Assistant Coach, Football - Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (4406)

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Position Title:

Coach, Assistant

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Working Position Title:

Assistant Coach, Football - Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (4406)

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Intercollegiate Athletics

Primary Function:

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.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally):

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:

Bachelor’s Degree

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:

Master’s degree.

Successful competitive experience in football on the university or college level.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this 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.

Working Hours:

37.50; some nights and weekends

Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly):

Salary range is $50,000 - $75,000 annually. ; Commensurate with experience and internal equity; position includes eligible benefits.

Hiring Rate Information:

Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at Required materials include:
1.Cover Letter
3.List of 3 References
4.Transcripts (unofficial, with official required at hired)

Applications must be received by June 13, 2021. Please contact Lisa DeRango at [email protected] for questions.

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EEO Statement:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

Is Background Check Required:


Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education (AAEOE) at [email protected].

Clery Act Information:

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Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 6/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time