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Director of Football Operations and Player Personnel

Northern Arizona University

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Job Title: Director of Football Operations and Player Personnel
Location: Athletics
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605638
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Special Information

This is a Athletic Operations Coordinator, Senior position, the working title is Director of Football Operations and Player Personnel.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description
    Assist the head football coach with oversight, organization and management of a Division 1 football program.Serve as the main liaison to the football program's support staffs including but not limited to athletics administration, equipment, sports information, athletic training, etc.Coordinate all travel arrangements for away games. This position is responsible for hotels, flights, meals, local transportation, itineraries, roster changes, any extra purchases made while on the road, and keeping track of all bills and receipts.Assist with all aspects of the recruiting program to include but not limited to managing the recruiting database, procurement of recruiting services, organize the recruiting communication plan via mail/email/social media/etc., plan and execute plans for unofficial/official visits/junior days, liaise and coordinate parent activities on official visit as well to oversee all office management responsibilities as assigned by HFC.
  • Assist the Head Football Coach in the management of the football program’s current roster, scholarship allocations, and walk on program. Liaise NCAA/EC, liaise compliance to manage all roster adds/deletes, tracers, etc.
  • Develop, monitor, and oversee the annual budget for the football program, including monthly budget reports for operations, recruiting, travel, and the foundation balance.Serve as the liaison to professional scouts.Prepare and reconcile purchase card logs, recruiting travel, official visit, and team travel paperwork.Coordinate the Head Football Coach’s internal and external calendars; player 1/1 meetings, administrative meetings, media events, speaking engagements, correspondence.Coordinate the football programs annual calendar.Represent the football program and head coach at various campus and community meetings and events.Coordinate and organize annual football camps.Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary.

Minimum Qualifications
    Bachelor's degree andMinimum of 3 years of college athletic administration experience, orA combination of relevant education, experience, and training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and guidelines.
  • Experience making operational decisions within program policy and procedure.Experience managing sensitive organizational information.Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work with diverse student athletes and coaches.Familiarity and experience with how a Division 1 FBS football program operates.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

All coaches have a duty to cooperate with and furnish the NCAA, Big Sky Conference and NAU with complete information concerning involvement in or knowledge of rules violations as mandated by NCAA. Bylaw 10.1. Satisfactory rules knowledge and rules compliance are conditions of employment. This position, in particular, will fully participate and cooperate in compliance related activities, procedures and evaluation. Coaches are held to strict NCAA guidelines regarding all of the following:

  • Athletic Equipment and Apparel
  • Coaching Staff Limits and Contracts
  • Complimentary Admissions
  • Employment of Student Athletes
  • Financial Aid
  • Governance
  • Institutional Camps and Clinics
  • Institutional Certification of Compliance
  • Playing and Practice Seasons
  • Recruiting
  • Representatives of the University's Athletic Interests
  • Rules Education

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Application Deadline

September 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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PO Box 4113 Flagstaff, AZ 86011
United States
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