Northern Illinois University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Coach for football. This is a full-time, 12 month position with benefits. 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.
The mission of NIU Athletics is to enhance the University, community and region through service and engagement while developing champions in the classroom, in competition and in life. With long standing traditions and core values centered on family, NIU Athletics is home to 17 NCAA Division I sport programs. Northern Illinois University, chartered in 1895, is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with over 19,000 currently enrolled students and houses seven (7) degree-granting colleges—Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Centrally located in DeKalb, Northern Illinois University is 30 miles west of Aurora, 65 miles west of Chicago, 36 miles west of Naperville, and 45 miles southeast of Rockford.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s Degree required, followed by ability to demonstrate football skills, game and training strategies plus teaching progressions. • Ability to communicate with and relate well to the male athlete. • Ability to recruit and retain quality student-athletes including knowledge of junior clubs and high school programs. • Ability to effectively communicate through oral, written and electronic forms.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s degree. • Successful competitive experience in football on the university or college level
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
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.