The Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports will report directly to the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports Coordinator. The Competitive Sports GA will be responsible for implementing policies and procedures, which contribute to the supervision, operation and advancement of both the Club Sports and Intramural Sports Programs. The GA will oversee the daily operation of sports activities, special events, registration process, plan and lead various captain/referee/officer meetings, and assess the programs and provide staff support. The GA will also assist in the facility supervision which includes: West Campus Fields, Jackson Field, Doubenmier Fields, and Campus Recreation Center. Participating as an active team member to the UNC Campus Recreation Center Staff will be the expectation of the Graduate Assistant.
Duties & Responsibilities
Program Management (40%)
Assist with the overall management and supervision of the Competitive Sports program
Evaluate and monitor the risk management plan for the programs
Oversee the inventory, repair, maintenance and replacement plan of sports equipment and apparel
Assist with the Competitive Sports budget management including expense proposals and team allocations
Assist in the development and implementation of program assessment and strategic planning
Develop, update, and maintain program data and information including: registration process, program forms/reports, score sheets, sportsmanship ratings, event summaries, program statistics, league, and all-campus standings
Monitor defaults, forfeits, and rankings throughout the season
Create itineraries and track the travel requirements and process for all Club Sports teams
Research and plan to supervise a Unified Sports branch including the founding of a Special Olympics College
Staff Management and Student Development (25%)
Assist in the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, motivating, evaluation, and development of student staff
Prepare and assist in running Club Sports meetings and Intramural participant meetings
Contribute positively to sports officials’ and team officers’ development and clinic/training programs
Event Management and Marketing (20%)
Assist in the scheduling of facilities for all Competitive Sport programing using 25Live
Plan and implement Competitive Sport programs, services, and special events
Aid in the marketing of the program and maintain correct information on the website and social media outlets
Attend program and extramural events and serve as a positive role model and resource for staff and participants
Administration and Department Collaborations (15%)
Collaborative involvement with the Club Sports Executive Council and Intramural Executive Board
Attend staff meetings and serve on university committees when requested
Work cooperatively with other staff members to plan, organize, and supervise departmental special events
Fulfill additional departmental duties as assigned
Dates: August 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 (with option to be renewed)
Stipend: $13,623 over 10 months
Tuition Assistance: $11,693 based on 9 credits each semester
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Brett Ford, Assistant Director of Competitive Sports
Documents can be emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mailed to: Brett Ford, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Recreation, 501 20th Street, CB 62, Greeley, CO 80639.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 1, 2019.
Cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average to be admitted into a graduate program.
1-3 years’ experience in Club or Intramural Sports programming
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sport Management or related field.
NIRSA regional and national tournament officiating experience
Officiating experience and rules knowledge in multiple sports or High School Certifications
Experience with 25Live, and RecTrac, DSE
Knowledge and experience in Campus Rec scheduling, registration, risk management, assessment, and supervision
CPR, First Aid, AED Certifications. Must obtain certification within 1 month of employment.
Enrollment in Sports and Exercise Science graduate program.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend of $13,623 over 10 months, plus $11,693 of tuition assistance (based on 9 credit hours each semester).
About University of Northern Colorado
The University of Northern Colorado is a research intensive institution enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The university, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 92,000 and is situated an hour north of Denver and 55 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu.