This is a full-time professional position that reports directly to the Director of Recreational Services. The Assistant Director of Programs is responsible for all programming areas including A.) Intramural Sports B.) Sport Clubs C.) Group Exercise D.) Community Programs and E.) Personal Training.
Directly supervise 5-6 Rec Sports Managers and approximately 20 officials/scorekeepers.
Develop and implement training and evaluations for all intramural employees including both in-game evaluation as well as general performance evaluation including video analysis.
Schedule all facility spaces used by intramural sports, including the intramural field, gym courts, MAC Court, and any varsity athletic facilities.
Oversee facility set-up including field painting with Rec Sports Managers.
Order and inventory all equipment for intramurals.
Create and maintain budget for all necessary equipment.
Update all intramural rules intramural sports participation guide yearly.
Coordinate staff training for intramural sports and special events.
Develop the Intramural Sports Schedule for Fall and Spring Semesters.
Direct weekly staff meetings with Rec Sports Managers.
Track intramural participation numbers and analyze program impacts.
Conduct suspension meetings with participants as needed.
Provide training and guidance to 18-22 sport club presidents in areas of scheduling, fundraising, recruitment, and overall club management.
Organize and conduct a minimum of 2 sport club meetings per semester held with club officers.
Conduct one-on-one Sport Club President’s meetings once per semester and on an as needed basis to discuss expectations, responsibilities, and assist with in-season management.
Review and update the Sport Club Manual annually.
Serve as the advisor to the Sport Club Council and various Sport Clubs as needed.
Schedule games/contests, assign officials, and assist in coordinating travel.
Oversee game-day facility set-up in collaboration with individual presidents.
Schedule all facility spaces used by sport clubs for both practices and competitions.
Remind club officers of important dates with ABCC (roster submission, funding requests, mandatory meetings, etc.)
Review budget proposals for all sport clubs on a semester basis.
Distribute funds appropriately to all sport clubs based on risk, need, and commitment levels.
Recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate approximately 10-15 group exercise instructors per semester.
Provide leadership and guidance to Lead Group X Instructor.
Work with Lead Group X Instructor to schedule all group fitness classes for fall, spring, summer, and exam weeks.
Develop in-person evaluation schedule of each class with Lead Group X Instructor.
Conduct beginning and mid-semester instructor evaluations; possibly more as needed for new or at-risk instructors.
Assist Lead Group X Instructor in planning and execution of semester incentive programs for participants and instructors.
Update and Revise the Group X Manual annually.
Direct monthly staff meetings with all Group X Instructors in collaboration with Lead Group X Instructor.
Collaborate with Lead Group X Instructor and other Group X Instructors in developing incentive programs for participant retention.
Track all Group X Class Participation numbers for program analysis.
Coordinate all details for winter youth indoor soccer league including leading a pre-season coaches meeting, organizing a pre-season scrimmage day, and developing league schedules for all soccer divisions – U10-U14 Boys & Girls.
Lead special training for indoor soccer officials prior to start of season that includes current Rec staff and outside individuals.
Develop and promote engaging summer camp activities alongside Lead Summer Camp Counselor for a 7-week long camp program.
Hire, Train, and evaluate approximately 10 Summer Camp Counselors and 1 Lead Summer Camp Counselor.
Communicate effectively with parents and children for all community leagues and events.
Lead efforts for all aspects of annual Homecoming 5k Fun Run including community sponsorships, pre-race preparations, race-day responsibilities, and post-race executive summary for program analysis.
Oversee all components of the Unified Basketball League with the local Special Olympics chapter including assessment dates, scheduling, and recruiting players.
Interview, hire, train, evaluate personal trainers/program.
Maintain and process paperwork associated with program.
Purchase and maintain assessment/exercise equipment as needed.
Represent the Department of Recreational Services at special university activities.
Support retention efforts through guidance and leadership.
Serve as a designated member of institutional committees when assigned.
Utilize Engage Software to aid in marketing of all programming events.
Update WhenToWork with staff schedules for all events or programs.
Promote holistic development of the student through evaluation processes including EagleGrow®
Encourage at least one staff-bonding event per semester from each individual program area (intramural sports, group fitness, etc.).
Aid in the implementation and facilitation of program assessments.
Promote outside professional development opportunities to students.
Exemplify and promote professionalism in the Campus Recreation Field.
At least one year of full-time experience working in a campus recreation program in a college or university setting (or two years as a graduate assistant or equivalent).
Experience working in multiple areas (Fitness/Wellness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, and Community Programming) preferred.
Experience officiating a variety of sports preferred.
Position will be open until filled. Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and 3 references to:
Janel Molnar Recreation Center 401 College Ave. Ashland, OH 44805 email@example.com
About Ashland University
Founded in 1878, Ashland University is a private, mid-sized university located midway between Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. Ashland University’s 135-acre campus is home to nearly 2,200 full-time, undergraduate students. Its total enrollment is nearly 6,000 students, which includes graduate programs as well as off-campus centers in Cleveland, Columbus, Elyria, Mansfield and Detroit, Mich.