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Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions on the field and in the classroom. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA, IRA, and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.
This position will collaborate with the Director of Recruiting on all aspects of recruiting, as directed by the Head Football Coach, and will play a critical role in overall recruiting organization and the program. This work requires excellent management, organizational and interpersonal skills, and knowledge of NCAA, Pac-12, and related policies and procedures.
Planning and Events: Research and develop cutting edge approaches to recruiting support processes. In accordance with NCAA and other related policies, manage recruiting events on and off campus. This includes coordination of official and unofficial visits, junior days, game days, summer camps and coaching clinics. Participate in the selection of hotel contracts and secure restaurants for official visits. Oversee budgets and associated costs for recruiting events, staffing, and operations.
Oversee, maintain, and manage recruiting databases. Ensure records and videos on prospects are continually updated with current and pertinent information. Enhance recruiting database with contact lists, updated film, or additional information researched or acquired through recruiting services.
Provide coaches with support through reviewing and maintaining prospect lists, identifying and evaluating recruits, organizing contact and evaluation periods, submitting compliance logs, monitoring prospect e-mails, utilizing recruiting services, and searching various social media platforms.
Oversee the walk-on program. This includes marketing, advertising and promotions, compiling prospect lists, managing film, management of registration and events, and oversight of all campus and NCAA policies. Facilitate meetings with potential walk-ons and manage relations with high school coaches regarding potential candidates.
Supervision and Training: Supervise, train, and manage a team of part-time recruiting specialists in the responsibilities of video editing, social media screening, database organization, game day recruiting events, campus/facility tours, coaches’ travel organization, reports/deliverables, transcript evaluation, mailings, and special projects. Provide guidance and oversight regarding NCAA, Pac-12, and other governing policies and procedures.
Serve as the primary contact with Husky athletes regarding visiting recruits as well as high school coaches. Instruct recruiting specialists on the daily itineraries, logistics, and appointments for recruit visits and on the requirements for completion of applicable documentation or paperwork. Select, manage, and train all hosts (players and staff) for recruiting visits.
Other duties as assigned.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of experience working in football operations, recruiting, scouting, etc. Knowledge of NCAA rules and/or work in a Division I-A athletic department and computer experience with database and basic Microsoft Office programs. Must be organized, team-oriented, self-motivated, a hard worker with excellent communication skills and have a positive attitude. Must have experience in dealing with confidential and sensitive information. Candidate must be self-sufficient and a problem solver.
Must be willing and able to work some evenings and weekends, especially from August through January. Flexibility in scheduling vacation and other time off is a necessity as there are certain times of the year (August through January and April) that are labor-intensive.
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