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. Purdue Northwest is the fifth largest public university in Indiana, with approximately 15,000 students, offering more than 70 degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Purdue Northwest Athletics consists of 200 student athletes and 13 sports and is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and a provisional member of NCAA Division II. Intercollegiate athletic teams are fielded in men’s and women basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, softball and baseball. Purdue Northwest has recently developed new basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, and tennis facilities. For more information on the Purdue University Northwest athletics program please go to PNWathletics.comEssential duties:• Coach the softball team in game competition. Direct daily practice during the prescribed season. • Recruit prospective players. Supervise team travel and responsible for team equipment checkout and return. Construct competition schedule with approval of the Director of Athletics. Enforce NCAA rules and regulations regarding team participation• Enforce university regulations with regard to student activity and student conduct. Assist with academic monitoring of student athletes.• Supervise Assistant Coach.• Assist the Director of Athletics with public relations and fundraising activities.• Direct summer camps.• 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.
Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's degree in Sports Management, Physical Education, Education, Fitness or related program is preferred. Two years softball coaching experience required at the professional, college or high school level. 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. Knowledge of the Northwest Indiana area school systems is preferred.
Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background and motor vehicle check.
Purdue University 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.
We appreciate your interest in employment with Purdue Northwest (PNW)! You have taken the first step towards joining the PNW family. The work of our faculty and staff is central to providing the highest quality of instruction and service to our students. Purdue Northwest presents the opportunity to pursue your calling while making a difference in the lives of students, the campus community, and the Northwest Indiana region and beyond.