About the Role
Reporting to and working in tandem with the Head Sport Conditioning Coach, the Assistant Sport Conditioning Coach is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, and monitoring of the high performance sport conditioning program in consultation with each varsity head coach. The Assistant Sport Conditioning Coach will work as a member of the Integrated Support Team (IST) of sport science and medicine professionals with the goal of supporting Cougar student-athletes and coaches in their pursuit of Canada West and U SPORTS championships. This position will also be required to assist in the leading and mentorship of student practicum coaches who help in the delivery of the sport conditioning programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
● Meet regularly with each of the Cougars athletic program staff (coaches and other IST members)
to guide program planning and to ensure programming objectives are being met on a team and individual level.
● Deliver all components of the sport conditioning plan to each assigned Cougars athletic program in a manner that is consistent with the operation of a successful, year-round, university strength and conditioning program.
● Work in conjunction with athletic therapy and coaching staff to design and implement reconditioning programs for injured athletes.
● Develop and utilize monitoring tools to ensure that objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs) are being met and used to inform future programming.
● Assist with the Practicum Student Coach program by providing education, supervision, and evaluation when applicable.
● Assist with organization, cleanliness, and general equipment maintenance in the High Performance Training Center (HPTC). In conjunction with the Head Sport Conditioning Coach and the Athletics & Recreation Facilities Team, identify the need for equipment repair, upgrades, and renewal.
● Stay current with knowledge, trends, and practices that are necessary to assist with building and maintaining a nationally competitive program and to promote an environment of growth.
● Assist with the planning and lead the implementation of fundraising activities and programs in support of the sport conditioning program (i.e., summer camps, external clients, clinics, speaking engagements, etc.).
● Interact with and support other varsity team programs, participate in department initiatives, and attend department events/activities.
● Other duties as assigned by the Head Sport Conditioning Coach.
Planning and Scheduling
● Effectively manage schedules and training times for the HPTC and assigned Cougars varsity programs.
● Work with IST members to create and develop sport specific annual training plans.
● Co-manage regular meetings with all program-specific IST members.
● Regular communication with the Head Sport Conditioning Coach, varsity coaches, administrators, student-athletes, and other professionals to ensure short and long-term student-athlete success is being considered.
● Comprehensive knowledge of strength and conditioning systems, strategies and techniques, and ability to teach, coach, and prepare student-athletes for practice and games at a national level. Specifically related to the following: exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, health and fitness appraisal, exercise prescription and counseling, nutrition, return to play protocols, and active rehabilitation.
● Strong organizational, administrative, and computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite and other databases or athlete management systems).
● Ability to exercise discretion, good judgment, solid decision-making, and confidentiality of information.
● Passion and energy for contributing to a university community, in particular varsity athletics.
● Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology or a related field.
● Previous work experience (3+ years) in a high-performance strength and conditioning facility or setting, specifically working in a team environment.
● Current certifications required: NSCA – CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach), CPR and First Aid.
● Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
● Familiarity with sports performance technologies and strength and conditioning software.
● Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed.
● Master’s Degree in Kinesiology or a related field
● Previous experience in a team sport setting as a coach or athlete, specifically at the post-secondary level
● Previous experience supervising and mentoring coaches and practicum students.
● Knowledge of the post-secondary environment, rules, regulations, process, and administration.
Salary Range: $ 50,000 – $55,000 annually.
To Apply: Submit application documents (outlined below) to firstname.lastname@example.org
A cover letter, resume and a list of 2-3 references should be submitted in one .pdf formatted
document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [First Name] [Last Name], [Assistant Sport
Conditioning Coach].pdf (ex. Jane Doe, Assistant Sport Conditioning Coach.pdf).