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Assistant Director for Sports Recreation

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Job Description:

The Department of Campus Recreation at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Sports Recreation. Expectations include, but are not limited to, visionary leadership over all sports recreation programs, maintain the schedule for Chase gymnasium and other recreation facilities and resources, supervise intramural sports operations and budget, advise all club sports and the Club Sports Council, create open recreation and one day recreation opportunities, supervise student employees, and work with the other Campus Recreation offices to achieve department goals.

The Department of Campus Recreation provides recreational opportunities and experiences for campus community that empower participants to grow as leaders, discover community, develop healthy physical, social, and emotional behaviors, and improve their quality of life. To learn more about the College and the Department, please visit and .

Duties include but are not limited to:

The Assistant Director for Sports Recreation reports to the Director of Campus Recreation as a part of the Recreation team in the Division of Student Affairs. This position may have a non-traditional work schedule.

  • This position will be responsible for the visionary leadership, oversight, supervision, and assessment of sports recreation programming on campus
  • Foster a culture and environment that is welcoming to diverse populations, respectful, and manifests a positive healthy relationship with fitness and physical wellness
  • Create space that cultivates community for students
  • Advocate for the needs of our students in relation to sports recreation
  • Partner with other departments to create/support recreational opportunities across campus
  • Effectively manage risks associated with sports recreation
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the intramural sports program for student staff
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate student workers
  • Manage staffing for club sport events
  • Advise all club sports, both recognized and registered
  • Oversee and provide guidance for the Club Sports Council to ensure club budgets, travel, associated risks, resources, and administrative responsibilities are appropriately managed
  • This position is responsible for all sports recreation programming and recreation facilities scheduling for to the campus community including intramural sports, club sports, open recreation, and one-time events/special programming
  • Equipment Management:
    • Order, inventory, and responsibly manage all sports recreation equipment.
    • Organize a system for students to rent out sports equipment
  • Serve as one of the primary contacts for Outdoor Programs trips
  • Oversee department administrative functions in the absence of the Director of CR
  • Responsibly maintain an operational budget for sports recreation facilities and programs
  • Schedule outside groups in the Chase PE Building and AFH Dance Studio
  • Monitor and collect data from daily recreational use of sports recreation areas for annual reporting
  • Work with the Athletics and the Exercise Science Department to schedule gyms, fields, and the natatorium
  • Participate in department student experience assessments
Salary commensurate with experience: $37,249.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Degree in recreation, physical education, sport management, exercise science, or a related field OR 3+ years of experience in sports management
  • Professional work experience in campus/comprehensive recreation intramural or club sports administration
  • Experience supervising student staff
  • Master's degree in recreation, physical education, sports management, exercise science, or a related field
  • Active involvement in campus recreation or higher education professional organizations
  • 3+ years of experience in sports management
  • Demonstrated competence in training and supervising a team of sport officials, and coaches
  • Officiating experience and certifications
  • First Aid & CPR certifications or greater (or willingness to obtain within 90 days of employment)
  • Experience working with and serving diverse

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it is the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at .

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: . Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, resume, and copies of relevant certifications. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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