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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Intramural Sports and Special Events, Program Coordinator, UNLV Student Affairs [R0119968]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu
PROFILE of the DEPARTMENT
UNLV Campus Recreational Services is a premier campus resource that promotes healthy lifestyles and student achievement through transformative and accessible programs, services, and facilities. Through our programming and services offered to UNLV students, faculty, and staff we promote not only a holistic culture of wellness but a culture that fosters inclusion and equitable practices. Our goal is to attract candidates will serve as positive role models, have the ability to articulate the value of recreation to all that enter our facility, and can provide opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to learn how to think critically, problem-solve, and have the confidence to be successful.
The department of Campus Recreational Services falls under the Division of Student Affairs – the heartbeat of the university – the pulse that keeps everything circulating to give our students a rich array of experiences in addition to their formal education. The division manages everything from recruiting and enrolling students to helping them complete their studies through financial aid, counseling, campus involvement, graduation, and career assistance. Each unit in Student Affairs plays an important role in developing the different, daring, and diverse student body that has become UNLV’s most recognizable trait.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
DEPARTMENT DIVERSITY STATEMENT: We, members of UNLV Campus Life, courageously dedicate ourselves to inclusive and equitable practices in order to eradicate discrimination and create justice. We will:
Actively seek our communities' voices,
Acknowledge and address barriers,
Challenge ourselves and others, and
Celebrate and engage the power of our diverse talent
ROLE of the POSITION
The Program Coordinator is responsible for offering a wide variety of team, individual, and self-monitored sports, as well as special events each semester. Their primary role is to ensure that our students can engage in safe sporting events that meet their interests, are during their preferred times, and promote sportsmanship. Operational processes for intramural sports include:
Scheduling and facilitating captain meetings for each sport
Promoting sportsmanship and gaining buy-in from the participants in our Rebel Cup program
Handling the logistics of space reservations at multiple venues
Assisting with marketing and the promotion of the intramural sports programs
Maintaining statistics and records of all leagues standings, participation rates, assessment data, and website updates
Mediating conflicts, disagreements, and unsportsmanlike behaviors in a professional manner
Developing policies and procedures for sport-specific game rules and maintaining and updating supplemental documents
Maintaining equipment inventory, maintenance, and proper storage; performs regular inspections and checks to ensure equipment is in proper working order
Overseeing an assigned budget and monitoring expenses
Responding to and reporting all risk management, conduct, and well-being concerns
Reviewing our sports programs, operational procedures, and participation demographics to ensure risk mitigation and inclusivity
Continuing to stay current with new trends, college sports, esports, games, and other developments in the field
Contributing to departmental strategic planning and the compiling of annual reports
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position requires a flexible work schedule to ensure coverage of gameplay, which can include either tournaments or regularly scheduled game meets. The person selected for this position must be able to work evenings and weekends. A large part of the Program Coordinator’s role is the focus on intentional student development. Development and training of student employees include:
Recruitment, selection, and training of sports officials and program assistants
Implements sport-specific training that includes on-court/field sessions, classroom sessions, in-service meetings, workshops, extramural tournaments, conference attendance, and video breakdowns
Provides leadership for student staff by providing continuing education to enhance skills that can be used in the classroom and are transferable to their desired career
Provides game-site feedback throughout the week to officials and program assistants; uses this an opportunity to give real scenarios on ways to improve game management, call selection, participation satisfaction, and how to be successful employees
Implements end of the semester evaluations that includes strengths, challenges, and a developmental plan for the upcoming semester
Facilitates weekly supervisor meetings and provides opportunities for supervisors to train their peers
Builds supervisory relationships; sets expectations and holds staff accountable yet is able to provide recognition when it is due
A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL: Understand the importance of health and wellness and how to communicate its importance to our students, faculty, and staff. This candidate will be able to assess our students and successfully market and launch programs based on survey results. Lastly, a successful candidate will prepare our students to thrive personally and professionally and to be lifelong independent learners and responsible citizens who embrace diversity, support the common good, and contribute meaningfully to the changing world in which they live and work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 1-year post bachelor’s experience or 9 months of graduate assistantship experience within recreational or collegiate athletic programming required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Sports officiating experiences. Experience with outcomes assessment and analysis. Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED certification required within 60 days of employment. All successful candidates will have the ability to assess student needs, value a high degree of student contact, interact effectively with a diverse population, have excellent interpersonal skills, communicate well in verbal and written form, and manage multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. The position is contingent upon funding.
*REVISED* APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on February 21, 2020, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Brigette Sohn, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: R0119968
About University of Nevada, Las Vegas
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.