The Intramural Sports Intern reports to and assists the Assistant Director of Intramural and Club Sports with the daily logistical operations of the University of North Florida Intramural Sports program. The Intramural Sports program offers over 25 individual/dual and team sport activities such as flag football, indoor/outdoor soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, and many more throughout the academic year with approximately 5,000 participants annually. Over 75 students are hired annually with student employment opportunities supervising, officiating, and scorekeeping.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Review policies and procedures for Intramural Sports including employee manuals and make suggestions for updates.
Assist with the planning, coordination, and implementation of the Intramural Supervisor training week.
Coordinate schedule of Intramural Sports via IMLeagues and develop communication for timely updates to participants.
Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate intramural officials and scorekeepers.
Aid in the management of student staff including supervisors, officials, and scorekeepers.
Assist with the oversight and approval of student payroll processing.
Have a working knowledge of rules and mechanics of all officiated sports.
Provide excellent customer service to participants at all times.
Take a proactive approach to Intramural Sports risk management issues.
Maintain accurate inventory of Intramural Sports equipment and supplies.
Maintain daily office hours to assist with the administrative duties including answering phone calls and email correspondence, stocking first aid kits with proper supplies, record retention and filing, and customer service.
Maintain a presence at Intramural events, to include nights and potential weekend hours.
Serve as a volunteer for departmental events.
Assist with university and department special events as assigned.
Develop professional relationships with coworkers and participants.
Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge within the Intramural Sports program and Campus Recreation department.
Exhibit professionalism in dress, attitude, and work ethic
Attend staff meetings, professional association meetings, and other relevant events as requested
Enforce Campus Recreation policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction
Respond to emergency situations and adhere to established protocols
APPOINTMENT & COMPENSATION
Period of Appointment: July 31, 2017 – May 31, 2018
Compensation: Paid as an hourly wage with total approximating $14,000 over the 10 month period. Pay periods are bi-weekly and the appointee is expected to work at least an average of 30 hours/week (with the exception of some University holidays and breaks)
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of at least 3 references to: Justin Cato, Assistant Director of Intramural and Club Sports at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will be given to those who submit their materials prior to Thursday, June 1, 2017. Please do not submit applications via Bluefishjobs.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and phone interviews will be tentatively scheduled for the week of June 5th, and final interviews via Skype will be conducted the week of June 12th or 19th.
Possess a current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification, or ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in recreation, sports management or related field preferred
Experience in intramural sports programming.
Experience and a strong background in sports officiating.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Experience working with IMLeagues
The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership, customer service, team building, and decision-making skills.
Candidates that possess an interest in a career in campus recreation are especially encouraged to apply.
About University of North Florida - Campus Recreation
The University of North Florida (UNF) is one of twelve public colleges and universities within the State University System in Florida. It is a comprehensive, metropolitan university, which offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Initially established as an upper division and master’s degree-granting institution, UNF began offering classes in 1972 to a 2,000-memb...er student body. In 1984, freshmen and sophomores were admitted. In 1990 the university opened a doctoral program in educational leadership. In 2007, UNF added a doctorate in nursing practice and a doctorate in physical therapy. And in 2016, UNF offered a post-MSN doctor of nursing practice and a doctorate in clinical nutrition.
Fall of 2016, the student body had about 16,000 students enrolled in 55 undergraduate degree programs with 74 areas of concentration, 30 master’s degree programs with 52 areas of concentration, and five doctoral degree programs with three areas of concentration, all consistent with its mission. UNF employed 550 full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2016, about 80 percent of whom had a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree. UNF has also maintained a 1:19 faculty-to-student ratio, consistent with the institution’s mission to maintain an unreserved commitment to student success.
UNF remains one of the more selective comprehensive universities in America. The 2016 fall freshman class entered with an average SAT score of 1208 (excluding the writing test) and an ACT score of 26.4. The same class entered with a 4.17 grade point average. About 50 percent of the freshman applicants who applied were admitted in the fall 2016 class, reflecting the university’s commitment to a high-quality undergraduate education.
UNF maintains an unreserved commitment to student success with a diverse, supportive campus culture and the awareness that exposure to a blend of students, faculty, and staff offers a rich and rewarding educational experience. The fall 2016 student body consisted of about 57 percent women, 34 percent ethnic/racial minorities, and 88 percent undergraduates. These students, coupled with an increasing number of international students and a core of graduate students, enable UNF to provide a unique learning environment.