The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation at Plymouth State University is responsible for organizing, administering, supervising and evaluating the Intramural and Sport Club components of Campus Recreation, including the hiring, training, scheduling, supervision and payroll preparation for all intramural student employees. The position is responsible for supporting Sport Club Travel and risk management policies within Campus Recreation. Plymouth State Campus Recreation takes pride in being a Small Programs Leader within NIRSA and is involved on the Regional and National Levels. Campus Recreation is a part of the Student Life Department within the division of Communications, Enrollment Management, and Student Life (CESLife).
Duties & Responsibilities
Plan for each IM sport within assigned program, develop league schedules, design registration procedures, and provide equipment, supplies, medical needs, and personnel schedules to operate program. Coordinate the Panther Championship -program for participating teams.
Serve as primary advisor to all sport clubs, direct established recognition process for proposed sport clubs, and direct allocation process for recognized clubs. Oversee every sport club’s budget, financial audit, travel, risk management, insurance and university policy compliance. Manage clubs’ agreements with coaches, medical staff, and practice facilities. Develop on-campus practice schedules. Organize, advertise and speak at all SC Organizational Meetings reviewing policies with new participants.
Management of 4-5 intramural supervisors,15+ officials, and 1 Sport Club Office Assistant. Complete payroll for IM and SC student employees. Create and facilitate workshops, clinics, and in- service training sessions pertaining to sports/recreational activities for student staff. These workshops should include: CPR/First Aid certification, sports rules, playing techniques, officiating procedures, etc. Create and facilitate – training for Sport Club Officers pertaining to leadership development, University and insurance policy, risk management, transitioning, budgeting, and CPR/First Aid Certification.
Maintain accurate participation records as well as financial records for all intramural sports and sport clubs. Develop marketing plan and publicity for each IM sport and season utilizing various university media. Oversee all aspects of safety and welfare of IM and SC participants, including sportsmanship and discipline issues. Update and produce recreation publications, i.e. sport club manual, student employee manual, IM participant manual etc. Design and administer comprehensive program assessments to analyze campus constituents’ needs, interests, satisfaction and progress toward departmental learning outcomes and insure that these elements are being addressed.
Maintain thorough knowledge of state and university system policies and regulations as they relate to campus recreation, purchasing, and insurance requirements and safety, and educate students on such areas as needed. Serve on departmental and university committees as deemed appropriate and in the best interests of PSU. Assume other responsibilities and perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Information
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion.
Contact information for three professional references that can speak to your work experience will be requested in the PSU application.
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.
Acceptable minimum level of education: Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience: 3 Years
Other minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in related field and three years’ professional experience in a supervisory programmatic position in recreation or sports, including at least one year of staff supervision.
Thorough knowledge of sports and their organization and administration.
Knowledge of the area of facility management and maintenance.
Ability to collaborate with staff members, students and/or faculty on a daily basis.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
CPR/First Aid Instructor as required or willingness to acquire within 3 months of employment.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in related field.
Certified to teach AED.
Certified Recreational Sports Specialist through the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
Knowledge of training officials and supervisory staff.
Prior experience in working with a college-aged population in a university setting.
Experience in proper selection, use and maintenance of fitness equipment and in managing fitness facilities.
Advanced organizational skills.
Strong computer skills and thorough familiarity with social media technology (FB, Twitter, blogging, etc).
General enthusiasm, positive attitude, a self-starter and team player with the ability to instill the same in others.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience within NIRSA
Additional Salary Information: Plymouth State University provides a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefit program.
About Plymouth State University
Plymouth State University offers high-quality baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Through research and innovative community partnerships, the University contributes to the economic, social, cultural, and environmental development of the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire and beyond.Plymouth State University (PSU) is transforming the campus to create a first-of-its-kind university holistically organized around integrated clusters. Our goal is to provide a dynamic interdisciplinary and innovative learning environment. Students, faculty, staff, and community will connect to solve real-world challenges that will benefit people and organizations at all levels. We are a residential and comprehensive university with a warm and engaged learning community focused on teaching excellence and regional engagement. The University is located in the heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire and serves approximately 4,300 undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students.Our Integrated Cluster Learning Model amplifies the educational experience and strengthens the institution’s legacy of interdisciplinary study and applied experiential learning.... PSU students will work in teams with faculty and partners within 7 Integrated Clusters of degree programs: Exploration and Discovery; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Arts and Technologies; Health and Human Enrichment; Justice and Security; Education, Democracy and Social Change; and Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development. Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders.Surrounded by lakes and mountains, PSU’s 170-acre campus provides students with an outstanding natural laboratory for learning and an ideal setting for outdoor recreation. PSU has consistently earned national recognition for its commitment to community service, environmental sustainability, academic excellence, and employee wellness.