Department: Univ Athletics-Basketball W Salary/Grade: EXS/8
Job Summary: The Director of Player Development reports directly to the Head Women's Basketball Coach. This individual is responsible for preparing student-athletes for personal, academic and athletic development success. 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 NCAA.
*Willingness and ability to 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.
Analyze Northwestern and opponent film and collaborate with the coaches in preparation of competition strategy.
Chart and record statistics to forecast efforts for basketball plays, student-athletes and the team, providing advanced modeling of successful approaches to game strategy for the coaching staff.
Create and implement individual development plans to ensure student-athletes' needs are addressed and met as they relate to academics and/or personal goals.
In conjunction with sports performance and sports medicine staffs, develop and monitor the conditioning and training program to enhance individual and team potential.
In collaboration with academic services, guide and promote the academic success of student-athletes, providing a positive atmosphere conducive to the social and academic growth of the student-athlete.
Under the direction of the basketball recruiting coordinator, review recruiting documentation, prepare general correspondence, and assist in all areas of recruiting as allowed by the NCAA according to Bylaw 220.127.116.11.2.
Other duties as assigned.
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 degree in General Studies, Sport(s) Management, Kinesiology, Physical Education or Bachelor's degree in other field or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills and abilities may be acquired. Previous experience coaching or playing at the collegiate level or working in an athletic department setting Communicates strategically to achieve specific objectives (e.g., considers optimal "messaging" and timing of communication.) Uses varied vehicles and opportunities to promote dialogue and develop shared understanding and consensus. Maintains continuous, open and consistent communication with others. Checks own understanding through paraphrasing and asking questions. Judgment and Decision Making — Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Problem Sensitivity- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. Knowledge of NCAA, Big Ten Conference, University and Department rules and guidelines 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.
Internal Number: 39461
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. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.