University Intercollegiate Athletics


Department of Athletics

Seeking a Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Department of Athletics, a member of NCAA II and the California Collegiate Athletic Association, to oversee the strength & conditioning of our 14 men’s and women’s sports.   

Starting Date:

April 18, 2022

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.  Minimum of one year of experience working as a coach, assistant coach or intern in the field of strength and conditioning. Prior experience in higher education is preferred.

The Strength & Conditioning Coach must be certified in strength and conditioning by either the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA).  Must possess current CPR, First Aid and AED certification.  Applicants should have the ability to communicate well with others, both verbally and in writing, and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

Skills: Ability to design and implement appropriate strength and conditioning programs for various team sports with an emphasis on teaching proper strength and conditioning techniques to student-athletes. Organize and prioritize work, take initiative, resolve problems, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent communication skills; listening, verbal, written, and interpersonal. Ability to analyze movement, make corrections, and communicate effectively. Ability to set annual goals and work towards achieving them. Basic knowledge of and commitment to NCAA Division II rules including sports medicine practices. Excellent knowledge of strength and conditioning needs of the various sports offered at Cal State LA, as well as appropriate techniques to prevent injury.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, the successful candidate is expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.

Hiring Criteria:

Appointments are made based on evidence of experience and expressed interest in and availability for performing the duties of a Strength & Conditioning Coach.  Must possess a willingness to be involved in all facets of the division and an excellent work ethic.


Under the general supervision of the Head Men’s Soccer Coach, the Strength & Conditioning Coach. Will oversee the coordination, development and implementation of strength & conditioning programs for student-athletes. Oversight of daily operation of fitness center/weight room facilities for student-athletes strength, conditioning and rehabilitation programs under the consultation of the sports medicine staff.  Develop and implement individualized conditioning programs for student-athletes.  Manage, supervise and control the operation of the weight room. Active participation and direct supervision of the following activities including, but not limited to: physically demonstrate and teach the correct execution of weight training, flexibility and speed development exercises to student-athletes, physically demonstrate and teach effective spotting techniques, establish policies and procedures to facilitate the daily operation and safety of the facility.  Maintain knowledge of, and compliance with, specific NCAA, CCAA Conference and institutional rules that relate to this position.

Additional duties as assigned.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good.  We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations.  The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation.  As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. 

Required Documentation:

Send letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation, and transcript awarding highest degree from an accredited institution and proof of current certification and the University’s Application Employment Form with NSCA or CSCCA to Demetrus Caldwell, Deputy Athletic Director, Chief of Staff/Deputy Title IX Coordinator at

Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


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

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Beginning January 1, 2022, campuses may not hire or reappoint an Employee to perform CSU-related work outside of California. Requests for exceptions are very limited based on CSU Policy and must have prior written approval from the University President.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.