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NJ/NY Gotham FC

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Strength and Conditioning & Return to Play Coach


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Jun 24, 2024


About the job
NJ/NY Gotham FC (“Gotham FC” or “the Club”) is a National Women’s Soccer League (“NWSL”) team representing New Jersey and New York. The team plays at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.

The Role

Gotham FC is seeking an experienced Strength & Conditioning and Return to Play Coach to provide gym-based strength and conditioning programs, program and deliver on-field return to play programs and deliver non-roster and return to play sessions.

Key Responsibilities

Lead on the management, planning, and execution of the day-to-day gym-based strength and conditioning programs.
Create bespoke individualized strength and conditioning programs to meet the needs of the team and players.
Monitor changes in player strength and power development to show player progress and areas for improvement.
Work in collaboration with the clubs High Performance Director and Sport Scientist to develop a thorough testing battery to monitor player strength and power performance.
Lead and coordinate the programming and delivery of on-field return to play programs whilst assisting and supporting the return to play process.
Plan and deliver position and injury specific on-field programs to facilitate the transition to return to training and return to play.
Oversee and monitor the maintenance of player strength and fitness throughout the rehab process to optimize the player's return to play and training
Working in collaboration with the high performance, medical and technical team to produce and deliver highly detailed and efficient return to play programs.
General functions
Deliver non-roster and return to play sessions at the facility during away trips as designated by the High-Performance Director.
Travel with the team to away games as designated by the High-Performance Director.
Design and monitor off season programming in conjunction with the HPM team.
Stay abreast of the latest research in Strength and Conditioning and Return to Play and participate in continued education.
Specific focus around the strength and conditioning and on field technical return to play in collaboration with the technical staff.
Other Tasks and Duties.
Participate in promotional, sponsorship, and public relations activities requested by the Club upon reasonable prior notice, including, but not limited to, ticket, game, team and stadium promotions, clinics, speeches, interviews, photo sessions, public appearances, sponsor activities and participating in media programs as directed by the club.
Other tasks and duties as assigned by the Owner, General Manager and High-Performance Director.

Required Qualifications

Master’s or equivalent in Sport Science, Kinesiology, Physiology, or a related field
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Accreditation or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years’ work in soccer at the professional club or federation level
Excellent analytical, communication and collaboration skills
Knowledge and experience of performance requirements for adult and youth female athletes

Capability & Other Characteristics

First Aid and CPR certification
Proven history of providing world class feedback, reporting and analysis across various projects
Experience working with performance monitoring system (e.g. GPS and force measurement products)
Experience working in collaboration with coaches and other support staff in a multidisciplinary high-performance team
Proficient on computer with software such as Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Power Bi, Access and Video Editing
Strong verbal, written, in-person and presentation communication skills
Excellent organizational, data collection, planning and leadership skills
Bi-Lingual (English and Spanish).
Able and willing to travel for away games.
Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends as needed
Current and valid driver's license


This position is fully in-person, based at Gotham FC’s soccer operations office and practice facility, currently located in Whippany, New Jersey. The person must be able and willing to attend all Gotham FC home games, away games and other business-related travel. Gotham FC requires its employees to live in its market, that is, within reasonable commuting distance of Gotham FC’s office, practice facility and Red Bull Arena.

Gotham FC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. We are committed to broadening the pool of qualified talent for consideration, including those who have been historically underrepresented. We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Job type: Full-time Exempt position

Salary range: $95,000-$120,000 plus benefits

This job description is a broad summary of the essential job functions and general duties for this position, the additional job duties that may be required from time-to-time, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. The Strength & Conditioning and Return to Play Coach may be required to and must be willing to perform other duties as assigned, to meet organizational needs. This job description may be modified from time to time, at the sole discretion of Gotham FC.

This employee must follow and enforce all policies and procedures formulated by Gotham FC and be a role model for the organization.

The existence of this job description does not modify the employee’s “at-will” status. That is, unless a signed employment contract specifying a term of employment exists between Gotham FC and the employee or his/her/their representative, both Gotham FC and the employee will have the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without reason or notice, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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