Associate Director for Sports is a senior level management position in the Syracuse University Recreation unit responsible for leadership, development and management of the Sport Club and Intramural Sports programs. The Sport Club program consists of 50 competitive, instructional and recreational clubs with over 1,500 participants. The Intramural Sports program includes 24 sports activities and has over 2,800 participants. The Sports work group consists of (3) full time staff and 60 student staff.
Associate Director directly supervise (2) full time staff members and manages an operating budget of $350,000. Associate Director for Sports establishes, coordinates and implements appropriate risk management and compliance plans for all Sports programs. Innovative, quality programming is critical to the success of the Barnes Center at The Arch operations.
- Provides overall direction and supervision of Sport Club program. Plan and direct required semester training sessions for club officers, participants and coaches relating to University policies and Sport Club program rules. Responsible for managing annual mandatory anti-discrimination and harassments training, including Title IX training with other campus partners. Provides supervision, leadership and direction to (2) fulltime staff members, (1) Student Program Assistant, (5) student supervisors and the Sport Club Council. Coordinates and provides onsite supervision of Sport Club practices and competitions. Reviews and updates Sport Club policies and procedures. Assists with organizational meetings for new clubs. Manages web based Sport Club administration program. Interviews, trains and approves Sport Club coaches. Resolves sportsmanship issues and violations of program policies. Implements appropriate risk management plans for program operations. Coordinates Emergency Action Plans. Enforces policies and procedures relating to Sport Club participation. Maintains accurate club rosters and training records. Verifies participant eligibility. Manages club scheduling, travel and event management.
- Provides overall direction and supervision to Intramural Sports program. Directs training and development of (1) fulltime staff member and 50 officials and supervisors. Plans overall schedule of Intramural activities and explores new programming opportunities to increase participation and involvement. Plans, develops, teaches and leads officials training clinics. Develops, reviews, revises and enforces policies and procedures relating to Intramural Sports program operations and participation. Ensures that programs are operating within departmental and university guidelines. Coordinates and provides onsite supervision of Intramural Sports programs.
- Establish, coordinate and implement comprehensive risk management plans for all program areas. Manage Athletic Training contract and manage procedures relating to concussion polices for sports programs. Schedule Athletic Trainers for competitions and practices for high risk sports. Arrange for Athletic training access for all sports participants. Serve on department Risk Management Committee. Develop, review, revise and enforce policies and procedures relating to program participation. Through regular visitations and audits, position evaluates and monitors risk management and policy compliance for all sports activities.
- Evaluate effectiveness of programs on an ongoing basis, using appropriate assessment tools, such as surveys, program evaluation forms, and staff summaries. Collect data relating to program operations, participation and participant satisfaction and learning. Utilize feedback to inform future priorities, enhancements, and initiatives which respond to the changing needs of students and the University.
- Develop and manage program operating budget of over $350,000 in accordance with university and departmental policies. Accurately forecast, track and record program expenditures. Oversee club budget allocation process. Purchase, maintain and inventory program equipment. Ensure payroll activities for Sports work unit are performed accurately, timely and in accordance with university policies.
- Hours may vary based on operational needs. Evenings and weekends required.
Master’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management or related field
Minimum 5 years experience working in college/university recreation or related field
Experience managing Sport Club and Intramural Sports programs
Minimum 5 years experience developing and supervising student staff
Demonstrated history of supervising staff from diverse identity backgrounds
Sports officiating experience
Demonstrated ability to assess and promote inclusive club and intramural sport programs
Experience with managing the operations of multiple program areas
1st Aid/CPR Instructor certifications Variable work schedule
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent planning and organization skills
Excellent team work skills
Excellent conflict management skills
Excellent decision making skills
Internal Number: 036735
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