Carleton University – Lead Strength and Conditioning

Published On: September 21, 2023Categories: Job Postings, Member Only

Position Title: Lead, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Department: Recreation and Athletics


Carleton University Carleton University is situated on unceded Algonquin territory and bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in Ottawa, Ontario. The university is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and G-7 organizations and this capital advantage provides opportunities for staff and faculty and students to make a positive impact in our community and around the world. As one of the 2023 Top 100 Employers in Canada and one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for nine consecutive years, Carleton University is one of Canada’s most resourceful and productive hubs of learning and research, fuelling a rich talent pipeline that is supporting social and economic renewal. The university’s smart, caring and connected community inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world while challenging conventional modes of thinking and doing. At Carleton, we are committed to fostering an innovative, equitable and welcoming work environment. Carleton is also a nationally certified Healthy Workplace and is a recipient of the Canada Awards for Excellence, Healthy Workplace Order of Excellence and Platinum Level Certification for Mental Health at Work. The university’s Strategic Integrated Plan 2020-2025 is an ambitious vision for the future, anchored in Carleton’s strengths and student-centric, community-engaged values. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Duties and Responsibilities

The lead, strength and conditioning coach will work collaboratively as a part of Carleton Universities strength and conditioning staff to provide strength and conditioning support to Carleton Universities student athletes. Similarly, this position will be responsible for recruitment and delivery of athletic performance services to community partners (sport clubs, organizations, and teams), as well as leading the planning of existing youth development programs and camps.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
Knowledge of the strength and conditioning requirements and programming requirements required for success in university sport
Knowledge of long-term athlete development, and strength and conditioning requirements for youth/developing athletes
Strong technical and practical experience in performance coaching
Proven ability to work collaboratively with coaches and support staff (athletic therapy, mental performance, nutrition, administration) to optimize athlete performance, health and wellness
Understanding of the use and application of sport performance technology and data collection/management to inform performance decisions and evaluate training outcomes
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability adapt to a dynamic fast paced environment
Strong communication skills
Strong computer skills and competencies with spreadsheets and office suite

Education and Experience

Undergraduate degree in sport performance, kinesiology or related field
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
First Aid/CPR certification
Masters degree in sport science or sport performance discipline preferred
2-5 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach
Experience working in a competitive sport environment and with youth and development athlete populations
Experience working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
Experience as an athlete at the National, Provincial or University level considered an asset

Salary: $50,000-$55,000

*Note flexible work hours including evenings and weekends according to program needs will be required

Closing Date: October 4, 2023
Please send your resume and cover letter to

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