About WMU's Intramural Sports Program Whether you are just finishing graduate school or an experienced person looking for more responsibility, this may be the perfect fit. As the IM professional, you are given autonomy to run the program, and you report to the Associate Director of Programs and Facilities. With a small professional staff of six (plus seven GAs), everything you do plays a major impact on the department, and the outcomes are apparent. Nothing you do gets shuffled in the mix or forgotten about. All major intramural sports (i.e. flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer) have a fall and spring season because of the excellent outdoor fields, large recreation center and the ability to use varsity's indoor practice field. The intramural sports student staff is a close-knit group with a family concept. They are hard-working, fun and excited to be part of the hiring process for the new Assistant Director. This position annually oversees 12 student supervisors and 60 student officials. A typical calendar year for intramural sports will include 600 teams and 5,000 participants. Another unique opportunity with this position is overseeing the 45' climbing wall, its staff and programming. It is not your run-of-the-mill intramural sports Assistant Director position – it is so much more!
General Summary: Develops, implements and oversees organized and informal recreational sports and leisure activities and special events for University Recreation.
Plans and directs comprehensive recreation programs for students and employees.
Hires, trains and supervises student employees, sports supervisors (site managers), program coordinators, sports officials and climbing wall instructors.
Ensures the safety of participants through the maintenance of equipment, proper staff coverage and safe playing conditions at all IM and recreational activities. Develops and monitors risk management procedures, protocols and training to minimize University exposure to legal liability.
Reviews and analyzes new and current programming. Makes recommendations for additions and modifications to meet customer needs.
Makes purchase and budget recommendations regarding IM and recreational programs.
Supervises daily operations of indoor climbing wall including staffing, programming and risk management.
Updates website and manages marketing and social media outreach.
Compensation: Minimum salary of $41,718 plus benefits (Position falls under Exempt Compensation system).
The description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees in the above job. It is not intended to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Bachelor's degree in physical education, recreation, sports management, business administration or relevant field
One year of professional experience or two years of experience as a graduate assistant in the administration of an intramural sports program
Knowledge of event planning, facilities management and liability and risk management
Strong interpersonal skills
Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire
May be required to work irregular work shifts or extended hours
Master's degree in relevant field
Climbing wall or outdoor education experience
CPR/First Aid/AED instructor certification
Computer skills including Microsoft Office
To Apply: Applications will only be accepted June 1-15 via the University's online application system. No applications will be accepted via Bluefish. WMU Online Job Posting. Search for "University Recreation" in departments, if necessary.
On the HR site, the position is titled Coordinator Intramural/Recreation; however, the working title used is Assistant Director of Intramural Sports and Recreation Programs. The Assistant Director title is a better representation of the job requirements and matches similar positions within NIRSA.
For questions, contact Darin Leigh, Associate Director of Programs and Facilities, at email@example.com or (269)387-3772.
Additional Salary Information: Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package.
Western Michigan University is a dynamic, student-centered research university with an enrollment of 24,000. Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, WMU is Michigan's fourth largest higher education institution, attracting a diverse and culturally rich student body from across the United States and some 80 other countries.
The Student Recreation Center, home to University Recreation and Human Performan...ce and Health Education (HPHE) departments, is 240,000 square feet of recreation space. It opened as a remodel and addition in 1994. The facility is open nearly 100 hours per week with program offerings in intramural sports, fitness, personal training and open recreation.