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Sports Performance, Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75113
  • Pay Grade: P12
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Director
  • Family: Athletics
  • Function: Athletic Services


The Sports Performance Director oversees the department who provide sports medicine, strength & conditioning, mental health and nutrition services to the Boise State University Intercollegiate Athletic Program.

Level Scope

Oversees through subordinate Managers a large, complex organization with multiple functional disciplines/occupations, OR manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and 8 years experience with 3 years managerial experience
  • Certification by the NATABOC & must meet standards for State of Idaho Licensure
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications (completed within first month of hire)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of the NCAA rules and regulations regarding compliance issues
  • Ability to perform adequate and competent evaluations in regard to health status of student-athletes
  • Exceptional management and leadership skills

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Sports Performance, Director must:

  • Manage all aspects of the Sports Performance, Health and Wellness Department including Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, Mental Health, and Nutrition  for all sports at Boise State University.
  • Complete all duties necessary as the athletic trainer for designated team/s, when necessary, including but not limited to injury prevention, management, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation strategies for chronic/high profile injuries and illness for student-athletes.
  • Regulate contracts and relationships with team physicians at the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute.
  • Oversee clinical programming & relationships with campus athletic training certified education programs.
  • Develop policy for outside providers and Sports Performance, Health and Wellness programs.
  • Maintain implementation of department wide policy in conjunction with senior leadership and the NCAA.
  • Develop and implement Sports Performance Health and Wellness community events alongside department stakeholders.
  • Manage annual budget for all areas within the Sports Performance, Health and Wellness Department.
  • Supervise, mentor and lead staff including hiring and performance issues.

35% of Time the Sports Performance, Director

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Sports Performance, Director

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Ability to travel

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.