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Sports Science Coordinator - Archive

Posting: 12243
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2012-10-05

Revised:  Minimum Qualifications and Closing Date
POSITION:  Sports Science Coordinator
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
PERIOD OF APPOINTMENT: Full time, twelve month position


Two years’ experience in athlete movement monitoring, data collections and reporting required.  Experience working with collegiate, professional or other elite level athletes required.  Strong written and oral communication skills required.  Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree in exercise physiology, kinesiology or related field preferred.  Strong background in coaching and physical education preferred.  Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.  Position subject to background check.


Responsible for coordination of a comprehensive sports performance program to assess and enhance athlete readiness, performance, and recovery for elite student athletes.  Director will also assist in the operation of the weight room and implementation of conditioning, strength, speed and flexibility programs for football student-athletes while promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, regulations of the university, the Pac-12 Conference, and NCAA.

Sports Science:                                                                                                      

Facilitate collaboration and coordination of resources in Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Medicine, and Nutrition, and Life skills

Facilitate effective communication between Strength and Conditioning staff, Athletic Medicine staff, Nutrition and Life Skills staff

Evaluate and facilitate acquisition and implementation of performance technology.

Collaborate with Athletic Medicine staff to facilitate and monitor injured athlete return to conditioning, weight training, and full participation.

Provide evidence based resources to staff and coaches to assist in development of training techniques to maximize athlete performance.

Collaborate with Athletic Medicine staff to assess student-athletes to determine strengths and deficiencies, and design instructional opportunities to improve technical and physical execution based on sound motor learning and bio-mechanical principles.

Identify optimal performance training resources and develop and implementation strategy to enhance utilization of resources.

Develop collaborative team of recognized content experts to insure best practices to assist in developing and maximizing the Performance Center’s potential and research support.

Collaborate with Athletic Medicine staff to assist with implementation of Duck Athletic Readiness Training (DART)

Identify and implement technology to perform task specific Functional Movement analysis (gait, etc).

Develop and disseminate education for athletes to maximize health and readiness. (Sleep, substance abuse, nutrition, etc). 

Utilize technology to comprehensively assess and train sports vision. In collaboration with Athletic Medicine staff coordinate referrals for further visual assessment and necessary corrections.  Prescribe visual training as deemed necessary.  Monitor athlete visual training and track outcomes.

Assess sport specific neurocognitive abilities.  Prescribe training as deemed necessary.  Monitor athlete progression and measure outcomes

Interface with Nike’s Performance Network to maintain collaboration best practices within the Performance Center.

Collaborate with content experts and staff to develop protocols to enhance and monitor athlete readiness and recovery.  Maintain current CPR and First Aid certification.


Monitor and record strength and conditioning data for assigned groups.

Monitor progress and strength and conditioning goals for assigned groups.

Provide written and verbal reports to Head Strength Coach, Associate Directors of Athletic Medicine and Associate Athletic Director.

Other Duties as Assigned by Supervisor                                           

Knowledge of and commitment to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education’s Internal Management Directive Section 8, and University rules and regulations, as well as dedication to the full academic and social development of student-athletes are essential.  Perform other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Director of Athletics or Director of Athletics.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:                                    

Submit letter of interest, resume, credentials, and the names and phone numbers of three references to Mark Ruckwardt, University of Oregon Athletic Department, 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR 97401. Fax (541) 346-5031.  Email: markr@uoregon.edu.  Application deadline: October 5, 2012.  Finalist must successfully complete a criminal background check.  An equal-opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.