Northern Illinois University (NIU) is accepting applications for the position of Director of Sports Performance. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits. The Director of Sports Performance will, in conjunction with coaches and athletic trainers, organize and design strength, power, speed, agility and flexibility programs for assigned sports as well as maintain safety, hygiene, and efficiency of the NIU Athletics strength and conditioning center; create and supervise schedules and team workouts; and perform administrative duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director of Sports Performance.
The mission of NIU Athletics is to enhance the University, community and region through service and engagement while developing champions in the classroom, in competition and in life. With long standing traditions and core values centered on family, NIU Athletics is home to 17 NCAA Division I sport programs. Northern Illinois University, chartered in 1895, is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with over 19,000 currently enrolled students and houses seven (7) degree-granting colleges-Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Centrally located in DeKalb, Northern Illinois University is 30 miles west of Aurora, 65 miles west of Chicago, 36 miles west of Naperville, and 45 miles southeast of Rockford.
Reporting to the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance, this position has primary oversight of Strength and Conditioning for Women’s Basketball and other sport program(s) as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Directly in charge of all aspects of Strength and Conditioning for Women’s Basketball and other programs as assigned including, but not limited to:
Design and implement warm-ups for team lifting and conditioning workouts
Design and implement lifting and conditioning programs for team workouts
Design and implement rehabilitative programs for injured student-athletes
Create goals for student-athlete success in both strength and conditioning
Administer measurement and evaluation to determine student-athlete success