Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Campus Recreation Services supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
As our Part-Time Intramural Coordinator you will be responsible for providing advisement and professional expertise to a comprehensive Intramural Program within the department of Campus Recreation Services. You will provide advising and leadership for a broad range of recognized student employees, in order to provide quality programs and enhance campus community, student leadership development, and the educational value of the student involvement experience. Advising broadly includes counseling, education, and leading both individual students and groups of students. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate a commitment to serving Western's increasingly diverse student population.
Your responsibilities will include:
Providing general advising and leadership to student groups involved in Intramurals to insure a quality experience for participating members
Provide specific advisement in areas such as program planning and management, scheduling, special event planning, budgeting, recruiting and retaining program participants, campus and community resources, program policies and procedures, publicity, program development and enhancement of areas specific to the campus community's needs for intramural programming
Formulate intramural league schedules and trainings
Teach/train student officials and program supervisors the rules and mechanics of the sports for which they are in charge
Formulate outreach and promotion efforts to encourage program participation in intramural and related student activities
Actively managing the Intramural Program by maintaining an awareness of programming trends and other information that may impact Campus Recreation intramural programming
Assure a safe experience for employees, volunteers, and program participants through an active program of risk analysis and management
Actively represent the intramural program needs of the campus community to the department and maintain an awareness of emerging and ongoing issues across the industry
Provide education and training to ensure compliance with student employment policies and guidelines of Campus Recreation Services and Western Washington University
Develop and maintain a campus wide outreach plan to attract academic majors for recruiting, mentoring, coaching and involving student staff with the national organization
Hiring, directing, coaching, mentoring and teaching officials, supervisors, and support staff
Enhance student employee training and development by providing individual training and consultation on program specific needs and group training on topics of pertinence to all intramural program staff
Assist with Intramural program payroll and equipment budgets
Providing opportunities for students to develop and enhance their leadership skills by developing resources and programs to further the leadership development and effectiveness of student employees and students involved in intramural programs
Teach student employees to organize and evaluate all intramural program equipment and supplies for participant stafety
Building working relationships with other campus departments/colleagues related to program objectives or needs
Serving on departmental, divisional and University committees
Performing other duties as assigned
Working early morning, weekend, and evening hours as necessary as many organization meetings and events occur during these times
This is a part-time position which works approximately 19 - 25 hours per week.
One year of administrative experience (may include undergraduate, graduate assistantship, and/or post-graduate internship) in recreation and/or athletics
Experience working with intramural software, managing the registration processes, and marketing for programs
Personnel management skills, including leadership and supervisory experience
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of budget development and management
Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work effectively with a diverse student and staff population
Knowledge of student leadership and student development theory and their applications in practice
American Red Cross First Aid Instructor Certified
Participation in Intramural Leagues as an undergraduate or graduate student
Knowledge of and experience in planning, advising, and coordinating intramurals
Additional Salary Information: Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications; including an excellent benefits package
About Western Washington University
First opened in 2003, the Wade King Student Recreation Center is a state of the art open recreation fitness and wellness facility that has been created and shaped by the vision and support of Western students. Through a referendum process, students voted to assess themselves a fee to construct and operate a facility that would provide quality recreational space on campus.
The design team of OPSIS/BJSS Duarte Bryant designed a Northwest regional look for both the exterior and interior of the building. The building materials combination of brick, concrete and glass, along with the warmth of wood, were characteristics from each of the existing south campus buildings that were incorporated into the recreation center.
The Wade King Student Recreation Center was one of the nation’s first recreation centers designed to meet LEED (Leadership in energy and environmental design) Certification. This building is also the first Western Washington University facility to be LEED Certified. The LEED point system gives credit for steps taken to create efficient, sustainable facilities that are environmentally sound.
Campus Recreation Services strives to empower the Western community to achie...ve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and develop leadership abilities by providing the highest quality of recreational and co-curricular programs and services in an environmentally sustainable facility.
Through the fitness and wellness classes, personal training services, dietitian and rehab/injury prevention services we offer our students the opportunities to achieve and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle while at WWU.
External partnerships with Extended Education, Prevention Wellness Services and Dining Services. Internal partnerships between fitness, nutrition counseling and injury prevention services.
Students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through involvement with the Campus Recreation Advisory Council, Sport Club Council, and the Intramural and Sport Club programs, and active engagement in other employment areas.
We also offer advanced levels of student employment in areas such as; Personal Trainers, Building and Intramural supervisors, Youth Camp Counselors, Fitness and Swim Instructors.
Continue to maintain sustainable practices to insure compliance with our LEED certification.