Reporting to the Head Football Coach and Director of Football Operations, the Director of Player Engagement is responsible for providing direction and support to the development of the Northwestern Football student-athlete. This position will provide day-to-day support to student-athletes in areas such as community engagement, academic progress, ‘big brother’ and mentoring programs. Supporting all diversity and inclusion initiatives, this position will hold a leadership role with the NU Football program.
Please note: Willingness and ability work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Travel required.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Develop and oversee programming that supports the personal development and overall experience of football student-athletes including, but not limited to:
Big Brother program
Alumni Mentoring Program
Faith Development initiatives
Serve as program liaison with NUDAR Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and JEDI taskforce, coordinating and supporting diversity and inclusion curriculum for student-athletes and staff.
Organize and support community engagement initiatives in conjunction with community relations department.
Serve as liaison to Academic Services, overseeing the academic progress of current student-athletes.
Assist in coordinating off-season ‘Wildcat Games’ competition.
Oversee and coordinate NU Branch App to engage current and former players; build alumni networks and program engagement.
Assist with day-to-day operations including, but not limited to: on-campus recruiting, team travel, pre-season campus and post-season travel.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Maintenance of CPR, AED and First Aid training.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Excellent written and verbal communication.
Previous experience managing a diverse team
Master's degree preferred.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience working or playing in collegiate football preferred.
Knowledge of rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big Ten Conference and Northwestern University preferred.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies. Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities. Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work. Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich opportunities for learnin...g. To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.
The Northwestern Work Environment. Our two main campuses are situated along Lake Michigan’s lakefront. The Chicago campus, located between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, offers outstanding views and is within walking distance of some of the city’s main attractions.The Evanston campus, just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, sits among charming residential neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and bike trails.At our newest campus, in the architecturally significant Education City in Doha, Qatar, the University offers undergraduate programs in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.
Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: Competitive compensation, Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, Tuition reimbursement, Pre-tax transit options, Professional development opportunities, Vacation, sick, and holiday pay, Excellent retirement plans, Work/Life balance and resources, Dependent care match, Faculty-Staff Assistance Program. We also provide employees with access to an abundance of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities that take place on and off campus.