Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator #005163

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Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator #005163


Office of Athletic Programs

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$51,883 - $67,824

Position Summary:

The Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator is primarily responsible for the leadership, supervision, development, organization and monitoring of all team and individual strength and conditioning programs. Reporting to the Deputy Athletic Director, the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach will have direct responsibility for football and any other sports as assigned. Candidate must be knowledgeable, motivated and demonstrate a commitment to a safe, disciplined and current weight lifting, speed and conditioning program to benefit student- athletes in all Catamount sports. Candidates must also possess strong administrative and communication skills.

Content Areas:
a.Instruction of exercise technique, training of student athletes and personnel, record management, monitoring all programs, emergency procedures and number of participants within a facility (room capacity).
b.Collaborate with sport coaches and other strength staff to optimize student- athlete health, wellness, development and performance.
c.Develop and maintain databases for conditioning and sport performance data.
d.Supervise the Athletic Performance staff.
e.Facility: Maintenance of checklists, equipment cleaning, ordering and replacing equipment.
f.Operation: Determination of operation hours, conduct of supervisors and student athletes within the facility.

Direct Emphasis:
a.Develop and document specific weight training programs for intercollegiate student-athletes.
b.Schedule facility use.
c.Educate and supervise student-athletes in the use of weight training equipment and lifting techniques.
d.Work with the athletic training staff in rehabilitation and adaptations to weight programs for injured student-athletes.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree
- Experience as a strength and conditioning coach in collegiate and/or professional sports
- Certification: NCAA Bylaws require strength and conditioning certification – Western Carolina University will only accept NSCA (CSCS) and / or CSCCa (SCCC). All candidates must be CPR, AED and First Aid certified.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

- A Master’s degree
- Experience as a director or head of strength and conditioning/athletics performance in collegiate or professional sport environment.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, you must apply online. Review of application will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. Please attach a cover letter, current resume, transcripts and a list of references (including complete contact information) are required to complete your application.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics at( 828) 227-7338.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time