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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Carry out all areas of strength and conditioning for assigned teams while adhering to NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations.  In addition, the Strength and Conditioning Fellow will support the Director, Assistant Director, Head and Assistant strength and conditioning coaches in the daily operation of the facilities and other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions:

  • Design, implement, supervise and monitor all facets of strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams, to include:
    • Periodized Annual Plan
    • Sport specific resistance training programs
    • Sport specific conditioning programs
    • Individual programs when necessitated
    • Conduct fitness testing, computation of results, and evaluation
    • Collaboration with fellow Student-Athlete Health and Welfare teammates and sport coaching personnel to monitor, assess and develop protocols for training loads, neuromuscular fatigue, recovery, athlete readiness, and other performance factors
    • Provide written and verbal reports to fellow Student-Athlete Health and Welfare teammates and coaching personnel as needed
  • Instruct proper lifting technique and assist in spotting when necessary.
  • Assist in facility supervision and operations to include hours of operation, general maintenance and cleaning of the facility and its equipment.
  • Monitor equipment check out.
  • Assist in fitness testing, computation of results, and evaluation of all teams when required.
  • Effectively and properly motivate athletes to achieve maximum potential in all areas of performance.
  • Anticipate potential risks of injury, have the ability to implement emergency medical procedures.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with fellow strength & conditioning teammates, athletic administration, fellow Student-Athlete Health and Welfare teammates and sport coaching personnel.
  • Maintain all required strength & conditioning certifications and memberships.
  • Maintain current CPR/AED certifications.
  • Anticipate potential safety risks, take measures to remove them, and in the event of an injury, have the ability to implement emergency medical procedures.
  • Provide a high level of customer service and communications at all times to all entities.
  • Adhere to and implement industry accepted, scientifically supported methodologies for all varsity athletic programs.  Methods must be tested and properly implemented into the overall training plan for each athlete.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative alliances with multiple stakeholders at the University of Michigan.
  • Use technology and social media to foster an effective and efficient overall experience for student-athletes and department team members.
  • Contribute to the development of an environment for team members and student-athletes that is healthy, safe, equitable, and culturally diverse.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics and credentialing requirements of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and other credentialing organizations and the State of Michigan.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as defined by the NCAA, Big 10 Conference, University of Michigan, and University of Michigan Department of Athletics.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervision and education of assigned students enrolled in clinical internships within the University.


  • Travel with assigned team(s) as needed and/or directed.

Other Duties:

  • Please note that this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in exercise science or other related field.
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • CPR/AED certification.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and as a member of a team, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to move objects in excess of 140 pounds, stand for extended periods (in excess of 8+ hours), work in various environmental conditions, and assist injured individuals on / off playing surfaces.
  • Ability to create positive, high-energy, productive and supportive working relationships with student athletes, coaches, fellow strength & conditioning  teammates and fellow Student-Athlete Health and Welfare teammates.
  • Ability to champion a culture of innovative thought, life-long learning and continuous improvement.
  • Commitment to promote an atmosphere of compliance and adherence to NCAA, Big Ten Conference, University and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to meet Continuing Education requirements as established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the State of Michigan, and other credentialing and/or licensing entities.
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures set forth by the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Organizational and analytical skills with the ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate, and advance strategic plans that support student-athletes and the mission of the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and Student-Athlete Health & Welfare.
  • Must possess problem-solving and critical thinking skills, innovation and creativity, adaptability, initiative and stress tolerance to various situations in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Must provide a high level of customer service.
  • Ability to work long hours, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, non-traditional work hours, extended periods of time without days off, travel, and be on-call as a regular part of the position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree in exercise science, sports administration or other sports/exercise related field.
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach / Sport Performance Coach or equivalent (e.g.  Totten Training Systems, UKSCA, BAWLA, etc.).

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.