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Assistant Volleyball Coach (#00004676)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by July 23, 2017; however, the position will remain open until July 28, 2017. For more information please contact Lisa Stocksdale, Director of Personnel, Intercollegiate Athletics, lstocksdale@niu.edu.

Position Details

Posting Detail Information

Position # 00004676
Position Title Coach, Assistant
Working Position Title Assistant Volleyball Coach (#00004676)
Posting Type SPS
FTE 1.00
Representation Non-Union
Primary Function

Northern Illinois University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Volleyball Coach. 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 adheres 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.

This is a professional coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adherence 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.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

• Coach student-athletes individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques; position may manage a designated skill development area or group of positions, as assigned. Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA and conference regulations. Develop, recommend and teach game strategy and position assignments. Develop, recommend and teach game strategy and position assignments.

• Provide an overall positive educational environment for student-athletes conducive to learning, athletic development, social growth, and preparing them for life beyond college. In conjunction with the Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) department monitor academic progress and academic status of student-athletes, implementing corrective action plans through appropriate staff, if needed.

• Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student-athletes to support the image and reputation of the department and university. Responsible for the development, safety and conduct of the student-athletes within specific sport program.

• Assist in the administration of the entire sport program, as assigned; including, but not limited to daily practices, game planning and implementation, recruiting, equipment management and facilities scheduling.

• Promote the university, athletic department and specific sport through community events, public speaking, fundraising and marketing. When practical under the circumstances, intercollegiate athletic staff are encouraged to voluntarily attend all athletic events to promote audience participation and support for NIU team efforts.

• Cash handling responsibilities – $5,000 – $10,000 annually.

• Assist with departmental needs as requested.

• 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.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Experience with volleyball statistical programs.
• Experience in analyzing video.
• Ability to physically train players through repetitive swinging and jumping during sessions.
• Summer volleyball camp experience.
• Ability to communicate with and relate well to the female student-athlete.
• Ability to recruit and retain quality student-athletes, particularly at the regional level (Midwest) including knowledge of AAU and high school programs [as applicable].

Education and Experience Preferred

• Master’s degree.
• Minimum three academic years coaching experience at the collegiate level.

Working Hours Varies
Hiring rate/range Commensurate with education/experience.
Posting Date 07/14/2017
Closing Date 07/28/2017
Priority Review Date 07/23/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by July 23, 2017; however, the position will remain open until July 28, 2017.

For more information please contact Lisa Stocksdale, Director of Personnel, Intercollegiate Athletics, lstocksdale@niu.edu.

Link to Department Homepage www.niuhuskies.com
Physical Demands
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.

Is Background Check Required Yes
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 Accomodation

To request a reasonable accommodation please contact Human Resource Services at 815.753.6000. For more information about requesting an ADA accommodation view Employment and Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act policy.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
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  2. If other, please indicate where you learned about this vacancy

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents