Full Job Description
Responsible for the continued success and future growth of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy.
Focused specifically on community engagement and Life Skills/character development; including team and individual community outreach and diversity, inclusion, and equity programming.
Responsible for tracking/monitoring of community outreach activities.
Responsible for all Life Skill programming, including Welcome Back Event, National Student-Athlete Day, Financial Literacy and Wellness Weeks.
Primary departmental contact on all community relations initiatives.
Responsible for the continued success and collaborative departmental approach.
Communicate with the appropriate personnel regarding the recording time spent in the community.
Collaborate with ticket office staff to activate community relations partners for group ticket opportunities.
Lead and execute a strategically focused community outreach plan, designed to collaborate with community partners through staff time, donated items and sponsorship support of events.
Manage internal online charitable autograph and appearance request process.
Develop best practices for our coaches to consider as they engage with the local charitable community groups for speaking engagement or promotions.
Provide guidance and assistance to teams and units with specific community engagement opportunities or programs.
Set-up, manage and communicate community relations opportunities and develop/collect data to create a Community Relations annual recap.
Manage keynote community engagement programs, specifically the Game Day Professor and Special Spectator programs.
Life Skills / Character Development
Primary instructor for the IS 1200 course focused on freshmen student-athletes; responsible for coordination with IS 1100 Raider Ready course.
Assist with the facilitation and continued success of summer transition programming to welcome and educate incoming student-athletes, known as Wreck’Em Prep.
Create mid-year and transfer transition programming.
Primary Student-Athlete Advisory Committee advisor
Develop and implement coach and student-athlete driven “life-skills” sessions for a diverse student-athlete population.
Bachelor's degree in the area of specialization or closely related field. Three years of related administrative and technical experience. Additional job related education may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
One (1) to three (3) years’ experience in student-development in an intercollegiate athletics department or other work experience that would demonstrate the necessary background and knowledge. Preferred minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in community outreach in an intercollegiate athletics department, specifically with the unit of student-development, life-skills or student affairs.
Established programs and curriculum for student-athlete development initiatives for student-athletes.
Master's degree preferred. Prior teaching experience preferred.
Knowledge of college athletics administration, student affairs and/or student-athlete development programs.
Demonstrated administrative skills.
Ability to conceptualize and prioritize goals and objectives, while developing and building relevant programming. Ability to maintain good relations among numerous interest groups.
Skilled in all forms of communication.
Knowledge and familiarity with the student-athlete experience, high performing athletics programs and NCAA rules and regulations.
Does this position work in a research laboratory?
Cover Letter, Resume / CV
Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.
Up to 25%
Evenings and weekend required. Hours vary based on student-athlete classes/programming, event, practice and competition schedules.
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.