Football Chief of Staff

Kennesaw State University

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Job Details

Football Chief of Staff

Job ID: 239594
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for management of the daily operation of the football office and serves as a main point of contact for program operations. Represents the football program at external, campus and wider community events with the Head Football Coach. Responsible for oversight of the programs budget and forecasting. Serves as the department's administrative liaison and works closely with athletic administration, on-campus partners, external constituents and the ASUN Conference to ensure overall success of the football program.

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Oversees and supervises the day-to-day administrative operations of the football program, including direct supervision over major components such as budget, compliance, alumni relations, and fundraising/coaches club

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Coordinates football team support activities, such as operations, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, equipment, video operations, enrollment services, compliance, fiscal responsibility, communications, and academic support

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Coordinates daily, weekly, quarterly, and annual plans along with Head Football Coach, and Director of Football Operations that best maximizes student-athlete schedules and times based on NCAA regulations and academic needs

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Coordinates gameday activities with partners from across the athletic department including but not limited to KSUAA Game Day Operations, facilities, marketing, and ticketing

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Serves as the main point of contact with campus Event and Venue Management for all football related actives, i.e., games, practices, camps, and recruiting initiatives

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Understands staffing plans for recruiting and review plans and expenses to ensure efficient use of time and resources available to the program

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Oversees the coordination of recruiting visits and collaborate with department efforts as needed

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Confers with the athletics administration, Head Football Coach, and/or Compliance, regarding any actual or potential violation of NCAA rules, and recommends procedures to preclude such violations

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Manages and supervises all assigned administrative football support staff

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Works with the Head Football Coach, Director of Football Operations and football equipment manager to develop travel plans for all away games as well as logistical operations for home contests

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Collaborates with Head Football Coach, Director Football Operations and KSUAA Business Office to develop and review annual budget

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Supports the Director of Football Operations, responsibility to oversee, execute and reconcile the football budget, including adherence to university and department procurement guidelines

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Collaborates with various internal department groups that assist with the football program to keep all parties up to date

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In conjunction with Head Football Coach, athletics administration and HR manages all personnel actions, including promotions, reclassification requests, contract renewals or cancellations for Assistant Coaches, and salary adjustments for staff

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Represents Head Football Coach at various meetings and department functions when necessary; including all duties and responsibilities, which may arise from time-to-time such as University and ASUN Conference committee assignments

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Acts as the primary administrative liaison to the Head Football Coach

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Collaborate with Head Football Coach and athletics administration on long term vision and execution plan for KSU football

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Responsible for all football game contracts in coordination with the athletic administration

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree required, preferably business management or a related field

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license

Required Experience
Eight (8) years of collegiate athletic department experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
Experience in managing a multi-million-dollar budget with various levels and the ability to use existing resources efficiently to align with departmental budgetary goals
Prior collegiate coaching, and or playing experience a plus

Proposed Salary
Pay Grade: E15

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to work with diverse populations
Able to work cooperatively with other University departments
Able to work and interact with staff, faculty, and student-athletes
Able to attend required Departmental meetings
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Must have a comprehensive understanding of collegiate athletic programs and operation units
High degree of integrity; demonstration of good judgment and the ability to respond quickly; use independent judgment
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Highly developed organizational skills including the ability to work under pressure to manage and coordinate multiple projects and requests and meet competing deadlines
Skill in developing and maintaining good working relationships
Team player with excellent communications skills
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint)

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 25% - 49% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Credit Report
  • Standard Enhanced + Education & DMV
  • 9 Panel Lab Drug Test

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.


In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

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