Division Statement Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
Unit Statement Cornell University is an NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, gender equity and diversity in its programs, and a well-balanced, broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. Athletics and Physical Education offers a diverse program of intercollegiate athletics competition, physical and outdoor education, recreational services, and intramural sports, plus wellness programs for faculty and staff and fitness centers for the entire Cornell community.
Position Impact 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 student coordinators and intramural student supervisors. The program proudly employs over 75 intramural officials with opportunities for experiential learning and growth. The Intern will also assist with building supervision of Noyes Community Recreation Center during academic breaks and 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).
Success Factors: • 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. • Excellent customer service and decision making skills, with a drive to act and take initiative in their work.
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.)
Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management, Sports Management, Fitness or related field and assurance that this experience will meet internship requirements. • 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.
Preferred Qualifications: • 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.
About Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.