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Assistant Softball Coach

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 11, 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 8,800 students and offers more than 70-degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Purdue Northwest Athletics consists of 400 student athletes and 20 sports competing in 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 and field, softball, and women’s volleyball. Esports is a member of the Midwest Esports Conference. 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: $36,000 - $39,000 annually

Duties and Responsibilities of Assistant Softball Coach
  • Serve as Assistant Softball Coach reporting to the Head Softball Coach.
  • Assist head coach in the planning, organizing, and coaching of the softball team
  • Strong knowledge of softball skills and strategies in one or more areas (e.g., defense, pitching, etc.)
  • Other responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the head coach with the recruiting, academic oversight, fundraising, social media and coordinating of camps and coaching clinics
  • Maintain knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Benefits of Assistant Softball 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 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

Education of Assistant Softball Coach
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bachelor's degree in Sports Management, Physical Education, Education, Fitness or related program is preferred
Experience of Assistant Softball Coach
  • Two years softball coaching experience required at the professional, college or high school level
Core Competencies of Assistant Softball Coach
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to use personal vehicle to drive on behalf of the University
  • Must meet the Minimum Driver Qualifications as defined by the Use of Vehicles for University Business Policy​​​​​​
  • Must have strong team building/management skills
  • 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 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 and conference should be maintained, reviewed and practiced to ensure compliance relative to those applicable duties
  • Ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner
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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