Texas Tech University, Athletics
November 7, 2019
Lubbock, Texas
Job Type


Assistant Athletic Director, J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy


  • Responsible for the continued success and future growth of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy to engage a diverse population of student-athletes, staff and coaches; including:
    • Communication of leadership programming opportunities to coaches and sport administrators, pre- semester calendar of events and programming expectations and
    • Establishment and communication of annual expectations of student-athletes across each academic
  • Implement strategic initiatives for the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy in alignment with the Athletics Department’s strategic plan.


  • Management of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington staff; including three directors, a post-graduate intern/coordinator & graduate/undergraduate student


  • Develop Leadership Specific Programming, including:
    • High Impact Leadership Course (LDR 3300) and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee initiatives
      • Serve as primary instructor for LDR 3300
      • Develop criteria and process for student-athlete and staff inclusion in both LDR & SAAC
      • Communicate internally to head coaches and executive staff on LDR course curriculum and programming to aligning course with departmental and student development goals.
    • Early identification of outstanding SA for planned leadership, awards and scholarship


  • Oversite of IS 1200 Lifeskills Course, including:
    • Content, structure, campus partnerships and


  • Implement strategies for both internal & external communication around the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy (Website, Recruiting Brochure, Sharepoint)


  • Build leadership academy annual report for departmental purposes, including
    • Communication to coaches and J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy advisory


  • Promote communication through Teamworks, multiple social media outlets and email to inform, educate, and promote the JT & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy, both internally (TTU campus, Athletics Department, Student-Athletes) and externally (Board of Directors, NCAA, Big 12 & Peer Institutions).


  • Build a developmental approach to sports specific team-building, to include:
    • Input from coaches and assistant coaches
    • Incorporate, track & engage outside experts within the overall approach of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Leadership Academy


  • Other duties as directed in support of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington Leadership


  • Comply with all NCAA, Big 12 and Texas Tech University rules, regulations and policies