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Intercollegiate Athletics, Head Baseball Coach

Harper College
Palatine, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

Job Details

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: Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree or higher preferred.

Experience Requirements: Two years of high school coaching experience, college experience preferred.

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

Schedule Information: January through May, Afternoons and Weekends.

Hours Per Week: 20

Benefits: N/A

Work Conditions: Work is indoors and outdoors. Must be able to drive the team bus or van and physically demonstrate sport specific skills in order to coach college baseball players.

Duties of Position: The department is seeking candidates who can recruit athletes during the summer and fall as well as coach during the spring.

Support the academic progress of the student-athlete.

Supervise the student athletes during practice, contests, and travel. This may include driving college vehicles or college leased vehicles to and from scheduled contests.

Prepare the student athletes for competition through planning and conducting of well organized practices and contests.

Provide the Director of Athletics with information regarding the purchasing of equipment, scheduling, budget and other program needs.

Keep up-to-date statistics for his/her sport and to submit a copy to the Director of Athletics at the conclusion of the sports season.

Call, text or email in results of contests to the Sports Information Coordinator by 10:00 a.m. the next business day, and supply information to the Director of Athletics that can be used for publicity purposes.

Recruit in-district athletes.

Complete and submit injury reports to the appropriate personnel IMMEDIATELY following the occurrence.

Develop the contest schedule for his/her respective sport.

Arrange, with the equipment manager, for the issue and return of equipment for his/her sport.

Prepare a season summary.

Attend the athletic sport banquet appropriate for his/her sport.

To notify the Director of Athletics regarding the preparation of the area/s used for practice (indoors-outside) and contests.

To assist the Director of Athletics in recommending personnel for his/her assistant6 coach/s and to aid the Athletic Director in evaluating the performance of his/her assistant coach/s.

To attend coaches' meetings as scheduled by the N4C Conference and NJCAA.


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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