Employment Opportunities

Academic Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES

The academic coordinator will serve as an academic liaison to designated sports teams and coaches. The coordinator will assist student-athletes with the academic success including individual academic meetings, academic monitoring, academic advising/counseling and coordination of tutors. Additionally, the coordinator will review and monitor academic progress and eligibility of student-athletes. Other responsibilities will includes: assist in the supervision of a computer lab for student-athletes, supervision and reporting of student-athlete study tables, assist with the orientation course for student-athletes as well as work with the coaches in the recruiting of student-athletes. Potential travel with designated athletic teams when necessary for academic purposes is required. Scheduled work hours are 8-4:30 M-F, may require some evenings & weekends

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Master's degree in Adult Education, Higher Education, Education/Teaching, Sports Administration, Psychology, Counseling, Personnel/Human Resources or related field.
  2. Two (2) years of experience providing academic support services (academic advising, academic counseling, tutoring) to student athletes at the college or university level that includes knowledge and experience working with NCAA eligibility rules and regulations

This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment criminal background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

PREFERRED SKILLS

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated ability working effectively with a diverse population of students and staff and possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

MATERIALS

For application information, call 815-753-6000 or stop by Human Resource Services at 1515 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL. You can also go to http://www.hr.niu.edu/Employment/JobDetail.cfm?Job=21088 for live links.

Applications containing employment information from your first job through your current position, a letter of application, a detailed resume, names of three references and a copy of your college/university transcripts and DD214 if applicable, must be received in Human Resource Services by 4:30 p.m. on 4/21/14. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Current NIU employees need to complete a "Civil Service Request to Test" form and submit it along with the above noted documents to Human Resource Services by 4:30 p.m. on 4/21/14.

NOTE: The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. You will receive a score that is calculated from your education and experience and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names of the top three scores will be referred to the department for interviewing. Once this position has been filled, all names will be removed from the employment register in accordance with SUCSS rule 250.60h10.

Northern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Student Athlete Academic Support Services Associate Director

Position Available: June 1, 2014

Northern Illinois University, a member of the Mid-American Conference and a NCAA Division I-A institution, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the anticipated position of Associate Director, in the Office of Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS). This office reports to the Vice Provost and is a program unit within the division of Academic Affairs at NIU.

Responsibilities
The Associate Director provides primary support to the Director of SAASS. The Associate director will act as the lead administrator of the SAASS unit in the Director's absence. Additional responsibilities will include providing support and working closely with the Director on unit plans and facilitating the success in achieving unit goals and activities. The Associate Director will assist the Director in the supervision, training and performance evaluation of academic coordinators and other staff. Along with the Director, the Associate Director will serve as a liaison to campus and university departments. As needed, potentially travel with designated athletic teams when necessary for academic purposes.

Required Skills
Master's degree with experience of a minimum of six (6) years in Athletic Advising or related experience, with a minimum of five (5) years of advising and a proven success at managing an academic support program.

Preferred Skills
Graduate degree preferably in education, sports administration, psychology, counseling, teaching, personnel or related field. Demonstration of excellent communication and organizational skills; knowledge of and experience working with NCAA eligibility rules and regulations; academic advising or academic counseling experience at an NCAA Division I institution;

Deadline: Complete applications must be received by May 12, 2014 or until filled.

Send letter of interest, resume, and names of three references to:
Leonard LeGrand, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services
Academic Coordinator Search
Yordon Center 110
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

AA/EEO statement
Northern Illinois University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Pre-employment criminal background check may be required.


Associate Athletic Trainer

Northern Illinois University, member of the Mid-American Conference and sponsor of 17 Division I sports, is seeking applications for a full-time, 12 month position of Associate Athletic Trainer. The successful candidate will be a member of a team of health professionals within Intercollegiate Athletics charged with prevention of athletic injuries and care for approximately 400 student-athletes with specific sport and travel assignment to be determined.

