The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.
The Sport Clubs & Youth Camps Coordinator will direct, develop and administer a comprehensive youth activities program for children of all abilities. Oversee compliance and serve as the secondary advisor for sport club participants and volunteers. Supervise and provide development opportunities for 1-3 graduate assistants/interns and 90-100 student staff members. Work collaboratively with Campus Recreation and University Risk Management to ensure safe and effective programming. Reports directly to the Assistant Director for Sport Clubs & Youth Camps. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
Bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education, student personnel, sport management, elementary education, sociology, psychology or related field plus 1 year of experience developing and managing programs for youth and children in a recreation setting required (2 year Graduate Assistanship = 1 year professional). Must have supervisory experience. Proficiency with computer software required. Ability to develop and administer family and youth activity programs necessary. Ability to work independently essential. Ability to successfully work successfully with children, adolescents and parents/guardians required. Must have ability to make sound decisions related to program safety and customer service. CPR/First Aid/AED certification or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire required. UNL Large Passenger Van Training or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire. Must have ability to hire, train, assign, evaluate and supervise multiple staff members. Ability to make sound decisions relating to program safety and customer service required.
Master’s degree in recreation, physical education, student personnel, sport management, elementary education, sociology, psychology or related field preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills desirable. Self-generated income budget experience and oversight helpful. Experience programming and instructing various sport/fitness/recreation activities preferred. Excellent leadership and administrative skills desirable. Ability to work as part of a professional team and to collaborate effectively with colleagues preferred. Exceptional interpersonal skills to related to diverse campus and community groups desirable. FA/CPR/AED Instructor certification preferred. Blood Borne Pathogen training helpful.
About University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Campus Recreation
The University of Nebraska, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. A member of the Association of American Universities, Nebraska is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctorate/Research Extensive university. A member of the University of Nebraska system, Nebraska serves as both the land-grant and the comprehensive public University for the State of Neb...raska. The current student enrollment is more than 26,000, with approximately 8,500 students living on campus in residence halls and Greek chapters. We offer 39 doctoral and 73 master’s degrees, and 235 undergraduate majors. Through University Studies, students can also create their own major.
Campus Recreation manages approximately 372,000 sq. ft. of indoor recreation facilities and 170 acres of outdoor recreation fields, basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts on both City and East Campuses, as well as a Leadership Training Center and Challenge Ropes Course near the edge of the city. Units within the Campus Recreation organizational structure include: aquatics, business operations, external relations, facilities operation, fitness and wellness services, information technology, injury prevention and care, instructional programs, intramural and extramural sports, massage therapy, member services, outdoor recreation, sport clubs, and youth activities. Lincoln offers all the amenities of a midsize regional city of 250,000.
Ranked in the Top 10 in many quality of life, safety, environmental and other studies, Lincoln is a remarkably comfortable and friendly community. With more parkland per capita than any other city in the U.S. and an intricate trails network, Lincoln offers a wealth of outdoor diversions. Lincoln is also one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest. Downtown Lincoln lies at the southern edge of UNL’s City Campus and is seasoned by coffee houses, theaters, specialty shops, and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world.