Working Title: Executive Director of Sports Performance
Cost Center: IR8115
Job Code: 000245
Job Location: UCI Campus - Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm
The mission of UCI Intercollegiate Athletics is to facilitate and enrich the education and personal growth of its students through their participation in competitive NCAA Division I athletics. Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the welfare of student-athletes and staff, and advocates an environment that promotes excellence in athletic and academic performance, sportsmanship, diversity, and gender equity. Intercollegiate Athletics also supports the University of California's mission of public service and serves to generate a unifying spirit among students, faculty, staff, and alumni that transcends communities, cultures, and generations.
UCI Intercollegiate Athletics seeks a project driven individual to build and lead a Sports Performance department within Intercollegiate Athletics. Under general direction from the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Executive Director of Sports Performance builds a successful integrated approach to student-athlete health and performance and oversees the delivery of quality health care and performance support to all 400 UCI Division 1 elite student-athletes. The position directly supervises Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning. Primarily focused on overseeing Athletic Training, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, and Physical Therapy, the position provides an integrated approach to drive performance and well-being of student athletes. The position will also oversee the medical relationship with designated team doctors.
The Executive Director of Sports Performance is responsible for the successful implementation of high performance strategies and management outcomes, particularly in relation to Sports Performance. The position oversees department activities to achieve defined operational objectives.
The successful candidate must be organized, self-motivated and have a strong knowledge of leading-edge sports performance trends and strategies. Must think strategically about sports performance, the integration of different fields into on-field success and demonstrates strong communication and management skills. Must be an experienced practitioner who understands the high performance sport environment, with an understanding of the overall program vision.
Prior experience in strategic planning to achieve high performance in intercollegiate sports
Proven success in building strategic relationships and a proven capacity to influence, appeal and work in collaboration with athletes, coaches and other stakeholders
Knowledge of high performance science, elite athletes and skilled athletes
Knowledge of the complex array of services essential to the creation of a training environment as and team performance
Understanding of the economic impact associated with intercollegiate sport and performance coupled with an ability to use best practices to ensure health, safety and welfare of student-athletes
Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
Ability to present and display professional demeanor at all times
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills
Ability to strategically plan, execute plans, and monitor success
Team player mentality
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to influence and unify others, both internal and external to the organization.
Demonstrates and utilizes strong emotional empathy
Philosophically providing all athletes with the opportunity to see a physician if he or she makes this request to a certified staff member.
Insuring that each athlete has the best possible opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics in a physically healthy environment.
Assuring that each athlete is carefully counseled regarding their injury or illness and options are explained when appropriate.
Creating a comfortable caring environment within managed units.
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Crawl: Not Applicable
Handle Objects: Occasionally
Reach above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Perform Calculations: Constantly
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Constantly
Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable
Construction Activities: Not Applicable
Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable
Drive Motorized Equipment: Occasionally
Confined Spaces: Not Applicable
Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Not Applicable
Gas System: Not Applicable
Other Working Conditions:
Must be available to work variable hours based on the needs of the sports teams.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy .
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.