This position will assist the head coach in coaching student-athletes, implementation and instruction of game strategy, recruiting prospective student-athletes, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, program organization, managing travel, managing student-athlete scholarships and overseeing the discipline, conduct and image of the sport program and student-athletes of a major university sport program in conjunction with other departmental responsibilities as assigned.
This is a professional coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adhering with the policies, rules and regulations of affiliated national, regional and state intercollegiate athletic associations, the Mid-American conference (or subsequent member conference) and the university.
Minimum Required Qualifications for this Position:
Minimum 4 years’ demonstrated experience with coaching football skills, game and training strategies and teaching progressions at the FCS or FBS level.
Minimum 4 years’ experience with recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes including knowledge of junior clubs and high school programs.
Education and Experience Preferred:
Successful competitive experience in football on the university or college level.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Critical to Position:
Ability to communicate with and relate well to the male athlete.
Ability to effectively communicate through oral, written and electronic forms.
Have a thorough knowledge of NCAA, conference, and institutional policies and conduct program within those regulations.
As a staff member within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, responsible for knowledge of and compliance with National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) regulations, both those general in nature and those which apply directly to your position’s responsibilities. Strict adherence to all applicable governing policies, procedures, and regulations of the NCAA is required and is a condition of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.
About Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive, public institution of higher education enrolling more than 25,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. In addition to the main campus in DeKalb, Illinois, programs are offered at four additional campus sites.