UBC – Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning

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Job Title

Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning


Strength and Conditioning | Athletics and Recreation

Compensation Range

1.00 – $500,000.00 CAD Monthly

Posting End Date

June 27, 2022

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date

The expected salary range for this position is $48,000 – $57,000. In your application, please submit a cover letter, resume, a list of 2-3 references, your Strength and Conditioning certification, and your first aid certification in the format of one .pdf.

Job Summary
The Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning provides expertise, guidance and training in the area of strength training and physical preparation for select varsity student-athletes and teams at The University of British Columbia. The Assistant Coach assists, implements, conducts and monitors strength and conditioning; assists with rehabilitation of injured athletes, and assists in the management of the strength and conditioning facility. The Assistant Coach is responsible for working closely with sport coaches and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach to organize and manage 26 teams and over 650 athletes for upwards of 80 training sessions per week.

Organizational Status
Athletics & Recreation (A&R) is a department within the VP Students portfolio, with a strong focus on creating an exceptional UBC student experience. The A&R Department has a team of approximately 125 employees, and is led by a strong cross-unit management team. It services over 60,000 students through recreational programming, 26 varsity teams, and 13 competitive clubs along with thousands of members of the UBC community.

Work Performed

  • Design, implement, and monitor strength and conditioning programs for specific varsity teams.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of return to play programming for varsity athletes through collaboration with the Integrated Support Team.
  • Provide expertise in the area of physical preparation as requested by the head coach, where appropriate (including but not limited to; sprint work, movement sessions, conditioning, technical sessions, warm ups, cool downs and activation sessions).
  • Assist in appropriate preparation and recovery strategies for both teams and specific athletes.
  • Be present and punctual for all appointed workouts with student-athletes/teams.
  • Collaborate with the head sport coach on yearly training plans, testing and evaluations and athlete health and well-being.
  • Assist in maintaining the varsity weight room. This includes cleaning, organization and equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain accurate records on the strength program of each team and specific individual workouts of all student-athletes.
  • Supports department initiatives such as the Big Block Banquet and Hall of Fame as well as, the Thunderbird Scholarship Breakfast.
  • Attends department meetings and participates in departmental events, as required.
  • Aid in the development of a team of student coaches and graduate assistants.
  • Available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed. This could also include travel with teams.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Consequence of Error/Judgement
This position represents the UBC Thunderbirds, the Department of Athletics and Recreation and the University. Incorrect decisions / judgment may affect the health and safety of student-athletes and could negatively impact team performance.

Supervision Received
Reports directly to the Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning; works directly and indirectly with other coaching staff.

Supervision Given
Student coaches and graduate assistants.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelors degree required, with good understanding of basic bio-energetic, bio-motor abilities and bio-mechanical considerations for sport.
  • Minimum of three years of related experience coaching in a high school, college or university team setting or higher.
  • Minimum Certification required: National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or similar. First Aid/CPR and AED must be renewed annually. Note: Please provide copies of valid certifications in your application documents.
  • Satisfactory criminal records check and vulnerable sector screening required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with return to play protocols and active rehabilitation.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and ability to communicate information between the Integrated Support Team, student athletes and coaches.
  • Experience as a provincial, national or varsity athlete is an asset.
  • Volunteer and community engagement experience.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and computer skills (word processing, excel, power point, sport performance technologies and online programming software.).
  • Masters degree in Kinesiology or a related field is beneficial.

Demonstrate ability in the following areas:

  • Ability to enforce rules and deal with conflict/resolution.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, get along and work well with members of the department, supervisors and other employees of the University.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work professionally and effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


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