Assistant Athletic Performance Coach

deadline 13 July 2021
employer St. Olaf College
type Full-time

About the Role:

At St. Olaf, you will be working alongside a dedicated team that brings their passion and pride to everything that they do. Your job will be to work collaboratively with the Director of Athletic Performance to provide the department with a high level athletic performance plan for an assigned number of our 26 varsity programs and 550 student athletes. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and passionate in Athletic Performance/Strength & Conditioning and will continue to enhance the profession and boost the overall athleticism and wellness of our student athletes.

This position is from August 2021 through the end of May 2022 with the possibility to renew.

What You’ll Do:

Create innovative and sport specific training programs for assigned varsity teams
Offer instruction and coaching to advance the performance of each athlete
Serve as a mentor and guide for student athletes
Work collaboratively with Director of Athletic Performance and assigned sport coaches
Schedule team training sessions

Who You Are:

What you need:

Bachelor’s Degree; maintain a valid driver’s license and meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record
CSCCA Strength & Conditioning Coach certified (SCCC) or NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
2+ years of strength and conditioning experience in either a professional, school, club or clinic setting

Preferred qualifications also include:

Education: Master’s Degree
Experience: Professional or college level strength and conditioning coaching experience

Ideal qualities

Competitive Championship Driven
High Energy - Hard worker
Servant Leader
High Character - Honest, Dedicated, & Passionate
Strong Communication Skills

Who We Are:

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

One of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power. Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

A summary of the benefits program:

A virtual campus tour:

An overview of Northfield:

An overview of the Twin Cities:

Criminal Background Check,Meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria
Type of Position:
Staff - Part-time Regular
Months per Year Position Will Work:
Open Until Filled:
Open Until Filled
Shift (Days/Hours):
Shift: 40 hours per week; hours to be worked between Monday Friday, 6:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.; regular evening and weekend hours required (i.e. games/practice/recruiting activities); travel up to 5% of work schedule, which includes local (Twin Cities metro area) and national travel.
Salary Hiring Range:

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer. The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.