Head Coach, Cross Country - Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (4381)

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Primary Function

Responsible for management and administration of all phases of the women’s cross country program, student-athletes and staff. In addition, this position will provide support to the entire Women’s Track and Field program as assigned by the Head Coach/ Director of Track and Field.
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

This is a professional coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adheres 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.
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Six academic years of collegiate coaching experience in cross country and/or track, with a specialty of coaching distance events in Division I or II.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to the governing rules and regulations at the Division I or II.
  • Minimum four years of successful recruiting and retention of quality student-athletes.

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Education and Experience Preferred
  • Master’s degree
  • Coaching experience in cross country and/or track, with a specialty of coaching distance events, at the NCAA Division I level.
  • Competitive experience in cross country on the university or college level.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of NCAA, conference and institutional rules and conduct the program within the regulations.
  • As a staff member within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, you are responsible for knowledge of and compliance with National Collegiate Athletics Association ( NCAA ) regulations, both those general in nature and those which apply directly to your position’s responsibilities. Strict adherence to all applicable governing policies, procedures, and regulations of the NCAA is required and is a condition of your employment.
  • Ability to communicate with and relate well to female student-athletes
  • Ability to effectively communicate through oral, written and electronic forms, as well as demonstrated organizational skills

Working Hours
Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)
$47,500 - $55,000/annually
Hiring Rate Information

Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

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Closing Date
Priority Review Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at https://employment.niu.edu/postings/57898 . Required materials include:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of 3 References
4. Transcripts (unofficial, with official required at hired)

Applications must be received by July 28, 2021 . Please contact Lisa DeRango at lderango@niu.edu for questions.
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EEO Statement

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.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of at least 3 References
Optional Documents
  1. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  2. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  3. Transcripts #2 (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. Transcripts #3 (unofficial with official required at hire)

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