Human Resources

Strength and Conditioning Coach/Program Coordinator

May 01, 2024

Lake Forest College is accepting applications for our Strength and Conditioning Coach/Program Coordinator position. This is a full-time, 11-month administrative position with benefits. The Strength and Conditioning/Program Coordinator position will be responsible for establishing and maintaining strength and conditioning programs for the College’s 25 varsity sports, as well as overseeing the 9,500 sq. ft. Wes Dixon Weight Room, student staff, equipment, scheduling, and campus-wide fitness programming.

Responsibilities: This position, under the supervision of the Director of Athletics, will provide opportunities and responsibilities in the areas of strength and conditioning coordination that include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement strength and conditioning programs for 25 varsity intercollegiate programs for pre-season, in-season, and off-season periods and provide instruction to student-athletes during strength and conditioning training sessions.
  • Work collaboratively with sports medicine staff in the rehabilitation and strengthening of injured athletes.
  • Develop systems for tracking athlete development and progress in conjunction with sport coaches.
  • Complete an annual budget proposal for the program that includes routine maintenance, purchase of new equipment and other needs and assist in scheduling and organizing the daily use of the Wes Dixon Weight Room, including necessary staff coverage.
  • Serve as a member of the campus “Forester Fitness” team to coordinate strength and conditioning/fitness-related programming and instructors and provide instruction for physical education programming as needed.
  • Provide nutrition counseling or education as needed to student-athletes looking to enhance sports performance.
  • Ensure that equipment and exercises are following best practices for safety.
  • Abide by and comply with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and other league, department, and college rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the College and Athletic Department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required / Master’s degree preferred. Current and ongoing certification through either the NSCA (CSCS) or CSCCa (SCCC/MSCC) are required.  Current standard first aid, CPR, and AED certifications. Preference will be given to individuals with previous Division III experience and 2+ years of collegiate strength and conditioning experience. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to working in intercollegiate athletics and to the principles that guide Division III athletics. Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential for collaborative leadership, a high degree of personal initiative, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. In addition, all candidates must have the ability to relate effectively to student-athletes, coaches, and the College community, demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, exhibit strong time management and organizational skills, and possess proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.

Salary and benefits:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three references to  Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until Friday, May 17, 2024. 

Lake Forest College is a highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore with a current enrollment of approximately 1,750 students from over 40 states and more than 100 countries. It is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students and consistently ranked as one of America’s top liberal arts colleges. Learn more about Lake Forest College’s recognition as a top-tier college.The College sponsors 25 intercollegiate varsity sport programs with approximately 500 student-athletes competing annually. Lake Forest is a member of NCAA Division III, the Midwest Conference (MWC), the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA), the Midwest/Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference (MLC/MWLC), and the United States Handball Association (USHA). The College is an affiliate member of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) for men’s and women’s golf. Learn more about Forester Athletics.Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. For more information about Lake Forest College, visit