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Football Operations Assistant - Archive

Posting: 14341
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2014-07-10

POSITION:  Football Operations Assistant

SALARY RANGE:  Commensurate with experience

PERIOD OF APPOINTMENT:  Full time, twelve month position


Bachelor’s Degree required.  Experience working within a collegiate football program required; BCS Division-I experience preferred.  Experience in the research and recruiting of student-athletes required.  Experience in monitoring and researching social media accounts required.  Experience in the hiring and managing of student interns required.  Outstanding administration skills and the ability to motivate staff to achieve administrative goals.  Excellent written and oral communication skills required.  High motivation with a capacity for hard work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment.  Capacity to interact comfortably with those individuals and constituency groups (student-athletes, alumni, coaches, parents, etc.) crucial to the advancement of the University of Oregon Department of Athletics.  Candidates with experience serving the needs of a diverse population are strongly desired.  Successful candidate must successfully complete a criminal background check.


Provide administrative support to the football program and recruiting office which includes ten coaches, four graduate assistant coaches, director of football operations, and director of player personnel.  Responsible for managing and overseeing social media efforts, recruiting research, and overseeing Teamwork internship program.  Responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the Intercollegiate Athletics Department, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University of Oregon, Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA.


Responsible for conducting biographical research on all potential student-athletes (PSAs).  Working with the Director of Player Personnel, assists in planning of official visits including, but not limited to: coordinating travel arrangements and itineraries, compiling individualized information for PSAs and their families, hosting tours of athletic and academic facilities.

TEAMWORK Internship coordinator

Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Teamwork student internship program.  Will coordinate the hiring and supervision of 25-30 student interns.  Will assist in event planning, and the scheduling of intern support at all major athletic department events.  Will provide mentorship, career planning and skill development for post-graduate transition

Social media management

Responsible for overseeing all social media related to the football program and PSAs.  Will manage the marketing efforts for football social media accounts including, but not limited to: generating unique content, taking photos at games, practices, and special events.  Will supervise efforts to monitor the social media accounts of PSAs as well as current players/coaches to ensure NCAA regulations are followed.

Office administration

Responsible for hiring, terminating, evaluating, disciplining, and supervising one classified employee.  Providing administrative support for the head football coach.  Working independently and with authority exercised on behalf of the head coach and the director of football operations, makes decisions for handling non-routine issues affecting the football office.  Conducts research and analysis in order to compose correspondence for the head coach's signature or to carry out the head coach's administrative needs.   Responsible for taking initiative and making administrative decisions in the absence of head coach.

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:                                   

Submit letter of interest, resume and the names and phone numbers of three references via email to Mark Ruckwardt, at athletichr@uoregon.edu.  Mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.  To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by June 26, 2014; position open until filled.  Finalist must successfully complete a criminal background check.

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.