The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports supervises and coordinates the recreational sports programs, including intramural sports which supplement the University’s academic program and provides guidance and support for registered student organization sport club programs. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports manages event promotion and hires, trains, and supervises graduate assistants and undergraduate student staff. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports assists with long-range planning and assessment, budget development, risk management, and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
1. Manages the daily operations of the intramural sports program by developing and maintaining safety and operating procedures, conducting program evaluations and assessments, purchasing and maintaining equipment, and ensuring that staff adhere to and are trained on risk management procedures.
2. Provides guidance and support for registered student organization sport club programs.
3. Assists with programs in other areas of Campus Recreation such as fitness and wellness, open recreation, outdoor recreation, aquatics, special events, and general operations, as needed.
4. Assists in the planning and implementation of changes in programming of Campus Recreation related to intramural sports.
5. Assists in the development of the annual budget and uses learning outcomes to develop program goals for recreational sports programs including intramural sports.
6. Coordinates the hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluation of all undergraduate student employees and graduate assistants within the recreational sports program and reviews and approves web time entry for recreational sports staff.
7. Promotes intramural sports activities by planning and implementing promotional activities and materials.
8. Assures the involvement of a broad campus base and develops the support of related organizations by developing co-sponsored or complementary programs and forming strong networking ties with campus organizations, departments, and campus programming committees.
9. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
10. Remains competent and current though self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
11. Contributes to the success of Campus Recreation by performing other duties assigned by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
Education: A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. A degree with an emphasis in recreational sports management, college student personnel, student affairs, or other related area is preferred.
Experience: One year of experience working in recreational sports is required; preference will be given to candidates having experience with direct administrative responsibilities in intramural sports and registered student organization sport club programs. A strong background in risk management, especially as it relates to intramural sports and registered student organization sport clubs, is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of intramural sports league scheduling and registered student organization sport club programs is preferred.
Skills: Requires effective organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. A working knowledge of financial operations is preferred.
Certifications: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and First Aid certifications are required or must be obtained within the first thirty days of employment. CPR/AED/First Aid instructor certifications are preferred. A valid Missouri Driver’s License is required or must be obtained within thirty days of employment.
Other: The scope of the position requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, and workshops.
Internal Number: 1942
About Missouri State University
Missouri State (www.missouristate.edu) is a multi-campus metropolitan university system that's devoted to helping the region, Missouri, and the nation imagine and make a better future. Guided by a mission in public affairs, the University is home to more than 20,000 students and offers 150 undergraduate programs and 47 graduate programs, many of which are the state’s strongest and largest of their kind, and includes a progressive environment for research and economic development, a state-of-the-art library and outstanding computer and classroom technologies. A state-of-the-art University Recreation Center opened in August of 2012.
Missouri State offers competitive salaries and superior benefits, including tuition waivers, wellness programs and professional development opportunities.
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