Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning

Posted on July 19, 2021 by

NSWIS is offering an exciting opportunity to fill a role of Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning until 31 December 2024.

The Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach is primarily responsible for delivering ‘world class’ Strength and Conditioning technical expertise, services and support athletes and coaches as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team. Strategic focus for the role includes challenging athletes in a positive, dynamic and interactive environment by maximising face-to-face coaching opportunities, individualised programming and effective remote coaching strategies.

This is full-time position, attracting a salary range of $69,740 – $74, 389 plus 10% superannuation (salary is negotiable within the range dependant on experience and demonstrated competency level). The contract period is until 31 December 2024  in line with the Olympic cycle.

This is an identified position requiring a Working with Children Check.

For further information about the role and the key accountabilities please see the job description.

Job Description

About you

You will have:

  • A great communicator able to build trust and rapport quickly with coaches, athletes and support staff
  • A thirst for continual personal growth and the acquisition of knowledge related to high performance sport
  • The ability to apply sound scientific principles to program design and strength and conditioning pedagogy across a range of sports with athletes at varied stages of athletic development
  • Able to work collaboratively with a team on projects to enhance sport performance and training and competition resilience

Experience required

  • At least 2 years experience in the provision and application of strength and conditioning services and proven experience interacting with high performing coaches and athletes
  • Demonstrated experience of planning and periodising athletes across seasons/campaigns
  • Competent in a practical setting to coach individual and groups of athletes
  • Ability to analyse, interpret, summarise, and communicate relevant data/results including strength and conditioning reports to athletes and coaches for improved performance
  • Experience assisting in the maintenance, technical operation and related procedures/protocols of sport science equipment and facilities
  • Successful assistance with coordinating quality control, maintenance, and quality assurance programs
  • Adept and experienced in the use of technology to support strength and conditioning outcomes (eg. GymAware, Smartabase, NordBord, Force Decks, Fusion Timing Gates, Catapult)

Essential Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Exercise, Health, Sport Science or related field
  • ASCA Level 2 or international equivalent
  • ASCA PCAS Pro or international equivalent
  • NSW driver’s license
  • Sport Integrity level 1 and Annual Renewal
  • First Aid and Resuscitation Certificate

Applying for the role

To apply for this role please submit:

  1. A cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements and focus capabilities for the role (maximum 1 page)
  2. An up to date CV outlining experience, qualifications and achievements (please include at least two referees)
  3. A response to the pre-screening questions below (maximum 300 words per question)

Pre-screening questions (Please limit your response to 300 words)

  1. Describe an occasion where you have acquired knowledge in an aspect of physical performance and then have applied it in your coaching, programming or monitoring of an athlete/s.
  2. Briefly outline your initial and ongoing process in providing S&C support to a sport you have not had any previous experience with.

If you would like to enquire about the role contact Alex Natera, Head of Strength and Conditioning,

To apply complete your application via the iworkfornsw by midnight 25 July 2021.  Only those applications which address the selection criteria and focus capabilities will be considered by the Selection Panel.

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Commitment to Diversity

The NSW Institute of Sport is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce which reflects our community, sport partners and athletes. We encourage applications from suitable candidates including; of all ages, genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, veterans, refugees, LGBTIQ+ community and people with disability.

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