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Primary Purpose of the Position
Sport and Youth Programs fosters the pursuit of life-long growth by challenging students and participants to acquire "real-world" experiences, skills, knowledge, sport strategies, experiences and an appreciation for physical activity and ethical behavior. In addition to promoting fitness and reducing stress, participation in these programs enhances learning through the understanding of and adherence to rules and policies. Participation also encourages the development of self-esteem through teamwork and individual effort and promotes positive citizenship and sportsmanship. The Sport and Youth Programs develop leadership through success and failure experiences by empowering students to expand self-reliance, by promoting ethical standards, by facilitating group processes and by showing respect for one's self and others.
The Sport and Youth Programs Coordinator is responsible for certain aspects of participant education at Campus Recreation & Wellness. The Sports Program educates the campus community through meetings, website information, resource material, and through staff and officer trainings, and other student development and mentoring opportunities. Staff trainings for sports officials, site managers, program attendants, camp counselors, and program volunteers include instruction on effective conflict resolution, customer service, and leadership development. The Youth program provides a resource for the children of ECU's students, faculty and staff as well as the external community by providing programs and experiences that might not otherwise be available. It also fosters the development of future community leaders by giving current ECU students the opportunity to learn skills that they will need to succeed in the global economy. The Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness- Sport and Youth Programs.
The Sport and Youth Programs Coordinator is heavily involved in the administrative responsibilities of program development, personnel management, planning, fiscal accountability, staff development, data analysis, documentation via periodic program reports, activity fact folders and annual and semi-annual reviews of programs, technology and equipment for Intramural and Club Sports. The Sport and Youth Programs Coordinator assists in the supervision of para-professional staff (Graduate Assistants and Program Assistants), over 150 part-time student staff, student summer camp director, and summer camp counselors.
Program Management/Supervision/Decision Making:
Organize, schedule, supervise and evaluate individual, dual, team and special event activities within Intramural Sports. The scope of the program consists of a $125,000 budget, over 5,000 unique participants, and approximately 40,000 participations per academic year. This includes administrative functions such as marketing, awards, budget accountability, recordkeeping, risk management, program review and evaluation, updating web site, updating playing rules, equipment selection and inventory control.
Assist with risk management, marketing technology, conflict resolution and assessment of the Sport and Youth Programs area.
Assists with the planning, development, budget, staffing and implementation of CRW Summer Camps. Assists with the recruiting, hiring, training, and supervision of summer camp staff for CRW Summer Camps. The Coordiantor assists with training in regard to department policies and procedures, instructional techniques, lesson planning, and handling youth.
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate over 100 sport officials, 35 Sport Program Site Managers, 20 Sport Program Attendants, and 10 camp counselors. This includes development of instructional materials, organization of training clinics/workshops, coordination of guest speakers, administering of evaluation programs, and educational trainings. Training will be provided regarding department policies and procedures, officials' positioning and mechanics, sports rules, scoring/timing functions, customer service, vehicle management, communication, and conflict resolution.
Assists with the planning, organization and administration of the Club Sports program as needed.
Educate, train, evaluate and mentor student staff (site managers, officials, program attendants and camps counselors) on topics such as conflict resolution, communication and professionalism and how these transferable skills will benefit them in future endeavors.
Assists with the participant education program within Sport and Youth Programs. This includes captains'/officer’s meetings and/or webinars, which educate participants and team captains/officers of sport programs policies, sport rules, sportsmanship, responsible citizenship and teamwork of over 5,000 participants annually. The scope of responsibility also includes the education of ejected participants and many other disciplinary issues within sport programs.
Assist in the implementation of strategic planning, assessment and research focusing upon learning outcomes within the area of Sport and Youth Programs. Assessment will be conducted through a variety of techniques such as, but not limited to, focus groups, surveys and observation.
Assist in the development of long-range plans. Assist in reviewing the effectiveness of current programs and practices and revise as needed by evaluating the research and assessment data. Stays current with trends in Risk Management and programming and develops strategic plans based on reviews, safety reports, interest changes and national trends.
Responsible for the evaluation and growth of student staff in terms of evaluation, development, mentoring and supervision.
Assist in the supervision, evaluation and development of undergraduate student program assistants and graduate assistants.
Develops and oversees various departmental and campus wide special events.
Comprehensively involved in the marketing and promotional efforts within the aforementioned programs. Assist with the content material, social media, and technology efforts (social media, texting, website, video, etc.)
Coordinate Sport Programs student travel. Work includes overseeing completion of travel paperwork, van reservations, coordinating driver checks, checking rosters, marketing opportunities among participants and communicating with teams and officials. This also includes educating students on the departmental and university travel policies.
Conducts regular reviews and evaluation of programs, equipment and facilities and assists with the process of the security of equipment by maintaining an accurate inventory and proper loss control practices.
Collaborates with campus and community units to enhance the educational, leadership potential and experiential opportunities for student employees and program participants.
Supports campus and division events through active participation and presence at events and programs beyond the Sport and Youth Program.
May serve on department, division, or university-wide committees as assigned.
Continues professional development through membership in professional organizations, attending conferences and workshops, professional reading and staying current with trends and issues pertinent to Sport and Youth Programs-based activities.
A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Physical Education or related field from an accredited four-year college or university is required.
At least one year of program leadership in a university-based recreational programming is required. Graduate assistant experience will count at the equivalent of .5 years per year of service.
Demonstrated ability to supervise Sport and Youth Programs student personnel.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the organization and administration of Intramural Sports (both programming and officiating), and youth/summer camp programs.
Demonstrated ability for clear and cogent written and verbal communication.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to promote positive educational outcomes through development and implementation of officiating instructional clinics, captain education materials and sessions and sportsmanship counseling.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
Technology experience and skills associated with multi-media presentations, web page and IMLeagues.
CPR/First Aid/AED Certification
Internal Number: 500119
About East Carolina University
East Carolina University, founded in 1907, is a public university and a member of the UNC system serving over 29,000 students. ECU is a progressive doctoral-granting institution with the feel of a small college. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Art, Business, Education, Health and Human Performance, Human Environmental Sciences, Industry and Technology, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Social Work. Its 392-acre main campus and 46-acre medical campus are located in Greenville, NC.