Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach/Non-Football

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
28 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Colorado State University Department of Athletics sponsors 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and competes as a member of the NCAA Division I-FBS and the Mountain West Conference. The University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, 65 miles north of Denver. More information on the University and its intercollegiate athletics program can be found at and

Position Summary

Position is responsible for assisting the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach in all aspects of the strength and conditioning/weight training program for the institution’s NCAA Division I (FBS) men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletics teams other than football. Position will have general responsibilities for all sports, with primary responsibility in women’s basketball.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in health/exercise science, physiology, anatomy, kinesiology or related field required
  • Minimum of two years of demonstrated practical strength and conditioning experience in a broad-based intercollegiate athletics program required, preferably at the NCAA Division I level
  • Current CSCS and/or SCCC and CPR/First Aid certifications required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with student-athletes, athletic-trainers, coaches and academic staff regarding on-going issues
  • Ability to ascertain the difference between issues of student-athlete confidentiality and best interests of the student-athlete
  • Ability to respond appropriately and urgently in the case of injury or other health-related issues
  • Expertise and certification in current methods and strategies for intercollegiate strength and conditioning
  • Ability to teach/train/develop student-athletes to optimally perform the physical requirements necessary for success in competition
  • Understanding and knowledge of best practices in strength and conditioning including performance enhancement and injury prevention
  • Ability to instruct/teach/coach competitive Division I student-athletes on how to enhance and maximize the strength and conditioning skills necessary in order to perform their sport at the highest competitive level possible
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules/regulations and a commitment to the Department’s culture of compliance
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

NCAA Division I experience preferred; Experience with men’s or women’s basketball at collegiate or professional level preferred

Diversity Statement

Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community and advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Strength training/conditioning coach responsibilities Duty/Responsibility

  • Oversee all strength and conditioning functions for all student-athletes in assigned sports
  • Establish a philosophy and method of training that will maximize the athletic and competitive success of student-athletes
  • Demonstrate a wide variety of ability and knowledge in developing pre-season, in-season and off-season programs
  • Evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses of student-athletes and develop strategies to enhance performance
  • Design individualized work-out plans; implement testing programs; maintain appropriate records; monitor and determine effectiveness of programs
  • Establish and maintain productive channels of communication with head and assistant coaches
  • Demonstrate an ability to positively influence and motivate student-athletes
  • Work proactively with other members of the Sports Performance staff in the overall development and well-being of student-athletes including collaborating on welfare issues such as health, nutrition, rehabilitation of injuries, academic performance, etc.
  • Provide safe training environment with programming consistent with current science and best practice in order to maximize student-athlete success.

Percentage Of Time 70 Job Duty Category Operational responsibilities Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintain weight room, offices and equipment to include proper cleaning and repair in conformity with health and safety expectations
  • Ensure professional appearance of facility for recruiting purposes
  • Assist with recruiting visits of prospective student-athletes
  • Ensure proper supervision of student-athletes, including instruction on safe use of all equipment
  • Assist with the supervision of students, interns and/or graduate assistants
  • Maintain an environment of mutual respect and civility in the weight room that is conductive to a supportive, productive and healthy atmosphere for both male and female student-athletes
  • Ensure compliance with department, University, MW conference, and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Report any knowledge of rules violations

Percentage Of Time 30

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Katie Norman,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.