About the Role
The Director of Football Video Operations is responsible for overseeing the football program’s audio/video and IT needs, including practice and game coverage, film breakdown, video exchange, post-production videos, film library, server maintenance and replacement plans for associated software and hardware, and audio/video/IT setups and video production needed throughout the football video operation.
Who We Are
The Chicago Bears strive to advance our mission of winning championships by conducting ourselves with humility, integrity, and a strong work ethic. We want you to help us achieve our goals and to be part of one of most storied franchises in all of sports. We offer our employees professional development, competitive salaries, excellent health and retirement benefits, and an environment where our talent and contributions are valued by the club and the community.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Chicago Bears organization continues to deepen its commitment to establishing an inclusive, equitable work environment that reflects the diversity within our communities and fan base. We value, respect and appreciate diversity at all levels, on and off the field, and are guided by a vision of success that includes integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our club's DNA and culture.
Practice and Game-day Support
Film, capture, edit and distribute video for football practices, games and other program activities using a variety of video formats, camera platforms and technologies.
Provide video and data breakdown of self-scout, opponent scout, NFL games for use by coaches.
Collaborate with coaching staff to assist with the acquisition and production of electronic playbooks.
Works with Catapult Thunder with the ongoing development of the football digital video system and in the evaluation and development of a game analysis system for football opponents and self-scout.
Assist with any AV/IT equipment used by coaches and staff.
Support and troubleshoot facility integration concerning video/IT in football meeting rooms and office spaces. Assist with facility design and integration as needed.
Oversee inventory control of Football video equipment and supplies. Manage audiovisual and computer equipment including purchasing and maintenance.
Diagnose and resolve computer, server or technical problems and provide support and solutions to IT issues.
Manage Catapult Thunder network of 125+ clients, 150+ mobile devices and multiple servers. Maintain redundant network.
Oversee the gameday staff both home and away, including but not limited to recruiting and hiring.
Liaison with the league and vendors on the implementation of and use of the gameday headsets, Still-Shot Viewer system, and Instant Replay.
Develop and maintain cohesive video strategy and solutions which includes managing 3rd party vendors and providers.
Hire, supervise, support, and manage expectations for all video staff (4+). Regularly conduct performance reviews and evaluations. Play active role in professional development of staff.
Acts as liaison between football staff and IT staff.
Train coaches, staff, and scouts on the use of program technology software/hardware.
Responsible for deployment and inventory of mobile devices used within the program.
Set up and configure new hardware and software; upgrade existing network as needed.
Oversee budget for video, maintenance of computer/server equipment and hiring of seasonal workers.
Actively participate in leadership development opportunities provided by the club.
Monitor local market, other teams, and leagues to keep up on best practices and creative innovation.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in related field or successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
4 years’ football video experience post undergraduate completion.
Experience operating digital editing systems, video cameras, and recording equipment.
Facility support experience required.
Excellent supervisory, communication, interpersonal and organization skills necessary.
Valid driver’s license.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with different personalities.
Ability to critically assess objectives; architect and present solutions to meet those objectives.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities.
Must be able to work a non-traditional schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Travel is required.
Experience working in Pro athletics preferred.
Experience in Network Management and prior work within a PRO/FBS football program is preferred.
Intimate knowledge of Catapult Thunder video system is preferred.