Under the supervision and direction of the Associate Director of Campus Recreation for Programs, the Assistant Director for Competitive Sports will provide leadership and management of all aspects of the Competitive Sports programs, through Club Sports and Intramural Sports programming. Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreation and wellness programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Hepper Fitness Center, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members.
Job Responsibilities Include:
Overall leadership of both Club Sports and Intramural Sports programs within the Department of Campus Recreation.
Program management, supervision, student development and budget management.
The Penn State Club Sports program promotes student participation in a wide variety of athletic activities, provides opportunity for student competition at various levels of play, and fosters the development of student leadership. There are approximately 57 clubs with more than 3,000 student participants. The IM Sports program is comprised of more than 34 IM sports programs with approximately 9,000 unique participants.
This position typically requires a Master’s Degree in educational administration, recreation or sport management, physical education, or a related field. Applicants also must have a minimum of 5 years of full-time experience managing collegiate recreational programming with demonstrated experience in event management and supervision in a college/university setting. Knowledge of recreation and competitive sports including rules, administration of contests, and game management as demonstrated through past experience in a collegiate intramural/recreational sports setting. Knowledge of basic safety and risk management practices as they relate to recreational and competitive sports and all indoor and outdoor facilities as demonstrated through past event and facilities management. Leadership and supervisory skills to select, supervise, motivate and evaluate student employees relative to work performance, crisis management, and peer relationships as demonstrated through past supervision of staff. Budgeting skills to manage multiple program budgets and prioritize use of funds.
This position requires independent work on assignments, while reviewing progress and updating the Associate Director as appropriate. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (oral and written) skills are essential. Must be able to manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines. Attention to detail and good judgment are vital requirements. The successful candidate will have the willingness to lead and work in a team-based environment as well as an eagerness to support and engage with all departmental and Student Affairs initiatives and efforts. Required to take initiative and have flexibility to adapt to shifting workload demands. The ability to foster a positive climate among a diverse group of staff, student employees and participants is essential.
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review at https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 91267
About Penn State University
Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreation and wellness programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members.
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