University Recreation (UREC) at James Madison University is accepting applications for a Coordinator of Sport Clubs and Inclusive Recreation.
The mission of UREC is to promote and advance healthy lifestyles through educational programs, participation opportunities and supportive services. UREC's qualified staff is committed to excellence and responsive to the developmental needs of their participants. UREC looks for people who are passionate about teaching and working with students. UREC's award-winning main facility is 278,515 square feet of recently expanded and renovated space. Learn more about UREC.
The Coordinator of Sport Clubs and Inclusive Recreation serves as part of a two person unit under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Sport Clubs and Inclusive Recreation. This positions main focus is developing both formal programming and drop in recreation opportunities for traditional and non-traditional sports, adaptive recreation, and assists in coordination of departmental special program offerings that seek to engage 100% of the JMU Community. The position currently supervises over 45 student employees and managers that supervise many spaces in the main University Recreation facility and the University Park facility. This position also serves in a support role for our 51 Sport Clubs as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Recruit, hire and manage a diverse student staff including recreation assistants, recreation mangers, and other inclusive recreation staff. Establish learning outcomes based upon student development principles and staff needs. Design appropriate interventions and conduct assessments for all trainings. When assigned by the Assistant Director, provide leadership and mentoring for a graduate assistant establishing schedules, expectations, and conducting regular meetings and evaluations.
Plan, implement and coordinate year round Inclusive Recreation offerings for the department including the management of a comprehensive informal recreation program. Plan and implement offerings in non-traditional sports, adaptive recreation and department-wide special events designed to attract participants from across the spectrum of the JMU community. Establish learning outcomes based upon identified student needs, design appropriate interventions, and conduct assessments for all programs. As assigned by the Assistant Director, execute selected components of an innovative and comprehensive Sport Club program.
In conjunction with the Assistant Director, manage fiscal resources of Inclusive Recreation to make recommendations for purchasing of equipment and supplies in addition to managing student employee wage budget. Also works to administer the risk management plan of Inclusive Recreation programs.
Be a collaborative player on the Programming Unit to develop innovative programming and services that reach beyond each individual program area to fill the gaps to achieve the goal of 100% participation in University Recreation facilities, programs, and services. Be a part of the weekday evening supervision team to provide student mentoring at all UREC facilities on a rotating basis.
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Management or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred
One year of professional experience or two years of Graduate Assistant experience in working in recreation program required, in a campus recreation setting preferred
Experience in part time staff hiring, training and supervision required, in a campus recreation setting preferred
Knowledge of inclusive recreation programming preferred
Knowledge of collegiate sport club programming preferred
This is a 12 month administrative/professional faculty position, with full state benefits. James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive educational community.
Applicants must apply through JMU's system: JMU Joblink. Applications submitted through Bluefish will not be accepted.
About James Madison University Recreation
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work. In 1996, JMU opened a 140,700 square foot Recreation Center and in 2016, construction was completed for an addition and renovation to bring the building to 278,515 square feet. UREC offers the JMU community a comprehensive menu of recreational and educational opportunities. We have a dedicated student staff of over 500 along with 10 graduate assistants from around the country and 28 professional staff.