To assist in the operations of Recreational Services, Sport Programs. Works collaboratively with other areas of the Department, the Division of Student Life, the University, and external constituents to promote and facilitate Sport Programs offerings. The Sport Programs Coordinator provides leadership, vision, and supervision for the daily operations and management of a comprehensive Intramural Sports Program that offers an average of 50+ activities serving over 10,000 student participants annually.
The Sport Programs Coordinator is responsible for personnel management, training, scheduling, and nightly on-site evaluation for an average of 50 student staff including Intramural Officials and Sports Program Supervisors who work a combined 300+ hours per week. This position develops and delivers multiple education clinics specific to sport activities throughout the year while also leading participant education and restorative practice. The Sport Program Coordinator assists in the planning, development, and daily operations of the Hustling Hawkeyes Youth Sports Camp.
The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom. One of our division priorities is to advance UI's goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.
Bachelor's degree in Recreation or related field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience
Working experience (typically 1 or more years) in recreational sport programming including officiating; and the hiring, training, and development of officials.
Excellent written and verbal skills and working experience developing and delivering presentations to groups.
Commitment to and alignment with the values of the Division of Student Life, including a demonstrated commitment to excellence through anti-oppression, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Working experience with standard office computer applications, including Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
Current CPR, AED, First-Aid Instructor Certification (or ability to obtain within six months of hire).
Master's Degree in Physical Education, Recreation Administration, Sports Management, or related field.
Work experience (typically 1 year or more years) of professional or graduate assistant experience within a collegiate recreation intramural sports program including the recruitment, hiring, training, and development of officials.
Officiating experience (typically 1 or more years) outside of a collegiate Intramural Sports program (extramural, high school, college level officiating).
Flag Football and Basketball officiating experience (typically 1 or more years) in a college or university intramural sports program.
Basic knowledge of and experience administering Esport programs.
Basic knowledge of assessment methods and activities; ability to assess research and review students' learning outcomes to ensure achievement of objectives and strategies.
Experience using WhentoWork scheduling software and IMLeagues Intramural Sports league management software.
Experience in administration of youth camps.
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The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.