Cornell University Recreational Services is seeking an intern to assist in the management of the Intramural Sports program. The program features over 30 intramural leagues, single-day tournaments, and special events, and has access to multiple sites for indoor and outdoor activities as well as sporting equipment for the campus community to check-out during the year. The department is overseen by the Robert D. Kennedy ’54 Director of Intramural Sports, along with 3-4 student coordinators and 15-20 intramural student supervisors. The program proudly employs over 75 intramural officials with opportunities for experiential learning and growth. The Intern will also provide building supervision of Noyes Community Recreation Center during academic breaks and special events and will assist with other special events within Recreational Services and the Department of Athletics.
The goal of the internship is to receive continuing education in campus recreation through immersive, on-site training and application. This position will provide a more comprehensive knowledge base and is aligned toward the preparation for the field of collegiate campus recreation as a Graduate Assistant (if candidate has completed Bachelors Degree) or entry-level professional position (if candidate has completed Masters Degree).
ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Intramural Sports Department (80%):
Assist with the scheduling, supervision and evaluation of intramural sports and personnel as assigned by the Director.
Ensure excellent customer service to all participants in intramural sport programming.
Assist with the creation, research, and evaluation of student learning objectives for student participants, officials, and supervisors.
Assist with the continued training evaluation of student sport managers employees assigned to their respective sport(s).
Assist in the creation, evaluation, and implementation of Cornell University Intramural Sports policies, sports rules, and procedures.
Assist with the recruitment, training, evaluation, and retention of student intramural sports officials and updating all officials’ handbooks and policies
Supervision of weeknight and weekend intramural sport contests and special events.
Assist with the maintenance of all intramural activity records, including tournaments and special events.
Maintain inventory control of equipment for Intramural Sports and check-out use.
Create activity evaluations and risk management assessments.
Coordinate and maintain the Intramural Employee Recognition Program.
Assist with initiatives in marketing of Intramural Sports including special events, recruitment, and social media endeavors.
Assist with other tasks as assigned by the Director of Intramural Sports.
Recreational Services (20%):
Supervise Noyes Community Recreational Center on evening and weekends during academic breaks, holidays, special events and emergency situations.
Assist in the supervision of the HNH Bowling Center, Cornell Fitness Centers, and Department of Athletics events when needed.
Assist with the management of other Recreational Services special events as needed (Wellness Expo, Student Health Fair, Student Services Fair, National Employee Health and Wellness Day, late night programming, etc.)
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management, Sports Management, Fitness or related field and assurance that this experience will meet internship requirements.
Demonstrated experience and success in the management of personnel, intramural sports, and/or officiating experience with the ability to work well in a diverse population.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Current First Aid, AED and CPR Certifications
Proficiency in basic computer application on the PC with experience in Microsoft Office programs, Web design and experience with IMLeagues is preferred.
Must be able to work evenings, weekends, university breaks and special events as needed.
Strong leadership, customer service, and decision making skills.
Interest in a career in campus recreation with Undergraduate experience in Recreational Sports.
Knowledge of fitness equipment and an understanding the proper use.
Background in computer programming and website design, maintenance and development.
CPR/First Aid Instructor Trainer Certification
Additional Salary Information: The internship is a full-time, ten-month appointment (August 1st-May 31st) with an allowance of $1,550/month. Professional development opportunities will be provided as budget allows.
Internal Number: WDR-00018009
About Cornell University
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