The Assistant Director 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 the club sports program. In addition, this position is responsible for department marketing, risk management, fiscal management, facilities management and student development while providing leadership and direction for each club 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:
Provides leadership, direction, and supervision for approximately twenty-three (23) club sport programs, as well as, the Intramural Sports program and staff.
Oversee and advise clubs on competition travel, including travel arrangements and university policies, and procedures.
Creates, maintains, and enforces all standards and policies for club sport participants regarding eligibility and conduct.
Oversees and provides direction for all updates to club sport websites, social media and other marketing outlets.
With the help of the student employee marketing team, oversee the development of marketing materials for all of Campus Recreation.
With the help of the student employee marketing team, oversee website edits, social media, and other internet-based media, to continue to utilize creativity and develop unique methods to market Campus Recreation programs.
Personnel and Fiscal Management:
Oversee the Coordinator of Competitive Sports.
Oversee the Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports.
Hires, trains, and supervises student and temporary employees including club sport supervisors, athletic trainer and coaches.
Creates student development opportunities for club officers, student program assistants, coaches, and participants.
Develops and monitors a central Competitive Sports budget and approximately twenty (20) club sports operating budgets in excess of $300,000.
Facility and Risk Management:
Ensures that all indoor and outdoor facilities are prepared for club and intramural sport programs to occur and safe for participants and spectators.
Plans and coordinates the scheduling of all shared facilities with other staff and departments.
Develops and implements a risk management plan for Club and Intramural Sports in conjunction with the department’s plan with emphasis on travel, first aid, sportsmanship and severe weather response.
Oversee the hiring and scheduling of the Athletic Trainer for club events.
Technology and Assessment:
Utilize DSE for clubs sport registration process, travel rosters, competition reports and eligibility.
Tracks and audits all club sport donations and funds.
Administers online surveys to gauge club sport participant satisfaction levels, constructive feedback, and learning objective achievements.
Prepare statistical reports, program evaluations, and participation reports for the department and student government.
The Assistant Director 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: 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.
Master’s degree in recreation, sport management or related field.
Minimum of two years full-time experience in coordinating Competitive Sports, recreation, or equivalent programs in a college or university setting. Two (2) years of a graduate assistant will be accepted as one (1) year of full-time experience.
Exceptionally strong oral and written skills are essential.
The preferred candidate will have previous experience supervising student and non-student employees, risk management, and facility management.
Knowledge in recreation program development, facility operations, and customer service is preferred.
Knowledge of Club Sports programming and management
Student employee management skills and ability to apply student development principles
Ability to interpret and apply industry research
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.
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.
• Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado’s future.
• 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.