The primary responsibility of the Director of Track & Field Operations is the management and oversight of the day-to-day operations and keeping the Head Coach apprised of significant events for the University of Oregon men’s and women’s track and field programs. This position is 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 Director of Track & Field Operations will communicate, implement and enforce team policy and standards to student-athletes, assistant coaches, and other athletic department employees.
This position is responsible for carrying out major assignments for program’s recruiting, team travel, camps and student-athlete experience. The Director will provide consultation to head coach on issues of travel, student-athlete recruiting, eligibility, academic progress, and life-skills.
The Director of Track & Field Operations will investigate and resolve matters of significance for the program involving NCAA compliance, student-athlete academic concerns, team travel logistics, and camps.
This position interacts with university and department personnel on behalf of 85+ student-athletes regarding compliance, facilities, equipment, academics, tutoring, and community outreach.
In performing these duties, the Director works under very little supervision and therefore is required to customarily and regularly exercise independent judgment and discretion with respect to matters of significance. The Director reports to the Head Coach for Track & Field, and is responsible to supervise 1 unclassified employee and up to 30 student workers.
To ensure full 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.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor's degree. • Two years of experience working within Division I collegiate athletics.
Professional Competencies • Knowledge of Pac-12 and NCAA rules and regulations. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Solid administrative skills and the ability to motivate staff and volunteers to achieve administrative goals. • High motivation with a capacity for hard work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment.
Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in Athletic Administration or similar. • Three years of experience working within Division I collegiate athletics. • Experience coordinating travel logistics for large groups. • Experience managing track and field events and camps. • Marketing, promotions and donor relations experience. • 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 diverse populations are strongly desired.