Director of Strength and Conditioning

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Mar 24, 2022
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

The Director of Strength and Conditioning is responsible for managing, leading and overseeing all aspects related to the operations of the Strength & Conditioning Department. The position requires a high degree of knowledge, experience, passion, energy and enthusiasm to lead a department which develops D’Youville student-athletes to reach their highest potential mentally and physically, reduce injury, increase consistency and confidence in performance, and contribute to higher winning percentages, ECC championships, and unrivalled student-athlete experiences. All programming in strength & conditioning should be specific and prepare our student-athletes to meet and exceed the demands of the sport and modified to meet the athlete's position requirements.

Tasks/Duties Performed:

  • The Director of Strength and Conditioning will be responsible for all phases of program development for 15 NCAA Division II teams.
  • Oversees programming that includes Olympic lifts, functional strength and power exercises, flexibility and pliability for body management, balance and coordination, quality of movement and athleticism, and linear and multi-directional speed development exercises to meet the demands of the athlete's position, level, event and sport.
  • Instructs the team, group or individual student-athletes in the safe, correct, optimized and efficient execution of exercises to obtain the desired results as well as ensure the health, and mental and physical safety of the student-athlete.
  • Instructs student-athletes in safe and effective spotting techniques and procedures to optimize the effects of the exercise.
  • Instructs student-athletes in body management such as correctives, pre-habilitation, and regeneration exercises to reduce unnecessary injuries, and increase in consistency and confidence in competitive performance.
  • Responsible for all phases of managing and developing staff of graduate and intern-level strength & conditioning coaches.
  • Cooperative and collaborative interaction with department, campus members and sports coaches for an integrated team approach.
  • Responsible for oversight of strength & conditioning spaces, including identification of equipment needs and maintenance.
  • Participation in fundraising and revenue generation activities.
  • Planning and scheduling of on and off field strength & conditioning sessions.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work non-traditional business hours including evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules, education and training.
  • Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.
  • Ability to execute supervisory techniques, leadership training, and appropriate team operation.
  • Knowledge of appropriate computer programs as they relate to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Juris Doctorate degree and four years of experience in NCAA Athletics.
  • Experience with management and oversight of employees.

About the Institution:

D’Youville is a highly regarded private college and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.

Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit

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