Simon Fraser University (SFU), a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), invites qualified candidates to apply for the full-time position of Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning. The SFU Strength and Conditioning program is a high performance program that trains and supports student-athletes from 19 NCAA Division II varsity sports sponsored by SFU.
JOB SUMMARY The successful candidate, under the general supervision of the Associate Director, Student Athlete Services, will be highly motivated, display effective and positive leadership, and have superior supervision skills in directing and maintaining a successful strength and conditioning program for all varsity teams at Simon Fraser University.
ROLE EXPECTATIONS AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE SFU DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS AND RECREATION
Provide leadership in the development of the SFU Strength and Conditioning program to achieve the objectives that are consistent with the department.
Establish positive relationships with department staff and other university departments and faculties.
Provide guidance and support to student-athletes towards achieving their athletic potential.
Adhere to the procedures, policies and best practices established by Simon Fraser University, SFU Athletics and
Recreation and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Ensure health and safety, integrity, and education welfare of student-athletes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In consultation with the Associate Director, Student Athlete Services, establish the goals, objectives, performance indicators, and team culture of the SFU Strength and Conditioning program.
Program Management and Administration
Works with varsity head coaches to design, implement, coach, supervise and monitor strength and conditioning programs for all varsity teams.
Responsible for planning, designing and periodization of strength and conditioning programs for all teams.
Collaborate with head varsity coaches to schedule strength and conditioning workouts for each team for each semester.
Coordinates student-athlete rehabilitation with SFU Sports Medicine staff; assists with rehabilitation of injured athletes and works with team doctor/athletic therapists and respective head coach regarding appropriate return to play.
Provide expertise in strength training and physical conditioning as requested by the head coaches of the varsity teams, where appropriate.
Provide supervision and monitoring of varsity weight room.
Assist with periodic testing and evaluation of all student-athletes, in addition to the compilation and communication of performance targets for student-athletes.
Ensures the policy and procedures for proper use of varsity weight room are always adhered to, ensuring safety and wellbeing of varsity student-athletes.
Be present and punctual for all workouts with student-athletes and teams.
Establish and maintain a positive culture within the strength and conditioning program.
Maintain the varsity weight room ensuring a clean and safe environment exists for all users
Maintain accurate records on the strength program of each team and specific individual workouts of all student-athletes.
Adherence to Strength and Conditioning scope of practice.
Develop and implement an annual operating plan as well as a rolling five-year strategic plan.
Prepare the annual operating budget in collaboration with Associate Director, Student Athlete Services, and responsible for operating budget accountability.
Ensure the appropriate preparation of financial expenditure requests and approve all expenditure requests related to the program.
Responsible for the effective selection, supervision, leadership, mentorship, and evaluation of assistant coaches and the program’s support personnel.
Performs other duties consistent with the qualifications and requirements of the position, as appropriate and assigned.
Professional Development and Compliance
Adhere to all internal and external rules, regulations and policies, including but not limited Simon Fraser University, NCAA, and GNAC.
Ensure the program’s support personnel and student-athletes comply with all internal and external rules, regulations and policies, including but not limited to Simon Fraser University, NCAA, and GNAC.
Attend instructional clinics to remain up to date in coaching skills and methodology.
Maintain First Aid and CPR-AED certification.
Maintain CSCS certification with valid NSCA membership, CSEP-CEP certification, or equivalent.
Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, conduct becoming of the coaching profession adhering to all college and professional sport association guidelines.
Acting as a public representative of the program and as an ambassador of Simon Fraser University by representing the University in a positive manner to all internal and external outlets.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education or related field
NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification with valid membership with NSCA or Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology – Certified Exercise Physiologist( CSEP-CEP) or equivalent
Experience in writing strength and conditioning programs for amateur and/or professional athletes
Minimum of 5 years of experience working with high performance athletes
Proficiency in teaching the Olympic lifts and other advanced weightlifting techniques
Proficiency in assessing, designing and implementing Sport Specific Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) Program
Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules and regulations
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Effective leadership, supervisory and motivational skills
Possess high levels of integrity
Excellent fiscal management
Possesses strong work ethic, punctuality, dependability, professional attitude and enthusiasm
A positive attitude is essential with desire to work in a high-performance environment
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, get along and work well with members of the department, supervisors and other employees of the University
Proficiency with various forms of IT skills including computer spreadsheets, biomechanical analysis applications
Commitment to professional development and ongoing learning
Ability to work flexible hours, evening hours and may involve some weekend coverages.
Current CPR, First Aid and AED training
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This is a full time contract position, with a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.
SFU | Mission: To be the leading engaged university, defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and far-reaching community engagement.
SFU Athletics | Mission: To ignite passion in our student-athletes and our communities by making a difference and creating bright futures where winning matters in all that we do.
Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of Employment Equity and the University’s goal is to ensure our campuses are welcoming places for everyone to gather and learn and that all who work or study here feel a sense of belonging, inclusion, fairness, and mutual respect. We invite all candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University and Department’s mission and values.
HOW TO APPLY To receive consideration for this position, email a detailed resume and cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of the position to Kelly Weber, Associate Director, Student Athlete Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 pm, April 30, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
About Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University (SFU) is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities and consistently ranked among Canada’s top comprehensive universities and named to the Times Higher Education list of 100 world universities under 50. The University is the only international university in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Located on British Columbia's west coast, the University boasts three distinctive campuses, 30,000 students, 6,500 faculty and staff, and more than 160,000 alumni.