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Recreation and Sport Operations: Assistant/Associate Strength and Sport Performance Coach

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach
  • Job ID: #19720
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Recreation and Sport Operations: Assistant/Associate Strength and Sport Performance Coach

POSITION: We are expanding our department! 2 full-time, professional academic staff positions are available in the Recreation and Sport Operations department beginning June 26th, 2023. The working titles for these assignments are Associate Head Strength and Sport Performance Coach and Assistant Strength and Sport Performance Coach with official titles in the Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach title series.  These are renewable assignments, contingent on performance and funding.  The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or similar field
  • Current CSCS or SCCC certification
  • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification
  • Experience in program design, organization and implementation for intercollegiate athletic programs
  • Experience with record keeping of training and testing data
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain professional working relationships with athletic training, academic, and sport coaching staff
  • Communication experience with head coaches


  • Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or similar field
  • One year of collegiate strength and performance experience in an internship or professional internship capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively communicate with student-athletes, administration, academics, and other University staff
  • Experience with performance training technology such as TeamBuildr, Freelap Timing Systems, Ballistic Ball, Google products, Microsoft office products
  • Experience working with volunteer interns in a supervisory capacity
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusiveness
  • Desire to pursue additional professional development


The Associate Head Strength and Sport Performance position helps to manage daily operations of the 7,800-square foot McPhee Strength and Performance facility and other auxiliary training facilities. The position assists in managing the Strength and Performance program for athletes and general student population.  In assisting with this type of facility, the individual must be a liaison and work closely with individuals from throughout campus and the community to ensure quality customer service.

Both positions are responsible for assisting with program design, implementation, monitoring, and improvement. Other responsibilities include communication with coaches, athletic training staff and administration, while maintaining and organizing training records and facility supervision. Applicants must possess outstanding people skills, leadership skills, and a desire to improve the athletic performance of our MSPC members and student athletes while bringing energy and passion to the Recreation department. The individual must be flexible in terms of hours worked; late evenings, weekends, and holiday work will be a necessity.


  • Coordinate strength and conditioning programs for assigned varsity athletic teams, Recreation sport clubs, and general student population.
  • Work with the Head Strength and Performance Coach, athletic coaches, and athletic training staff with the development and implementation of comprehensive in-season and off-season strength and conditioning programs to improve athletic performance for 25 university-sponsored programs.  It is essential to be in compliance with all NCAA guidelines, rules, and regulations.
  • Utilize multiple forms of technology to implement, assess, and track performance.
  • Deliver programming to student athletes through TeamBuildr software.
  • Make adjustments to training based off testing results.
  • Meet with the head Strength and Performance Coach (at minimum) weekly to review programming, scheduling, and facility needs.
  • With the assistance of the head Strength and Performance Coach, organize, market, and run a summer strength and performance camp for youth in the area.
  • Set-up communication groups with each team of athletes to increase efficiency of training.
  • In collaboration with the Head Strength and Performance Coach, facilitate professional development and programming curriculum for students enrolled in the undergraduate apprenticeship program.
  • Assist in management of facility including enforcement of policies and procedures.
  • Communicate extensively with head Strength and Performance Coach on facility hours and collaborative programming.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge in this competitive field.
  • Attend all Recreation staff meetings, retreats, special events and trainings.


The UW-Eau Claire Strength and Performance Department provides performance programming for all 25 NCAA Division III athletic teams. We strive to offer student-athletes opportunities to maximize their abilities through the utilization of a scientifically supported, comprehensive approach, addressing the demands of each sport and developing athletes who are durable, adaptable and robust.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Recreation & Sport Operations: Associate/Assistant Strength and Sport Performance Coach position (Job ID # 19720) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Zac Ruch, Head Strength and Performance Coach;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by Friday, June 2nd, 2023.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).