Western University Manager – High Performance (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Published On: September 13, 2023Categories: Career, Job Postings

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 16

Please note, this is a temporary full-time contract opportunity with an anticipated end date of September 14, 2026.

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

Student Experience fosters equitable learning environments in which all students can thrive to their full potential. Through our commitment to integrating research, theory, and practice across all the programs, resources, and supports we provide, Student Experience leads an ecosystem of people, places, and spaces that empower student thriving. Our vision is for all Mustangs to discover their personalized pathway through Western’s rich, wholistic learning environment; engage in brave conversations with our diverse community on and off campus, and develop the courage to be uncomfortable without fear of failure in order to thrive throughout their degree and after graduation.


The Manager, Sport Performance (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach) will be charged with leading the enhancement of Western Mustangs’ varsity sports performance, including managing training schedules and ensuring seamless integration with our sports medicine team. The role will collaborate with the Faculty of Kinesiology and leadership in strategic initiatives to foster a culture and environment that supports coaches, athletes, and teams in their pursuit of sustained excellence. The responsibilities encompass the implementation of a comprehensive athlete development model, the provision of holistic performance support, and the development of programs beneficial to all stakeholders. By assisting coaches, this role will aid in positioning our teams competitively, ultimately enhancing the reputation of the Western Mustangs.


• Undergraduate Degree in Sport Performance, Kinesiology
• Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
• Certification in Strength & Conditioning (NSCA Certification)
• First Aid/CPR Certification
• Masters degree, PhD in Sport Science or Sport Performance discipline preferre

• 7 years’ experience as a strength & conditioning coach
• 5 years’ experience leading a sport science/sport performance team
• Strong technical background and practical experience in highly competitive environments
• Experience in Sports & Recreation fields, that could include athletic therapy, strength & conditioning, fitness and wellness, administration, risk management etc.
• Experience as an athlete and/or coach in a high-performance setting at the national, provincial and/or university setting preferred
• Nutrition training and experience and/or mental performance training and experience at a high-performance level an asset

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Knowledge of the sport performance, strength & conditioning requirements and programming necessary with success in national, provincial and university-level sports
• Advanced understanding of the use of sport science and sport performance to improve performance and the ability to develop and manage the collection of high-performance data and collate to show specific outcomes and metrics
• Strong background and technical/practical experience in performance coaching
• Knowledge and understanding of strength & conditioning equipment and maintenance of high-performance equipment and facilities
• Working knowledge of sport performance, including strength & conditioning, athlete therapy, mental performance, nutrition and sport medicine
• In-depth understanding of the approaches necessary to be successful at high performance sport at the university level
• Proven ability to work with student-athletes, high-performance teams and the ability to work with coaches to design, implement, evaluate and assess sport performance programs for a variety of sports
• Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to change priorities and outcomes as needed under constraints
• Demonstrated ability to develop strategy and align policies and procedures to meet goals
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate, facilitate and communicate with various multiple levels of stakeholders
• Strong computer skills and competencies with spreadsheets, software’s and office suite
• Demonstrated abilities to produce reports and communicate outcomes best suited to the sport performance programs

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted



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