As a member of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, & Recreation, the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach will assist the Director of Sports Performance with all facets of the program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: designing and instruction of comprehensive and/or sport-specific strength and conditioning programs, ensuring maintenance of facility and equipment, and teaching Physical Education courses as assigned.
The Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach will support the mission and values of the college and the department, and must adhere to all institutional, Centennial Conference, and NCAA policies. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Prioritization of student health, safety, and well-being is essential.
Assist with management of nearly 500 student-athletes for 20 varsity sports
Assist in development of strength, speed, flexibility, and agility programs for assigned teams to enhance athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury
Communicate with head coaches and sports medicine staff regarding student-athlete well-being, injury prevention and recovery, and strength and conditioning progress
Assist with testing and evaluation of student-athletes to assess strength and conditioning progress
Instruct student-athletes and the College community members on proper and safe weight-lifting techniques
Assist with the development of off-season (winter & summer) training manuals for teams to continue training when away from campus
Assist in the daily maintenance and upkeep of the Matchbox Fitness Center
Supervise the weight room in the absence of the Director of Sports Performance
Teach at least one Physical Education course each semester
Teach group exercise classes for the community
Ensure compliance with the College, Centennial Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations
Foster a respectful, inclusive, and supportive environment
Continue professional development and education to stay abreast of best practices
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Performance
This is a 10-month position (August – May).
Bachelor’s Degree in Health/Exercise Science or related field
1-3 years of relevant experience, preferably with teams
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED certified
Current certification as a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and/or Collegiate Strength & Conditional Coach Association (CSCCA) Strength & Conditioning Coach Certification (SCCC)
Ability to work a non-tradition schedule, including weekends, as assigned
About Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425-acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.