Director - Athletics Training

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 to Saturday, February 18, 2017
Institution: Texas Tech University
Job Location: Lubbock, TX
Date(s) Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 to Saturday, February 18, 2017
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience


Directs, plans, coordinates and supervises the operation and activities of a specialized unit or small department; develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities. Serves as liaison with university personnel and community at large. Works under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Major Essential/Functions:

  • Manage and provide specialized counseling and sport psychology services for the Texas Tech University Department of Athletics student-athletes
  • Develop and deliver structured programs and psychoeducational group presentations
  • Coordinate drug and alcholol assessment and counseling for the Athletic Department in accordance with departmental policy
  • Work in a collaborative effort with a multidisciplinary team for disordered eating assessment and counseling
  • Develop, maintain, and administer Optimal Performance Evaluations for all incoming student-athletes
  • Generate reports related to volume, offerings and needs as well as track and report individual team utilization of services
  • Supervise and participate in the training of graduate students
  • Perform additional professional services as individual skills and interests and department needs indicate
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and competency in working with the full range of diverse groups

Employer Information

Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university and academically, most diverse. Founded in 1923, Texas Tech University is a major doctoral research institution offering 150 undergraduate degree programs thru 11 academic colleges, 101 masters, and 56 doctoral degrees. Programs are also available through the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, which shares the main campus and Angelo State University. Texas Tech University enrollment totaled 35,893. Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock, Texas on the High Plains of West Texas. Approximately 278,831 people live in the metropolitan area. The 1,839-acre campus is one of the nation’s largest. Texas Tech operates an agricultural research farm of 16,000 acres in the Texas Panhandle, a 411-acre educational facility in Junction, a 980-acre Lubbock County Field Laboratory, a 90-acre natural science and archeological field laboratory in Val Verde County and Reese Center, a multi-facility research and industrial campus located in Lubbock, Texas. Regional Health Sciences Centers are located in Amarillo, El Paso, and Odessa. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

Job Application Instructions


Bachelor's degree in related area required plus five years progressively responsible management experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in counseling, clinical, or school psychology from an APA-accredited program
  • Licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Texas or Provisionally Licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Texas by position start date
  • Relevant post-degree experience (1-3 years)
  • Demonstrated experience and appropriate training/certification working with student-athlete populations in sport psychology, disordered eating, substance abuse, LD and ADHD
  • Knowledge of compliance with NCAA, University and Athletic Department Rules, regulations, and policies, state and federal policies and laws

Application Procedures:

  1. Apply online at; search for req#ID 9068 and enter via STAFF portal
  2. Short cut URL:
  3. Attach a resume & cover letter to the application
  4. If you should need assistance with the application process, please contact TTU, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition office at or 806.742.3851.

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.