Performs varied and complex administrative duties in the management and coordination of a large specialized project and/or program. Requires independent judgment and application of established policies and procedures. Works under general supervision with evaluation based on overall results obtained.
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. Community Engagement
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.
Develop and implement coach and student-athlete driven “life-skills” sessions for a diverse student-athlete population.
Texas Tech University Overview Texas Tech University offers more than 100 undergraduate, over 100 masters and 50 doctoral degree programs, and is in the midst of the most exciting time in the school’s history. As the university embarks on becoming the state’s next national research university, the opportunities for students could not be greater. Even with an enrollment approaching 36,000, the University prides itself on retaining the feel of a smaller institution where students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty. The University strives to foster an environment that celebrates student accomplishment above all else. Texas Tech is large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on each student individually, with a commitment to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the community, state, nation and world. Texas Tech students come from almost every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.
Texas Tech University Athletics Texas Tech University participates in the NCAA Division I and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference. The Athletics program proudly promotes its mission, “To Educate, Serve and Grow Fearless Champions,” by supporting more than 400 student athletes in 17 different sports. Mission Statement To Educate, Serve and Grow Fearless Champions Guiding Principles Each day our focus is on our student athletes’ experience. • Do the Right Thing • Win Every Day • Success is Built on Quality Relationships • Respect the Past & Invent the Future Texas Tech Athletics, located in Lubbock, Texas, is looking for a talented and motivated person to join our J.T. and Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy staff as an Assistant Director of Character & Student-Athlete Development. Additional information about the position is below.
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.
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.
Apply online at http://www.workattexastech.com; enter via Staff portal and search for requisition 19993.
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Required Attachments: Cover Letter and Resume / CV
If you should need assistance with the application process, please contact Texas Tech University, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 806.742.3851.
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.
Texas Tech University offers a great benefits/retirement package!
Internal Number: 19993
About Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university and academically, the most diverse. As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research, and scholarship. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world. The University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center share a 1,800 acre campus in Lubbock. Approximately 243,839 people live in the metropolitan area. At a 3,200 foot altitude, summers are warm and breezy, winters are mild. The sun shines approximately 260 days per year. Spanish renaissance architecture, with red tile roofs and buff brick, is the hallmark of the well-landscaped campus. The University has eleven colleges, a Graduate School, and a School of Law. The Health Sciences Center has Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, as well as a separate institution, TTU HSC El Paso. Student enrollment is approximately 38,500.
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