6.12 – Hiring Athletic Coaches and Directors

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 6 | HR - Hiring, Work Rules and Assignments

Responsible Executive: Vice President Administration and Finance

Responsible Administrator:

Last Updated: 06/21/2016



Revision History:

08/31/2023 Title change from "Chancellor" to "President"
2017 Recompilation,
formerly Rule 4.30 F.
06/21/2016 Amendment  approved by Chancellor
10/21/2015 former Policy 4.30 replicated by Board of Regents as initial Rule 4.30
Prior revision history as Policy 4.30 not available

In recognition of the unique nature of the recruitment and hiring of athletic coaches and athletic directors, upon the approval of the president, the university allows an alternative recruitment process for these positions.  The hiring official may utilize an alternative process not requiring a public posting and fill a new or vacant coaching or athletic director position when the urgency of committing a job offer to a candidate is documented and/or utilization of the standard competitive processes otherwise required under this Rule is not practical to secure the selection of a highly qualified candidate.  All candidates hired under this exception will serve under time-limited contract appointments.