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Head Stunt Coach

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2023

University Profile

Part of the internationally respected Purdue University system, Purdue University Northwest offers world-class educational opportunities at an excellent value on two culturally diverse, student-centered campuses, located in Northwest Indiana and in close proximity to Chicago. Purdue Northwest has approximately 8,900 students and offers more than 70-degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Purdue Northwest Athletics consists of 460 student athletes and 20 sports and is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate athletic teams are fielded in men’s ice hockey, baseball, men’s and women's basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, esports, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track & field, softball, and women’s volleyball. Purdue Northwest has recently developed new ice hockey, baseball, basketball, esports, softball, soccer, and tennis facilities. For more information on the Purdue University Northwest athletics program please go to

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Salary Range:
  • $50,000 to $60,000
Duties and Responsibilities of Head Stunt Coach

General Responsibilities - Serve as Head Coach for the Stunt program and develop the foundation for the NCAA Division II STUNT program! Purdue Northwest will begin competition in the sport of STUNT in the 2024-25 academic year. . This position reports to the Director of Athletics. Plan, organize, recruit and develop the Stunt, Cheer and Dance programs. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to academic oversight, fundraising, and coordinating of camps and coaching clinics.
  • Coach the Stunt team in game competition
  • Direct practice for the Stunt team during the prescribed season
  • Oversee Stunt program, responsible for the development of the program
  • Supervise Assistant Coaches
  • Recruit prospective student-athletes
  • Lead team travel
  • Provide leadership and direction for the Cheer and Dance programs, responsible for the development of the programs
  • Oversee Cheer and Dance teams that will perform at home men's and women's basketball games as well as other selected games and promotional events
  • Oversee practice for the Cheer and Dance teams during the prescribed season
  • Supervise Cheer and Dance Coaches
  • Construct competition schedule with approval of the Director of Athletics
  • Assist with academic monitoring of student-athletes
  • Assist the Director of Athletics with public relations and fundraising activities
  • Direct summer camps
Benefits of Head Stunt Coach
  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Accrue 15 days’ vacation your first year, then 22 days’ vacation your 2nd year plus rollover
  • University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting period)
  • University contributions to Health Savings Account –
    • Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus
For more information on our excellent benefit package, please visit:

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,900 students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

Education of Head Stunt Coach
  • Bachelor's degree in Sports Management, Physical Education, Education, Fitness or related program is preferred
Experience of Head Stunt Coach
  • One year stunt, cheer, gymnastics, and / or dance coaching experience required at the professional, college or high school level
Core Competencies of Head Stunt Coach
  • Must have strong team building/management skills
  • Ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate collaborative efforts
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, management, and leadership
  • Ability to interact with members of the public and media
  • Ability to supervise regular and temporary staff
  • Understanding of the student-athletes' commitment to academics
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10 lbs. frequently, and up to 20 lbs. occasionally
  • As a part of the job responsibilities associated with this position, knowledge of rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA, USA Cheer and conference should be maintained, reviewed and practiced to ensure compliance.
Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.

Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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