Assistant Olympic Sports Performance Coach

California, United States
04 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation:

Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 126 NCAA championship titles, won the Women’s Capital One Cup four of the last five years, and have brought home the Learfield Director’s Cup for 25 straight years. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way,” which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage and Work Cohesively. 

Are you ready to inspire champions? If yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you! 

We are seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Sports Performance Coach (“Coach”) whose academic excellence, professional qualities, and experience demonstrates leadership in all areas of sports performance.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the development and implementation of athletics performance enhancement programs for baseball, men’s soccer and men’s water polo as well as other administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Olympic Sports Performance.  

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Provide a high-level of service delivery, including but not limited to, the development of athletics performance enhancement programs as related to injury prevention and performance enhancement (strength development, power development, quadrennial planning, recovery etc.).    
  • Provide effective written and oral communication to student-athletes, coaches, staff, administrators etc. 
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with Sports Performance staff and relevant Athletics Department personnel. 
  • Collaborate frequently with licensed Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers regarding the rehabilitation progress and return to participation/play planning of injured student-athletes. 
  • Mentor Sports Performance Graduate Assistants, Contingent Staff and Volunteer Interns.
  • Provide leadership in administrative areas, as assigned by the Director of Sports Performance. 
  • Maintain a safe training environment for Stanford student-athletes. 
  • Maintain a high-level of professional communication between sport coaching staff, athletic trainers, physical therapists, physicians, sports dieticians and sports psychologists.
  • Adherence to all policies and procedures as identified by DAPER, Stanford Sports Performance and the NCAA. 
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Olympic Sports Performance. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance or related field.  
  • A master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • One (1) to five (5) years of experience of full-time coaching experience in the field of strength and conditioning and/or sports performance.
  • Experience with athlete performance monitoring utilizing GPS is preferred.
  • Current CSCS and/or CSCCa certification(s).
  • Current CPR/AED certification.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of basic spreadsheet and processing programs.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

This position, along with all coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for insuring that his/her involvement with Athletics Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.

To apply for this position, please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 1417
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G99
  • Requisition ID: 87918