Acadia University – Manager, Sports Performance

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The Opportunity

Wolfville, NS Health & Wellness Experienced Full-time – Permanent

Competition #21-19-AU:
Acadia seeks a Manager of Sports Performance in the Athletics Department to raise the level of performance for all Acadia athletes and teams through a collaborative and holistic approach that includes strength and conditioning, injury management/reduction, nutrition and optimizing sport specific practice. The Manager of Sports Performance will manage Acadia’s Performance Training programming and initiatives. This will include building client relationships, managing and mentoring strength and conditioning staff, and management of Acadia Athletics Integrated Sports Science Program.


  • We are seeking a candidate who has a Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences (Kinesiology/Strength and Conditioning preferred) with experience in high-performance, multi-sport environments at the varsity level.
  • The position requires a strong foundation of knowledge and technical proficiency as well as leadership, education and mentorship skills that facilitate high performance.
  • Applicants must be registered with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and have their Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certificate.
  • Candidates must have or be willing to acquire a valid Standard First Aid and CPR training.
  • The role will require someone who has who is effective in their work, flexible to changing demands and works collaboratively, fostering teamwork.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, communication and organizational skills are required for this position.

THE REWARDS: Acadia offers a comprehensive benefit package in addition to a starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To see more information on why Acadia is an employer of choice, please visit our website at

TO APPLY: To apply for this opportunity, click on the “Apply Now” button and upload your cover letter, resume, and professional references. For further information or to request a detailed job description, please contact Jennifer Veinot at jennifer.veinot@acadiau.caConsideration of applications will begin on June 1, 2021.

Please be advised that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to fill this position. A six-month eligibility list may be established from this competition to fill future vacancies for identical positions.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package. 

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact

A little bit about us

Acadia University

You are an important part of the Acadia community – your thoughts, ideas, and personality matter here. Beyond the ivy-covered academic buildings, awesome residences, incredible sports facilities, and renowned natural environmental research and recreation areas, you will find an international student body, small classes, top-level research facilities, award-winning professors, and supportive alumni. Every second person you meet in the unique shops and cafes of the town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, will be connected to Acadia and to you. Founded in 1838, Acadia is a primarily undergraduate liberal arts university with a long tradition of academic excellence and groundbreaking innovation. Although our offerings are many, our small size necessitates working across disciplines and including undergraduate students in important research. You will contribute to the outstanding reputation Acadia enjoys – consistent toptier rankings by Maclean’s and top marks in the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report.

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