Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Posted:  July 2022    

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Provide Strength and Conditioning services to all teams within the Department of Athletics, including all NCAA Division II Varsity teams as well as non-NCAA Varsity teams. This includes program design, administration, and execution of programs. This position will also oversee the upkeep of the fitness center, including the cardio room and weight room. 

Employees must understand the mission of Catholic Higher education and be committed to the core values, mission, goals, and objectives of Holy Family University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the strength and conditioning programs of all NCAA Division II Varsity teams and any applicable non-NCAA Varsity teams. Design and implement strength and conditioning programs. Communicate with coaches of each team on the direction and needs of each team and take those recommendations into consideration when designing a program. 
  • Communicate and collaborate regularly with the coaching staff of assigned teams to determine the unique needs of each team and ensure the most beneficial results of the strength and conditioning program are being realized.
  • Oversee upkeep of the weight room and cardio room as necessary, including daily maintenance, cleanliness, and in-house repairs as necessary.
  • Communicate with athletic training staff about injuries and adjustments to individual strength programs for injured student-athletes.
  • Instruct the team, group, or individual student-athletes in the optimal execution of exercises to obtain the desired results while ensuring the health and safety of every student-athlete. Oversees programming that includes Olympic lifts, functional strength and power exercises, flexibility and pliability for body management, balance and coordination, quality of movement and athleticism, and linear and multi-directional speed development exercises to meet the demands of the athlete's position, level, event and sport.
  • Create and maintain a positive and safe environment for student athletes. Including anticipating potential risks of injury and taking measures to remove them. Maintaining First Aid/CPR certification and in the event of an injury, being able to implement emergency medical procedures.
  • Remain current with strength and conditioning research.
  • Maintain any necessary professional certification(s) with continuing education requirements, such as the CSCS credential offered through the NSCA Certification Commission.
  • Maintain accurate inventory of fitness center equipment/supplies and place orders as needed with approval of the Director of Athletics and Head Athletic Trainer.
  • Assist Director of Athletics and Head Athletic Trainer with other duties as assigned.
  • Site supervision as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics. Experience in group training, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, speed and agility mechanics, flexibility, and functional training is preferred. 
  • Ability to create and implement strength and conditioning programs and track individual and team results, including generating team/individual progress reports.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow university policies and procedures. 
  • Advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology, effective communication, knowledge of strength program design and individual sport needs.
  • Ability to demonstrate proper lifting mechanics in the weight-room.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the campus community. 
  • NCAA sport rules and regulations
  • Game day management and best practices
  • Must have sound independent judgment and ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population.
  • Excellent attention to detail, problem solving, analytical, communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Understanding of organizational processes and strong follow-up skills.
  • Must demonstrate good time management and project management skills.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or closely related field. Must hold a current strength and conditioning certification recognized by the NCAA (NSCA-CSCS preferred). 
  • Collegiate setting experienced preferred.   

Qualified candidates must email a cover letter and resume to careers@holyfamily.edu. Review of cover letter, resume and portfolio will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.