The Coordinator of Competitive Sports is an integral part of the Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Northern Colorado and is responsible for the administration of a range of services including development, implementation, and management of intramural sports leagues, tournaments and events. In addition, this position is responsible for risk management, fiscal management, facilities management and student development while providing leadership and direction for intramural sports in a capacity that is designed to provide positive recreational experiences for students.
Staff members within the Division of Student Affairs are expected to positively contribute to our mission of supporting students in the co-curricular environment and provide an experience that inspires students academically, intellectually, personally, and emotionally. With the diversity of our students in mind, we use a career readiness approach and social justice framework while fostering a culture and climate of care.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Program Management and Marketing:
Creates, implements and manages intramural sport programs with varying leagues and tournaments throughout the year for the purpose of recreational competition.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports in overseeing the overall management, policy enforcement and supervision of the Competitive Sports programs.
Oversee the inventory, repair, maintenance and replacement plan for sports equipment and apparel.
Continue collaboration with Special Olympics to provide on-campus unified and adaptive recreation programing opportunities, as part of the Campus Recreation 360 initiative.
Actively apply and seek NIRSA benchmarking, advanced learning and professional development opportunities. Including but not limited to: NIRSA sponsored extramural tournaments, NIRSA Championship Series events, NIRSA conference presentations, NIRSA conference volunteer opportunities and other special events related to competitive sports.
Support Assistant Director of Competitive Sports with aspects of Club Sports, such as game day preparation, event staff supervision, travel, budgeting, eligibility, registration and policy enforcement.
Participate in the coordination of departmental special events, such as RecFest, Homecoming 5K, adaptive recreation and others.
Aide Assistant Director of Competitive Sports with website edits, social media, and other internet based media, to continue to utilize creativity and develop unique methods to market Competitive Sports programs.
Other duties as assigned.
Personnel and Fiscal Management:
Hires, trains, evaluate and supervises student programming staff, and seasonal student officials throughout the year. This will often times be during evenings and weekends.
Monitors all budgets related to the athletic and marketing supplies, student payroll, and program revenue.
Prepare and compile annual intramural documents and statistics for the Campus Recreation Annual Report.
In conjunction with Assistant Director of Competitive Sports, provides ancillary supervision, support, and direction to Competitive Sports Graduate Assistant.
Facility and Risk Management:
Ensures that all indoor and outdoor facilities are prepared for Competitive Sports programs to occur and safe for participants, staff and spectators.
Plans and coordinates the scheduling of all shared facilities with other staff and departments.
Develops and implements a Risk Management Plan for Competitive Sports (i.e. first aid, sportsmanship, risk management audits, severe weather response and concussion protocol).
Collaborates with the department Athletic Trainer and communicates with participants, coaches and department staff on injury status.
Teach First Aid/CPR certification courses to Campus Recreation staff and Club Sport Officers.
Assist with development of informal and adaptive recreational activities.
Technology and Assessment:
Oversees software utilized for league registration and participant tracking.
Provides leadership, training, and oversight with all marketing software.
Administers online program area assessment surveys to gauge participant satisfaction levels, constructive feedback, and learning objective achievements.
Oversee the student staff schedule by utilizing When 2 Work software.
Utilize 25Live software in scheduling shared spaces and reserving competitive sports on-campus space and resources for programing and special events.
Utilize UNC Handshake in collaboration with the Center of Career Readiness for recruiting and hiring student staff.
The Coordinator of Competitive Sports works in a range of indoor and outdoor sports, office, and activity setting, and must possess the physical strength and endurance required to conduct the following activities: officiating a wide range of sports, working extended periods of time while standing, working outdoors during inclement weather, moving heavy equipment (forty-five pounds or more), working extended periods of time at a computer work station, and sustaining high levels of activity over long periods of time.
A minimum of one year of full-time experience (or 2 years as a graduate assistant) in coordinating and developing intramural sports or recreation programs in a college or university setting.
A Master’s Degree in recreation, Sport Administration or related field is required.
The Coordinator of Competitive Sports position requires certification in First Aid and CPR within six months of employment.
The preferred candidate will have previous experience officiating a variety of sports as well as training sports officials, supervising student and non-student employees, planning and implementing intramural & adult sport leagues and tournaments, risk management, and facility management. Knowledge in recreation program development, facility operations, marketing, Unified Sports, and customer service is preferred. The preferred abilities for the Coordinator of Competitive Sports include the following:
Knowledge of sports rules and competitive sports programming and management;
Student employee management skills and ability to apply student development principles;
Ability to interpret and apply industry research;
Effective written and verbal communication skills;
Customer service and policy enforcement skills;
Ability to apply student development principles;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
Ability to work with diverse student populations;
Knowledge of assessment and research methods.
Additional Requirements and Information:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online (https://www.unco.edu/police/clery/security-report.aspx) and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.
Submit resume, cover letter/letter of application, and a list of references through the online portal.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is $39,648. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Internal Number: E01198
About University of Northern Colorado
The University of Northern Colorado (“UNC” or “University”) is a public research university in the state of Colorado with more than 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,300 members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts and University Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses.
UNC is located in Greeley, Colorado, about 50 miles north of Denver, 50 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and one hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park. The population of Greeley is nearly 110,000 people and continues to grow every year. The campus consists of classrooms, residence halls, and dining/retail throughout the campus. The central campus features tree-lined, mature buildings, while the west campus is distinguished by modern high-rise buildings.
One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030.... The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado’s leader in education. UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our students – this is how we define a Students First university.
Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade of serving students and our community. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of inclusion, equity, and diversity.
Our vision takes shape in the form of five elements that serve as our foundation over the next 10 years in support of and service to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community.
• Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community.
• Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.
• Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success.
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• Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond.
As you consider joining our community it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts and experiences. We value the individuality of our human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion or physical ability—this is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our campus community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community.