Employment Opportunities

2014-15 Internship Opportunities


HEAD COACH, CROSS COUNTRY

Northern Illinois University, member of the Mid-American Conference and sponsor of 17 Division I sports programs, is seeking applications for the position of Head Cross Country Coach. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits. This successful candidate will be responsible for the organization, management, administration, and coaching of a Division I cross country program and part of the track program staff coaching indoor and outdoor track distance events, in conjunction with other department responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Three academic years of collegiate coaching experience in cross country and/or track, with a specialty of coaching distance events
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to the governing rules and regulations at the Division I, II, III, NAIA and/or NJCAA level
  • Ability to communicate with and relate well to female student-athletes
  • Ability to recruit and retain quality student-athletes
  • Ability to effectively communicate through oral, written and electronic forms, as well as demonstrated organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • Coaching experience in cross country and/or track, with a specialty of coaching distance events, at the NCAA Division I level

Application Information: To apply for this position, interested applicants should email (or mail) the following application materials:

  • Letter of application which addresses each of the qualifications listed above
  • Resume of professional accomplishments and experiences
  • Names with contact information of three current professional references

Applications will be immediately reviewed. Preference will be given to complete applications received by 4:30 pm CST, Tuesday, February 17, 2015; however, applications will be accepted until position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Send application materials (e-mail preferred) to:
Lisa Stocksdale
Senior Administrative Assistant
Northern Illinois University
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Convocation Center Room 200
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
EMAIL: lstocksdale@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.


Events Administrator (Assistant Ticket Director)

RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is responsible for the management of ticketing operations for Intercollegiate Athletics and Convocation Center events, which may include supervision of season ticket sales, selling and accounting of tickets sold for concerts and events, and reconciliation and deposit of sales receipts. This position must maintain a strong customer service level to ensure a positive ticket purchasing experience for the general public, students, donors, and alumni. This position must be able to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Intercollegiate Athletics and Convocation Center events utilize the Ticket Master ticket operating system. Scheduled work hours are variable. Starting Salary: $1,293.50/semi-monthly plus benefits (Click here for employment benefit information).

REQUIRED SKILLS

High school graduation or equivalent PLUS any combination totaling two years from the following categories:

(a) Work experience involving areas such as concession operations, crowd control, record keeping, ticket sales, parking control and/or event coordination in a public assembly facility, such as stadiums and multipurpose, conference or performing arts centers.

(b) College coursework in any discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
60 semester hours equals one year
90 semester hours equals two years

In addition to the above requirements, applicant must have demonstrated work experience in ticket sales management for a public assembly facility, such as stadiums and multipurpose, conference or performing arts centers.

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.

MATERIALS

(Click here for employment application). Applications containing employment information from your first job through your current position, a detailed resume (that includes your e-mail address) and a copy of your college/university transcripts and/or DD214 if applicable, must be received in Human Resource Services by 4:30 p.m. on April 9, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Current NIU employees need to complete a "Civil Service Request to Test" form (click here) and submit it along with the above noted documents to Human Resource Services by 4:30 p.m. on April 9, 2015.

NOTE: ANY APPLICANT WHO FAILS TO SUBMIT A DETAILED RESUME OF EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you have previously submitted a Civil Service application and wish to apply for this position, please phone 815-753-6000, otherwise, completed applications and supporting documents should be mailed or delivered to Human Resource Services at 1515 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115, e-mailed to humanresources@niu.edu or faxed to 815-753-2335.

NOTE: The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. You will receive a score that is calculated based on your experience and certifications. Your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names of the top three candidates will be referred to the department for interviewing.

NOTE: If you have previously tested for this classification and you wish to rewrite the examination to improve your score, please contact the Civil Service Testing Office at 815-753-6034 by April 9, 2015.

Northern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution


Director of Major Gifts

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 Director of Major Gifts for Athletics/Assistant Athletics Director. The successful candidate will work within the Gift Planning Team in the Division of University Advancement and the Huskie Athletic Fund Development team in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of individual major gift prospects specifically for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Major Gift Officer/ Assistant Athletics Director will build and manage a portfolio of individual donor prospects rated at $25,000 and above with a goal focused on optimal philanthropic outcomes. The primary accountability is to create an extensive program of engagement between the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and external constituencies that will encourage private philanthropy to the department from alumni, friends, parents and foundations as the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics seeks funding resources for the entire department, including capital projects, endowments and unrestricted support of the athletic department and individual sports.

The Director of Major Gifts for Athletics/Assistant Athletics Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Advancement with dual reporting to the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration.

Additional specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as an expert / lead development professional in the specialized area of major / principle gifts, and gift planning, maintain a portfolio that includes the most influential, complex or highest rated donors who are capable of making very significant contributions to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Participate in comprehensive athletic fundraising, proposal/endowment writing, special non-recurring projects and capital campaigns
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of individual and corporate major gift donors and potential donors
  • Engage with prospects and donors on a consistent basis
  • Provide leadership as well as oversee all aspects of the Athletics Major Gift program
  • Provide specific input on annual fund strategies will be required to develop high end annual contributions and support the overall mission of securing athletic major gifts
  • Involve key internal stakeholders and volunteer leaders in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and tactics of major gift donors/potential donors
  • Assist the Associate Vice President for Advancement & the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration with the implementation and comprehensive execution of priority the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics fund-raising and alumni engagement priorities
  • Represent the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Northern Illinois University, and the NIU Foundation at university and college events, as well as community, volunteer, and professional organizations
  • Identify, recruit, train and direct the activities of volunteers involved in development and alumni activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of three (3) academic years of experience with successful major gift solicitation and experience in the development and alumni relations industry
  • Knowledge and understanding of the allocation of budget resources to provide and promote the highest levels of productivity in development initiatives
  • The ability to effectively work in a team environment to assist in intra-divisional initiatives
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations to ensure institutional, conference, and NCAA compliance with athletics development issues, including gender equity
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, and familiarity with appropriate foundation fund raising tools, including computerized systems of donor record keeping, data tracking of prospects and donors.
  • High level of proficiency in written and oral communication, with strong group presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree and/or professional designation
  • Capital campaign experience in higher education

Application Information:
Applicants must email or mail the following:

  • Letter of application which addresses each of the qualifications listed above
  • Resume of professional accomplishments and experiences
  • Names with contact information of three current professional references

Applications must be received by 5 pm, CST, Monday, April 13, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Send application materials (e-mail preferred) to:
Lisa Stocksdale
Senior Administrative Assistant
Northern Illinois University
Convocation Center Room 200D
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
EMAIL: lstocksdale@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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