Defensive Football (Fellow)

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 890105 - Athletics - Football
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Defensive Football Fellow will serve as a full-time employee of Mississippi State Football while learning under the guidance of the Head Coach and the Defensive Coordinator. This is a non-coaching position.

Salary Grade:  09

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assist the defensive staff with film breakdown and opponent scouting.
2. Chart, analyze, and distribute daily statistics from practice to the defensive coaching staff.
3. Chart statistics as they pertain to the defense.
4. Complete the game day personnel chart.
5. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization.

Preferred Qualifications:

One (1) year of experience working in college athletics or professional sports.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. XOS knowledge required.
2. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
3. Strong communication, interpersonal, facilitation, and organizational skills.
4. Demonstrates sensitivity.
5. Must have strong attention to detail and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
6. Must be a person of integrity and character who shares a commitment for knowing and complying with NCAA, Conference, and institutional rules.
7. Work consists of 40 hours per week maximum.
8. Ability to travel.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

• Frequent interruptions based on changing priorities; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.
• Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion.
• Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dirt, chemicals, etc.
• Job frequently requires walking, standing, lifting, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.
• Vision Requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Please attach your Resume and cover letter to the Application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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