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Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 07/14/2017
Working Title Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Job Classification Coach - Head
Department Name 87010-Athletics Administration
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135274
Hiring Range Per Contract
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Head Strength and Conditioning Coach who will serve the Athletic Department. The individual will be responsible for developing and managing effective individual and group strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes in various sports as well as overseeing assistant strength coaches.

Responsibilities include the development of sport-specific programming that includes optimization of strength, power, flexibility, mobility, agility, speed, and/or work capacity designed to enhance sports performance to decrease injuries and assist with rehabilitation. The individual must be able to develop student-athletes both physically and mentally. He/she will report to the Executive Associate Athletic Director for Sport Administration and Student-Athlete Services.

The individual will have direct responsibility of the strength and conditioning staff, the daily weight room operations, the design of programs, maintenance of accurate inventory and control of weight room equipment, and education and enforcement of NCAA, ACC, and department policies on performance enhancing drugs. Demonstrated leadership and communication skills, along with strong interpersonal and organizational skills are required for this position.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree in related field is preferred), three years of college experience in a NCAA Division l Athletic program, certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association or equivalent, and current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Three years of college experience in a NCAA Division I Athletic Program.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association or equivalent, and current CPR/AED and first aid certifications are required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Work schedule to vary due to practices, games and events

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents