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Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 28, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
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Full Time
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Strength and Conditioning - Staff
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Job Summary:Colby is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and has 28 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level, and 4 programs (men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing) that compete at the Division I level. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over one-third of Colby’s 2,000 students participate in intercollegiate sports, and in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.

The College just completed the construction of a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex, which opened this year and is destined to be among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center includes an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength and fitness center, training rooms, and coaching suites. Additionally, the College recently opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III.

The Colby College Department of Athletics is seeking an assistant strength and conditioning coordinator beginning August 15, 2021 and ending June 15, 2022. Reporting to the Dawn Strout head strength and conditioning coach, the assistant strength and conditioning coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of individual and group strength training programs for student-athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Department of Athletics

Full-Time, 10-Month, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment


  • Empower student-athletes to perform to their physical potential in their sport through the development and management of year-round strength and conditioning programs
  • Develop programs by evaluating athletes as part of the greater Peak Performance initiative; have varied knowledge of training modalities in order to develop appropriate training programs for a variety of sports
  • Appropriately prescribe exercises, strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams
  • Work in conjunction with head coach in scheduling both group and individual training sessions
  • Demonstrate proper technique of exercises, and appropriately modify and/or correct technique as needed
  • Manage programs by monitoring progress and providing an assessment of development using various methods including subjective and objective measurement tools
  • Provide guidance and education to coaches in meeting the strength and conditioning needs of their programs both individually and as part of the Peak Performance team
  • Work with sports medicine personnel and/or athletic trainers in the return of athletes to participation in the off-season and in-season
  • Abide by and comply with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rules, academic standards, requirements, policies of the College, and all guidelines and policies of the Athletics department; report any concerns of compromise or violation of rules, standards, guidelines or policies to the appropriate personnel
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with a diverse community
  • Position is part of the Peak Performance team working closely with other members, analyzing data from force plates, wellness questionnaires, and other technologies in the training space
  • Contribute to the overall success of the College’s intercollegiate, club, and recreational athletics programs by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
  • The scope of the position may require weekend, evening, and/or early morning work


  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in education and experience; emphasis in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Physical Education, or Masters Degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience is required in positions involving the development and management of sport-specific individual and group strength training programs, experience with contact or collision sports preferred
  • Current certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) is required for the duration of employment
  • Experience with development and management of strength training programs at the college/university level, management of a health/fitness or weight training facility, or student-athlete experience, in any sport at the collegiate level, preferred
  • Current CPR/First Aid certifications required for the duration of employment
  • Previous experience with equipment maintenance is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, supervisory, and management skills are required
  • Previous experience with data collection, analysis, and use of sport science software is preferred
  • Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with coaches, sports medicine staff, administration, and students
  • Scope of the position requires the ability to perform and/or demonstrate various physical strength exercises and to assist others performing those exercises individually or in a group setting
  • Previous experience with coordinating an effective internship program
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community


The assistant strength and conditioning coordinator is directly supervised by the Dawn Strout head strength and conditioning coach and interacts with students, athletics and training room staff, members of the Peak Performance team, as well as the general College community.


This position requires the ability to lift at least 100 lbs., as well as the ability to perform and instruct a variety of strength training movements including power and Olympic movements., Individual will be on their feet, working throughout the day in multiple training venues including but not limited to:

• Weight room

• Aerobics room/erg room

• Basketball court

• Field house/track

• Aquatics Center

• Squash court

• Outdoor training facilities (soccer, lacrosse, football, softball, baseball, rugby)


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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