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Assistant Head Coach & Manager of Strategic Engagement

Reports to: Director of Athlete Development & Co-Owner

Company: Band of Barbells Inc.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Band of Barbells Inc., a premier sports training facility specializing in Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting, located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Our private establishment is dedicated to serving individuals passionate about strength sports, providing them with top tier equipment and fostering a supportive community.


At Band of Barbells, we offer state-of-the-art facilities with flexible memberships, allowing experienced athletes to access our dedicated strength training equipment during operating hours. Our inclusive environment attracts a diverse range of enthusiasts, including competitive Powerlifters, Olympic Weightlifters, and fitness enthusiasts alike.


For those new to strength sports, we provide personalized 1:1 coaching designed to instill the fundamentals of lifting technique. Additionally, we offer customized strength training programs for customers eager to advance their skills and progress at our facility.

Band of Barbells has evolved into a central hub for strength athletes of all levels, contributing to a dynamic and flourishing strength training community. Join us as we continue to build a vibrant space where passion, dedication, and expertise converge, shaping the future of strength sports in our community.



Reporting to the Director of Athlete Development & Co-Owner, the Assistant Head Coach & Manager of Strategic Engagement will play a pivotal role in elevating the performance and experience of our clients and athletes. With a focus on coaching excellence, engagement, and operational efficiency, this role will contribute to the success and growth of our reputation as Toronto’s #1 Powerlifting training facility and unparalleled training community. 

Not only will this role guide athletes toward achieving their strength goals by conducting thorough assessments, and delivering personalized coaching programs and 1:1 sessions but they will also foster a sense of community and camaraderie within Band of Barbells. Ensuring that the facility runs seamlessly. From managing gym tours, overseeing guest drop-ins, creating an environment where athletes can focus on their training, and showcasing our vibrant and supportive atmosphere.

In this role, you are not just a coach; you are a key architect of the Band of Barbells experience. Your passion for powerlifting, commitment to continuous learning, and dedication to athlete success will set the tone for a thriving community where each member feels valued, motivated, and empowered to reach their full potential. 




  • Administer movement screens and functional assessments for potential new clients interested in one-on-one coaching

  • Conduct individual 1:1 coaching sessions with clients/athletes, whether assigned or self-sought

  • Deliver weekly Online Programming services to clients/athletes


Engagement & Operations

  • Respond to prospective client inquiries, providing them with information about Band of Barbells services

  • Coordinate and oversee gym tour bookings and provide scheduled gym tours to prospective members

  • Manage the guest drop-in schedule and visits, ensuring proper scheduling of appointments, completion of liability waivers, and receipt of payments. 

  • Develop and implement social media campaigns and content with the aim of expanding Band of Barbells' visibility and engagement on various social media platforms

  • Support the Director of Athlete Development & Co-Owner in coordinating and facilitating sanctioned meets, including but not limited to, sanctioning, promoting the event, coordinating sponsorships, pre and post event set-up/take-down (i.e., coordinating the equipment, food, volunteers etc.) 

  • Support the Director of Athlete Development & Co-Owner with planing, organizing and running gym-wide social events including the annual block party, member appreciation day, thanksgiving, and liftmas

  • Preserve the cleanliness of the facility by making sure members are putting their weights and equipment back to their designated locations.

  • In collaboration with the Director of Athlete Development & Co-Owner, facilitate networking and outreach events aimed at expanding connections and enhancing business relationships. This may involve organizing activities such as hosting college meets or conducting coaching seminars at schools.

  • Undertake additional projects and tasks as required



  • Post-secondary education in Fitness & Health Promotion, Kinesiology or related field

  • Completed Certified Personal Training certificate and CPR/AED certified

  • Working towards a NSCA- CPT or CSCS certification preferred

  • 2-3 years of experience in coaching, personal training, and online programming

  • 0-3 years of experience overseeing the day-to-day operations of a fitness facility

  • Proven ability to adapt coaching strategies to meet the diverse needs and skill levels of individual athletes

  • Experience with CPU/OPA sanctioned powerlifting competitions

  • Basic understanding of and experience using Microsoft Excel powerlifting templates and/or powerlifting coaching platforms 

  • Demonstrated experience in creating engaging and impactful social media content


  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a team

  • Strong organizational and planning skills; able to prioritize and manage deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Able to build collaborative and trusting relationships with clients/athletes, and effectively communicate

  • Consistently pursues ongoing education and stays up to date with the latest methodologies, theories, and trends in powerlifting

  • A promoter of innovation and creative thinking to stimulate development of new capabilities, methodologies, and services

  • Genuine passion for the sport of powerlifting and a commitment to helping athletes succeed

  • Multitasker capable of seamlessly transitioning between tasks in a dynamic and fast-paced settings

  • Comfortable receiving and managing feedback

Band of Barbells Inc. embraces individuals of all abilities, backgrounds, and lived experiences in our workplace, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and equity as an employer.

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