NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Position: Assistant Coach Football Student-Athlete Player Development 12 Month, 100% Athletic Service Basis The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu. Primary Position Function/Summary: Promote and achieve student success by providing comprehensive admissions, recruiting and retention services to all student athletes in the football program, and by making timely referrals to appropriate offices. Provide informed, specialized and innovative programs and services that foster prospective student athlete recruiting excellence including but not limited to first-generation, low-income, at-risk, and historically underrepresented populations. May work within appropriate areas that serve pre-college students/families. Manage all on-campus activities of student-athletes in the Football program RESPONSIBILITIES: Participate directly in the identification, recruitment, orientation and retention of prospective student athletes in the Football program Manage and coordinate all on campus admissions for incoming freshman and transfers. •Direct instructional guest speaker and programs in order to further the social education of the football student-athletes. •Facilitate and develop campus relationships with Academic Services, Admissions, Financial Aid, and other service providers. •Manage transition period for student-athletes coming from high school to college campus. •Liaison with Associate Athletics Director, Academic Services for football staff. •Manage all discipline issues for football student-athletes on and off campus. •Coordinate on-campus housing for incoming freshman as well as transfer students. •Participate in the annual pre-season orientation process for new students, registration and related activities in efforts to recruit and building relationships with students Manage all pre-admission relationship building with football recruits and post-admission player development including but not limited to: •Serve as primary point of contact for high school recruits and high school coaches. •Assist as football admissions coordinator. Review high school and junior college transcripts for football prospects and administer a pre-evaluation to determine recruitability and institutional fit. Works with compliance staff to determine NCAA initial and transfer eligibility for each recruit. •Navigate and advise each recruit through the admissions cycle •Coordinate, review and advise department staff on transferability and applicability of non-University of Illinois courses that may affect ongoing requirements •Direct football player student-athlete life skills program. •Maintain ongoing written, electronic, and other communications with student athletes and parents/guardians to ensure delivery of services and completion of education/programmatic requirements. •Develop, recommend, and implement approved and needs-based admissions and programmatic success •Advise on special eligibility requirements, particularly as it pertains to NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations. Manage all official visits for football recruits: •Coordinate with potential student athletes Guidance Office to obtain copies of current transcripts, test scores, and school officials signature per NCAA rules prior to campus visit •Apply an appropriate level of professional and independent judgement, discretion, and autonomy to develop and maintain approved collaborations and partnerships with internal and/or external entities Manage all unofficial campus visits for prospective recruits: •Correspondence and record keeping for athletic compliance. •Schedule, supervise and manage all student employees during visits. •Direct assistant coaches to gather and share information regarding recruits (invites, family names, guest, etc.). Evening and weekend hours may be required. Travel upon approval may be necessary. Maintain knowledge of, and compliance with, specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required.
Starting Date: As soon as possible. Application: Applications and nominations will be accepted until all positions are filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit materials prior to February 8, 2019. Applications not submitted through http://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. Candidate must upload a letter of application and resume. Online application will require the names and contact information for three references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact: Tim Knox, firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews may take place prior to closing date, but no selection will be made until after closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Education Required Bachelor’s in sports administration or related field required
Preferred Master’s degree in same area preferred.
Experience Required • Thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to initial and continuing eligibility, Academic Progress Rate (APR), Graduation Success Rate (GSR), and federal graduation rates. • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, project management • Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems • Ability to multi-task
Preferred Prior recruiting experience at Division I level preferred. Prior administrative experience at the Division I level or other preferred.
Internal Number: A1900034
About University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.