Simon Fraser University – Assistant Strength Coach

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Simon Fraser University (“SFU”), a National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) Division II institution and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (“GNAC”), invites qualified candidates to apply for the full- time position of Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning. The SFU Strength and Conditioning program is a high performance program that trains and supports student-athletes from 19 NCAA Division II varsity sports sponsored by SFU.

Located in beautiful Burnaby, British Columbia, 6 miles from Vancouver, SFU is the only international university in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities and consistently ranked among Canada’s top comprehensive universities and named to the Times Higher Education list of 100 world universities under age 50, the University boasts three distinctive campuses, 30,000 students, 6,500 faculty and staff, and more than 170,000 alumni.

The successful candidate is responsible for aiding the Head Coach in all coaching responsibilities and in all facets of the program to develop a quality NCAA Division II Strength and Conditioning program for all varsity teams at Simon Fraser University.

• Provide leadership in the development and operation of the SFU Strength and Conditioning program to achieve
objectives that are consistent with the direction of the department, program, and the Head Coach.
• Establish positive relationships with coaches, department staff, and other university departments and faculties.
• Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, and conduct becoming of the coaching profession adhering to all
college and professional sport association guidelines.
• Demonstrate effective coaching through content knowledge, practice construction and implementation, and
the affective dimension (interpersonal interactions, enthusiasm, respect, and rapport).
• Provide guidance and support to student-athletes towards achieving their greatest potential athletically.
• Work alongside other personnel (coaches, athletic trainers, team physicians, and Health and Counselling) to
ensure the physical and mental health of all student-athletes are being supported and monitored.
• Assist in fundraising and other related special projects.
• Understand and abide by all internal and external regulations and policies, including but not limited to Simon
Fraser University, NCAA, and GNAC.
• Maintain a working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
• Maintain First Aid and CPR-AED certification.
• Maintain CSCS certification with valid NSCA membership, CSEP-CEP certification, or equivalent.
• Act as an ambassador of Simon Fraser University by representing it in a professional, ethical, and positive
manner to all internal and external outlets.
• Perform other duties consistent with the qualifications and requirements of the position, as appropriate and

• Bachelor’s degree in Sport Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education or related field.
• NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification with valid membership with NSCA or
• Experience in writing strength and conditioning programs for amateur and/or professional athletes.
• Experienced in teaching the Olympic lifts and other advanced weightlifting techniques.
• Experienced in assessing, designing and implementing Sport Specific Speed, Agility and Quickness
• (SAQ) Program.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience working with high performance athletes.
• Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations preferred.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as the abilities to prioritize duties and pay close
attention to details.
• Excellent team management skills including supervisory and mentorship.
• Assertive, friendly, cooperative, flexible, tactful, dependable and logical and work in a collaborativemanner with
multiple offices.
• Ability to work well with a wide range of situations and personalities while maintaining the decorum of a
representative of the University.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Ability to deal with discretion in confidential and sensitive issues.
• Ability to problem solve and work independently.
• Proficiency with computer software applications (e.g. word processing, web-based, and spreadsheets).
• Ability to meet the physical demands of the job.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends when required.
• Current Standard First Aid and CPR-AED certification

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