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Intercollegiate Athletics, Volunteer Coach

We are Harper College…the college in your community.

The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.


Educational Requirements: Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Experience Requirements: 1-2 years of coaching secondary or post secondary athletics preferred.

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***
  • Official transcripts required upon hire.
  • Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
  • Employment sponsorship is not available.

Hours Per Week: Less than 20

Benefits: N/A

Duties of Position:

Responsible for carrying out duties assigned and agreed to by head coach and Athletic Director.

Carry out duties in a manner that is consistent with William Rainey Harper College's philosophy in regard to athletics and education.

Volunteer coaches are subject to all harper College employee policies and procedures.


The Athletics and Fitness department provides support to 13 collegiate teams and student athletes. The Athletics and Fitness department also oversees the on campus recreation center.


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