St Mary’s University – Head Coach, Strength &Conditioning

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The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Athletics and Recreation Department by providing strength and conditioning expertise to varsity sport teams, and to monitor the safe and appropriate use of equipment by users of the High-Performance Centre. The incumbent also performs a variety of fitness appraisals and designs exercise training programs for varsity student-athletes.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation, the Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning will work to coordinate with Athletic Therapists and Head Coaches of varsity teams to provide expertise, guidance, and training in the area of performance management for student-athletes and varsity sport teams at Saint Mary’s University. This position involves managing several student volunteers and providing educational lectures and experiences.

Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning will also create and oversee the programming and implementation of performance training for external teams and individual athletes at the community, provincial, national and professional levels.

This position is considered a 24 (twenty-four) month contract with the University and the salary range will be $55,000 – $65,000 annually.


To see the full job description, please click here or please request a hard/emailed copy from HR.


To be the successful Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning you will possess an Undergraduate degree, preferably in Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Physiology or a related Health Sciences field and a minimum of 5 years of directly related work experience. Additionally, you must be registered with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and have their Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certificate. CSEP (Certified Exercise Physiologist) Certificate, NCCP and/or USAW Weightlifting is considered an asset. You will also possess strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

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Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Please visit to reference the job posting and description and click on “Apply through CareerBeacon” to submit your application or click on “Apply Now” on CareerBeacon.

Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

The position will be posted on May 3, 2022 and applications should be received no later than 4:30pm on May 17, 2022. No telephone calls please.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed here on the Saint Mary’s University Human Resources website

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Preference will also be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

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