The successful candidate will lead all aspects of a high level NCAA Division II football program. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Responsibilities include: •Supervise and manage all football operations including, but not limited to, roster management, travel operations, purchasing, budget management, and fundraising. •Work closely with support staff including athletic training and strength and conditioning for peak performance of the student-athletes. •Lead and manage assistant coaches including ongoing performance management reviews. •Organize, plan and conduct safe team training, practice and conditioning activities. •Produce quality teams capable of a consistent high finish in NSIC and NCAA. •Positively represent NSU at national, regional, state and local professional and service organization events. •Recruit and develop high character student-athletes that positively impact NSU, the Aberdeen community and this region. •Develop and manage ongoing alumni communication and fundraising activities in conjunction with the NSU Foundation and Athletics Administration. •Be responsible in all areas of team performance. •Maintain knowledge of, and compliance with, specific NCAA, NSIC, and institutional rules. •A commitment to excellence in coaching and community relations is expected, as coaches represent the Department of Athletics and the university in its overall promotion and public relations efforts.
NSU has a strong tradition of success in football with over 570 wins in program history. NSU is looking for a dynamic leader who can elevate this program to consistently compete for conference championships and NCAA Division II playoff opportunities. NSU will break ground on the finest football stadium in the NSIC and one of the best in all of Division II in the spring of 2020. The $33 million project will include Dacotah Bank Stadium and Koehler Hall of Fame Softball Field and is the final piece of the $55 million Educational Impact Campaign.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of five of coaching experience is required. Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain high quality student-athletes with potential for academic and athletic success. Master’s degree preferred.
Additional Salary Information: NSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for the employee (excellent group rates for dependent coverage), as well as dental and vision coverage for the spouse and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and generous vacation and sick day allowances.
About Northern State University
Northern State University (NSU) is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern S.D. The city has a population of approximately 29,000 people and is a retail hub for the region. The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region. NSU is a premier residential institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities. Since 2007 NSU has been continuously named by US News and World Report as one of the best undergraduate institutions in the Midwest. NSU is fully accredited by the NCATE, NASM, NIBS and HLC. NSU offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). For more information about NSU and its programs visit: http://www.northern.edu.