Defensive Quality Control

Updated: about 2 months ago

Defensive Quality Control
Athletics Administration - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24002171)

Individual serves the Department of Athletics as Defensive Quality Control with responsibilities specific to football. The incumbent will report directly to the Head Coach. This position will assist the coaching staff by preparing and organizing materials essential to the successful operation of the football program. This includes responsibilities specific to practice and competition; recruiting; football operations; and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach. Practice and Competition related duties include the charting of plays and statistics, preparation of depth charts, preparation, and evaluation of game film directly with the coaching staff, and/or other managerial functions and duties. Recruiting duties include assisting in recruiting strategy, recruiting correspondence, and coordinating and assisting with on-campus recruiting efforts. Operational duties include coordinating logistics relevant to practice, competition, team travel, and recruiting.

Job Summary

Analyzes game and practice videos, studies opponent’s game plan and schemes, and prepares reports for review by the head coach to recommend and facilitate the planning of defensive game strategies and position details. Assists with recruitment development of student athletes and prepares scouting reports. Coordinates and plans with coaching staff during off-season for defensive team objectives and identifies ways to improve the defense program.

Essential Functions 

Practice and Competition related duties include the charting of plays and statistics, preparation of depth charts, organization and strategic preparation, and evaluation of game film/video directly with the coaching staff, organization, and strategic preparation of video of opponents to make the player meetings efficient, preparation of opponent reports for game preparation and/or other managerial functions, and duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or Assistant Coaches. All responsibilities are designed to assist coaches for preparation of their meetings and coaching sessions with student-athletes. The individual will attend coach meetings that do not involve direct coaching activities with student-athletes. Recruiting responsibilities include assisting the player personnel department with the recruiting strategy for those individuals identified by the coaching staff as priority athletic recruits. Assist coaches with travel preparation and visit with prospects and families while they are on campus. Other related responsibilities include corresponding with priority prospective student-athletes via social and electronic media, assisting the player personnel staff with the on-campus recruiting program, including the management and supervision of official and unofficial campus visits, and researching methods to improve procedures. Assist the Associate Athletic Director for Football Operations and the Director of Football Operations with operational and logistical duties specific to practice and competition, including team travel and other administrative duties associated with practice and competition.

Physical Effort 

Desk work, computer work, video work, phone work, attending meetings and athletic department events, and participating in city and campus tours. Individual also may be required to lift heavy equipment. Attend all practice sessions. Travel will be required at various games and events. Individual will also travel to meetings and around campus for tours.


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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Quality Control - Defense
Job Family Athletics
Job Sub-Family Sports Operations
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience Required No experience required
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience?  Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.
Additional details about Required Licensure/Certification An equivalent combination of work experience and high level playing experience may be substituted at the discretion of the University. Minimum 3 years experience required.
Work Schedule Varies
Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered Yes
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable

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