University Recreation (UREC) at James Madison University is accepting applications for a Intramural Sports and Youth Programs.
The mission of UREC is to promote and advance healthy lifestyles through educational programs, participation opportunities and supportive services. UREC's qualified staff is committed to excellence and responsive to the developmental needs of their participants. UREC looks for people who are passionate about teaching and working with students. UREC's award-winning main facility is 278,515 square feet of recently expanded and renovated space. Learn more about UREC.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Recruit, hire and manage a diverse student staff including site managers, crew chiefs, officials, and youth programs staff. Establish learning outcomes based upon student development principles and staff needs. Design appropriate interventions and conduct assessments for all trainings. Execute the implementation of a comprehensive intramural staff training and development program with an emphasis of growing sport officials. When assigned by the Assistant Director, provide leadership and mentoring for a graduate assistant establishing schedules, expectations, and conducting regular meetings and evaluations.
Be a part of a collaborative team that will develop and maintain an innovative and comprehensive Intramural Sports program to meet the needs of a diverse set of skills and interests. Establish learning outcomes based upon identified student needs, design appropriate interventions, and conduct assessments for all programs. Assist with planning and implementation of Youth Program offerings for the department, including the management of a comprehensive summer camp program.
In conjunction with the Assistant Director, manage fiscal resources of selected Intramural Sports and Youth Programs including making recommendations for purchasing of equipment and supplies in addition to managing a large student wage budget. Also works to administer the risk management plan of all Intramural Sport and Youth Programs.
Be a collaborative player on the Programming Unit to develop innovative programming and services that reach beyond each individual program area to fill the gaps to achieve the goal of 100% participation in University Recreation facilities, programs, and services. Be a part of the weekday evening supervision team to provide student mentoring at all UREC facilities on a rotating basis.
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Management or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred
One year of professional experience or two years of Graduate Assistant experience in working in recreation program required, in a campus recreation setting preferred
Experience in training of sport officials required, in a campus recreation setting preferred
Experience in sports programming required, in a campus recreation setting preferred
Experience in working in youth recreation programs preferred
This is a 12 month administrative/professional faculty position, with full state benefits. James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive educational community.
Applicants must apply through JMU's system: JMU Joblink. Applications submitted through Bluefish will not be accepted.
James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
About James Madison University Recreation
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work. In 1996, JMU opened a 140,700 square foot Recreation Center and in 2016, construction was completed for an addition and renovation to bring the building to 278,515 square feet. UREC offers the JMU community a comprehensive menu of recreational and educational opportunities. We have a dedicated student staff of over 500 along with 10 graduate assistants from around the country and 28 professional staff.