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Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Department: General Athletics
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Athletics/Recreation

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University seeks a goal-oriented and dedicated Head Strength & Conditioning coach with a genuine interest in the success and well-being of student-athletes. The head coach is charged with developing, implementing and leading sports specific strength & conditioning programs that facilitate maximum benefits for all student-athletes to both optimize performance and decrease injury potential for 14 Division II programs. Duties of the position include areas such as equipment maintenance; scheduling, instructing and supervising student-athletes and coaches in all facets of weight training and conditioning; monitoring progress of training programs; and compliance with all NCAA, conference and university rules and regulations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Plan, organize, and administer the University’s strength and conditioning program for 14 Division II programs.
2. Effectively lead, motivate and inspire student-athletes.
3. Develop and implement sports specific strength & conditioning programs with an emphasis on developing and improving student-athlete performance.
4. Enhance and promote the internal and external visibility and recognition of the University and the Athletic Department to a variety of alumni, and campus and off-campus groups.
5. Plan, develop and administer budgets related to weight rooms and equipment.
6. Represent and act on behalf of the University as directed by the Athletic Director.
7. Maintain a collaborative relationship with the Certified Athletic Training staff.
8. Ongoing evaluation and assessments of each student-athlete to establish training goals in relation to strength, speed, power and flexibility.
9. Provide proper instruction and demo of all training techniques.
10. Implementation of periodized training programs for NCAA student-athletes based on skill, age and physical attributes.
11. Functional supervision is exercised over graduate assistants and student employees.
12. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
13. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills and practices to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Human Performance, or other related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
• Experience and demonstrated success in a collegiate level strength and conditioning program.
• Demonstrated knowledge of use and maintenance of fitness equipment.
• Experience planning, developing, and administering budgets.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Master’s degree.
• Continued education outside CSCS.
• Experience within a college football program.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Demonstrated ability to foster a positive and enthusiastic team attitude.
• Superior written and oral communication and public relations skills.
• Mental agility and dedication to ingenuity.
• Exceptional organizational and administrative skills.
• Demonstrated strong work ethic.
• Demonstrated commitment to comply with all NCAA rules and regulations.
• Demonstrated excellent decision-making capabilities.
• A passion for the success of student-athletes.
• Understanding of biomechanics and its application to strength and conditioning.
• Commitment to continuing education and professional development.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty and staff.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

Athletic Director

Posting Type

Internal & External Posting

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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