Cool Jobs: World Cup Edition

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The World Cup may still be a week away, but we're getting into the athletic spirit early with our roundup of the best sports jobs now hiring. Whether you're a soccer fan or bowling kingpin, there's something for everyone here. Dust off your resume (and your cleats, while you're at it), and check 'em out.

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Median salary: 30,000

Description: The Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach provides leadership to the program by creating, planning, organizing, motivating, communicating and managing recruiting, practices, competitions and student-athletes, and acting as a point of contact for related booster clubs. The Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach is expected to conduct him or herself in a manner representative of the University, the department and the sport both on and off the field of competition, and is required to be knowledgeable about and comply with NCAA and American Athletic Conference policies governing recruiting, eligibility, ethical standards, playing seasons and extra benefits. The Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach will also perform other duties assigned.

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Median salary: $102,580

Description: Under general supervision from a Football Recruiting Coordinator, coordinate, evaluate and plan programs for the Football Recruiting Department. Plan and coordinate activities for Football Recruiting Area. Gather and analyze data. Answer and Direct Calls from the Recruiting Area. Enter information and Data into Jump Forward. Assist in the implementation of Recruiting weekends both official and unofficial. Route communication in recruiting calls/email to the appropriate coach. Assist in the coordinator of the student work study program for the office and recruiting. Assist with all major events in football such as the Banquet, Letterman’s Weekend, Football 101, and other yearly events.

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Median salary: $41,147

Description: Towson University is currently accepting applications for a Sr. Assistant Athletic Trainer to assist with medical care and comprehensive athletic training services for student-athletes in the Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Program and students in the Sports Club program under Campus Recreation Services. Under the supervision of the Director of Sports Medicine, the team physicians, and the Director of Campus Recreation Services, the Sr. Assistant Athletic Trainer will provide medical clearance, injury prevention, care of athletic injuries and rehabilitation.

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Average salary: $32,000

Description: Lawrence Technological University has two (2) part-time Head Bowling Coaching positions available.  A Men’s Head Bowling Coach and a Women’s Head Bowling Coach.  Individually the coach will be responsible for all of their program components of the perspective bowling program at Lawrence Tech.  The successful candidate will plan and direct the activities of the team.  Directs conditioning of student athletes to achieve maximum athletic performance, assesses players’ skills and assigns team positions, evaluates own and opposition team capabilities to determine game strategy, coaches or directs coaches to instruct players in techniques of game, and directs recruitment and retention of student athletes. 

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Average salary: $45,000

Description: USA TODAY Sports Media Group is seeking a social news editor for its social news platform, For The Win. This editor will help develop, report and write sports stories that people want to share. The ideal candidate is able to recognize trending content and is capable of developing compelling stories around the news cycle. Candidates should be prepared to work nights and weekends. 

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Average salary: $91,000

Description: The Director of Emerging Technology is part of the Analytics team and takes primary responsibility for defining our technology strategy and standards to take advantage of the challenges and opportunities posed by the technological advancements in the sports business landscape that improve business performance, impact guest experiences or deepen relationships with our guests. The basic job function will be to establish desired outcomes for technology roadmaps, technology/product standards based on an overall technology strategy and implementation plans. The position will encompass a varying mix of both strategic and tactical activities that must be balanced to achieve the desired results and will require a hands-on, ‘can-do’ approach.

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Average salary: $37,000

Description: The Facilities Technician II is responsible for performing,controlling and coordinating maintenance activities (including equipment) for continuous operation of two or three gym facilities. This position has some mid-level knowledge of technical trade skills along with expertise needed to service multiple types of fitness equipment along with a variety of overall building maintenance needs.

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Median salary: $50,000

Description: We are seeking applicants for a regular, part-time, 10-month head coaching position.  This position is responsible for the management of all aspects of a successful women’s volleyball program at the NAIA level.  The primary responsibilities include: recruiting, supervision of practice and conditioning, coaching at competitions, scheduling of competitions and travel, budget management, equipment purchasing, academic supervision, eligibility compliance.

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