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Job listing closed on 10 Jan 2024

Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (Las Vegas)

🇺🇸 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Who We Are:

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and 243 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC and @UFC on X, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok: @UFC.Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.

The Role and What You’ll Do:

The goal of the UFC Performance Institute (UFCPI) is to deliver performance-enhancing physical preparation, sport science, and medical services to the world’s best MMA and combat athletes. Operating out of the 30,000sqft state-of-the-art UFCPI, our core values are aligned to maximizing the health and wellbeing of UFC athletes, and to support fighters and coaches in optimizing their training, preparation, and ultimately their performances in the octagon.

  • Works with the Director of Strength & Conditioning and Manager of Strength & Conditioning to improve athlete performance through the development, implementation, and evaluation of strength and conditioning programs that reflect scientific principles as they relate to adaptation, periodization, peaking, tapering, and injury rehabilitation.
  • Delivers individual and group strength and conditioning sessions to world-class MMA fighters.
  • Develops third-party consultant relationships and form strategic partnerships with industry leaders in strength & conditioning.
  • Develops and implements support systems to aid in athlete assessments, data collection and management.
  • Strives to develop novel and innovative methodologies that serve to create world-leading working practices in the field of MMA specific strength and conditioning.
  • Ensures that the delivery of strength and conditioning services effectively meets its commitment to athletes and coaches.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, indexed database of work conducted with athletes and coaches.
  • Works with other support staff to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to performance development.
  • Where appropriate, identifies and facilitates appropriate communication methods to inform and educate athletes, coaches and the Vice President of Performance in the effective use of strength and conditioning for MMA.Participates in ad hoc projects and or applied research across the organization as appropriate.
  • Attends national and regional meetings and workshops, training courses and visiting national and regional sites on occasion and as appropriate.
  • Within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaises with athletes, primary care managers, coaches and other support staff as appropriate

You Have These:

  • Degree in Exercise Science or other related curriculum required.
  • 5+ years of experience in science, research, and strength and conditioning fields.
  • Certification as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and/or Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).
  • Previous experience working effectively in a high performance environment with elite athletes and coaches.
  • Personal or professional experience in combat or contact sport is preferred, but not required.
  • Understanding of the demands of the MMA sport (i.e. physical, physiology, gender-specific, weight categories, weight management, travel requirements, etc.).
  • Understanding of existing evidence-based research, and the implementation of new research areas to enhance the sport, athletes, and coaches.

How we work:

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 5 days a week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.