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Head Strength Coach

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Athletics

Job Title: Head Strength Coach

Reporting Relationship: Athletic Director

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Athletic Training-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Recreation & Wellness Center

Summary of Position:    The Head Strength Coach will design and implement strength programs for student-athletes, support holistic learning and partner with the Head Athletic Trainer and Training Staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Committed to the Lordship of Christ, continually seeking personal growth through the regular practice of spiritual disciplines, and creating spiritually rich environments for others to do the same 
  • Support the holistic learning and disciple-making mission of the university by cultivating a community of belonging, support, and engagement through formative and diverse experiences 
  • Embody and promote the Wildcat Way values of Kindness, Humility, Belonging, Integrity, and Courage in their life, work, and interaction with others 
  • Design and implement strength training programs for approximately 400 student-athletes utilizing three different IWU strength facilities 
  • Partner with Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Training Staff in implementation of prehab/rehab protocol as needed 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • CSCS or SCCC Certification required


  • At least one (1) year of experience in strength and conditioning or related field
  • CPR/AED certified or must obtain certification within three (3) months of appointment

Required Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with coaches, administrators, support staff, and athletes
  • Knowledge of sport-specific fundamentals, techniques, and safety rules & regulations
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, communicate, and adhere to University, Crossroads League, and NAIA policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Ability to influence and build positive relationships among diverse individuals including: student-athletes, parents, coaches, athletic trainers, staff, and students


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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