The role of the Associate Director of Competitive Sports is to provide ethical leadership and strategic planning for the Club Sports, Intramural Sports and Summer Camp program to include; personnel management, budgeting, marketing, sponsorships, and interdepartmental collaborations. The Associate Director will provide guidance and mentorship for student clubs and officers, with focus on fiscal management, conflict resolution, travel planning, risk management, marketing, and leadership development. This position serves as the primary liaison between Club Sports, Intramural Sports, and facility operations while also developing new and unique program initiatives at both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. The Associate Director provides primary oversight and program planning for the KSU Summer Camp program ensuring proper communications to all levels of the university and patrons, adequate training for all staff levels, personnel management, managing promotional efforts, managing registration process, budget management, and risk management. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to team work, customer service, ethical leadership, and talent development for student leaders and staff members. This position of trust will contribute to the department’s mission, vision, and values.
As part of the background check process, this position WILL require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check and MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) as a condition of employment. See http://hr.kennesaw.edu/managers/docs/Credit_check_criteria.pdf and http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/motor_vehicle_use for policy guidelines.
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.
All applications must be submitted through Human Resources at Kennesaw State University. Please click on the link below.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of related work experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Sports Management, Recreation Management or similar degree from an appropriately accredited institution and 5-7 years of experience in campus recreation or a closely related field
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills
Experience supervising full time staff; proven ability to mentor full time staff and effectively handle personnel issues when necessary; experience in professional staff development
American Red Cross, CPR, First Aid, AED Instructor certification
American Camp Director Certification
Experience with Club and Intramural programming at a university or similar environment
Experience growing and redefining programs
Proven experience with budgets, revenue generating programs, and sponsorships
Ability to analyze data and make sound decisions and recommendations based on the data/feedback
About Kennesaw State University
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.
Two Great Institutions – One World-Class University
On January 6, 2015, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the consolidation of Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University. This represents the USG’s fifth and largest consolidation in its continuing commitment to increase efficiencies and effectiveness to better serve students and the state.
The new Kennesaw State University combines the best from ...two of Georgia’s most respected institutions in higher education. A comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is a destination campus offering students a broad spectrum of quality academics, a growing and vibrant campus life, award-winning dining facilities, and a wide array of athletic offerings. With nationally ranked degrees in business, engineering and first-year programs, as well as premier teaching, nursing, architecture, science and math programs, the new Kennesaw State University is poised to become Georgia's next world-class institution.