Under general direction, this position plans and supervises intramural activities and oversees club sport programs. Areas of focus include designing, implementing and evaluating new intramural and club sports activities. The Senior Assistant Director works with colleagues to manage a comprehensive collegiate recreation program and assists with the selection and delivery of recreation activities and student employment practices that contribute to student success and wellbeing. This position reports to the Associate Director for Programs and Student Development.
Develop and implement policies, procedures, and guidelines, including intramural rule modifications and procedures and club sports guidelines. Assist in the development of policies and guidelines regarding recreation and wellbeing programs. Develops and assesses learning outcomes for associated participants and student employees.
Provide leadership for department staff. Implement continuing education strategies for staff and student staff to enhance skills; including, but not limited to, one-on-one meetings, trainings, functional unit meetings, workshops, extramural tournaments, and conference attendance.
Coordinate, supervise and evaluate a comprehensive maintenance program, including preventative maintenance and repair for intramural and club sport programs equipment. Evaluate and purchase equipment for purchase, repair parts, materials and supplies to meet program and facility needs. Participate in purchasing decisions (rolling capital replacement plan).
Serve as risk manager for intramural and club sport programs. Research liability issues and risks related to intramural and club sport activities and update policies and procedures, including concussion protocols and return “to” play procedures, to best ensure an appropriate standard of care and safety for participants in intramural and club sport programs.
Develop and administer budget for assigned area. Regularly reports assessment and statistical data pertaining to operations, program participation, and staff development.
Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and
University goals and objectives.
Understands responsibilities with respect to Title IX, Clery and other compliance requirements.
Demonstrates capacity, skill and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success.
Works collaboratively with other campus stakeholders to fulfill the mission of Student Affairs and Campus Life.
Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Bachelor’s Degree in recreation management, sport management, student affairs, higher education or related field with five years of collegiate recreation full-time equivalent experience including 3 years post bachelor’s degree; or Master’s degree in recreation management, sport management, student affairs, higher education or related field with 3 years collegiate recreation full-time equivalent experience including 2 years post master’s degree.
Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills; including, but not limited to communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to prepare and monitor budget information; including purchasing decisions based on independent research and judgment.
Ability to plan and prepare presentations/training to diverse populations.
Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments.
Ability to train and supervise employees.
Knowledge and ability to interpret industry standards related to risk management and safety of participants in an intramural and club sports setting.
Work some nights and weekends as requested.
Current CPR/First Aid/AED teaching certification; Achieved within six months of employment required.
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Three years (post Master’s degree) intramural or club sport full-time equivalent experience.
Training, evaluation, assessment, and management of a comprehensive campus-based intramural and/or club sports program.
Certified high school sports referee or higher.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Typical office environment activity.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references by the priority deadline of March 22, 2019. Applicant should apply by the priority deadline in order to ensure consideration at the following link only: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/498068/senior-assistant-director-for-sport-programs