PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports supervises and coordinates recreational programs specific to, but not limited to; Sports Clubs, Intramural Programs, and Extramural Programs. The Assistant Director is responsible for the administration of the Sport Club program as it relates to budgeting, scheduling and coordination of appropriate staffing. The Assistant Director is responsible for all policies, procedures and guidelines related to competitive sports (Intramurals and Sport Clubs)
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
1) Assist/support Recreation Department initiatives/collaboration with various university departments; Student Engagement, Risk Management, Marketing and Communications, Media Services, ITS, Public Safety and Athletics
2) Assist with facility management and supervision
3) Work directly with Conference and Events Management to secure facility space for competitive sports programs
4) Other duties as assigned by the Director of Recreation
Direct, supervise and evaluate all Sports Club programs annually
Manage the annual Sports Club budgets
Handle coordination of payments for participation fees, league fees, officials, and other needed services
Meet regularly with club officers and/or full club membership
Approve and manage all club requests related to club travel, practice, and competitions
Frequently maintain the Sports Club manual of operations to ensure policies and procedures are updated
Keep an archive of Sport Club accomplishment and statistics
Collect/manage Sports Club membership (students) and individual dues
Develop and maintain the Recreation department web site for accuracy of Sport Club offerings
Administer preseason health screenings to determine a baseline for Sport Club participants
Determine concussion related policies and procedures in coordination with Health Services
Monitor return to play policy and protocols for Sport Club athletes in alliance with Health Services and Athletics
Determine and manage the transition periods for the start of new Sport Clubs
Oversee game day operations for all Sport Club events on campus
Manage the Stags in the Field position for the Department of Recreation
Work directly with Director of Rugby to help facilitate the rugby program (men’s and women’s).
Be an active member of NIRSA and attend NIRSA events
Direct, organize, supervise and evaluate all Intramural programs annually
Oversees responsibilities for facility and athletic field/court supervision
Manage the Intramural budget; authorize intramural equipment purchases and repairs
Assist the Program Coordinator – Competitive Sports in promoting Intramural programs through marketing and advertising
Oversee the coordination and scheduling of current intramural programs as well as potential new programs
Provide significant, high-quality opportunities in a variety of indoor and outdoor intramural activities to satisfy the diverse needs of residential students, faculty and staff. This may include team and/or individual/dual sport activities, tournaments, and leagues
Assist in extramural programming initiatives and competitions
Be visibly present during select Intramural events, training's, workshops etc.
Essential: BS or BA from accredited institution of higher education in a recreation related field
Desirable: MS of MA from accredited institution of higher education in a recreation related field
Essential: 1-3 years of supervisory experience in a sports/recreation setting or relevant position
Desirable: 3-5 years of supervisory experience in higher education sports/recreation setting
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Highly organized with emphasis on programming, scheduling, coordinating and administering Sports Clubs and Intramural/Recreational programs.
Knowledge of Microsoft word, excel spreadsheets, scheduling software and website management preferred.
Knowledge of Work Day functions related to completing expense reports, reconciliations and inputting vendors into the university Work Day system.
The successful candidate will be a team player, and an advocate for students.
Preferably has a background working in higher education.
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All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.
Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.
Please apply for this position at www.fairfield.edu/jobs (Assistant Director of Competitive Sports)