Assistant Sports Performance Coach

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Athletics / Recreation

The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the schools academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 33 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 18 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.

Position Summary

The Assistant Sports Performance Coach is responsible for the development and administration of a sound strength and conditioning program for assigned sports (MLax, Volleyball and Skiing), teaching of safe lifting and movement techniques, and supervision of all assigned weight room and conditioning sessions consistent with departmental philosophy and methodology. Daily responsibilities include team or individual implementation of warm up, team physical monitoring, speed/agility development, recovery sessions and athlete testing/evaluation. The position may be asked to support both team and coaching staff education specific to physical stress, lifestyle management, nutrition education and general health/wellness. This position administratively oversees the management and coordination of all efforts specific to the Sports Performance Internship Program. Responsibilities include marketing, interviewing/hiring, overseeing and delivering the education curriculum, and the direct oversight of intern performance. The Assistant Sports Performance Coach position reports directly to the Director of Sports Performance. The position will assist in maintaining compliance with all NCAA, University, and Division practices and regulations, while contributing to the continual growth and development of the University's intercollegiate strength and conditioning program. The position works directly within the Pioneer Health and Performance umbrella and should encourage a team based approach behind the implementation of services for performance, health, wellness and sport psychology. The Assistant Sports Performance Coach will embrace and model a positive coaching philosophy and associated techniques; insisting on a culture of respect and positive communication. The Assistant Sport Performance Coach will demonstrate an on-going commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity through hiring practices, training and development programming, campus collaborations, or involvement and participation in university/divisional multiculturalism and diversity projects or initiatives.

Essential Functions

  • Developing comprehensive training programs for teams and individual varsity student-athletes based upon sport specific needs.
  • Overseeing the conditioning of direct teams (under oversight) including, but not limited to development of strength, power, speed, flexibility, endurance and recovery. Actively enhance the development of student-athlete awareness and knowledge of proper techniques through coaching and mentoring.
  • Oversee team and individual based monitoring efforts within the department. Actively enhance the development of student-athlete awareness and knowledge of their development and status.
  • Coordinator for the volunteer internship program. Direct oversight over the interviewing, hiring, management and continuing education of volunteer internship positions.
  • Ensuring compliance with University risk management policies and procedures.
  • Working directly with the Sports Medicine Department to facilitate progressive rehabilitation for student-athletes.
  • Supervising the Varsity Athletic weight training facility and its use within department policies and procedures.
  • Representing the Athletics Department and the University as requested in various public relations capacities.
  • Maintaining current knowledge base of advances in the area of weight training, cardiovascular conditioning, speed training, and nutrition.
  • Collaborating with Pioneer Health and Performance team for holistic approach to wellness.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages, and volume.
  • Ability to work with the public with tact and judgment.
  • Individual must possess knowledge in the areas of strength and conditioning, knowledge.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum one year experience as a strength coach in a collegiate setting as a full time employee or graduate assistant.
  • Knowledge in the areas of strength and conditioning.
  • CSCS (NSCA) or SCCC (CSCCa).
  • CPR/AED Certification (required or the ability to obtain prior to employment).
    • Please note that CPT (certified personal trainer) certifications are not sufficient.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in related field.
  • Three years of experience as a strength coach in a collegiate setting as a full time employee or graduate assistant.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on June 22, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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