RSS Icon

Director of Performance & Sports Science

Apply now Job no: 524733
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Athletics, Executive/Management/Director

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA13-Fiscal Year 2019-2020
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
Immediately, to ensure consideration apply by October 21, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, applicants please upload the following with your online application:

• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.

• Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the required qualifications.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletic Department's primary purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to be developed, tested, and encouraged to reach their maximum potential in every aspect of their lives. It is the steadfast goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide the most outstanding student-athlete experience by helping them to achieve excellence, both in the classroom and in their chosen sport. The department has approximately 250 administrative & classified employees and hosts over 600,000 spectators annually and represents the University of Oregon in athletic competition with other universities & colleges.

Position Summary
The Director is responsible for providing leadership, management, and oversight of comprehensive data collection/analysis and monitoring applications with a focus on optimizing student-athlete performance. A primary role of the Director is contributing expertise to a team of professionals to assist with and support student-athlete health and safety through enhanced recovery and injury prevention/rehabilitation programs. This position will have a specific focus on football (American football) and involvement with other sports. The goal of the position is to manage programming designed to collect, coordinate, and analyze data and provide feedback and recommendations to the experienced staff in the varied areas of wellness and athletic performance. These areas include: student wellness, activity monitoring, performance analytics, sleep, recovery, nutrition, strength & conditioning, mental skills/sport psychology, athletic training, medical among other areas involved in optimizing student-athlete performance, health and safety. Responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the university, Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA.

The individual will be responsible for integrating the functions of numerous areas that support student-athlete wellness, performance and injury prevention, coordinating a high-performance team approach in a state of art athletic performance center. A primary responsibility is to strategically collect and analyze data collected from varied technologies employed to assist student-athletes to enhance training effects, recovery and optimize performance in collaboration with coaches, and other high-performance team members. The Director will coordinate a comprehensive sports performance program to assess and enhance student-athlete readiness, performance, and recovery for elite student-athletes. Successful candidates will demonstrate vision and leadership in strategic planning and the ability to manage competing priorities and diverse viewpoints among a highly experienced and successful staff.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's degree (or equivalent) in a Sport or Exercise Science or related discipline.
• Five years working in a sport performance capacity with elite level athletes.
• Experience in collaborating with or leading sports medicine, sports technology, strength and conditioning, and nutrition programs.
• Experience integrating multiple tracking and assessment tools to assess and drive optimal performance and recovery.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated expertise in utilization of innovative applied sport science strategies to support high-performance athletes.
• Excellent IT and technology skills with an emphasis on knowledge of existing software programs geared to sport training.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
• Conveys enthusiasm and demonstrates a communication style than fosters collaboration and enhances program engagement for members of the performance team.
• Demonstrated successful leadership skills.
• Ability to adapt and respond to a fast-paced environment.
• Employs innovative thought and demonstrates effective problem-solving skills.
• A discreet, professional and confidential approach.
• Ability to budget and responsible fiscal management.
• Excellent organization and administration skills. Capacity to plan operationally and strategically.
• Strong decision-making skills and ability to work well under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications
• PhD in Sport or Exercise Science or related discipline.
• Experience in leading a successful high-performance team.
• Experience with data collection, analysis and interpretation to create reports specific to the needs of coaches and athletes.
• Experience in planning and implementing short and long term plans for elite athletes.
• Experience in applied movement assessment utilizing motion capture technology.
• Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More