Head Conditioning Coach/Program
Assistant
Department of Athletics
Occidental College is accepting applications for a Head Conditioning Coach/ Program Assistant
for the Department of Athletics. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits which is
ideal for someone desiring to work in a Division III collegiate athletic environment. The
selected candidate will have an opportunity to immerse himself/herself in various aspects of
collegiate athletic administration while also providing leadership, instruction, guidance through
the development and oversight of a conditioning program that helps varsity athletes maximize
their performance. The nature of the position is such that a considerable amount of evening
and weekend work will be necessary. The chosen candidate will work as a member of the
Occidental athletic department “team” and support the mission, goals, and procedures of the
department and the College. Occidental College embraces diversity and encourages
applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Head Conditioning Coach Responsibilities
This position will provide opportunities and responsibilities in the areas of conditioning
coordination that include, but are not limited to:
 Developing, implementing and overseeing strength and conditioning programs for the
varsity athletic teams (in cooperation with varsity head coaches); creation and direction
of sport-specific training techniques, focusing on speed, quickness, and agility workouts;
weight room and staff supervision; equipment maintenance and upkeep, and other
duties assigned by athletic administration.
 Providing expertise, guidance, training, and oversight in strength and conditioning for all
intercollegiate athletes or in fitness-related programming for the campus community.
 Promoting performance enhancing strategies for varsity student athletes
 Assisting with marketing, planning, conducting, and assessment of campus and
community strength and conditioning or fitness-related events.
Program Assistant Responsibilities
This position will provide opportunities and responsibilities in the areas of athletic
administration that include, but are not limited to:
 Hiring, training, and supervision of student workers in athletics.
 Assisting the Athletic Administration with maintenance and care of Occidental athletic
and recreational facilities and varsity team equipment, supervision of athletic contests
and facilities, and assistance with a variety of athletic related programs, projects,
reports, etc.
 Providing leadership for various internal/external operations, community partnerships,
event coordination, and other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required/Master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates
with NSCA certification (CSCS) and previous Division III experience. Candidates should
demonstrate a strong interest and experience in intercollegiate athletics as well as familiarity
with the NCAA and the Division III philosophy. Successful candidates must demonstrate the
potential for collaborative leadership, a high degree of personal initiative, and a commitment to
equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. In addition, all candidates must have the ability to relate
effectively to student-athletes, coaches, and the College community, demonstrate excellent
written and verbal communication skills, exhibit strong time management and organizational
skills, and possess proficiency with Microsoft/Mac Office programs.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and at
least three references to: [email protected] Review of applications will begin
immediately and remain open until filled. Letters of recommendation and official
transcripts may be requested.
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