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The Auburn University Athletics Department is currently accepting applications for the following positions. Apply online at AUemployment.com unless otherwise stated in the position description. If you need assistance, please contact Auburn's Department of Human Resources at (334) 844-4145 or your local state employment service office. Internet access is available through your public library.


Position: Tech II, Athletic Structure

Position Summary: Maintains and repairs athletic facilities and equipment. Essential functions include, but are not limited to: installs and maintains electrical devices; maintains and repairs air conditioners and boilers; and assists with the preparation for competitions held at the stadium and athletic facilities.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into applicant pool requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus four (4) years of experience in carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, boiler maintenance and/or electrical principles. Applies advanced skills in area of specialization. Adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet special needs. Equivalent to Journey and/or lead level in area of specialization. Employer will consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience.

Desired Qualifications: Desired qualifications include certification as a Universal Refrigerant Technician; a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection; and twenty-four hour on call status availability. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach a copy of your Universal Refrigerant Technician certification.

Requisition No.: 26479

Review Date: 07-06-2016


Position: Manager, Athletic Turf

Position Summary: The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining the athletic fields and landscaping around athletic facilities to include but not limited to: diagnosing turf diseases, and recommending needed applications of herbicides and pesticides. Full supervisory responsibility for other employees is a major responsibility and includes training, evaluating, and making or recommending pay, promotion or other employment decisions.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Turf Management, or a closely related field; 3 year's of experience in athletic field maintenance and/or preparation; knowledge of turf grass management to include plant anatomy physiology, and soil physics; and possession of a Pesticide Applicators License. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach the following: resume and copy of your Pesticide Applicators License which can be attached as another document.

Requisition No.: 26460

Review Date: 06-27-2016


Position: Athletic Trainer I/II

Position Summary: Provides preventative and rehabilitative health care for student athletes. This includes coordinating the day-to-day operations of the athletic training room, assisting with the instruction of athletes in proper rehabilitation procedures, and providing first aid and recovery healthcare, among other assigned duties.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Athletic Training, Exercise Science (with an emphasis in athletic training), or a closely related field which leads to athletic training certification; knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures in athletic training or exercise science; and certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board and eligible to be licensed in the State of Alabama by the Alabama Board of Athletic Training. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach the following: cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.

Desired Qualifications: Master's degree in the disciplines listed above; and experience with athletic training and exercise science in Football.

Requisition No.: 26448

Review Date: 06-16-2016


Position: Sports Dietician

Position Summary: Sports Dietitian will be responsible for directing and implementing the Athletic Department's comprehensive sports nutrition operations, including developing plans for the Wellness Kitchen which serves as the Athletics Training Table, overseeing snacks and supplemental meals, directing educational efforts and determining other nutritional programs to benefit Auburn University's student-athletes. The selected candidate will also be responsible for menu management and meal scheduling to include food selection and preparation for home and away competitions. The sports dietician will also oversee all student workers and volunteers for the sports nutrition program.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into the applicant pool requires a Master's degree from an accredited institution in Nutrition, Exercise Science, Sports Administration, or a related field; 3 years of experience in administering a college sports nutrition program; Registration as a Dietitian; and knowledge of Southeastern Conference (SEC), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules and regulations, and food safety procedures. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach the following: cover letter, resume, professional references, and Registration as a Dietitian.

Desired Qualifications: Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) is desired.

Requisition No.: 26442

Review Date: 06-13-2016


Position: Specialist II/III/IV, Media Production

Position Summary: Provides creative, technical, and service related support for a range of media technologies including (but not limited to) film broadcast, television, complex computer animations and special effects, authoring, computer, internet and graphic applications.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Communications, Broadcasting, Film or Television Production, Computer Graphics, or a related field; and 2 years of experience providing creative, technical, or support services for various medias. When a candidate has the required experience providing creative, technical, or support services for various medias, but lacks the required education, they may normally apply additional relevant experience toward the education requirement, at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education. Employer will consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach the following: cover letter, resume and professional references. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.

Requisition No.: 26422

Review Date: 06-07-2016


Position: Head Coach, Men's Tennis

Position Summary: The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Auburn University, a member of the Southeastern Conference and NCAA, seeks applications for the position of Head Men's Tennis Coach. The selected candidate will be responsible for the overall direction and supervision of the Men's Tennis program to include recruitment and development of student-athletes, scheduling of tournaments, and representing and promoting the tennis program within the established guidelines of Auburn University, the Southeastern Conference and NCAA. The head coach must also have a commitment to the academic success of student-athletes and the fiscal responsibility of the program.

Submit a letter of Application, resume and list of names, addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references to:
Deborah Ward
Auburn University Athletics Department PO Box 351
Auburn AL 36830-0351

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and experience in coaching Division I Men's Tennis.

Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated skills in the recruitment and development of Men's Tennis student-athletes that have led to their academic, competitive and personal success as a top tennis program.

Requisition No.: 170950

Review Date: 5/31/2016


Position: Psychologist

Position Summary: Provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and other mental health services to student athletes, student-athletes families, and Athletic Department staff.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into the applicant pool requires a Doctoral Degree from an accredited institution in Psychology, Counseling, or other related fields; three years of experience in providing psychological/counseling services in an education environment, to include experience in treatment planning, individual assessment, diagnosing mental disorders, psychotherapy interventions, referral for medication assessment and recommendations for hospitalization for psychiatric disorders and suicide assessment; knowledge of psychological theories, assessment tools, treatment planning, and student development; and State Psychology Licensure or the ability to obtain within six months of hire date.

Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach the following: cover letter and resume. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.

Requisition No.: 26394

Review Date: 05-20-2016


Position: Sports Dietician Assistant II/III

Position Summary: Primary responsibilities include individual and team nutrition education and planning for assigned sports; assist in developing nutrition education initiatives and resources; assist in managing fueling stations and nutrition student volunteers; and, maintaining professional competency and skills required for a high level of professional practice.

Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to: provide individual & group nutrition education to student-athletes; utilize all resources for thorough assessment, including body composition results (BODPOD) & nutrition analysis tools, and function as integral part of performance and health care team; assist in coordinating body composition assessments with assigned teams, interpreting the data, and counseling athletes on achieving and maintaining values consistent with maximizing health and performance; assist in coordination and development of nutrition education initiatives and materials, utilizing a variety of platforms, including grocery store tours, cooking demonstrations, print materials, and social media; assist in planning pre and post-competition meals/snacks, both at home and on the road for assigned sports; assist in menu development and nutrition education initiatives at the Wellness Kitchen; evaluate supplements and ensure nutritional supplement use policies and procedures are up to date and followed; research and analyze scientific and lay reports related to nutrition and athletic performance, translating the findings into sound advice for coaches, athletic trainers, and student athletes; perform any other duties as assigned by the Sports Dietitian.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Nutrition, or a closely related field; 2 years of experience assisting, advising, or administering a college sports nutrition program; knowledge of Southeastern Conference (SEC), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) procedures; knowledge of eating disorders/disordered eating signs and symptoms; knowledge of food service quality and safety procedures; and registration as a Dietitian Nutritionist via the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Employer will consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience. Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and counseling skills; ability to work independently and collaborate in team settings; ability to uphold the core values of the athletics department in all aspects of the work environment and operate in an ethical manner and principled approach to daily success; and excellent time management, organizational, and record-keeping skills are all essential.

Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach the following: cover letter, resume, and your registration as a Dietitian Nutritionist via the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.

Desired Qualifications: Desired qualification include: a Master's degree from an accredited institution in sports nutrition, exercise physiology, or a related field; Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD); Licensed Dietitian (LD) in Alabama, or upon hire; strong background in sports nutrition and exercise physiology.

Requisition No.: 26388

Review Date: 05-18-2016


Chief Operating Officer

Position Summary: Directs the overall planning, implementation, administration, direction, supervision, and day to day operations of the Athletic Department. The successful candidate will develop budgets, policies, procedures, systems, and activities to support the mission of the Athletic Department. In addition, the successful candidate will work in conjunction with the CFO on financial projections, strategic budgeting, and forecasting.

Reports to: Director of Athletics, Jay Jacobs

Job Responsibilities:

  • Finance & Accounting
    Responsible for ensuring financial sustainability of $122 million departmental budget. Advises Director of Athletics on all budget related issues, including negotiations with departmental partners (e.g., IMG and Under Armour). Manages annual departmental budget process. Responsible for annual financial presentations to the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee ("IAC"), the Faculty Senate Budget Committee, the Faculty Budget Finance Sub-Committee, campus leadership (i.e., University President, University CFO), and staff. Oversees Assistant Athletic Director responsible for all day-to-day business office operations.
  • Contracts & Legal
    Manages all contractual and legal issues for the Athletic Department, including game contracts and coaches contracts. Oversees Senior Associate Athletic Director responsible for all day-to-day contract review processes. Serves as key liaison for Department with General Counsel's office.
  • Human Resources
    Serve as Athletic Director's primary advisor on all Human Resources issues, including contract negotiations with coaches. Responsible for ensuring that all departmental practices related to searches, contracts, performance reviews, compensation, reorganizations, and disciplinary issues follow campus best practices. Oversees Assistant Athletic Director for Human Resources who manages all day-to-day human resources processes.
  • Facilities & Capital Construction
    Oversees Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Capital construction who manages all facilities operations (including a staff of 30 people). Works with Associate Athletic Director on all capital construction projects, with particular focus on budgetary issues.
  • Sports Oversight
    Provides senior staff oversight for specific teams and responsible for coach and program supervision.
  • Senior Staff Responsibilities
    Serves as member of Athletic Director's senior staff and provides counsel to Athletic Director on financial, operational, and administration issues. Take the lead on other projects and initiatives as assigned by the Athletic Director

Required Experiences /Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Sports Administration, or a related field.
  • Ten years of financial management and supervisory experience in a senior executive management role.
  • Knowledge of budget planning, strategic planning, fiscal management, and operational management.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills; ability to communicate complex financial concepts effectively.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of coaches, staff and students.
  • Advanced degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Law, or Sports Management.
  • Senior level staff or management experience.
  • Experience working in collegiate / professional sports industry.

Application Process:
Auburn University invites nominations and applications or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of references. For full consideration, application materials must be submitted by April 1, 2016 online at Parker Executive Search's website. Confidential review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

For additional information please contact:
Daniel Parker, Vice President and Managing Director
Jaleesa Rhoden, Associate
Parker Executive Search
770.804.1996
jrhoden@parkersearch.com

Apply online: http://www.parkersearch.com/auburn-coo


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