Strength & Conditioning Head Coach

deadline 29 June 2019
employer Colorado College
type Full-time

Colorado College
Head Coach -Varsity Strength & Conditioning

Oversee strength and conditioning instruction for Colorado College’s varsity sports.
All Applicants Must Apply Online:

Essential/Primary Responsibilities:
-Oversight of the Jerry Carle Strength & Conditioning facility including room scheduling & supervision, scheduling
of student staff, scheduling of custodial services, and budget oversight and procurement of equipment in accordance
with College guidelines & industry standards;
-Execute the design, implementation, evaluation. monitoring and record keeping of in-season and out-of season team &
individual programs that increase strength, improve speed, flexibility, conditioning, and agility of the College’s
varsity student-athletes, specific to their sport’s needs and standards;
-Coordinate appropriate lines of communication with student-athletes, sports medicine staff, athletic administrators
and specifically to the coaching staff to provide feedback, while working with them on specific needs for their
-Work collaboratively with various support services in the Athletic Department and campus constituents (i.e.
Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Team Physicians, Dining Services, Sports Nutritionist, Sports/Clinical
-Comply with and ensure all NCAA, Conference affiliated, Athletic Department, industry, and institutional
guidelines, recommendations, and regulations are adhered to, and that the safety and well-being of the student-
athletes is protected at all times;
-Hire, train and evaluate assistant strength and conditioning coach(es)/interns;
-Provide a safe and appealing environment for athletes with guidance and proper training techniques for all strength
training equipment to ensure safe and proper use, and educate student-athletes on proper exercise techniques and
appropriate training methods;
-Provide nutrition counseling and assist in the education & prevention of athletic injuries resulting from speed,
strength & conditioning related activities;
-Keep abreast of changing rules, techniques, technologies, and philosophies relevant to individual sports & strength
and conditioning areas;
-Responsible to work extended hours and weekends, and to travel as required;

Secondary Responsibilities:
-Support and actively contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity, inclusion and equity at Colorado
College and work effectively with all members of the campus community.
-Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe
situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training;
-Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the college’s
sustainability initiatives and innovation;
-Perform other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, health sciences, strength training or related field plus a minimum of 3 years of experience as a strength & conditioning coach at the collegiate or professional level of athletics that includes supervisory experience; demonstrated experience supervising the physical conditioning, weight training and weight/dietary needs of student-athletes; experience with instruction and coaching proper techniques of mobility, plyometrics, speed, agility, Olympic and traditional lifting, core training and metabolic conditioning; demonstrated experience working with coaches in developing sport specific programs; must have a strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills; a passion for coaching and teaching athletes; the ability to work well with staff members and those of diverse backgrounds/cultures; have a creative innovative approach to program development; possess computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs; ability to work nights and weekends and travel; proof of certification by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC or Master SCC) or by the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Must be First-Aid/CPR/AED certified. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by Colorado College’s motor vehicle insurance carrier.

Master’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, health sciences, strength training or related field; 5+ years of experience of coaching at the collegiate level; certified through United States Weightlifting Association (USAW) as a Level 1 Sport Performance Coach; certified through Functional Movement Systems (FMS); experience in the management, utilization, daily reporting & communication to the sport coaching staff for internal and external load data systems (Global Positioning System and Heart Rate), and ways to improve practice & training management from data metrics.