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Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

Job Details

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 450 student athletes and 21 sports and is a member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate athletic teams are fielded in baseball, men’s and women's basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, esports, men’s and women’s golf, men’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track & field, softball, stunt, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities of Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning
  • Design, implement and conduct sport-specific strength and conditioning programs that facilitate maximum benefits for all student-athletes to both optimize performance and decrease injury potential.
  • Schedule, supervise and instruct student-athletes and coaches in all facets of weight training, conditioning, and nutrition.
  • Work effectively with a diverse population and provide a supportive, motivating and safe working environment for student-athletes. Maintains communication with departmental staff, coaches, and medical staff.
  • Assist with the implementation of rehab programs prescribed by the team physician and sports medicine staff.
  • Develop and maintain student-athlete records and monitor progress of training programs.
  • Oversee and assist teams, coaches, staff, and student-athletes as needed.
  • Supervision of assistant coaches and student assistants.
  • Compliance with NCAA, GLIAC, and PNW regulations.
Benefits of Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning
  • 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 Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning
  • Bachelor's degree required. Emphasis in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Physical Education or related program is preferred.
  • Certified through a nationally accredited strength and conditioning certification program
Experience of Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning
  • Two years strength and conditioning coaching experience required at the professional, college or high school level.
Core Competencies of Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning
  • 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 50lbs. frequently, and up to 60lbs. occasionally.
  • As a part of the job responsibilities associated with this position, knowledge of rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA & conference should be maintained, reviewed and practiced to ensure compliance relative to those applicable duties
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 EOE/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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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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