Director of Strength & Conditioning

deadline 08 October 2019
employer Colorado College
type Full-time

Directs the oversight, development and management of individual and group strength and conditioning programs for all student-athletes participating in the College’s two Division I programs (Men’s Ice Hockey & Women’s Soccer) and 15 Division III programs.

-Develop the strength & conditioning program’s core philosophy for the physical training of Colorado College’s intercollegiate athletes.
-Responsible for the performance coaching applied to specific sports programs while designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence and scientific-based strength and conditioning programs.
-In close partnership with the Sports Medicine team, create and lead an environment that supports the health, welfare, physical and scholastic development of the student-athletes.

-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 excellent communication (oral, written, presentation), planning, problem solving, negotiation, organizational, analytical and customer service skills; strong leadership/supervisory skills that guide the success and development of others while influencing and building work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
-A passion for coaching and teaching athletes; possession of interpersonal skills to deal sensitively with a diverse population of student-athletes and staff; have a creative innovative approach to program development
-Possess computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
-Ability to meet established goals and work in a fast-paced environment
-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.