The Assistant Director, Competitive Sports is responsible for the administrative leadership of the Competitive Sports program and all outdoor facilities.
Primary responsibilities include:
Develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive Intramural Sports program to include team, dual and individual sports leagues, tournaments, and specials events.
Ensure that programs are operating within departmental and university guidelines for risk management, fiscal operations, and personnel administration.
Manage computerized registration system (IM Leagues) for all activities.
Provide onsite supervision for Intramural activities conducted in Campus Recreation’s facilities
Responsible for creating and monitoring program budget to include payroll, operating expenses, and revenues. Operate Intramural program within established budget totals for expenses and revenues.
Monitor and enter bi-weekly payroll information and operating expenses on departmental budget tracking logs.
Purchase necessary equipment and supplies for Competitive Sports program. Ensure all associated equipment is operated, managed, and maintained in a safe manner.
Track and record participation numbers for all activities. Conduct program assessment surveys for each activity. Create surveys (online surveys included) for specific program/events
Coordinate with Associate Director for Facilities and other departments on campus to schedule facilities for all Competitive Sports events.
Develop and implement yearly marketing plan for intramurals including face-to-face visits with student groups.
Manage program website to reflect current facility information and schedules.
Provide leadership and oversight of sport clubs program to include risk management, fiscal management, travel, and adherence to policies and procedures
Assist students with organizing and establishing sport clubs
Create and serve as mentor for Sport Club Council
Serve as mentor and point of contact for established sport clubs, coaches, and administrators
Collaborate with departments on campus to create training and educational opportunities for sport club participants
Review and revise policies and procedures relating to facility reservation/rental and usage. Ensure facility usage/rental policies are enforced.
Develop, apply and revise rental fee structure for use of outdoor facilities. Prepare and justify fee proposals.
Responsible for monitoring outdoor facility budgets, including payroll, operating expenses, and revenues. Operate facilities within established budget totals for expenses and revenues.
Review facility reservation requests for all Campus Recreation outdoor facilities (IM Field Complex, Sand Volleyball, Basketball courts). Schedule space in the facilities for both on-campus and off-campus groups based on established departmental priorities.
Obtain required paperwork (contracts, insurance, etc.) from rental groups. Process rental invoices.
Purchase necessary equipment and supplies for outdoor facilities. Ensure all associated equipment is operated, managed, and maintained in a safe manner.
Track and record participation/attendance numbers for all facilities.
Develop and implement yearly marketing plan for outdoor facilities.
Coordinate with the Associate Director of Programs to set and reach revenue projections for outdoor facility rentals.
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, motivate, and evaluate game officials, scorekeepers, and intramural supervisors. Conduct staff training at the beginning of each sport. Provide officials with ongoing feedback concerning mechanics, positioning, and decision making.
Supervise, train, develop, motivate, and evaluate Intramural Intern to assist with the program administration
Assist intern with daily operations of officials training and development
Create, encourage and support professional development opportunities for staff, including training programs, professional association involvement, research, conferences and individual mentoring
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Student Personnel or related degree required (Master's degree preferred)
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor certification preferred
Minimum 3 years experience working in university recreation
Minimum 1 year experience supervising student employees
All applicants must apply online via the NKU online employment site at https://jobs.nku.edu. Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for references.
Please direct any questions to Justin Jett, Associate Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will not be accepted through the Bluefishjobs portal.
About NKU Campus Recreation
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. NKU celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—NKU has become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
The Campus Recreation Center opened in November 2016 and with over 160,000 sq. ft. it is the largest recreation center in the commonwealth of Kentucky. As part of the Division of Student Affairs, NKU Campus Recreation seeks to promote inclusive, student engagement through lifelong learning and healthy behaviors.