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Assistant Coach, Women's Softball (4434) (Extended)
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Aug. 14, 2023
Title Assistant Coach, Women's Softball (4434) (Extended)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Intercollegiate Athletics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coach
  • Athletics


Northern Illinois University (NIU) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Coach Women’s Softball. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits. Under the general supervision of the Head Coach Women’s Softball, this position will assist head coach in coaching student-athletes, implementation and instruction of game strategy, recruiting prospective student-athletes, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, program organization, managing travel, managing student-athlete scholarships and overseeing the discipline, conduct and image of the sport program and student-athletes of a major university sport program in conjunction with other departmental responsibilities as assigned.

The vision of NIU Athletics is to be a nationally recognized NCAA Division I program that wins championships and graduates student-athletes with integrity while engaging a diverse community.

The mission of NIU Athletics is to inspire and sustain excellence in the principles of promoting athletes to champions while developing champions in the classroom, in competition and in life.

Northern Illinois University is a world-class, research-focused public institution that attracts students from across Illinois, the country and the world and currently serves more than 15,600 students. NIU’s vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach. Our mission is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world. 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.

Position Summary

Assist head coach in the organization, management, and coaching of a major university softball team in conjunction with other departmental responsibilities.

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Coaching -30%
    • Coach student-athletes individually and in groups and demonstrate game techniques; position may manage a designated skill development area or group of positions, as assigned.
    • Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA and conference regulations.
    • Develop, recommend, and teach game strategy and position assignments.


Academic Support- 25%
  • Provide an overall positive educational environment for student-athletes conducive to learning, athletic development, social growth, and preparing them for life beyond college.
  • In conjunction with the Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) department monitor academic progress and academic status of student-athletes, implementing corrective action plans through appropriate staff, if needed.

Safety and Conduct- 15%
  • Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student-athletes to support the image and reputation of the department and university.
  • Responsible for the development, safety and conduct of the student-athletes within specific sport program.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of NCAA, conference and institutional rules and conduct the program within the regulations.

Public Relations-10%
  • Promote the university, athletic department and specific sport through community events, public speaking, fundraising and marketing.

Department Support-10%
  • Assist with departmental needs as requested.
  • Cash handling responsibilities – $5,000-$10,000 annually.
  • When practical under the circumstances, intercollegiate athletic staff are encouraged to voluntarily attend all athletic events to promote audience participation and support for NIU team efforts.

  • Assist in the administration of the entire sport program, as assigned; including, but not limited to daily practices, game planning and implementation, recruiting, equipment management and facilities scheduling.

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