Assistant Sports Performance Coach, Strength and Conditioning

Job description

Position Summary

This is a full-time, 12 month position. Responsibilities include the supervision and administration of the strength and conditioning program for the National Champion men's and women's ski teams and National Champion men's lacrosse programs, as well as women's volleyball, men's and women's swimming and men's and women's tennis teams. In addition, this position will assist with the daily operation and maintenance of the strength facility; assist with the testing of student-athletes, communicate with the sports medicine staff, and other duties as assigned. Candidates must be able to organize and handle all aspects of administration and adhere to the rules and regulations of University of Denver and the NCAA.

Essential Functions

  • Developing customized training programs for individual student-athletes
  • Assisting with the administrative responsibilities of budgeting, ordering, and inventory control
  • Overseeing the physical conditioning of each team. Conditioning areas include, but are not limited to: strength, speed, flexibility, and endurance
  • Actively engaged in the development of student-athletes awareness and knowledge of proper strength training techniques
  • Ensuring compliance with University risk management policies and procedures
  • Working directly with the Sports Medicine Department to facilitate progressive rehabilitation for student-athletes
  • Compiling relevant statistical information related to Strength and Conditioning programs
  • Supervising the Varsity Athletic weight training facility and its use within department policies and procedures
  • Representing the Athletics Department and the University as requested in various public relations capacities Maintaining current knowledge base of advances in the area of weight training, cardiovascular conditioning, speed training, and nutrition

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages, and volume.
  • Ability to work with the public with tact and judgment
  • Knowledge in the areas of strength and conditioning

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • CSCS certification with the NSCA
  • One year experience as a strength coach in a collegiate setting as a full time employee or graduate assistant

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in related field
  • Three years' experience as a strength coach in a collegiate setting as a full time employee or graduate assistant

Work Schedule

  • Varied schedule - early mornings, evenings, and weekends as required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about this position, please contact Matthew Shaw at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 004942
Posted: 2/15/2018
Application Due: 4/16/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable