The Informal Recreation Coordinator assists with all aspects of facilities management. Responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, management, evaluation, and development of facilities student staff; enforcement of departmental and university policies & standards; handling patron conflict resolution; and coordination of space for programs, user groups, and events. This position will plan, schedule, execute, and evaluate facilities staff training each semester, as well as periodic student staff meetings. The Informal Recreation position is charged with programming three special events each semester, along with coordinating and managing all special events hosted in TRECS and HPER facilities. Participates as a liaison for RecSports with academics, athletics, facility services, student life, and other departments to meet the needs of University programs. Maintains professional relationships with other departments on campus via workshops, meetings, and committees.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Professional experience working with students in a campus recreation program or a similar organization of comparable size; Ability to work with diverse constituencies, prioritize multiple work responsibilities in time-sensitive situations, work with limited supervision, supervise, and delegate work to student staff, exercise good judgement, handle different situations with confidence and leadership, and be flexible; Knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, and Microsoft office suite; Strong verbal and written communication skills, customer service skills, and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred. Preferred certifications include, American Red Cross CPR Instructor. Experience with computer programs (i.e. Microsoft Systems, online group management systems, online assessment tools, Innosoft Fusion, WhentoWork, Connect 2); Knowledge of the role of, trends, and best practices in facility and event management. Demonstrated presentation skills and team building facilitation experience; Ability to work with the community and outreach groups; Membership and participation in the NIRSA.
Application Process: Please complete the on-line application for full consideration at http://hr.utk.edu Applicants should include a cover letter, resume, transcript and a list of at least three references (with current e-mail address and phone number/s) in the application file. A review of all applications will begin on August 29, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations are welcomed and should be made by submitting information to the Informal Recreation Coordinator Committee Chair, Mr. Sean Basso, Associate Director of RecSports, Tennessee Recreation Center for Students (TRECS), 2111 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996 or email email@example.com. Questions regarding the search may be directed to the Search Committee Chair.
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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling over 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the University aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The University values intellectual curiosity, innovative leadership, academic freedom, diversity and inclusion, integrity, engagement, and responsible stewardship of resources.
The Division of Student Life is comprised of nearly 500 staff that serve our students through 21 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.