JOBS AT ARU

Athlete Management System – Intern 2017 - Australian Rugby Union, St Leonards

Australian Rugby Union (ARU), the governing body of Rugby in Australia and home to the Qantas Wallabies and Qantas Sevens teams has an exciting opportunity for an Athlete Management System Intern.

Reporting to the ARU Athlete Management System (AMS) Project Officer, the successful candidates will attain invaluable experience in the management and delivery of the AMS for the elite rugby teams operating within Australian Rugby, including the Wallabies, the 5 domestic Super Rugby Franchises, National Men’s and Women’s Sevens, Australian U20s and Development Pathway programs. The AMS provides a critical function for High Performance using quality and usable data to monitor athletes and provide decision support for athletes, coaches, scientists / clinicians and management.

This unique opportunity is for a promising sports science student, to actively participate in a high-performance sport environment on a part-time basis – two half days per week is desirable, dependent on individual schedule.

Key Areas of Learning:

  • To assist the ARU Athlete Management System (AMS) Project Officer to ensure the successful implementation of the ‘Athlete Management System’ across Australian Rugby’s elite teams.
  • Supporting the ARU Athlete Management System (AMS) Project Officer work closely with members of the Sports Science and Sports Medicine group to develop efficient and effective systems and frameworks to enhance elite success within Australian Rugby elite programs.
  • Liaise with end users of the data to ensure that data emanating from the system will provide decision support for athletes, coaches, scientists / clinicians and management.
  • Assist in the quality assurance of data.
  • Day to day support to users of the Athlete Management System

The Successful Applicant will have:

  • Final year undergraduate or post-graduate degree in human movement studies, physiotherapy, health sciences or related area, with strong academic record
  • High level of competence with MS Excel and experience with data management
  • Previous experience using the ARU’s AMS service provider; ‘Smartabase’ (desirable).
  • Excellent computing skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of technologies used in sport science and strength & conditioning (e.g. GPS, HR monitoring, force plate analysis).
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, with great communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the principles of data collection and data management within databases
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team.

If you have passion and drive, team commitment, strong attention to detail and are a quick learner this is an outstanding opportunity for you.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter supporting your application to Rachel Buckling at Rachel.Buckling@rugby.com.au. Closing Date: Friday, 3rd March 2017.

Australian Rugby Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to improving employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

Performance Analysis Internship 2017 - Australian Rugby Union - St Leonards

Australian Rugby Union (ARU), the governing body of Rugby in Australia and home to the Qantas Wallabies and Qantas Sevens teams has an exciting opportunity for a Performance Analysis Intern.

Reporting to the ARU High Performance Analyst, the successful candidates will attain invaluable experience in the management, analysis and presentation of rugby performance information. This unique opportunity is for promising performance analysts to actively participate in a high-performance sport environment on a part-time basis - three days per week is desirable, dependent on individual schedule, including flexibility and reliability to support weekend fixtures and tasks at various parts of the year.

Key responsibilities and areas of learning will be:

  • Management and administration of ARU’s footage repository.
  • Analysis Administration using our analysis software, SportsCode (timelining, stacking, databasing).
  • Coding, analysis and reporting on Rugby (teams, players, referees) using Sportscode.
  • Producing quantitative reports using Excel.
  • Assisting during U20 and Wallabies camps in Sydney.
  • Administration of Analysis for national competitions, in particular - NRC 2017.
  • Innovation projects.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Post grad or final year undergraduate studying sports performance or sports science.
  • Excellent knowledge of Rugby Union essential.
  • High level of I.T. skills with Mac OS experience preferred.
  • Previous exposure to analysis systems desirable.
  • Camera experience desirable.
  • Creative, proactive, self-motivated individuals.

If you have passion and drive, team commitment, great verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail and are a quick learner this is an outstanding opportunity for you.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter supporting your application to Rachel Buckling at Rachel.Buckling@rugby.com.au. Closing Date: Monday, 22nd January 2017.

Australian Rugby Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to improving employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

 

The successful candidate of our inaugural internship in 2016 has recently progressed to a full time roll as Performance Analyst with the Australian Women’s 7s team.