Primary responsibilities include general healthcare assistance to all intercollegiate student-athletes (including evaluations, referrals, treatments, rehabilitations and record keeping); football team coverage, other sports as assigned (including travel, nights, weekends and holiday work schedules); administrative responsibilities as assigned; possible preceptor status in our undergraduate athletic training education program; and other duties as assigned. Will serve as department head in absence of Head Athletic Trainer.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree;
  • NATA Certification;
  • Illinois License eligible (must be licensed in Illinois prior to start of employment);
  • Minimum of four academic years work experience as a certified athletic trainer;
  • Ability to communicate with and relate well to student-athletes, coaches and department staff;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to use relevant computer software;
  • Working knowledge of and adherence to applicable NCAA rules and regulations.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's Degree;
  • Athletic training experience at the university or college level;
  • Experience with NCAA Division I student-athletes highly desirable;
  • Experience as a classroom educator or preceptor in Athletic Training Educational Program (ATEP).

Application Information:
Applicants must email the following:

  • letter of application which addresses each of the qualifications listed above
  • resume of professional accomplishments and experiences,
  • list of three current professional references with title and contact information.

Preference will be given to complete applications received by Sunday, April 27, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Send application materials via e-mail to:
Sheila Berg
Director of Personnel, Intercollegiate Athletics
Northern Illinois University
Suite 219D Convocation Center
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
EMAIL: sberg@niu.edu

AA/EEO statement
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.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. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.


Assistant Athletics Director, Operations

Northern Illinois University, member of the Mid-American Conference and sponsor of 17 Division I sports, is seeking applications for the full time position of Assistant Athletic Director, Operations for the Convocation Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for independent leadership and management of all aspects of revenue generation for the NIU Convocation Center and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsibilities include but are not limited to oversight of all operations and ticket sales, priority seating, customer service and personnel functions of the ticket office. This position will report to the Director of the Convocation Center (PRIMARY), and the Associate Athletics Director, Collegiate Advancement and External Affairs (SECONDARY). For more information on NIU Athletics, please visit our website at: http://www.niuhuskies.com/.

Minimum requirements:
Bachelor's degree, followed by a minimum of five years of progressively responsible managerial experience in ticket sales operations
Proven track record of leadership in areas of ticket sales operations
Effective communication skills (oral and written)
Demonstrated successful management skills
Ticket selling experience using a computer ticketing software

Preferred qualifications:
Masters degree
Experience in intercollegiate athletics at the Division I level in ticket sales
Supervisory experience in event ticketing
Ticket selling and reporting experience using Ticketmaster or Paciolan ticketing software
Experience with priority seating and donor account management
Negotiation and administration of contracts

Application Information:
Applicants must email the following:

  • letter of application which addresses each of the qualifications listed above
  • resume of professional accomplishments and experiences,
  • list of three current professional references with title and contact information.

Preference will be given to complete applications received by Wednesday, February 26, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Send application materials via e-mail to:
Sheila Berg
Director of Personnel, Intercollegiate Athletics
Northern Illinois University
Suite 219D Convocation Center
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
EMAIL: sberg@niu.edu

AA/EEO statement
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check. 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. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.


Graduate Assistant - Athletic Equipment Operations

Northern Illinois University is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant in Athletic Equipment Operations. This is a 10 month position from August 1st - May 31st. This person will work closely with the Football Equipment Specialist helping with the football program in the fall. During the winter and spring this person will work with the Huskie Stadium Equipment Manager helping with baseball, softball, wrestling, gymnastics and men's and women's soccer

The assistantship is designed to provide opportunity for a post-bachelor individual to gain a diverse level of hands-on experience in all facets of an athletic equipment operation, including but not limited to laundering, purchasing, ordering, equipment repair, and the daily operation of a Division I athletic equipment operation.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in hand, and admittance into a NIU Graduate School program of study
  • Hard working and highly self motivated
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate through oral, written and electronic forms with coaches, administration and vendors
  • General knowledge of the day to day expectations for a Division I equipment operation.
  • Ability to make decisions and work independently
  • Willingness to take ownership in any assigned task.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a student manager or working in an athletic department
  • AEMA certified or working towards certification
  • Experience working with a football program and general knowledge of how to properly fit football equipment
  • Experience working with Coach Comm headset systems

APPLICATION: For consideration, e-mail (preferred) a letter of application and a resume with a list of three professional references to: Sheila Berg, Director of Personnel, Northern Illinois University, Intercollegiate Athletics, 200 Convocation Center, DeKalb, IL 60115, e-mail: sberg@niu.edu. Applications will be taken until position is filled.

AA/EEO statement
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check. 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. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.