Employment Opportunities

2014-15 Internship Opportunities

Head Coach, Women's Tennis

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 Women's Tennis 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 women's tennis program, in conjunction with other department responsibilities.

1. Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree
Four academic years coaching experience in tennis at an NCAA Division I, II or III institution
Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to NCAA rules and regulations at the Division I, II or III 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

2. Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree
Successful competitive experience in tennis at the 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 5 pm CST, Friday, July 18, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Send application materials (e-mail preferred) to:
Debra Boughton
Senior Associate Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
Northern Illinois University
Convocation Center Room 200D
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
EMAIL: dboughton1@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 Athletic Trainer

Northern Illinois University (NIU), member of the Mid-American Conference and sponsor of 17 Division I sports, is seeking applications for a full-time, 12 month position of Assistant 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 of men's basketball.

Primary responsibilities include general healthcare assistance to all intercollegiate student-athletes (including evaluations, referrals, treatments, rehabilitations and record keeping); specific sport team coverage with men's basketball (including travel, nights, weekends and holiday work schedules); administrative responsibilities as assigned; possible preceptor status in the NIU undergraduate athletic training education program; and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • Postgraduate athletic training experience at the university or college level
  • Experience with NCAA Division I student-athletes highly desirable

Application Information: Applicants must email or mail the following which addresses each of the qualifications listed above:

  • 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

Preference will be given to complete applications received by June 24, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Send application materials (e-mail preferred) to:
Debra Boughton
Senior Associate Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
Northern Illinois University
Convocation Center Room 200D
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
EMAIL: dboughton1@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.


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.