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Assistant Athletic Performance Coach

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 4, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Assistant Athletic Performance Coach


Position Title: Assistant Athletic Performance Coach

Department: Athletics

Reports To: Athletic Director

Classification: Non-Exempt C
FTE: .83

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Provide comprehensive oversight of the athletic performance unit
  • Develop and administer the strength and conditioning program for select teams
  • Assess individual and team needs
  • Develop sport specific strength and conditioning programs that focus on proper movement preparation, power development, energy system development, utilizing free weight exercises, plyometric training and sport specific movement training
  • Implement strength and conditioning programs
  • Schedule team/individual workouts
  • Apply appropriate motivational techniques
  • Ensure instruction in safe and correct execution of all training parameters
  • Periodically assess general fitness performance through testing
  • Review injury records and consult with team athletic trainers on pre and post injury training
  • Oversee use of Porter Hall Weight Room

2. Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Supervise student workers and interns
  • Approve timecards

3. Perform other duties as assigned by Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance
  • Attend athletic department meetings

4. Complete and meet deadlines for required training and performance management cycle

5. Support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community

6. Perform other duties as assigned within the athletic department

Work Schedule:

Term: Year-round

Shift: The standard 40-hour work schedule is Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 5:00 pm, with a two-hour lunch break. Regular evening and some weekend hours for contests; flexible work arrangements can be proposed and are subject to approval by HR and relevant supervisors. Travel up to 1% of work schedule for event coverage, especially postseason events, which includes local (Twin Cities metro area) and national travel; overnight trips average 2 trips per year.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree; CSCCA Strength & Conditioning Coach certified (SCCC) or NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); possess and maintain current First Aid, CPR and AED certifications; maintain a valid driver's license and meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record

Experience: 2+ years of strength and conditioning experience in either a professional, school, club or clinic setting

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Master's Degree

Experience: Professional or college level strength and conditioning coaching experience; experience using TeamBuildr online training platform or similar software


Employment in this position is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check, which may include criminal background checks, reference checks, verification of work history, verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, a motor vehicle check, verification of a DOT certification, a credit check, employment eligibility verification, and/or a pre-employment physical. Whether a background check is deemed successfully completed will be at the sole discretion of St. Olaf College. Please note that St. Olaf College reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to conduct periodic background checks.


This job description is for general information purposes. It is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities of the position. This job description is subject to change at any time, with or without prior notice, by St. Olaf College.

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St. Olaf College

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power.  Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.  The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

A St. Olaf education embraces the entire undergraduate experience. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in residence halls, rehearsal rooms, practice fields, worship services, student employment, and community organizations. These diverse learning opportunities work together to help students achieve a comprehensive set of college-wide learning goals.

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

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