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University of Oregon Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach in Eugene, Oregon

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Apply nowJob no:526003

Work type:Coaches

Location:Eugene, OR


Department:Intercollegiate Athletics

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Review of Applications Begins

Immediately, position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:

• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.

• Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the minimum required qualifications.

Department Summary

The University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletic Department's primary purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to be developed, tested, and encouraged to reach their maximum potential in every aspect of their lives. It is the steadfast goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide the most outstanding student-athlete experience by helping them to achieve excellence, both in the classroom and in their chosen sport. The department has approximately 250 administrative & classified employees and hosts over 600,000 spectators annually and represents the University of Oregon in athletic competition with other universities & colleges.

Position Summary

The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach is accountable for assisting in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of world-class strength and conditioning programs that are aligned with the individual performance goals of student-athletes and will help them attain optimal sports performance. This includes research and design of a program to deliver agreed objectives based on evidence-based practice, as well as the application, instruction, and evaluation of the program’s impact and culture.

This position will assist in the operation of the weight room and implementation of individualized conditioning, strength, speed, and flexibility programs for football student-athletes. They will also assist in the return to performance process in close liaison with the medical team for rehabilitation of injured players.

The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will assist in the preparation of comprehensive reviews and feedback on training outcomes, with evidence-based recommendations for areas of responsibility to performance staff. They will adopt a problem-solving approach to optimizing performance. This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the university, the Pac-12 Conference, and NCAA. This position reports to the Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Additional Expectations of the Position:

• Ability to obtain a UO driver’s certification within 90 days of employment and maintain throughout employment with the Athletic Department.

Minimum Requirements

• A Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, athletic training, sport or exercise science, or a related area specializing in physical preparation of elite athletes.

• Two years of relevant experience in the provision of strength and conditioning support to NCAA Division I football student-athletes (or comparable level) and their coaches to improve performance.

• Current National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) or current College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association – Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCCa-SCCC).

• Proven experience with strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of strength and conditioning of high-performance athletes.

Professional Competencies

• Excellent interpersonal and team skills.

• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

• First Aid Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

• A Master’s degree in kinesiology, athletic training, sport or exercise science, or a related area specializing in the physical preparation of elite athletes.

• Experience working in a full-time capacity with football student-athletes within a Division I, power-5 conference.

• Clearly demonstrated aptitude in the design and implementation of training modalities for increasing rate of force development with Division I, Power 5 football student-athletes.

• Clearly demonstrated aptitude in the design and implementation of training modalities for increasing soft tissue injury prevention.

• Current College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association – Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCCa-SCCC).

• Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Advertised:Jan 14, 2021Pacific Standard Time

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