Collegiate Consulting has conducted more than 50 searches and in June 2017 partnered with industry leader, Higher Education Leadership Search, to form a strategic partnership that will provide services not seen in the athletic search marketplace. As a component to this partnership, Collegiate Consulting will utilize the assessment tools of the Leadership Institute of Columbia State University.
In providing service to institutions, Collegiate Consulting will assist the chief executive officer and/or the designated representative to construct an effective search process unencumbered by media scrutiny and outside interests. Our primary goal in conducting a personnel search, in addition to identifying quality candidates, is to operate in a manner to eliminate embarrassment for either the individual or the institution involved. By maintaining communication with the institution’s designated representative, Collegiate Consulting creates an informed and efficient evaluation process.
As a result of our experience in intercollegiate athletics, Collegiate Consulting is conversant with the needs of institutions and what is required to assume a position of responsibility and importance to lead an athletic program. Our contacts we have developed enable Collegiate Consulting to identify qualified individuals who have been successful and effective athletic administrators.
Once retained by an institution in a search for a director of athletics, Collegiate Consulting will spend two or three days on campus in order to study the athletic program and observe its operation and organization. We will conduct interviews with a wide range of institutional personnel to better understand the institution’s objectives for its athletic program with the intention to effectively represent the institution’s interests in its search for a director of athletics.
Collegiate Consulting’s primary goal in conducting a head coaching search, in addition to identifying quality candidates, is to operate anonymously and maintain confidential communication with the institution’s designated representative. This process ensures the creation of an informed and efficient evaluation process unencumbered by media scrutiny and outside interests. Working closely with the institution’s designated representative, Collegiate Consulting will establish communication on a confidential basis and serve as a conduit for information between potential coaching candidates and the client. It may eventually be necessary to follow more formal channels of communication, so that the institution can interview potential candidates in person.
It is our preference to operate as anonymously as possible in conducting a coaching search, which helps insure confidentiality. Collegiate Consulting does not respond to media inquiries regarding an assignment unless the institution publicly identifies our involvement. To maintain confidentiality, Collegiate Consulting negotiates directly with the potential candidate(s) and representative of the institution.