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Assistant Director Sports Programs

Syracuse, NY

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The Department of Recreation Services at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is seeking to hire Assistant Director Sports Programs that is responsible for directing operations of the Intramural Sports and Sport Club programs. Position supervises and develops a fulltime coordinator and 60 student empolyees and effectively manages an operating budget of $350,000. Manages daily operations of Sport Club program. Coordinates and assists with onsite supervision and training related to Intramural Sports programs. Assistant Director for Sports Programs establishes, coordinates and implements appropriate risk managent plans for programs.
Construction is now well underway on the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new health and wellness complex that will open in fall 2019. The new complex will provide students, faculty and staff a brand new space to improve their health and engage with a myriad of wellness resources as they balance the rigors of academic life and the pursuit of personal success.
The state-of-the-art complex at the transformed Archbold Gymnasium is designed as a vibrant hub for student services that will provide holistic support with comprehensive medical care, wellness resources and mental health support. The fully accessible complex will bring together the Counseling Center, the Office of Health Promotion, Health Services, Recreation Services and the Office of Student Assistance in one central location, helping to ensure a seamless approach to coordinating student services and promoting collaboration among student offices.
• Master’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management
• Minimum 3 years experience working in large recreation Intramural Sports and Sport Club programs.
• Minimum 3 years experience developing and supervising student sports officials preferred
• Sports officiating experience preferred
• Experience with managing the operations of multiple program areas
Job Specific Qualifications
• 1st Aid/
Instructor certifications required
• Variable work schedule. Evenings and weekends required.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent planning and organization skills
• Excellent team work skills
• Excellent conflict management skills
• Excellent decision making skills
• Provides leadership for and supervision of one fulltime staff and 50-60 student staff working in the areas of Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs. Responsible for training, development, supervision and evaluation of all personnel in the Sports work unit.
Provides overall supervision and guidance to Intramural Sports program. Assists with training and developing sports officials and supervisors. Plans overall schedule of Intramural activities. Develop, review, revise and enforce policies and procedures relating to Intramural Sports program operations and participation. Establish, coordinate and implement appropriate risk managent plans for programs. Ensure that programs are operating within departmental and university guidelines for risk management. Coordinate and provide onsite supervision of Intramural Sports programs.
• Manages daily operations of Sport Club program. Serve as advisor to Sport Club Council. Provide onsite supervision of Sport Club practices and competitions. Review and update Sport Club policies and procedures. Assist with organizational meeting for new clubs. Manage web based Sport Club administration program. Resolve sportsmanship and disciplinary issues. Implement appropriate risk managent plans for program operations. Coordinate Emergency Action Plans. Enforce policies and procedures relating Sport Club participation. Verify participant eligibility. Assist clubs with scheduling, travel and event management.
• Evaluate effectiveness of programs on an ongoing basis, using appropriate assessment tools, such as surveys, program evaluation forms, and staff summaries. Collect data relating to program operations, participation and participant satisfaction and learning. Utilize feedback to inform future priorities, enhancements, and initiatives which respond to the changing needs of students and the University.
• Develop and manage program operating budget of over $350,000 in accordance with university and departmental policies. Accurately forecast, track and record program expenditures. Oversee club budget allocation process. Purchase, maintain and inventory program equipment. Ensure payroll activities for Sports work unit are performed accurately, timely and in accordance with university policies.
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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter for consideration.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.
A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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