The position is responsible for the preparation, organization, and administration of the university's comprehensive Intramural Sports program and to maintain, supervise, and schedule the Hattie L. Preston Intramural Sports Complex. The Intramural Coordinator will report to the Assistant Director of Programs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary of this position, but are not to be constructive as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of the Graduate Assistant of Intramural Sports, Intramural Sports Supervisors, Intramural Sports Officials, and the Hattie L Preston Intramural Sports Complex Grounds Maintenance Crew.
Responsible for scheduling an orientation session at the beginning of each semester and in-service training sessions periodically throughout each semester for all student staff.
Oversee the risk management program for the Intramural Sports Program and all activities held at the Hattie L. Preston Intramural Sports Complex.
Ensure that the Graduate Assistant of Intramural Sports, the Intramural Sports Supervisors, Intramural Sports Officials, and the Hattie L Preston Intramural Sports Complex Grounds Maintenance Crew obtain and maintain proper CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications.
Oversee the Intramural Sports and the Hattie L Preston Intramural Sports Complex budgets.
Responsible for promoting the intramural sports program by updating the intramural sports website, producing an intramural sports brochure, creating an intramural sports calendar/handbook, and dispersing information to the students, faculty, and staff of the university.
Responsible for developing and enforcing all intramural sports policies and procedures.
Responsible for purchasing, maintaining, and keeping an accurate inventory of all program equipment.
Responsible for coordinating the Hattie L Preston Intramural Sports Complex facility schedule and maintenance with the Assistant Director of Programs, and the WKU Grounds Maintenance Department.
Serve as professional advisor of the Sports Officials Association (STRIPES).
Communicate regularly with the Assistant Director of Programs by providing updates of current programs, services, facilities, and operating budgets.
Assist with Camp Big Red youth summer day camp for ages 6-12 years old.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate extramural sports and student development opportunities for the program's employees and participants.
Develop and cultivate relationships with various university and local community departments and organizations.
Assist in the development and implementation of departmental and divisional special events when requested.
Assist in the development and implementation of departmental and university strategic and assessment plans.
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success
CPR/First Aid/AED Certifications
Experience with intramural scheduling software such as IM-Track, IPS, Tournament Builder, Rec Solutions, as well as Microsoft Office Applications.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work with and manage student employees.
Ability to communicate across various cultures.
Adept conflict resolution skills.
Physical and Mental Abilities
Necessary ability to manage several projects with concurrent timelines.
Must be able to perform the physical labor required to prepare facilities and equipment for use during intramural sports events.
Must have the ability to handle conflict among employees, as well as participants, and to determine the appropriate discipline procedures when circumstances require such actions.
Ability to carry out the policies established and reviewed by the intramural sports staff. This requires an appropriate level of accountability for all aspects and logistics of the daily intramural sports program.
Expected to delegate various tasks with the goal of improving student development, as long as he/she maintains a sufficient amount of supervision as to ensure consistent and quality service to the students, faculty, and staff at Western Kentucky University.
Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Sports Management, or a related field of study.
Two years of experience in campus recreation (intramural sports) or a related field.
At least one year of experience in programming intramural leagues and tournaments.
Strong background in officiating.
Additional Salary Information: Applications Instructions:
The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system:
You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received. The expected hire date is on or about January 8, 2018.
Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University, with an enrollment of 21,100, is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 60,600 and located approximately 110 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. Highway 31-W and Interstate 65 intersect with U.S. Highways 68 and 231 at Bowling Green, and the Cumberland and William H. ...Natcher parkways provide additional easy highway access to Bowling Green.
Western's undergraduate division provides four-year programs leading to the bachelor of arts, the bachelor of fine arts, the bachelor of general studies, the bachelor of science, the bachelor of science in nursing and the bachelor of music degrees. Eighty-eight (88) academic majors and fifty-seven (57) academic minors are available. A number of professional and pre-professional curricula provide additional options.
Eighteen (18) associate degree programs are offered leading to the associate of arts degree, associate of science degree, associate of applied science and associate of general studies degree. Three certificate programs are also offered. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
Graduate Studies offers the master of arts, master of arts in education, master of business administration, master of science, master of music, master of public service, and the master of public administration. Western also offers the specialist degree and rank I and II programs. A joint doctoral degree program is offered with the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. Consult the Graduate Studies Catalog for further information.
The mission of the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports is to provide quality programs, services, and facilities that will enhance each individual's opportunity for leisure, recreation, fitness, and wellness in relation to his or her overall personal development.