Job Summary

Under the Direction of the Athletics Director, Performance and Team Support, the Sr. Manager of Sport Science and Sport Medicine will develop and implement strategic initiatives to support the performance and health of UBC Athletes and Varsity Teams. Implementation of modern sport science knowledge and technologies to keep athletes healthy, enhance training adaptations, monitor training adaptations and optimize the competition environment. This position is responsible for managing the Integrated Support Team staff, operations and deliverables. Building strong relationships with senior management, coaches, staff, students and researchers that create meaningful impacts on the health and performance of our Varsity Student Athletes.  Connecting and utilizing partnerships by creating research and experiential learning opportunities for students is vital to this position. UBC is committed to supporting the best possible environments for working, learning and living where respect, civility, diversity, excellence and inclusion are valued.

The mission of UBC Athletics and Recreation is to engage our community in outstanding sport and recreation experiences, to enable UBC athletes to excel at the highest levels, and to inspire school spirit and personal well-being through physical activity, involvement, and fun.

Organizational Status

Athletics & Recreation (A&R) is a department within the VP Students portfolio, with a strong focus on creating an exceptional UBC student experience. The A&R Department has a team of approximately 110 employees, and is led by a strong cross-unit management team. It services over 20,000 students through recreational programming, 25 varsity teams, 13 competitive clubs (from Sept 2015), along with thousands of members of the UBC community.

Work Performed

Leads the development and execution of the UBC A&R strategy for innovation and applied research relating to sport performance , collaborating with external and internal partners and faculty.

Develops and implements the policies and procedures required to support the A&R Sport Science and Medicine program Identifies and utilizes evidence based interventions and tools to improve the performance of UBC athletes in: The daily training environment, Competition and performance, Recovery from training or competition.

Oversees the physiological monitoring, and interpretation with targeted teams

Leads the development of systems for student learning and practical placements in Sport Science and Sport Medicine (SSSM) disciplines and coaching, providing quality, integrated coach led support for varsity teams.

Creates and leads internal professional development of IST and coaches.

Collaborates with faculty and partners on the coach certification/degree program development at UBC.

Supports coaches in benchmarking, Gap analysis, Yearly Training Planning planning, information gathering, Technical Reviews and individual performance pathways for athletes.

Design framework and execution of Coach monthly professional development workshops.

Be actively engaged in and a leader in the sport science community, connecting and representing UBC to the broader community of Canadian Sport Institutes, Own the Podium, Provincial and National Sport Organizations.

Additional primary duties include the following:

Promotes UBC and Athletics both within and out with the work environment.

Delivers Athletics customer care standards in the work environment.

Supervision of staff and students

Performs other duties as required.

Supervision Received

Works independently and with reasonable autonomy, under the general direction of the Athletic Director, Performance and Team Support, Athletics & Recreation.

Supervision Given

Manages Strength and Conditioning (3), Therapy (3), and Dietitian (.5) as well as the relationships with all contracted services including Physiotherapy, Medicine, Sport Psychology and other disciplines. Supporting these staff to utilize student mentorship frameworks of approximately 30 graduate and 90 undergraduate students.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

This position manages a large number of unit initiatives that are directly related to coaches, assistant coaches, student-athletes, integrated support team members, and the student learning internship programs in Sport Science and Sports Medicine.

Ineffective leadership and under performance in this position would have negative effect on Athletics and Recreation’s ability to achieve its established goals, and to build partnerships. Poor performance in this position would have an adverse effect on the functioning of the UBC varsity sports teams, which would ultimately result in a negative impact on the student-athlete experience. Poor judgement, decision making and/or errors could have a damaging impact on the credibility and/or reputation of Athletics and Recreation.

Ineffective leadership and under performance in this position would have negative effect on Athletics and Recreation’s ability to achieve its established goals, and to build partnerships.  Poor performance in this position would have an adverse effect on the functioning of the UBC varsity sports teams, which would ultimately result in a negative impact on the student-athlete experience. Poor judgement, decision making and/or errors could have a damaging impact on the credibility and/or reputation of Athletics and Recreation.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.  Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.

Master’s or PhD in related field preferred.  Minimum of six years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  3 years experience of operating at a senior level in the high performance sport environment (collegiate and/or national level).

A comprehensive understanding of the individual and technical components of a successful performance program, performance planning and execution.  Ability to research, analyze and evaluate information.

Technical expertise Sport Science and Sport Medicine

Leadership and management skills with the ability to work within a team environment to guide, lead and mentor staff and coaches.

Effective problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please apply online with the following link: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php