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Assistant Director for Sport Programs

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Campus Recreation
Union: PSU
Categories: Athletics, Professional Staff Union (PSU), Student Affairs & Services, Counseling/Health/Wellness

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Senior Assistant Director for Sport Programs, this position plans and supervises Sport Program activities; manages the design, implementation, and evaluation of new Sport Program activities.  Work with colleagues to manage a comprehensive collegiate recreation program and assist with the selection and delivery of recreation activities and student employment practices that contribute to student success and wellbeing. 

 

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines, including intramural rule modifications; coordinates the development of policies and guidelines regarding Campus recreation and wellbeing programs; and coordinates the development of learning outcomes for associated participants and student employees.
  • Part of a team that recruits, hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates 100+ student staff members as injury care, intramural officials, sport programs supervisors, and program assistants.
  • Provides leadership for student staff by providing continuing education for staff to enhance skills through trainings, in-service meetings, workshops, extramural tournaments, and conference attendance.
  • Organizes the coordination, supervision and evaluation of a comprehensive program of maintenance including preventative maintenance and repair for sport programs equipment.
  • Evaluates and suggests equipment for purchase, repair parts, materials and supplies to meet program and facility needs.
  • Acts as a risk manager for sport programs; Researches liability issues, and assists with implementation of updates to policies and procedures to maintain an appropriate standard of care and safety of sport programs, and related equipment.
  • Assists in the development and administration of budget for assigned area.
  • Regularly reports assessment and statistical data pertaining to operations, participation, and staff development.

 

Other Functions

  • 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 the 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 responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor’s degree with two (2) years of collegiate recreation experience at time of hire; or Master’s Degree in Recreation Management, Sport Management, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field with one (1) year intramural or club sport experience in a collegiate recreation program at time of hire.
  • CPR Teaching Certification within six (6) months of employment
  • 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 recommend purchasing decisions based on independent research and judgement.
  • Ability to plan and prepare presentations/training on officiating and club sport administrative principles to diverse populations.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments.
  • Ability to train and supervise student employees.
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret industry standards related to safety of participants in club sports and intramural sports setting as a risk manager.

 

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Experience administering intramural or club sports at the collegiate level.
  • Certified High School Sports Referee or higher.
  • Current CPR Teaching Certificate.

 

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Typical Office and Recreation Center environment.  Ability to lift and move recreation equipment.

 

Work Schedule

  • 37.5 hour per week position; must be available to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel to other College/Universities to attend extramural events

 

Salary Information

Position level 26

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references by the priority deadline of January 5, 2020. The search will remain opened until the position is filled. 

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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