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Coordinator: Strength & Conditioning

Coordinator: Strength & Conditioning

Requisition ID 
Job Category  
Athletics & Recreation
5120 - Athletics & Rec Serv
Job Status 
Temporary Appointment (Contract)
Hiring Range 
$53,120 - $66,400

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Term: 1 Year


The Coordinator of Strength & Conditioning is directly accountable to the Manager of Recreation & Wellness for the overall administration of all Athletics and Recreation strength and conditioning related programs, including the management of two fitness centers, development and facilitation of strength and conditioning programming, supervision and training of student staff, equipment purchasing, budget management, and evaluation and assessment of programs. The incumbent will also ensure that the programs offered to students are contributing to the vibrant student experience. 


Facility Management

  • Responsible for the safe operations and supervision of 2 major fitness facilities - the PAC Strength Centre and CIF Fitness Centre – including staffing, and enforcing policies and procedures surrounding issues of Risk Management, Health Regulations, Dress Code, and proper equipment use
  • Oversees the management, servicing, repair, and purchase of fitness, strength, and conditioning equipment
  • Will support all activities related to the future PAC/SLC expansion and the Columbia Ice Fields facility update, including but not limited to equipment research, layout design, and customer input

Program Coordination

  • Responsible for providing a comprehensive Strength & Conditioning program to the UW community that enhances the quality of student life
  • Utilizes current research and best practices in the area of conditioning, fitness, and wellness to offer a variety of participation opportunities for users of all abilities and fitness levels
  • Provides statistical reports of user activity, assesses programs, and makes strategic recommendations for program improvement
  • Responsible for program records including accounts of staff; qualifications; a program manual with policies and operations; submitting and monitoring staff payroll information; files, and invoicing
  • Supports departmental events such as the Athletics and Recreation Open House and the Warrior Recreation Leadership Reception


  • Works closely with the Warrior Recreation team, along with the Associate Director, Athletics; Facilities Manager, Marketing team; Business Operations; and other staff to contribute to the advancement of the Department’s goals regarding participation and engagement opportunities
  • Works collaboratively with the Manager of Recreation and Wellness and the Manager of Business and Facility Operations in facility scheduling, program registration, and overall program collaboration where efficient delivery of services to multiple stakeholders is essential
  • Builds and maintains collaborative working relationships with service-oriented areas on campus such as Housing and Residence, Health Services, Student Success Office, and Counselling Services, to enhance coordination and marketing of Strength and Conditioning programs
  • Provides functional direction to the Manager, Facilities and Facility Staff related to the setup and execution of responsibilities around the PAC Strength Centre and CIF Fitness Centre

  • Communicates with other university and college Campus Recreation Departments and recreation organizations such as the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association and the Canadian Campus Recreation Association

Leadership & Development

  • Directly supervises, conducts performance evaluations, manages payroll, and provides leadership opportunities and mentoring to 3 co-op students per year and 30 personal trainers
  • Will act as a support to Strength & Conditioning coaches and programs, helping plan, book facilities, and provide necessary equipment
  • Firmly committed to a high level of customer service and committed to student leadership development as a top priority

Financial Management

  • Developing and managing the annual operating budget of approximately $200,000 for Warrior Recreation Conditioning Programs (this figure excludes full-time salaries)


  • An undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Health Studies, or Recreation is required and a Master’s Degree in any of these disciplines is preferred or equivalent education and experience
  • Standard First-Aid training and National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist required
  • Experience managing staff and developing fitness and strength programs required
  • Experience managing a fitness facility is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to the University student experience
  • Outstanding customer service and communication skills
  • Certifications and accreditations that would benefit this position include: Certified Kinesiologist – CK with OKA, CKA; Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist – CSCS with NSCA; Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) – Certified Exercise Physiologist – CEP; Personal Trainer Certification – CanFitPro, IDEA, or ACE; Standard First Aid
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Competency with the Fusion software package is preferred. 
  • Proficiency in other electronic communications (i.e. email, social media) is necessary to ensure strong communication with staff and participants
  • Unusual hours or schedules may be expected