Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Job description

Northern Arizona University, a member of the Big Sky Conference, NCAA Division I, is seeking a full-time Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Under the direct supervision of the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, he or she will:

  • Supervise and administer the strength and conditioning program for student-athletes of all sports, including football
  • Supervise the graduate assistants, as assigned, and help develop programs for their sports
  • Work closely with the Sports Medicine Department in planning and implementing rehab programs for student-athletes
  • Schedule and provide supervision of the weight room and conditioning areas to provide the highest possible success for student-athletes.
  • Maintain a safe and effective weight room with a focus on the health and welfare of the student athlete.
  • Will travel with teams to away and home competitions
  • Administer the program in compliance with all University and NCAA rules and fulfill all duties assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Minimum Qualifications  

  • At least four years of experience training a broad and diverse population of collegiate athletes
  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or related field
  • A CSCS or SCCC Certification.
  • CPR and first aid certified
  • Demonstrate proficiency with all Olympic lifts and variations

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Greater than four years of experience as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach
  • Master's degree
  • Experience with track and field, swimming and diving, golf and football
  • Nutritional Education

Knowledge Skills and Abilities  

  • Ability to work with large groups from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Year round periodized programs for lifting, agility, and conditioning
  • Must have a working knowledge of conditioning, speed, and agility training.
  • Must have a working knowledge of modern periodization models

Background Information  

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position.  Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following:  a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. 

The report may be viewed at or by visiting the NAUPD website at:  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.


Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status  

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found at:

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).  New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.  Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.  More information is available at:

Learning and Development  

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development.  New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days ( If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.  In addition to the development classes offered in-person, every NAU employee receives a free subscription to From this site you can access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video, home computing, and web design and development.  

Application Deadline  

May 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply  

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline.  If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. 

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ  86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity  

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Job No: 603690
Posted: 5/7/2018
Application Due: 5/21/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with experience.