The Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Mississippi is seeking a dynamic and talented Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs to join us at TEAM CR and help us achieve our vision of being a flagship collegiate recreation program.
It's a great time to be at the University of Mississippi. Our new facility, the South Campus Recreation Center, was recognized with an Outstanding Facility Award by NIRSA in 2021. Oxford is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best college towns, and our campus was voted Most Beautiful College Campus by USA TODAY in 2016. The university has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for 12 years in a row, while the Grove is consistently recognized as one of college football’s premier tailgating locations.
Our department is committed to helping staff members reach their full potential. Opportunities for professional development and continuing education are highly encouraged. Our TEAM CR values promote student development of professional competencies, with an emphasis on providing students the transferable skills necessary for the 21st century workforce. Our new team member should be committed to enhancing our department, institution, and community.
Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs
Examples of Work Performed:
Creates, develops, and initiates the planning and administration of intramural sports, special events, sport clubs, and summer programs.
Recruits, hires, trains, schedules, and provides guidance to student employees including graduate assistants and undergraduate students.
Develops co-curricular learning initiatives and leadership training opportunities for student employees and sport club officers.
Coordinates policies and procedures to ensure proper risk management practices.
Plans, develops, implements, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates promotion and marketing campaigns for the intramural sports and sport clubs program.
Assists in scheduling the use of intramural sports and sport clubs indoor and outdoor activity spaces.
Coordinates intramural sports and sport clubs equipment purchases and maintains an inventory of program supplies.
Conducts appropriate field equipment maintenance and upkeep for intramural sports and sport clubs facilities.
Makes recommendations concerning operational budgets.
Monitors expenditures for assigned programs.
Assists in establishing and implementing short-term and long-range objectives for the Department of Campus Recreation, including compilation of data and reporting of programmatic statistics, as well as assessment of student learning and program outcomes.
Represents the Department of Campus Recreation and The University of Mississippi on various committees, boards, and associations.
Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Leisure Management, Sports Management, Student Personnel Administration or related field from an accredited college or university.
One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.
To Apply: Candidates must apply to the University of Mississippi Human Resources website at careers.olemiss.edu.
Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Applications will not be accepted through bluefishjobs.com. Applications received prior to September 27, 2021 will receive priority review.
The Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Mississippi is a dynamic organization that serves over 24,000 university constituents. The department strives to be a flagship program on our campus, in our state, and nationally in the field of collegiate recreation. As the largest employer of students at the university, the department emphasizes student employment as a high-impact practice. Campus Recreation also has a showcase recreation center that provides multiple resources for holistic well-being.
The South Campus Recreation Center, which was recognized with a NIRSA Outstanding Facility award, opened in the fall of 2019. The 100,000 SF facility includes several innovative elements, including a 6,000 SF functional training zone (4,000 SF inside, 2,000 SF outside). The centerpiece of the facility is north Mississippi’s only indoor climbing wall. There is abundant fitness space (25,000 SF), three fitness studios, two basketball courts, a multi-activity court, walking/jogging track, a classroom with a demonstration kitchen, and a convenience store. Services for wellness education, outdoor programming, and personal training also have dedicated spaces. Two fields for intr...amural sports, sport clubs, and informal recreation are located adjacent to the facility.
The Thomas N. Turner Center, which houses the natatorium, four basketball courts, jogging track, racquetball courts, fitness center, group fitness studios, and academic classrooms/labs, is a 155,000 SF facility that is centrally located on the university’s main campus.
Outdoor facilities include the 12-acre Blackburn-McMurray Outdoor Sports Complex (includes 4 Intramural fields, 2 Sport Club fields, 2 sand volleyball courts, outdoor fitness rig, and 23-hole disc golf course), six outdoor tennis courts, the Rebel Challenge Course, and South Campus Rail Trail.
Graduate assistants have outstanding professional development opportunities such as involvement in professional staff meetings, annual budget preparation, operation of two recreation facilities and multiple outdoor spaces, direct supervision of student employees, and leadership on a variety of departmental committees. Our graduate assistants have served in several NIRSA leadership roles, including national student leader, state student leader, and student lead-on committees.
There are academic programs that suit a variety of interests. The department has excellent relationships with the Higher Education, Sport and Recreation Administration, and Public Health programs and highly encourages graduate assistants to pursue practical, co-curricular educational opportunities.