Looking For Your Next Coach?

August 26th, 2013 | by CollegeAD
Looking For Your Next Coach?

Looking for your next coach, there’s a firm for that.

Universities have increasingly used professional search firms to aid in finding new coaches and athletic directors for their athletic programs.

Laurie Wilder of Parker Executive Search discusses the trend.

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Parker Executive Breaks The Process Down in 4 steps

1. Define objectives and specifications

  • Understand the purpose and goals of the institution
  • Develop a position specification, if needed
  • Develop an aggressive timeline to meet the institution’s needs
2. Identify and assess candidates
  • Assist and advise the institution on advertising, if needed
  • Thorough review of our proprietary database
  • Utilize our extensive contacts with thought leaders across the country
  • Conduct original research
  • Assess candidate qualifications

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3. Facilitate process and interviews

  • Coordinate all interviews and travel logistics
  • Assist client with interview preparation
  • Conduct extensive background and reference checks
  • Maintain complete confidentiality for candidates and clients
4. Candidate follow-up
  • Recruit the preferred candidate
  • Offer extensive experience in high-level negotiations
  • Use of the Parker Executive Search Memorandum of Understanding
  • Follow-up communication with all candidates


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