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Assistant Director I - Assistant Director for Intramural Sports & Fields

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/10/23

Job Description

Department: Recreational Sports

Full time

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition: 202300098S

Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sport Management, Physical Education, or closely related field. Master’s degree preferred in Sport Management, Recreation, Physical Education, Business, Higher Education, Student Development, or related field. Two years full-time paid experience in a professional, supervisory capacity of a recreation-oriented program or experience in a related field. Experience with campus recreation would be helpful. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Oversee and assist with planning organizing, directing, and controlling the daily operation and personnel within the Intramural sports program and associated fields.

Primary Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will manage a comprehensive Intramural Sports program to include staff development, leagues, tournaments, special events, outdoor facilities, and extramural events for students.

Primary Responsibilities:

>Responsible for hiring, discipline, training, evaluating, and scheduling associated staff for Intramural activities including Intramural Sports Supervisors and Game Managers, as well as approximately 60 seasonal intramural sports officials.

>Responsible for hiring, dismissing, training, evaluating, and scheduling the Intramural and Club Sports Graduate Assistant.

>Responsible for developing, planning, and managing Intramural Sport leagues and tournaments including officiated and self-officiated team or individual/dual sports.

>Responsible for conducting staff and officials’ trainings, participant meetings, as well as any participant or staff disciplinary meetings as necessary.

>Oversees equipment inventory for associated Intramural Sports.

>Oversees the management and development of intramural and club sports facilities.

>Completes and submits all reports, evaluations, tracking, participant/staff records, travel authorities, employee and club manuals, and other project and position-related paperwork and presentations in a timely manner.

>Manages budgets for Intramural Sports (approximately $185,000)

>Determines program registration fees and monetary revenue, making necessary adjustments to balance budgets.

>Purchases necessary equipment and manages depreciation for associated programs.

>Collaborates in the development and implementation of the safety and risk management procedures for associated Intramural events.

>Ensures compliance with all department, university, and state policies for payroll processes and regulations.

>Evaluates facilities to meet needs and risk management standards and differing sport governing regulations.

>Assists with marketing and advertising as well as website maintenance, including updating results, championship information, and other activities in collaboration with the marketing department.

>Delivers excellent customer service and collaborates with student groups, organizations, university departments, alumni, government officials, vendors, and others as necessary.

>Serves on departmental and university committees and assists with department-wide programs.

>Performs additional duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

>Sport officiating experience

>Demonstrated success in developing and managing budgets.

>Demonstrated experience in a University Campus Recreation program.

>Demonstrated experience administering risk management practices for recreation programs.

>Professional experience administering intramural, sport club, and/or adult sports programming.

>Demonstrated success in personnel training and supervision of multiple part-time staff.

>Demonstrated experience in hiring and training sports officials

>Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of recreational programs

>Must possess well developed communicative and interpersonal skills essential to working with large and small groups.

>Certification in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid.

>High School Sports Officiating Certification(s).

>NIRSA Membership.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Up to 20% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Physical Address:

Human Resources Department

1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...