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POSITION:  Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (Exempt)


DEPARTMENT:  Athletics

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Head Strength and Conditioning Coach


EXEMPTION:  Professional Exemption

LOCATION: HSU Campus, Abilene, TX

TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT –Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will be responsible for implementing strength and conditioning methods and practices with respective Hardin-Simmons University sports as well as assisting the head strength and conditioning coach with day-to-day operations such as cleaning, organizing, scheduling, and ensuring proper communication is consistent with all affiliated university staff and administration. Each assistant must be an outstanding citizen with the utmost character and desire to develop athletes physically, mentally, and spiritually.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks and do not limit the assignment of related tasks.

Assist Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with on field practice and game assistance.

Supervise graduate assistant and student workers.

Organize and instruct training sessions among all assigned university sports- including, but not limited to strength training, speed and agility techniques, proper conditioning training, injury prevention, and overall well-being of every Hardin Simmons University athlete.

Be able to use applicable technology including Microsoft Excel, Teambuildr, and social media for department purposes.

Organize and keep track of weight room cleaning schedules each week.

Develop communication channels among HSU coaches and athletic trainers

Seek opportunities to increase job skills and knowledge.

Exhibit compassion and kindness to all campus communities in actions and words.

Be able to reason, analyze, prioritize, make judgements, and solve problems.

Exhibit trustworthiness and honesty in work and interactions with coaching staff, campus employees, and student athletes.

Always work to improve character skills such as hard work, patience, courage, etc. and integrate a Christian perspective into their work, while encouraging student athletes to do the same.

Encourage young players to grow in their faith while demonstrating positive Christian ideals.

Perform other duties as assigned.


No supervisor responsibilities except oversight of student workers including: the graduate student worker/graduate assistant coach and student assistant (if applicable).

COMPETENCIES:   This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Performance Coaching - Defines responsibilities and expectations; sets goals and objectives; gives performance feedback; motivates for increased results; recognizes contributions; encourages training and development.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software and Spreadsheet software.


Bachelor’s Degree required (prefer in the field of exercise science).

Minimum one year of strength and conditioning experience in intercollegiate athletics required.

Must have proficient computer skills, strong work ethic and effective communication skills as demonstrated through work previous experience.

Must also have excellent organizational skills. Candidates will be required to provide examples of their ability to plan and organize as demonstrated through previous work experience.


Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications required (or must be obtained).


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. 

The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

This job is active in nature (pushing, pulling, lifting, moving equipment, etc.)

Must be able to physically move heavy equipment in loads of 100 pounds or more multiple yards of distance on a regular basis. 

Also, must be able to demonstrate and perform various strength movements as well as speed and agility techniques as well. 

Must be able to stand and move for long periods of time while performing office and gym functions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This is an Exempt Level, Professional Staff Position which often requires extended hours beyond a 40-hour work week, especially during the peak season(s) for sports. 

Candidate must be able to work non-traditional hours, including nights and weekends depending on the time of year.

There are afternoon practices during season and competitions and performances in the afternoons and on weekends.

Occasional overnight travel is required, including evenings and weekends, especially during soccer season and recruiting season.

Occasionally holiday work is also required depending on game/practice schedule.

Must be able and willing to complete early morning duties as well as assist in occasional weekend sporting activities.  Hours will be based off a flexible schedule so candidates must be readily adaptable to any circumstance or situation.

Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive an automobile and 15-passenger van.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

Additional travel may be required on occasion in order to attend training, etc.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.