The Coordinator of HS Football Relations – Athletics of Missouri State University works under the direction of the head coach and is responsible for planning and coordinating recruiting of student athletes for the football program. This position partners with the head coach and the rest of the recruiting department as well as others on the coaching staff in developing recruiting strategies. The position also is responsible for supporting the philosophy, goals, and mission of Missouri State University and its intercollegiate athletics program as well as adherence to Departmental, University, Conference and NCAA policies and procedures as it relates to recruitment of student athletics.
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree is required. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.
Experience: At least one year of demonstrated experience in student recruitment and/or working with a collegiate football program is required. Previous experience in a university setting is preferred. Demonstrated athletic program management skills including a firm knowledge of NCAA Division I rules and regulations is required.
Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and computer literacy are required. The ability to interact with diverse constituencies as well as strong social media experience is preferred.
Missouri State University was founded in Springfield in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. During its early years, the school's primary purpose was the preparation of teachers for the public school systems in southwest Missouri. The School's first name change came in 1919, when it became the Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, reflecting the institution's regional mission. By the mid-1940s, it had expanded beyond teacher education to include instructional programs in the liberal arts and the sciences; as a consequence, in 1945, the Missouri Legislature authorized an official name change to Southwest Missouri State College. In the ensuing decades, with the implementation of more programs at the undergraduate level and the development of a graduate education program, the College became an educationally diverse institution. Recognition of its further growth and development resulted in yet another name change in 1972, to that of Southwest Missouri State University. Finally, on March 17, 2005, the 100th anniversary of Founders' Day, Governor Matt Blunt signed Senate Bill 98, which included changing Southwest Missouri State University's name to Missouri State University. T...oday, Missouri State University is a multipurpose, metropolitan university providing a broad array of instructional, research, and service programs.