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Fortius Sport & Health

Application Deadline: January 6, 2013   

Position: Lead Kinesiologist, Performance Conditioning

Job Description:
The Fortius Institute is seeking top sport medicine and exercise science practitioners from multiple disciplines who desire to work in an integrated environment, in a collaborative way and with an over-arching commitment to innovation. If you are an experienced kinesiologist and/or strength and conditioning specialist who is interested in joining a team where everyone is committed to best practices in prevention, performance, treatment, education and research and the delivery of integrated services and programs we would love to hear from you.

Role Summary
Provide performance conditioning and active return to play services for clients. The Lead Kinesiologist will be actively involved in the development and delivery of Fortius Athlete Development Centre programs and services and will supervise the Kinesiologists, Performance Conditioning. They will also monitor the training environment, including equipment, and facilitate interaction and collaboration with all members of the Fortius Institute practitioner team.

- Design and implement functional strength and conditioning programs for a variety of athletes and teams from various levels and sports
- Perform functional movement screens and incorporate results of functional, physiological and biomechanical assessments into training programs
- Prepare and deliver educational seminars on proper in-season and off-season athlete training
- Supervise and provide mentorship for all members of the performance conditioning team
- Supervise students/interns as required
- Provide exceptional customer service, creating and cultivating solid client-coach relationships
- Actively prospect and pursue new contacts and clients
- Communicate and collaborate with other leads and members of the Fortius Institute team
- Maintain professional certifications as well as knowledge of all Fortius policies, procedures and protocols
- Participate and lead in department meetings, clinical training, and inservices
- Maintain and lead a strong professional presence in the community
- Participate in clinical studies and research activities as required
- Maintain training area in a safe and clean manner
- Maintain client records and detailed scheduling information according to internal policy manual and expectations
- Actively contribute to and lead marketing activities including social media initiatives
- Assist with assessing quality of client care
- Other duties may be assigned as required

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
- Post-secondary education (preferably a Masters) with a focus on Kinesiology, Sports Sciences, Strength and Conditioning or a related field
- Athletic therapy certification an asset
- Current exercise physiology and strength and conditioning credentials/certifications are required (i.e. CSEP-CEP, NSCA-CSCS, CSEP-CPT, ACSM Exercise Specialist, or equivalents)
- Minimum 5 years’ experience as a practicing performance conditioning coach in a multi-disciplinary environment
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in a related position responsible for developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for multiple sport disciplines
- Experience working with and coaching elite athletes
- Current First Aid and CPR
- Management and or supervisory experience is required - Able to deal with issues with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality

As a member of the Fortius Institute team, practitioners must consistently demonstrate the following:
- Delivery of an exceptional client service experience
- Commitment to collaboration and integration with Institute colleagues
- Stay active in professional development and maintain current expert knowledge in the field
- Embody a philosophy of professionalism, excellence, health and wellness at all times
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
- Effective use of time and resources
- Service and results oriented
- Able to work in a diverse, fast-paced and dynamic environment

Type of Position:
Full Time - Employee

Contact Information:
Keri Fairfield
Fortius Sport & Health
Vancouver , BC, Canada


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