Coordinator of Sports & Competition

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$37,000.00 - $40,000.00
May 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
ThunderWolf Recreation, a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, is seeking applications for a Coordinator for Sports & Competition. This position oversees the operational, financial and personnel functions of the Club Sports and Intramurals programs and serves as the key administrator for the various programs/events and services within the Sports and Competition area.


 Description of Job: Reporting to the Associate Director of ThunderWolf Recreation, this position is responsible for managing a diverse Sports & Competition program which includes the Club Sports and Intramural Sports programs– both in-person and virtual. Club Sports has a range of competitive and recreational clubs while the Intramural Sports program has a variety of sports offered throughout the year in both competitive and recreational formats. Additionally, the coordinator shall recruit and manage events for local youth teams and support the Coordinator Experiential & Youth Programs to host summer and seasonal youth programs.
This position will coordinate the daily operations, staffing, and strategic visioning for these programs as well as the support student development initiatives. The coordinator shall directly hire, train, develop and supervise student staff. This position will be responsible for growing Club Sports activity offerings in line with university needs and industry trends, while providing new and innovative Intramural programs for a largely non-traditional student base.  
This position works closely with all departments in Student Life, EPER, Facilities and Auxiliary Services.
Primary Duties

Sports & Competition Programming
  • Provide day to day leadership of Club Sports and Intramural Sports programming with an emphasis on risk and financial management. 
  • Develop programming formats to best serve a non-traditional student user base, which includes working adults. 
  • Train, advise, and provide leadership development to all club officers to assist them in the administration of individual club activities, and successful compliance with campus, conference and governing bodies' policies. 
  • Implement all programs utilizing current recreational sports and student development practices. 
  • Assist with additional areas of program delivery dependent on individual competency and program needs. 
  • Responsible for the inventory and purchasing of equipment for programming needs as well as individual club needs. 
  • Administer participant related disciplinary action. 
  • Manage facility preparation for home contests, preseason preparation, master competitive schedules of clubs, weekly practice schedules and post-season playoff involvement. 
  • Assist in creation of policies and procedures, develop and adjust rules with necessary forms to provide a safe and enjoyable playing environment. 
  • Collaborate with Senior Program Director regarding policies and procedures impacting all Club Sports and Intramural Sports related areas and recommend improvements to policies and guidelines. 
  • Schedule and coordinate indoor and outdoor venues for adult and youth programs. 
  • Provide high quality and consistent virtual programming options for program orientation, education, delivery, staff training, performance review and assessment.   
Personnel & Relationship Management
  • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate Club Sports, Intramural Sports and Youth Programs Staff.
  • Provide daily staff supervision.
  • Administer employee related disciplinary action. 
  • Assist with selection, training and supervision of ThunderWolf Recreation staff.
  • Assist with the planning, evaluation, and implementation of all ThunderWolf Recreation staff training when appropriate.
  • Assist with selection, training and supervision of ThunderWolf Recreation staff.
  • Assist with the planning, evaluation, and implementation of all RecPack staff training when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with Student Financial Services
Support of Youth Programming
  • Plan and manage revenue generating youth programs in summer and throughout the year with the Experiential and Youth Programs Coordinator.
  • Assist with budget planning, policy development, safety/risk management and assessment of special events and youth camps.
  • Identify and grow youth programs to create additional auxiliary revenue for the department. 
  • Market and manage youth events such as sport tournaments, camps, team development, birthday events, etc. 
  • Oversee activity development and logistical schedules for all youth programs. 
  • Market and promote programs to the university and community.
Support of ThunderWolf Recreation Department  
  • Assist in overall management and supervision of the Student Recreation Center and its affiliated programs to ensure the highest quality and success of programs. 
  • Serve and assist all department professional staff as needed in other areas (strength, fitness and wellness, the outdoor adventure program, informal recreation, aquatics, recreation scheduling, membership) services, equipment rental, and youth programs
  • Assist with the overall operation of recreation services, departmental functions, office operations, and administrative procedures (including service hours, scheduling and administrative management) of the Student Recreation Center. 
  • Serve on internal and external committees, planning teams, building supervision, staff training events and other essential events.
Occasional and irregularly performed duties 
  • Support the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Colorado State University Pueblo.
  • Attend Student Life and other campus meetings, events, trainings and serve on committees related to the mission and goals of the division and the University.

     Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights: Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in recreation, physical education, or related field required.
    • CPR/First Aid Certified.
    • Demonstrated knowledge in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities including virtual programming.  
    • Demonstrated ability of professional communication.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a college or university recreation environment with emphasis on a student development driven program, during which time the applicant has acquired and demonstrated the ability to perform the essential duties of the position. 
    • Minimum of 1 year experience in leadership of Club Sports and/or Intramural Sports programming, risk management, and fiscal management. Experience in travel coordination of Student organizations, and understanding of policies, procedures and safety measures accompanying travel (regional and national)
    • Experience in officiating and officials development 
    • Experience with ESports and virtual programming
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Master's degree in recreation, physical education, or related field preferred.
    • CPR/First Aid Instructor Certification
    • Officiating certification from a governing body in one or more sports. 
    • Professional involvement such as the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). 
    • Demonstrated experience with, FUSION, staff scheduling software and web-based incident/accident reporting.
    • Demonstrated experience IM Leagues.
    • Demonstrated experience with Discord, Twitch and other social engagement outlets.
    • Completed Graduate Assistant position in Club or Intramural programming.


     Supplemental Information: All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

    Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
    1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
    2. a current resume or CV;
    3. unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and
    4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
    Applications submitted without the required attachments above or an application not completed in its entirety will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

    Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Sunday, June 20, 2021 will be given full consideration.

    About Colorado State University Pueblo
    Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
     CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  
     Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
     At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

    Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
  •  About Pueblo, Colorado 
     The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
     It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or
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     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.

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