Sports Performance Fellows

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Work type: Postdoc / Research / Fellow
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Athletics
Division: Athletics

Position Summary

Sports Performance Fellows are responsible for the development and administration of a sound strength and conditioning program for assigned sports (TBD), 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 will have both assigned oversight of teams and assist other teams in integration.

The Sports Performance Fellowship 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 Sports Performance Fellow will embrace and model a positive coaching philosophy and associated techniques; insisting on a culture of respect and positive communication. The position 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.

This is a temporary, non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • The development and administration of a sound strength and conditioning program for assigned teams.
  • Assist with athlete monitoring and testing within the Sports Performance Department
  • Assist with the administration of other sport programs as assigned.
  • Support team and coaching staff educationally.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment within the Pat Bowlen Training Center.

Required Qualifications

  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certification, or willingness to obtain CPR/First Aid/AED certification prior to the start of employment.
  • NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa-SCCC certification.

Work Schedule

The duration of this temporary position is from September 1, 2024 to May 31, 2025. Hours will vary within the Sports Performance department depending on varsity teams practices and games.

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) May 10, 2024.

Special Instructions

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


The monthly stipend for this position is $1,027.7. 

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 candidates’ sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. 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, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran 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; the Americans with Disabilities Act; 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; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

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

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