)
Serve as game administrator on the weekends and weeknight duty (1 weeknight per week.)
Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to work with individuals in a courteous and professional manner.
Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in a team environment.
Detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, self-directed and punctual.
Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple tasks at one time.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient in LMS Blackbaud OnCampus and Google Educational Suite Apps preferred.
Environment: indoor classroom working with outdoor events.
Physical demands: able to sit and stand for at least 8 hours per day; must be able to lift 40 lb.
Attendance at certain events will be required.
Working relationships: students, parents, outside vendors, and all other employees.
FVS’ Core Values are courage, open-mindedness, self-reliance, curiosity, and compassion. FVS supports a culture of communication and collaboration with the intent of creating an environment of predictability and support for our students, parents, and colleagues. FVS employees celebrate diversity, participate fully in the school community, embrace the power of the prairie, the peaks, and the history of the School. FVS teaching faculty challenge students, create opportunities for learning and growth beyond the academic day, employ innovative teaching methods, and pursue professional and personal development through lifelong learning.
Fountain Valley School of Colorado provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors in a diverse community to develop young adults who are courageous, open-minded, self-reliant, curious and compassionate.
Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred in a related field such as Health/Fitness, Physical Education, Exercise Science; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (preferably NSCA’s CSCS); 3-5 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach preferred; current CPR/AED/First Aid certifications; experience with coaching athletic teams and with classroom teaching and working with students and adults in an independent boarding/day school environment preferred.