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Campus Recreation Coordinator

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Sep 26, 2023

Campus Recreation Coordinator

  • Work Department: Campus Recreation
  • Class Title/Code: Campus Recreation Coordinator (4660)
  • Effective Date: Sep 26, 2023
  • Responsibilities:
    A(n) Campus Recreation Coordinator typically -

    1. develops, schedules, evaluates, and directs recreational programs and services for the university community;
    2. supervises and schedules various recreation programs, indoor and outdoor;
    3. conducts training sessions and/or seminars for recreational staff members;
    4. develops campus recreation programs and classes that fall in line with trends, developments, and student interest in the designated area of campus recreation;
    5. manages or oversees recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment, as well as operating and maintaining, or instructing others on how to operate and maintain equipment;
    6. develops and programs recreational activities in cooperation with the surrounding community;
    7. interacts with student groups and committees in order to coordinate recreational events for the university; interacts with a wide variety of university constituencies such as students, student organizations, university-wide committees, alumni, family members of constituencies, and the general public to design, develop and direct recreational events, services programs and activities for the university;
    8. provides leadership, supervision, professional development and management to students and staff;
    9. provides leadership and direction with equipment purchases, maintenance, replacement and long-range planning. Assists in developing equipment specifications, acquisition and replacement;
    10. performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications:

  • Any one of the following, from the categories below:
  • Master's degree in a field relevant to the position (e.g., Kinesiology, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Recreation, or closely related field)


  • Final semester or completed Graduate Assistantship with campus recreation or similar department performing duties for two (2) academic years consistent in area of specialization inherent to the position. *


  • Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the position (e.g., Kinesiology, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Recreation, or closely related field)
    One (1) year (12 months) of work experience in the promotion, design, development, and/or administration of recreational programs.


  • 4 years (48 months) of work experience in promotion, design, development, and/or administration of recreational programs, intercollegiate athletics, campus recreation, park district or similar organization that provides similar program.

  • *Note: Students in the final semester of a Master's Degree program, may be allowed to complete a credential examination and will receive full consideration, including being interviewed. An offer may be extended with understanding that proof of degree based on institution is provided to the employing institution Human Resources Office at least two weeks before the proposed start date.

    **Note: Newly hired employees may be required to obtain and/or maintain certifications in American Red Cross, CPR/AED/First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens and similar certifications.
  • Starting Salary: $3,052 /month
  • Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2023
  • Additional Information:
    Take your career to the 'Necks Level!!
    • Benefits begin on day one with four health plan options to choose from with vision included in each plan
    • The State shares the cost of health coverage with you. Employee monthly contributions are determined by your annual salary. Employee monthly contributions start as low as $94 for individual coverage or $194 for 2+dependents.
    • Sick and vacation time accrual begins on day one. Accrue up to 12 sick leave days and 25 vacation days a year
    • WIU offers 12 paid holidays plus additional paid time off between Christmas and New Year's Day
    • Tuition Waiver up to six credit hours per semester at any public state university
    • Paid twice a month by direct deposit

Employment - Information & Instructions

Complete an Employment Application online. Submit supplemental application materials, including copies of official academic transcripts and a current resume, via email to

All application materials, including completed application, transcripts, and resume, are due in the WIU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Human Resources Office
Sherman Hall 105
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1971 ext. 1
Fax: (309) 298-2300


Open: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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