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 school’s academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 34 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

This position is responsible for the development and administration of a sound strength and conditioning program for men's basketball and skiing, teaching of safe lifting and movement techniques, and supervision of all assigned weight room and conditioning sessions.

At the Division of Athletics, we build Pioneers for Life through excellence, character, and connection. We operate with a championship mindset, and we create and foster a winning culture every day. Inspired by our location in the Rocky Mountain West, we always find a better way forward, we work with optimism, passion, grit, and integrity. We forge lasting relationships one interaction at time and our value to the University of Denver is the degree to which we offer connection points to a broad and diverse community. That's why we’re always looking ahead, and not just to the next championship or what's next in sports and wellness. Were also looking at what is next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of.

Essential Functions

  • Developing customized training programs for individual student-athletes
  • Assisting with the administrative responsibilities of budgeting, ordering, and inventory control
  • Overseeing the physical conditioning of each team. Conditioning areas include, but are not limited to strength, speed, flexibility, and endurance
  • Actively engaged in the development of student-athletes awareness and knowledge of proper strength training techniques
  • Ensuring compliance with university risk management policies and procedures
  • Working directly with the Sports Medicine Department to facilitate progressive rehabilitation for student-athletes
  • Compiling relevant statistical information related to Strength and Conditioning programs
  • 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
  • Maintaining current knowledge base of advances in the areas of weight training, cardiovascular conditioning, speed training and nutrition

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize a high volume of work and perform efficiently
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent communicator
  • Creative problem solving and the ability to exercise good decision making under pressure
  • Knowledge of NCAA Rules & Regulations
  • Knowledge of University & Divisional Policies and Procedures
  • Confidentiality

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • One (1) year of strength & conditioning experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • Three (3) years of strength & conditioning experience
  • CSCCA & NSCA certifications

Work Schedule
University of Denver hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Schedule for this position varies as required by the duties. 

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on June 30, 2022.

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 an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

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

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