The Assistant Director for Intramural Recreational Sports reports directly reports to the Associate Director for Intramural and Club Sports and is a member of the professional staff that develops, administers and delivers a broad array of programs and services designed to enhance the learning experiences of a diverse student population. The responsibilities encompass a wide variety of administrative and supervisory duties including personnel, risk management, policies and procedures, marketing & promotions, programming and strategic planning and assessment.
Job Duties are as follows: Administration of Intramural Recreational Sports Program (85% of time)
Organize, manage and schedule the men's, women's, co-recreational, and open intramural recreation sports programs, including fall, spring, and summer term structured activities.
Assess and revise sport and tournament rules to remain up to date with the current rules set for each sport or activity.
Conduct participant ejection and suspension procedures and sanctions.
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate student employees including graduate assistants, interns, supervisors, sport officials and program assistants.
Conduct training clinics for all officiated sports.
Maintain a written evaluation process for all student supervisors and sport officials.
Prepare training manuals/material, operating manuals, and conduct staff meetings and trainings.
Conduct student learning outcomes assessments with each student employee on a semester basis.
Train student staff on EAP and safety/risk management plans and procedures, including emergency response for participants.
Assist in assessing program strategic goals, preparing semester and annual reports and annual action plans.
Prepare and manage the annual program budget.
Assist in purchasing program equipment, and keeping inventory.
Continuously seek ways to directly connect departmental plans to current university priorities including recruitment and retention.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive marketing plan including, but not limited to, print and digital publications, signage, departmental newsletters, participation in admissions recruitment activities and orientation sessions.
Supervise various evening and weekend activities as needed.
General Responsibilities (15% of time)
Attend in-service education sessions and other divisional or departmental meetings.
Serve on University and divisional committees as needed.
Participant in large-scale department programming initiatives.
Participate in other Division of Student Affairs initiatives/programs as needed.
Seek collaborative opportunities with other university departments, especially within Student Affairs, to offer co-sponsored programs and events.
Perform other job-related duties as required or assigned.
Master’s degree in Recreational Sports Administration, Physical Education or related field.
Minimum 2 years sports programming experience in the college/university recreation setting (Graduate Assistantship experience accepted).
Previous experience in training sport officials, supervising student employees and planning and implementing sport leagues and tournaments.
Willingness to work weekends and evenings.
Previous experience in training officials in flag football, basketball, soccer and volleyball rules and mechanics.
Experience working with IMLeagues.
Experience working as an official in one or more team sports at the high school level or above.
Current First Aid/CPR/AED Certification or ability to obtain a certification within 6 months of employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Hard-copy application materials will not be considered. Application must be made online. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate is identified. Expected begin work date for this position is Summer 2019.
Please attach a cover letter, current professional resume, and a list of three professional references (include complete contact information – telephone numbers, email address, etc).
For questions about the position or application process, please contact Michael Birch at 828-227-8807 or email@example.com
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