Employment Opportunities


Northern Illinois University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Coach for Men's Soccer. This is a full-time, 12 month position with benefits. This person will assist the head coach in the organization, management, and coaching of a NCAA Division I men's soccer team, in conjunction with other department responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Ability to demonstrate soccer skills, game and training strategies, plus teaching progressions.
  • Ability to recruit and retain quality student-athletes, including knowledge of top youth clubs and high school programs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through oral, written and electronic forms.
  • Minimum two academic years coaching experience at the collegiate level.


  • Master's degree.
  • Experience as an assistant coach at the Division I level, or head coach at the Division II or Division III level.

APPLICATION: For consideration, send (e-mail preferred) a letter of application and a resume with a list of three professional references to:

Lisa Stocksdale, Sr. Administrative Assistant,
Northern Illinois University, Intercollegiate Athletics, 200 Convocation Center, DeKalb, IL 60115, e-mail:lstocksdale@niu.edu, ffax: (815) 753-9355. Applications must be complete and received by 4:30 p.m., CST, on Monday, April 25, 2016. Complete applications will be reviewed for immediate consideration upon receipt. NIU is an AA/EEO Employer. Pre-employment criminal background investigation required.


Northern Illinois University is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant in the NIU Athletics Communications Office. This is a 12-month position for an individual who is or will be a full-time student in a graduate-level program at Northern Illinois University.

Responsibilities include writing press releases; daily updating and maintenance of NIU's athletics website; assisting with game day and press box operations, including video streaming and in-game statistics; compiling team statistics and records; producing video and graphics for web; coordinating media coverage of NIU sports programs; providing content for and assisting with management of NIU Athletics' social media channels; promoting Huskie coaches, players and programs for awards; reporting to the NCAA and Mid-American Conference.

The successful candidate will serve as the athletic communications contact for several of NIU's intercollegiate athletic programs. The position will require regular office hours as well as night-time, weekend and holiday work schedules.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; admittance into NIU's Graduate School; ability to effectively communicate through oral, written and electronic forms. Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate work experience in intercollegiate athletics media relations office, including writing press releases. Previous experience (preferably inputting) Stat Crew for basketball and volleyball, use of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and video editing software. Expertise in social media applications.

To Apply: For consideration, e-mail letter of application and a résumé with a list of three professional references, along with copies of or links to three writing or publication samples, to: Donna Turner, Associate Athletic Director for Communications, Northern Illinois University, 209 Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115-2854, Email: donnaturner@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.

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