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Job ID: 208252

Director of Player Development
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 3, 2023
Title Director of Player Development
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Women's Basketball (5173U) 51443
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Athletics

Director of Player Development, Women's Basketball (5173U) 51443

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Director of Player Development who will work within the department's Women's Basketball team.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 13, 2023


The Director of Player Development will support the analysis, development, and success of the Women's Basketball team. Through the use of video technology, this position will complete the filming of all Women's Basketball games and practices, and use that video to design, implement, and evaluate developmental goals for the team and it's players. This position will use analytics and software to determine player and team efficiencies and development goals to improve performance. Additionally, this position will be responsible for video storage, PAC-12 conference video exchange, and oversee NCAA film requirements.

  • Independently supervises all functions of the video component by breaking down video of all practices and competitions for coaching staff to analyze in game preparation.
  • Utilize basketball analytics techniques and software for player and team efficiency data - in practices and games.
  • Collaborate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of player developmental goals, as well as the implementation of player development plans to fulfill those goals.
  • Oversees NCAA film requirements, and ensures that all PAC-12 Conference video exchange requirements are met (includes technical requirements and time deadlines).
  • Has full accountability for inventory, storage, and maintenance of video sports equipment. Must maintain record of expenses and budgetary needs, working with staff to maintain team operating budget.
  • Serves as the liaison to the PAC-12 TV Network, and other networks needing team footage. Organizes and archives all video in appropriate storage.
  • Film all practices and games (home and away). Set up video equipment to allow players and coaches to watch film while at home and on the road.
  • Assist with gameday preparations and set up.
  • Under the direction of the basketball recruiting coordinator, review recruiting documentation, prepare general correspondence, and assist in all areas of recruiting as allowed by the NCAA.
  • Collaborates with coaching staff to develop and implement on court skill development.
  • Assist coaching staff with preparation for practices and games.
  • Help with all facets of the program as directed by the head coach.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent training/experience.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of managing a Division 1 Basketball program.
  • Knowledge and experience using Word, Excel, and Google Applications.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to handle a high-paced environment and work efficiently within it, including dealing with competing demands and prioritizing appropriately.
  • Must be detail oriented and extremely organized.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • In depth knowledge of applicable NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Previous experience working in team operations in the college or professional sports field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of University and Department policies.
  • Master's degree.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $70,000 - $100,000.

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), 1 year contract position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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