BASIC PURPOSE: Campus Recreation is a part of the division of Student Affairs. Subsequently, the Assistant Director contributes to the development of a vibrant co-curricular life that supports seamless learning initiatives and educational opportunities within the context of Catholic Higher education. The Catholic mission manifests itself in the work of all staff within the division of student affairs, where we are committed to the education of the whole person, in relationship to God, self and others. Our everyday work should reflect the values of Catholic teaching, including respect for human dignity. The co-curricular experiences of our young men and women should open up possibilities they have for living lives of service in the wider world beyond campus, as concerned and caring Christians.
This live-in position is responsible for assisting the Director of Recreation in various capacities while delivering programming that promotes student engagement and supports the mission of the College. While the primary department is Recreation, there will be cross assignments within Student Activities or Residential Life depending on the candidate and departmental needs.
General Related Duties
Become familiar with and implement the standards and best practices of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
Assist the Director of Recreation with the continued development and implementation of a marketing plan through marketing campaigns and sustained marketing efforts which include: distribution of flyers, website, portal, targeted e-mails, articles for the campus newspaper, all social media outlets, posters, digital displays, and bulletin boards as well as exploring new marketing opportunities.
Manage Campus Recreation social media presence while monitoring individual accounts from intramural & club sports teams.
Maintain departmental records including accident/injury reports, forfeit fees, team registrations, equipment orders and any other necessary records.
Monitor the Plourde Recreation Center Pool as a Certified Pool & Spa Operator
Serve on Student Affairs or College committees as needed.
Attends professional staff training retreats and in-service training session to enhance professional skills.
The Assistant Director should pursue professional development activities in order to stay abreast of developments and innovations in the field of Student Activities and maintains membership in any of the following: NACA, NASPA, ACPA, ACUI, NODA.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Provide significant and high-quality opportunities in a variety of indoor and outdoor intramural activities to satisfy the diverse needs of all students. This may include team and individual/multi- sport activities/tournaments/leagues.
Develop and maintain ImLeagues web site for online registration of events, leagues and program information; ensure schedules are accurately posted in a timely manner, communicated to all participants, and accommodated when necessary.
Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and develop all student Intramural employees.
Develop and evaluate programs rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Handle disputes or controversies occurring during intramurals in a timely and effective manner
Develop and maintain incentive programs for intramural officials and participants.
Track, maintain, and organize intramural participation for annual reports.
Manage payroll for intramural staff.
Coordinate all equipment management and maintenance, safety checks, and assist with other relevant risk management issues.
Facilitate captains meetings for intramurals, which cover rules, finances, schedules and other pertinent information.
Design and purchase championship T-shirt, awards and other intramural incentives
Coordinate NIRSA endorsed extramural events on and off campus.
Club Sport Responsibilities
Assists the Director with administering the club sports program including coach/advisor selection, officer training, and scheduling for all practices and competitions.
Assists the Director with developing and implementing all risk management and policy/procedure manuals, guidelines and allocations process for club sports.
Work with the Director to prepare budget requests to the student Budget Planning and Priorities Committee each year based on Club Sport needs.
Develop effective working relationships with club officers to assist them in the administration of club activities in compliance with College, conference and other governing body policies.
Track, maintain, and organize club sports statistics for annual reports.
Coordinate equipment and uniform purchases for groups and club sports.
Advise clubs and club advisors on travel, liability, practice, competition, state and national competition.
Become a National Safety Council Defensive Driving Instructor and teaching defensive driving course to Club Captains and the Assumption community.
Assist clubs in fundraising, budgeting, goal-setting, recruiting, and marketing.
Edit and refine all Club Constitutions to ensure that each member of the club is following the policies of their club and Campus Recreation.
Assists the Director with providing emergency response coordination for team travel.
Develop and administer Club Sports Handbook.
Cross Assignment Responsibilities
Advises the Campus Activities Board, (includes Chairpersons, Executive Board and general student membership).
Coordinates and oversees both the annual Family Weekend and Sibling’s Weekend.
Serves as a member of the Residential Life duty schedule at various points throughout the year.
Building and Intramural student staff – supervisors, referees
Student Activities student staff including office staff and sound techs
Intramural and Club Sports Intern(s)
Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College.
Bachelor’s Degree Required
Master’s Degree preferred and a minimum of one year of student activities and/or recreation experience
Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Willing to work evenings and weekends.
Experience in officiating, league and tournament scheduling, training of officials, and student development is preferred.
Experience in using and running departmental or business social media accounts is preferred.
NIRSA membership preferred
Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, and word processing software.
Current CPR, First Aid, and AED Certifications required within three months of employment.
Certified Pool Operators Certification required within six months of employment
Valid driver’s license.
Regularly serves on a variety of campus committees, and other ad-hoc committees as assigned. Maintains active membership in a variety of professional organizations to stay abreast developments and innovations in the field of Student Activities and Recreation.
Interacts regularly with a variety of student committees and groups, students, staff, administrators, parents, agents, vendors, and performers.
Work includes evening and weekends as well as coverage during weather related emergencies as needed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Sitting, standing, walking, and bending are required of this position. Use of a computer keyboard and computer screen for periods of time with close vision and the ability to adjust visual focus plus manual dexterity are required.
Work may, on occasion, involve exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
Moderate physical activity.
May require physical effort including lifting up to 50 pounds and some extended periods of standing or walking.
MENTAL DEMANDS: The mental demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Examples of mental demands include reading (documents), detailed work, confidentiality, language, math, reasoning, oral communications, written communications, customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, constant interruptions, and performing calculations when necessary.
Position is designed as “essential employee”; requiring attendance at work when normal college operations are suspended.
Ability and willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
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About Assumption College
Assumption College, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption and rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. We pursue these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and extending to the domain of professional studies. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason, we aim, by the pursuit of the truth, to transform the minds and hearts of students. An Equal Opportunity Employer and member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented racial minorities to apply.