Indiana University of Pennsylvania is looking for a Field Hockey Coach in Indiana, PA


Position Summary & Description

The Office of Intercollegiate Athletics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applicants for a Head Women’s Field Hockey Coach to direct, organize and administer all aspects of the IUP Women’s Field Hockey program at the Division II level, and to create a quality student-athlete experience in academics, athletics and community service.


  • Ensure compliance with rules and regulations of IUP, the PSAC, and the NCAA.
  • Formulate team policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and encourage academic progress and success of student athletes to ensure continuing eligibility to participate in NCAA competition and to graduate.
  • Exercise fiscal responsibility on all budgetary matters and expense items.
  • Coordinate game preparation (e.g. player conditioning, training, skill building, developing plays, game strategies, scouting other teams, and on field coaching).
  • Direct player recruitment by maintaining contact with high school coaches to identify potential prospects, recommending schools to be visited, developing a recruiting schedule and recommending students for recruitment and scholarships.
  • Coordinate and participate in fund-raising activities in support of IUP’s athletic program.
  • Schedule contests and team practice sessions.
  • Facilitate and operate field hockey camps and clinics.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

This position will make decisions on the following, but not limited to:

  • Develop competitive schedule.
  • Awarding Athletic Grant-in-Aid.
  • Correctly apply budget allocations.
  • Recruitment of PSA.
  • Maintain strength and conditioning programs.
  • Fundraising.
  • Community Service.
  • Perform evaluation of assistant coach.



Position Qualifications


  • Bachelors degree and two years of coaching experience, OR
  • One to three years of professional coaching or professional playing experience.

Candidates must have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well in the interview(s).



Essential Functions

This position is heavily involved in outdoor activity and has periods of heavy exertion. Incumbents must have the following abilities:

  • Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required.
  • To work under a variety of adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat, cold, rain, wind, dust and snow.
  • To be able to work extended hours under adverse conditions in response to emergency conditions.
  • To work in hazardous situations such as around moving heavy equipment, in and around traffic, at heights, on steep grades, and on ladders and uneven surfaces.
  • Employee must be able to observe and react to hazardous warnings, back-up alarms, flashing lights, voice commands and hand signals.
  • To perform manual laboring duties such as lifting and carrying various weights.
  • Setting up, operating, testing and measuring equipment.
  • Using hand tools such as hammers and pry bars, and taking and transporting material samples.
  • Work often requires stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching and prolonged standing.
  • To withstand exposure to chemical agents, exhaust gases and lubricants, solvents, poisonous plants, animals, and insects and potential injuries such as bruises, scrapes, cuts, strains and sprains.
  • To wear all types of required protective gear such as a hard hat, footgear, hearing and eye protection, gloves and respirators.


Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three references via our online application system:

Automated reference requests and a confirmation email will be generated upon submission of your application. Candidates who fail to submit all of the aforementioned materials will not be considered.

If the degree listed as required for this position was earned at IUP – no official transcripts are required to be submitted as part of this employment application. IUP HR will verify IUP obtained degrees and only request official transcripts from candidates if needed. Official transcripts will be required prior to hire date for applicants who did not earn the required degrees at IUP.

Applications must be received no later than January 26, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.

Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education.

All offers of employment are contingent upon verification of earned degrees through the receipt of official transcripts, confirmation of work eligibility, and satisfactory completion of background checks.

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