Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Strength & Conditioning
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation:
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 120 NCAA championship titles, completed an unprecedented sweep of both the men’s and women’s Capital One Cups, and have brought home the Learfield Director’s Cup for 24 straight years. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way,” which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage and Work Cohesively.
Are you ready to inspire champions? If yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you!
We are seeking candidates for the Director of Football Sports Performance (“Director”) position whose academic excellence, professional qualities, and experience demonstrates leadership in all areas of sports performance.
Under limited supervision, the Director leads sports performance functions, programs, and manages staff in the provision of strength and conditioning services for football student-athletes. The Director analyzes and evaluates program effectiveness and the work of strength and conditioning coaches; develops and modifies programs as necessary to provide quality strength and conditioning, services for the purpose of providing a high-quality developmental experience for Stanford football student-athletes. The Director leads and manages four football strength and conditioning staff. The Director also manages the football strength and conditioning department’s budget, including the appropriation of funds for all necessary facets of operation. The Director reports to and operates under the supervision of the Executive Associate Athletics Director.
Your responsibilities will include:
Implement and direct a strategic strength and conditioning program for Division 1, Power Five football student-athletes based on scientific evidence, performance enhancement and injury prevention.
Establish and implement short- and long-range strength and conditioning program goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitor and evaluate strength and conditioning effectiveness; affect change required for improvement.
Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; recruit, employ, train, supervise, and evaluate unit staff.
Oversee the overall operation of staff reporting to this position.
Develop and manage annual budgets for the organization and perform periodic cost and productivity analyses.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of colleagues, including, but not limited to, medical staff, athletic training staff, nutrition staff, psychology staff, physical therapy staff, coaches, and administrators.
Recommend and participate in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.
Conduct and develop clinics and other training opportunities for staff and student-athletes.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Maintain a program that is complaint with all Stanford University, PAC-12, and NCAA rules and regulations.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
A bachelor's degree, preferably in the areas of applied physiology, kinesiology, exercise science, human performance, sports management or related fields.
A master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred.
Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience managing a Division 1, or equivalent, football sports performance program, strongly preferred.
Post-education certifications from the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches association or the National Strength and Conditioning association.
Administrative experience in budget management, program development, facility management, and organizational design, preferably in a university setting.
Experience managing a staff of strength and conditioning coaches.
Ability to communicate effectively to a diverse group of people.
Interpersonal and problem-solving skill set.
Able to articulate and implement a vision for future changes in the operation of the football sports performance team.
Ability and enthusiasm to build effective relationships with clinicians (including physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists) coaches and student-athletes, as well as, members of the strength and conditioning and administrative staffs of Stanford Athletics.
Able to provide leadership in establishing a business plan and developing and achieving strategic goals and objectives.
This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for assuring that his/her involvement with Athletics Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Why Stanford is for you:
Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletic program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 122 NCAA championship titles, completed an unprecedented sweep of both the men’s and women’s Capital One Cups, and brought home the Learfield Director’s Cup for 24 straight years. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embodies a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way”, which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage, and Work Cohesively.