Assistant Strength and Conditioning/ Assistant Track & Field Coach at Washington and Lee University – Lexington, VA

Washington and Lee University

Job description

Position Summary

The University is deeply committed to fostering a community of excellence, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented communities and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Candidates must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship both on and off the playing field.

The Assistant Strength and Conditioning/ Assistant Track & Field Coach serves as the assistant to Strength and Conditioning (S&C) head coach; throws coach for both women’s and men’s track and field programs. Delivers specific training in S&C and track & field (throws) to meet the physical and mental developmental needs of each individual.

Provides all aspects of throwing event training and implementation, as well as meeting the specific strength & conditioning needs for designated athletic teams. Recruits women and men student-athletes for all throwing events.

STATUS: Full-Time, 12 Month, With Benefits
WORK HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with frequent evening and weekend hours as required by sport
FLSA: Exempt
MINIMUM PAY: $36,654 / year

Essential And Related Functions

  • Assists the Fitness Center Director in all aspects of strength training programs for the 24 varsity sports as well as providing all aspects of throwing event training and implementation; meeting the specific strength & conditioning needs for designated athletic teams.
  • Delivers specific training in S&C and track & field (throws) to meet the physical and mental developmental needs of each individual
  • Meets with coaches and student-athletes, devises all-encompassing full season training plans, implements the specific training plans for each throwing event, and assists with home T&F meet management. Travels to all meets.
  • Assists the Head Track & Field Coaches in upholding the respective program vision and mission statements and objectives.
  • Maintains established goals of the program(s) through daily meetings with head coaches.
  • Recruits academically and athletically qualified student-athletes who will be contributing members to the men’s and women’s track and field teams.
  • Meets on a regular basis with throwers to assess personal, academic, and athletic growth.
  • Designs and implements all training programs for all throwing events.
  • Teaches proper execution, techniques, and safety for all S&C programs and throwing events.
  • Works directly with the athletic training staff to monitor rehabilitation programs and develop post-rehabilitation programs for throwers and student athletes in S&C programs.
  • Stays current on trends in track & field and participates in professional development.
  • Complies with all University, ODAC Conference, as well as all NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by Dir. of Fitness Center/S&C Head Coach and T&F Head Coaches.

Required Competencies

  • Plan and Coordinate – Sets clear goals, prioritizes work plans and monitors progress regularly with an eye for detail. Organizes situations or events with the aim of efficiently and effectively using the University’s resources (e.g., workspace, equipment, tools, etc.). Makes an effort to involve others in planning and decision-making (i.e., seeks their input and commitment).
  • Technical Skills – Demonstrates knowledge of professional-level concepts, applies skills over a broad scope of work and is adept at handling complex tasks and problems independently. Understands how functions and services across the University are interdependent and how they impact goals. Encourages continuous improvement of work methods and techniques by sharing success stories and lessons learned. Actively reviews development opportunities and seeks to learn about relevant tools, systems or technologies.
  • Results Focused – Adapts to other people’s approach (e.g., work habits, learning styles, etc.). Keeps focused on goals despite challenges and helps others achieve their own by removing obstacles. Demonstrates initiative to accept new challenges and learn new procedures. Consistently thinks ahead, prepares and is able to implement contingency plans to avoid problems.
  • Communication and Relations – Able to effectively adapt communication style, method and level of detail to the needs of others. Consistently treats others in a manner that demonstrates a keen awareness and understanding of their needs. Acts as a role model by being able to work comfortably with people of differing work-styles, backgrounds, cultures, ages and gender.
  • Teamwork/Team Development – Sets personal and professional goals that support broader work group goals. Listens attentively to ideas and concerns of others and makes others feel heard and appreciated. Gives credit and recognition to work group member’s contributions when objectives are met, and makes suggestions to enhance work efficiencies.


A bachelor’s degree, collegiate throws experience, and collegiate coaching experience, in both strength and conditioning and throws, or the equivalent of education and experience is required. An NCAA recognized strength and conditioning certification, along with a master’s degree, is preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.

Working Conditions

The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.

Types of Work

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Application Instructions

A cover letter, current resume, and a list of contact information for three references must be submitted and will be accepted until the position has been filled. To be assured of consideration, application files should be received no later than July 31, 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Seniority Level

Entry level


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Employment Type


Job Functions

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