The Division of Athletics & Recreation at the University of Denver is currently seeking intern candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of campus recreation. 10-month internships are available for the 2019-20 academic year in the following areas of focus:
Competitive Sports Internship (2 positions available) The Competitive Sports Interns will assist with the overall administration of the University of Denver's Club Sports and Intramural Sports programs. The Club Sports program comprises of 32 competitive teams and engages 18% of DU undergraduate students each year. The Intramural Sports program offers 20-25 unique sports offerings throughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. This position’s duties are approximately 80% club sports/20% intramural sports.
Interns will focus primarily on Club Sports travel/team management/event administration and Intramural Sports administrative duties, officiating, and officials’ trainings.
Responsibilities to include: • Immediate oversight of the daily operations and communications of 50% of the club sports teams. • Managing team travel arrangements, competition scheduling and other needs related to Club Sports competitive travel. • Assisting with Club Sports game supervision including on-site event management and special event planning/execution. • Managing daily Club Sports cash deposits and club/program purchasing. • Promoting Club Sports and Intramural Sports events and programs through various on-campus events. • Participating in the club sports advisory board (CSAB) meetings, typically held every 2-3 weeks during each academic quarter. • Participating in quarterly club sport officer meetings led by the Student Programs Manager, executive council meetings, and the annual allocation presentation/deliberation process. • Assisting with in-office intramural sports administrative duties through the use of IMLeagues. • Providing on-site guidance to program officials through trainings and officiating. • Executing intramural sports one-day tournaments & special events • Providing excellent customer service to program participants, parents, and alumni
Facilities Internship (3 positions available) Facility interns will assist with supervising the overall operations of the 440,000+ square foot Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness. The Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness includes: 3 outdoor tennis courts, 3 outdoor basketball courts, outdoor turf field, outdoor lacrosse stadium, 2 Ice Rinks, 5 indoor basketball courts, 1 indoor sport court and an Olympic sized pool. This position’s duties are approximately 70% facility supervision/daily operations and 30% project-based office work.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Supervising weekday opening/closing and weekend building operations. • Lead Ritchie Center New Employee Trainings on a monthly basis. • Coordinating the daily shift tasks and productivity of all facility operations staff using Connect2 software. • Serving as the supervisor-on-duty during scheduled intern hours. • Assisting with Ritchie Center part-time staff hiring and scheduling using SubItUp. • Assisting with the on-shift training of Ritchie Center facility operations staff. • Providing front-line customer service, problem solving and handling sensitive issues for all Ritchie Center guests, members, participants and University of Denver students. • Managing equipment inventory within the Coors Fitness Center and Joy Burns Arena venues using FitnessEMS. • Utilizing RecTrac software for cash handling, reporting, and membership and program sales. • Assist on an as needed basis with setup/breakdown and facilitation of 340+ athletic and commercial events • Special projects as assigned within one or more of the following program areas: aquatics, youth programming, ice programming, fitness center programming and special events.
Overall Internship Program Details University of Denver interns will receive experience in their area of focus throughout the academic year. Internships are a 10-month position with an anticipated start date of Monday, August 5, 2019 and conclusion at the end of Spring Quarter 2020 (early/mid-June 2020). Night/weekend availability is required. Interns are expected to work 20-25 internship hours per week with opportunities for additional hours in other areas in Recreation as interested/available. Other areas typically include:
Facility Operations (Coors Fitness Center and Joy Burns Arena)
How to Apply Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to the appropriate contact:
Lindsay Machado, Customer Service Manager - Events and Operations (Lindsay.Machado@du.edu)
Preferred Deadline: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Preference will be given to applications received on or before the "preferred deadline", but applications will be accepted until each position is filled. We anticipate conducting interviews prior to and/or at the NIRSA Annual Conference in Boston, MA.
APPLICATIONS THROUGH BLUEFISH WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.
Candidates must be interested in pursuing a career in the field of recreation and commit to a 10-month position. A minimum of three years of college experience is required. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Interns are paid as hourly employees by the University of Denver.
About University of Denver
The University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region. We enroll about 11,600 students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies DU as a doctoral/research University with high research activity.
Vision: The University of Denver will be a great private university dedicated to the public good.
Values: In all that we do, we strive for excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity and inclusiveness.
Mission: The mission of the University of Denver is to promote learning by engaging with students in advancing scholarly inquiry, cultivating critical and creative thought and generating knowledge. Our active partnerships with local and global communities contribute to a sustainable common good.
Goals: Community - We will create a diverse, ethical and intellectually vibrant campus community to provide a challenging and liberating learning environment.
Learning - We will provide an outstanding educational experience that empowers students to integrate and apply knowledge from across the disciplines and imagine new possibilities for themselves, their communities and the world.
Scholarship - We will i...nvigorate research and scholarship across the university to address the important scientific, sociopolitical and cultural questions of the new century.
The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the school’s academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 28 national championships and enables student athletes to compete on 17 Division I teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.
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