Assistant Athletic Performance Coach

McKendree University is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a full-time Assistant Athletic Performance coach at its Lebanon, IL campus.  The Assistant Athletic Performance Coach will report directly to the Director of Athletic Performance and will assist in the physical preparation of all McKendree University athletes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director of Athletic Performance to develop and implement Athletic Performance programs for specific sports assigned by the
  • Provide assistance to a 52-week athlete/sport-specific Athletic Performance program for all intercollegiate sports.
  • Assist the Director of Athletic Performance with implementing the Athletic Performance
  • Assist in the day to day operations, scheduling, and maintenance of the Athletic Performance
  • Promote McKendree University and its athletics programs through community

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science or related
  • Current - NSCA CSCS and/or CSCCa
  • Current - USAW Level 1/2
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to NCAA Division II
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students, faculty, community and
  • Ability to work evening and weekend
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience working with collegiate student
  • Hard work ethic, willing to learn new training principles/philosophy, high energy, self- motivated, and ready to serve/lead the student-athletes to be the best they can
  • Demonstrated successful Athletic Performance experience working with a variety of intercollegiate programs.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with sport coaching staffs and sports medicine/Athletic Training staffs.

McKendree University, Illinois’ first and finest, is a private university in Lebanon, IL, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, home of the 11-time World Series champs (St. Louis Cardinals) and the 2019 Stanley Cup winner (St. Louis Blues). St. Louis also boasts a wonderful zoo, a first-rate botanical garden, a vibrant art scene (both performing and visual), and a plethora of top-notch restaurants. 

Interviews will begin mid-May and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest referencing job #APC54 with a resume/CV, transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to the Director of Human Resources at

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.