Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (2 Positions)

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Department Statement

Colgate University, a Division I member of the Patriot League Conference and ECAC, seeks two highly motivated individuals for the positions of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.


Reporting directly to the Director of Strength and Conditioning, the individuals hired will be responsible for a variety of men’s and women’s contact and non-contact sports. This includes ensuring a safe and effective working environment in the varsity weight room, strength and conditioning program development and implementation for assigned sports and working closely with the sports medicine program within university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

Accountability for execution of specific strategic activities and outcomes within the assigned sport or area. These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas:
- Ensuring training philosophies are approved by the Director of Strength and Conditioning
- The use of independent discretion and judgment in creating strength and conditioning programs for assigned sports programs
- Instructing student-athletes in proper and safe weight training techniques, plyometrics, speed development drills, conditioning exercises and agility movements that are current and scientifically valid
- Effectively communicating with a diverse population of student-athletes
- Responsible for overall strength and conditioning program development, execution and instruction as it pertains to student-athlete sport performance and physical well-being including:
- Program development based on sport specificity, seasonality and competitive strategy, progressive instruction and acclimation, sports nutrition education and counseling, and injury rehabilitation programming and instruction
- Independent and unchallenged decision-making regarding all student-athlete participation in strength and conditioning activities. Accountable for student-athlete welfare while coaching
- Ensures all student-athlete injuries are properly reported to appropriate medical staff and that student-athlete injuries are accommodated appropriately in student strength and conditioning program
- Responsible for the development and implementation of policies and protocols ensuring a safe and effective environment in the varsity weight room by inspecting all equipment, appropriately setting up the facility and monitoring each team’s training sessions, when staffing permits
- Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes

Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies including:
- specific conference
- athletic department
- university policies

Colgate Athletics Mission: To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence

Athletics Department Virtues:
Thoughtful – Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking
Driven – Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous goal
Enthusiastic – Passionate, positive, fun presence
Cohesive – Close—knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork
Bold – Creative, resourceful, fearless winners

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority ( CSA ), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

Strong work ethic and excellent communication skills required.

Prior coaching experience and/or graduate assistantship or internship in a Collegiate Strength & Conditioning setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of coaching at the collegiate level.

Strong background in teaching or coaching Olympic/Ground-based movements.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Health, Physical Education, or related field is required.

A Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Health, Physical Education, or related field is preferred.

Job Open Date 06/08/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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