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Assistant Director, Sports Performance

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 25, 2023

Job Details

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

General Position Summary:

Responsible for instructing and organizing all aspects of the Sports Performance/Strength and Conditioning Program for select sports including training, technical supervision, evaluation and preparation of practices and competition. Works in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Performance and the Head Coaches of designated sports in developing and administering sports performance/strength and conditioning programs unique to individual sports and athletes to help develop the student-athlete to their full potential. Will work primarily with men's basketball. Travel is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide student-athletes with outcome driven sports performance programs based on the physical demands of the sport and the injury profile of the student-athlete.

  • Consult with assigned coaches in reference to sports performance/strength & conditioning programs and each sport’s specific needs.

  • Conduct team by team introductions/reviews of sports performance/strength training and conditioning techniques.

  • Provide assigned teams with workouts to perform during break periods.

  • Create a positive culture of physical and mental well-being for the teams they work with and all Fairfield student-athletes.

  • Facilitate specific programming and analysis, develop a periodization plan for assigned team(s) throughout the year.

  • Responsible for holding the standards for exercise execution in regards to technique. Evaluation of how well assigned teams perform the exercises prescribed.

  • Provide specific feedback to the student athletes of their performance in relation to the Sports Performance department’s standards.

  • Utilize available and emerging technologies to provide feedback and analysis to student-athletes and coaches.

  • Assist the Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Performance in all aspects of departmental operations.

  • 2 years of experience minimal at the University level as a Strength & Conditioning/Sports Performance Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator

  • Membership in the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association) required

  • CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) certification required

  • CPR/First Aid Certification required

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

  • Knowledge of strength training equipment required

  • Working with men’s basketball is preferred

  • Experience working with athlete monitor systems, data analytics, and sport technology preferred


B.S. in either Physical Education/Strength & Conditioning/Human Performance/Exercise Physiology or related field with an emphasis on Strength & Conditioning and/or Sports Performance. Master’s Degree in related field preferred.

This position is based at Fairfield University’s Fairfield, CT campus and is not eligible for immigration assistance.


Athletics - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.


The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

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 Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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