Posted: Apr 2, 2024

Director of Olympic Strength and Conditioning

Application Deadline: Apr 8, 2024

Director of Olympic Strength and Conditioning

Location: Athletics

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 607821

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

• This position is open to current regular, benefit-eligible NAU Athletic employees ONLY. (Temporary employees, student workers, variable-hour benefit-eligible employees, and other non-regular employees are not eligible to apply).
• This position is posted as Director of Olympic Strength and Conditioning, which is a working title. The NAU system title for this position is Assistant Coach, Senior.
• This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.

Job Description

All coaches have a duty to cooperate with and furnish the NCAA, Big Sky Conference and NAU with truthful and complete information concerning involvement in or knowledge of rules violations as mandated by NCAA Bylaw 10.1. Satisfactory rules knowledge and rules compliance are conditions of employment. This position, in particular, will fully participate and cooperate in compliance-related activities, procedures and evaluation. Coaches are held to strict NCAA guidelines regarding all of the following:

• Athletic Equipment and Apparel
• Coaching Staff Limits and Contracts
• Employment of Student-Athletes
• Institutional Camps and Clinics
• Institutional Certification of Compliance
• Playing and Practice Seasons
• Recruiting
• Representatives of the University's Athletic Interests
• Rules Education
• Student-Athlete Eligibility
• Nutritional provision to athletes
• Experience supervising employees

Provides assistance in developing and administering the strength and conditioning program for one or more of a variety of NAU sports programs while operating under NCAA Operating Bylaws.

Coaching - 80%

• Supervise and administer the strength and conditioning program for student athletes of all sports.
• Develop and administer the strength and conditioning programs for selected sports programs.
• Work closely with the Athletic Training Program and the department medical staff in planning and implementing rehab programs for student-athletes.
• Maintain a safe and effective weight room with a focus on the health and welfare of the student-athlete.
• Administer the program in compliance with all University and NCAA rules and fulfill all duties assigned by the Assistant AD for Sports Performance.

Administrative/Supervision - 15%

• Recruit and hire all graduate assistants.
• Supervise the graduate assistants as assigned.
• Schedule and provide supervision of the weight room and conditioning areas to provide the highest possible success for the student athletes.
• Monitoring and purchasing of equipment and supplies as needed.

Other - 5%

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field.
• 2-4 years of relevant experience
• A CSCS or SCCC Certification
• CPR and first aid Certified.
• Demonstrate proficiency with all Olympic lifts and variations.
• Must possess current AZ Driver's License.
• Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree in Exercise Science or related field preferred.
• Greater than 2 years' experience as a collegiate Strength and Conditioning coach.
• Experience with women's soccer, dive, and football.
• USAW Certification.
• Nutritional Education.

Driving Requirement

Driving a vehicle on behalf of the university is anticipated to be a regular part of this position. Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requires all employees who drive on university business become authorized by submitting Driver's license information for driving record monitoring, and completion of training appropriate to the level of driving performed. The law applies to all faculty, staff, and students who drive personal or university-owned motorized vehicles for any business purpose. More information on the can be found on the NAU website.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary range begins at $47,634. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

April 8, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, http://[email protected], or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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