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Northwestern College Head Athletic Performance Coach in Orange City, Iowa

Head Athletic Performance Coach

Northwestern College is seeking applicants for the position of head athletic performance ( coach with a start date of January 1. The position is a full-time, 10-month (August to May), dual role appointment with some teaching duties and responsibilities within the kinesiology department. The successful candidate will work directly with the director of athletic performance and will also report to the kinesiology department chair for academic duties. This position will manage and implement athletic performance training for football and other designated sports as coordinated with the director of athletic performance. The head athletic performance coach will be responsible for overseeing and managing the daily operations of the Korver Athletic Performance Center ( .

General Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with coaches and sports medicine staff to develop and implement training for football and other various assigned sports.

  • In conjunction with the director of athletic performance and coaches, schedule team training times in the Korver Athletic Performance Center.

  • Collaborate with all parties to optimize a student-athlete-centered approach to enhance their health, wellness and performance, and foster lifelong bodily stewardship practices.

  • Mentor, supervise, schedule and assist with assessing and providing constructive feedback for undergraduate interns/practicum student assistants.

  • Promote and enhance an educational environment for graduate assistants and undergraduate student assistants.

  • Oversee general upkeep and maintenance of the Korver Athletic Performance Center to promote a safe training environment.

  • Instruct and manage strength- and conditioning-related courses (5 credits/year) within the kinesiology department.

  • Conduct various other duties in collaboration with the director of athletic performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and at minimum a bachelor’s in kinesiology/exercise science

  • 1-2 years of coaching experience in athletic performance training

  • NSCA-CSCS-certified

  • CPR/AED and first aid-certified

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of coaching experience in athletic performance training

  • Experience with coordinating and implementing an educational curriculum within athletic performance, whether within an academic setting or internship program

  • Teaching experience in a collegiate/university setting

The successful candidate will have an authentic Christian faith and support the college’s mission and identity as expressed in our Vision for Learning , Vision for Diversity and Christian identity statement . Northwestern identifies as Reformed in commitment, evangelical in engagement and ecumenical in spirit. We view these Christian theological perspectives as complementary and draw from the strengths of each perspective in fulfilling our mission.

Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled . Apply below then send cover letter and resume to