Strength and Conditioning Coach

Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

The Athletic Department at Saint Michael’s College is inviting applications for a Strength & Conditioning Coach to lead the development and implementation of programming for the College’s 21-sport varsity athletics program. Saint Michael’s is an NCAA Division II institution sponsoring 21 varsity sports, and is a proud member of the Northeast-10 Conference, NEWHA, and the EISA. Saint Michael’s College is a private, Catholic liberal arts and Sciences College located in the greater Burlington area of Vermont. This is a full-time position (48 weeks per year), working 40 hours a week. 

Job responsibilities include: 


  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Strength & Conditioning program 
  • Administers, organizes and plans schedules for the strength and conditioning areas 
  • Administers, organizes and plans schedules to provide coverage at team workouts 
  • Provides specific guidelines for team strength and conditioning sessions including – technical training on proper lifting techniques, devising specific programs for each team, safety protocol within the strength and conditioning areas, working with the athletic training staff regarding injured student-athletes and their individual workout plans, weight room supervisor roles and responsibilities 
  • Establishes and reviews policies and procedures pertaining to the strength and conditioning program for student-athletes 
  • Advises coaches as to strength and conditioning abilities of student-athletes 
  • Works cooperatively with the athletic training staff, team physician, and Student Health Center 
  • Designs, implements, conducts and monitors strength and conditioning programs for all athletic teams and individuals. Programs designed to maximize student-athlete on-field performance and prevent athletic injuries 
  • Supports the education of student-athletes regarding nutrition and supplementation 
  • Maintains/replaces equipment within varsity weight room as needed 
  • Coordinates with Director of Athletic Internal Operations for use of Varsity Weight room and pool, Tarrant Gymnasium and track, and Duffy Sports complex fields.  
  • Sees the value of cultural, ethnic, gender, and other individual differences in people. Helps to create an environment of learning about, valuing, encouraging, and supporting differences 
  • Contributes to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for student-athletes 
  • Sees the value of cultural, ethnic, gender, and other individual differences in people. Engages in learning and helps to create an environment of learning about, valuing, encouraging, and supporting people of all cultures, lived experiences, and identities 
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned 


This position will require regular work hours, as well as evening, weekend, and holiday times. 


For the full job description, click here. 


Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) required in a health-related field 
  • Two to five years of experience in a University or school setting is required. 
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association certification or Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association certification is required. 
  • Ability to prioritize workload, strong knowledge of strength and conditioning and injury prevention, ability to supervise student employees, team player, and excellent interpersonal skills – able to relate well with college students 
  • CPR and First Aid Certification 
  • Valid driver’s license and must be able to successfully pass driving record check. For criteria please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix  


An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background and driving record check.

Application Instructions: 

  • Resume 
  • A cover letter that includes a statement of philosophy reflecting on work with student-athletes and how your skills and experiences would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at Saint Michael’s. Saint Michael’s College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and every member of the Athletics Department has an important role to play in that commitment 
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references 


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


Further information about the athletics program is available at For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit: 


Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, one of only 20 national Catholic colleges, and one of four in New England. Saint Michael's College was ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont and No. 59 in the Best Catholic Colleges rankings by Niche, a popular college ranking website. Saint Michael's was also named 120th in Best Liberal Arts College and No. 136 in the Best Small Colleges. The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and on their list of Best Northeastern Colleges for its academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. Saint Michael's was also named in the 2018 The Princeton Review book "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities, but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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