Assistant Director for Sports Programs, Campus Recreation

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Assistant Director for Sports Programs is a member of the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs team. The Assistant Director for Sports Programs works with the Director of Campus Recreation and other Assistant Directors in creating a vision for the department and establishing strategic initiatives, goals, objectives, action plans and assessments. The Assistant Director assists in the development of programs, supports university life, and contributes to the university goal of creating an environment that fosters student success. The Assistant Director for Sports Programs is responsible for providing leadership, administration and oversight for all aspects of the intramural, club sports and summer camp areas. Duties include:

Staff Supervision

Provides leadership and mentoring to full-time staff members, graduate assistants (if applicable) and student staff in assigned program areas; recruits, trains, coaches, and provides performance management of staff in designated areas in compliance with all applicable university guidelines; assists in the creation and implementation of professional development plans for each full-time member of the programs staff; and actively develops a strong professional and student staff team that promotes intra- and inter-program collaboration.

Program Management

Develops and implements new recreational programming, services and activity offerings which are in line with university needs and industry trends, while promoting diversity and inclusion; enhances the participant, spectator, officials and staff experience; stays attuned to best practices and emerging research and continually evaluates programs to ensure they meet or exceed professional standards; assesses area offerings to include student learning outcomes, CAS standards, risk management and quality; works collaboratively across divisional lines and within the community to promote recreation and civility; and leads the development and coordination of the summer camp program.

Departmental Leadership

Serves on the departmental leadership team; actively leads and/or participates in staff meetings, staff trainings, regional and national organizations, University-wide committees and work teams, and other departmental and divisional meetings as appropriate; advises and educates others on current issues, compliance requirements, trends and industry best practices; collaborates with a variety of partners including academic, athletic, alumni, EMSA, community groups and others to ensure the delivery of programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse community; and engages students in committees, work groups, and planning.

Risk Management

Provides oversight for risk management within program areas; ensures all staff have appropriate training and certifications; reviews and maintains participant accident reports, employee injury reports, incident reports, training attendance and safety suggestions; ensures written liability and release/waiver information outlining pertinent safety standards is provided to and completed by program participants; works with staff to ensure supervision is appropriate for all activities; reviews and keeps up to date on recommended safety levels and standards arising from recent court decisions; and updates all risk management related policies, procedures and manuals as needed.

Fiscal and Budget Controls

Assists with the preparation, plans, and projections of expenditures for all supervised area budgets; monitors budgets to ensure that year-end results meet approved budgets; explores new revenue streams to supplement the department's funds; develops a staffing plan that meets the needs of the department while adhering to the annual budget allocation; monitors payroll; and ensures compliance with all university budget and purchasing policies.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Knowledge of risk management principles, industry trends, and student learning outcomes
  • Staff coaching and development skills
  • Program and event management skills, with experience in intramural and club sport programming
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to analyze data, forecast expenditures and create assessment tools
  • Ability to engage students and staff

Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.

Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Higher Education, Exercise Science or a related field; 3-5 years of full-time experience in one or more supervise areas (intramural, club sports, camps); and two years of graduate assistant experience equals 1 year of full-time experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Other licenses/certifications in high school officiating, first aid/ CPR; supervision of graduate assistants or full-time professional staff; participation in club/intramural sports; experience with extramural and/or club sport tournaments; supervision of intramural and club sports programs; supervision or coordination of summer camps; knowledge of youth camp management; strong organizational and logistics skills; and knowledge of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion practices within campus recreation and sports.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.