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Graduate Assistant, Strength & Conditioning/Sport Perf

Job Details

Painesville, OH


REPORTS TO: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach


Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for graduate assistant, strength & conditioning/sport performance. Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). The graduate assistant is responsible for duties as assigned by the head strength and conditioning coach and will manage a secondary responsibility as defined. This is a ten-month, two-year appointment, both pending successful evaluation at the end of year one.


  • Works with coaches and supervisor to establish programs for NCAA athletic programs, as assigned by head strength and conditioning coach.
  • Supervises lifts, conditioning sessions, and other training events as assigned by the supervisor. 
  • Coordinates assigned teams’ training schedules.
  • Assists with Sport Performance Programming (workshops, nutrition meetings/counseling, supplement education and review, etc.).
  • Attends Sports Medicine Team meetings and receives injury reports.
  • Establishes and maintains proper communication with sport coaches, athletic trainers, athletics staff and the strength & conditioning staff.
  • Designs training programs and makes necessary modifications, when needed.
  • Assists with the maintenance and upkeep of training facilities.
  • Supervises weight room and maintains records.
  • Projects and promotes an inclusive education with the highest standards, where student-athletes are empowered to leave lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.
  • Acts as an ambassador of the College and conducts oneself in a positive manner to heighten the awareness of the institution to all of its constituents.
  • Operates within the mission of the College and athletics department to ensure a full NCAA DII student-athlete experience.
  • Follows all institutional, GMAC and NCAA regulations.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends and to travel for team practices, competition and scouting.
  • Assists with transportation of team in vans or bus, upon approval.
  • Other duties as assigned by the director of athletics.



  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education, sports management or related field preferred. 
  • Acceptance into a Lake Erie College graduate program required. 
  • Knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, rules and regulations of athletic associations and conferences. 
  • Knowledge and skill in using integrated software systems and Microsoft applications.


Must have or be working toward CSCS/CSCCA accreditation.

All members of the department of athletics are responsible for knowing and following all institutional, Conference and NCAA regulations regarding recruiting and operations of the program. If regulations are not followed and result in a violation, employees are expected to self-report the violation to the compliance office or to the director of athletics. Additionally, employees must understand that those who knowingly violate, conceal, or attempt to cover up violations of NCAA rules shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.