Assistant Coach, Director of Operations - Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (147529)

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Assistant Coach, Director of Operations – Football

Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

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The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has an opening for an Assistant Coach, Director of Operations.

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Advising Student-Athletes

  • Guidance on problem solving any issues related to Scholarship/Financial Aid Issues, Dorm and Housing Issues for incoming student-athletes.
  • Educate, Monitor and track all Football student-athletes community service events and hours worked.
  • Oversee and approve all Game-Day tickets for student-athletes as well as their families
  • Administers Dorm Assignments/Check-in Provide guidance to the student-athletes on the completion of all compliance paperwork for all student-athletes
  • Educate and oversees the process for student – athlete’s banking account access for scholarship and COA money

Travel Overnight

  • Coordinate all aspects of Team Travel for Home & Away Games
  • Assist with coordination of Bowl Game Travel / Communication for student-athletes, staff and families
  • Advance Lead for Team Travel- Advance ahead of the Team on Thursday to set-up the Stadium, Hotel, and handle Local Logistics. Oversee students/staff from other support areas (equipment, sports med, nutrition, video). Conduct Friday Pre-Con Meeting to Finalize Team Details.
  • Coordinate all Team Travel/Preseason Camp/Bowl Game Travel
  • Game Management- Credentials for all staff and student-athletes as well as families, Visiting Team, Planning Meeting

Building Operations

  • Daily Player Communication- Finger Print Access, Parking Passes
  • Practice Security Coordinator (Media, Donors, Former Players, Guests)
  • Player Car/Moped Parking Permits
  • Assist team Nutritionist in all areas of Training Table
  • Student manager liaison (on field) with head football equipment manager
  • Facility Maintenance/Scheduling

Event Planning

  • Director of Summer Football Camps (On Campus)
  • Coordinate end of the year Senior Banquet
  • Assistant in communication of Yearly Calendar/Practice Schedules
  • Work closely with the student athlete development staff on player events and team programming.
QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Required: Bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration, Communication, Statistics or closely related field

Experience Required: One year Division 1 football administrative experience

Preferred: Three years Power 5 football administrative experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Maintain knowledge of and compliance with, specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required

Environmental Demands: Travel, may work nights and or weekends

SALARYSalary will be commensurate with experience

APPOINTMENT STATUS100 % time of appointment


As soon as possibility after the closing date.

APPLICATION PROCEDURESFor full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your resume, a cover letter, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by June 11, 2021. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

CONTACTFor further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Krissy Doran at [email protected]

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College Name or Administrative Unit:Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Assistant Coach, Director of Operations - Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (147529) Open Date:06/04/2021 Close Date:06/11/2021 Organization Name:Intercollegiate Athletics




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Job No:
Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time