Head Coach Women's Soccer

Posting Date 
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL
Job Type
Full Time - Experienced
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
Preferred Education
Master's degree

Job Description

Northern Illinois University is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for Women’s Soccer. This is a full-time, 12 month position with benefits. This position will be responsible for management and administration of all phases of the women’s soccer program, student-athletes and staff. 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.

• Responsible for the complete operation of an NCAA Division I program, including staff selection/hiring of all assistant coaches, volunteers and the supervision thereof and annual evaluations of those employees.
• Preparation and conduct of all t eam-related activities including teaching/coaching skill instruction, sport strategy and competitive opportunities. Responsible for scheduling in-season and off season competitions. Implement and supervise the recruitment strategy to attract top level, Division I prospects including identification, assessment, campus visits, and enrollment.
• Responsible for oversight of team-related administrative duties including oversight of budget, ordering of team equipment, and maintaining student-athlete compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations such as Title IX compliance.
• Supervise, in conjunction with Student Athlete Academic Support Services, the total academic progress of the student-athletes on the Women’s Soccer team. Coaching/teaching current student athletes; the expectations for coaches is to serve as a mentor, advocate, and teacher of student athletes. 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 studen t-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.
• Perform both direct and indirect public relations functions inc luding promotion, fund raising, community instruction through camps and/or clinics. When practical under the circumstances, intercollegiate athletic staff is encouraged to voluntarily attend all athletic events to promote audience participation and support for NIU team efforts.
• Cash handling responsibilities— $5,000-$10,000 annu ally.

Employer Information

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.

Application Instructions
All applicants must submit materials online through http://www.hr.niu.edu . No applications will be accepted through email or mail.

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