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Head Women's Basketball Coach

Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, Illinois

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Trinity Christian College seeks a full-time Head Women’s Basketball Coach.  The Head Coach is a full-time professional staff person that provides leadership for particular athletic program(s) reporting to the Director of Athletics. He/she is responsible for developing and leading a highly competitive and formational program that is in support of the Student Life and Athletics purpose and outcomes.  He/she contributes to the health and vitality of the athletics department through strong collaboration with colleagues across campus and through positive participation in departmental projects, tasks, and/or operations.  We seek to cultivate an environment in which students flourish as they encounter the Triune God with their whole lives and discover the joy of their vocation.




The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:




Related to the particular athletic program(s):


  • Develop a program that consistently competes at a high level (including but not limited to win-loss record, conference leadership, post-season competition, sportsmanship, etc.)
  • Develop a program that consistently fosters student-athletes spiritual, professional, and leadership identities
  • Develop a program of student-athletes that are positively engaged academically and communally (i.e. campus involvement and/or leadership, academic achievements, local community involvement, etc)
  • Establish and communicate program/season objectives and goals
  • Develop and implement practice and training schedules
  • Hire, train, and supervise an assistant coaching staff
  • Maintain equipment and playing surface conditions ensuring their readiness for competition
  • Manage allotted program budget(s)
  • Develop and highlight an annual Champions of Character initiative
  • Ensure compliance with relevant sport or affiliation bylaws and standards (CCAC, NAIA, and NCCAA)
  • Related to recruiting:


  • Develop a program roster that reflects Trinity’s desired student population
  • Meet roster range goals
  • Manage approved discount rate and ensure compliance with the athletic scholarship policy
  • Work collaboratively with admission and financial aid colleagues to effectively move prospective student-athletes through enrollment and financial aid processes
  • Related to community:


  • Develop exceptional working relationships with colleagues across campus
  • Create and implement sport camp opportunities
  • Collaborate and cooperate with Athletic Communications and Athletic Training departments
  • Develop events or initiatives to engage program alums
  • Related to administration and operations:


  • Work effectively within established systems
  • Maintain CPR and First AID certification
  • Manage and plan for program equipment, supplies, needs, etc.
  • Participate in or lead tasks/projects as requested/assigned by the AD
  • Related to leadership:


  • Represent Trinity, the athletics department, and/or the AD through participation in meetings/events, committees/task forces, etc.
  • Engage with and provide service to regional and/or national associations
  • Regularly identify and participate in professional/coaching development opportunities

A completed bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred. A positive and engaging demeanor, strong interpersonal communication, effective instruction strategies, organizational skills, and an ability to effectively collaborate with a variety of colleagues are essential. 3-5 years of relevant coaching experience required; collegiate level coaching experience strongly preferred.

Responsible for the leadership of particular athletic program(s) requiring a high level of communication, planning, independent decision making, travel with students, evaluation and improvement. Works closely with admission and financial aid personnel relative to campus visits, the enrollment process, and financial aid packaging. Responsible for proactive and effective communication, information sharing, and planning with departmental colleagues. Responsible for representing his/her sport and the College to regional or national affiliates. Know and maintain compliance with NAIA and NCCAA procedures, bylaws, and sport rules.




Trinity Christian College seeks candidates that have a personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and a sincere allegiance to the mission of the college. 


Trinity Christian College embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.


For full consideration, interested applications should be prepared to upload the following:

  1. A brief cover letter
  2. A professional resume
  3. A written statement that describes his/her Christian faith commitment and how it is expressed through involvement with the body of Christ and participation in a local church Please provide a brief written statement that articulates your vision for diversity at a Christian college and how your vision shapes your work.  (300 words or less)











Trinity Christian College is an accredited private liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students a rigorous Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition, preparing them to pursue excellence in their vocations. The secure 130-acre wooded campus is just 30 minutes from the limitless cultural and career resources of downtown Chicago.


Consistently ranked as one of the top-tier colleges in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Trinity Christian College offers over 80 programs of study, including traditional undergraduate, adult studies, and graduate programs. Recognizing the value of experiential learning, 100% of Trinity’s students participate in hands-on internships or field education. Trinity alumni excel. They are nurses in the most advanced healthcare facilities, award-winning teachers in schools across the country, successful business executives in global companies, and service-oriented professionals making a difference throughout the world.


Whether they are commuters or campus residents, current Trinity students passionately talk about the sense of “community” they feel on this diverse campus. Trinity is often recognized for its ethnic and economic diversity. Intercollegiate sports for men and women, student-run ministry programs, and a full scope of creative expression in fine arts add to the Trinity experience. 


Opportunities abound in the Chicagoland area, opening the door to an expansive “classroom” of culturally-rich neighborhoods; world class music, theater, art, and cuisine; and endless professional development for students via internships, career positions, and involvement with service organizations. Trinity’s Chicago Semester provides an immersive experience for students who want the city to be their home, classroom, and workplace for an entire semester.

Study Abroad

Learning outside the classroom is available through off-campus programs including Semester in Spain (Seville), Semester in The Netherlands, and Semester in Ecuador (Quito), as well as other areas of the world. May-term trips to places such as Cuba and China offer students the opportunity to discover and explore different regions of the world over the course of a few weeks.

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