Summary: The Intramural Sports Coordinator will assist in the overall administration and implementation of the recreational sports programs (primarily intramural sports). GVSU currently has over 3,500 intramural participants. The Recreation & Wellness department provides structured programming options to foster health and wellbeing, learning, leadership, and inclusion. GVSU has over 24,000 students and is ranked No. 2 in Michigan by Forbes in its list of America's Best Employers.
Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin on March 5, 2020
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Department/Division: Recreation & Wellness/Division of Student Affairs
Required Qualifications and Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Sport Management, Higher Education or related field.
One year of experience in intramural sports programming (full time, part time or graduate assistant)
Must be able to officiate at least one (1) sport, and have the willingness to learn other sports.
Experience with intramural sports league software
Experience preparing and leading educational presentations and trainings to sports officials.
Ability to work nights and weekends as training or events require.
Must have strong verbal & written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a cohesive, energetic team
Committed to diversity and inclusion
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Master’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Higher Education or related field.
Active sports official at the high school level or above.
Experience with Special Olympics or Unified Sports
Current American Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor certification
Experience in personnel management and implementing a student development model.
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Recruit, hire, supervise, evaluate, and develop approximately 50 part-time student staff.
Coordinate intramural sports trainings and ongoing development strategies for sports officials.
Schedule staff for league events and tournaments.
Responsible for onsite supervision during evening and weekend league and tournament play.
Coordinate risk management efforts and equipment inventory for league operations.
Assist with the administration of IMLeagues software including the promotion, registration and league scheduling.
Assists with budget forecasting and management, including staff payroll tracking and approvals, and revenue generation.
Ensure proper enforcement of policies and procedures governing the conduct of participants, including all forms, waivers & releases, score sheets, participation records, etc.
Cultivate an inclusive, safe, and diverse environment; address customer comments, concerns, behavior, and conduct issues as necessary.
Manage Unified Sports Program, working closely with on campus Special Olympics advocacy groups
Advise club sports teams
Assist with risk management efforts for club sports
Provide event management and assistance for club sports events
Align program with NIRSA best practices through continued policy, procedure and sports specific rules development.
Promote NIRSA engagement to foster student development.
Maintain professional standards and philosophy of the Division of Student Affairs
Perform other duties as assigned within the scope, responsibility and requirements of the job.
About Grand Valley State University
Our Mission is to enhance and engage the GVSU community by providing inclusive and diverse recreational opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and wellbeing, and encourage student development and success. Our offices are located in the Recreation Center on the Allendale campus. Our staff consists of seven full-time professionals, one graduate assistant, and over 120 undergraduate staff members.
Grand Valley State University is a public four year institution and has approximately 24,400 total students. GVSU is considered a Master's large institution.