Coordinator of Student Involvement- Intramural Sports, Student Wellness, and Prevention
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Position Title: Coordinator of Student Involvement- Intramural Sports, Student Wellness, and Prevention
Status: Full-time, Twelve (12) month
Reports to the Assistant Director of Student Involvement
Primary Purpose of the Organization Unit
The Department of Student Involvement provides student-centered activities, educational experiences, and leadership development opportunities that engage students through meaningful campus involvement. Additionally, it creates transformative co-curricular experiences that enhance student life, celebrate diversity, promote self-exploration, broaden understanding of social responsibility, and connect the Greek Life community through foundational principles.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Student Involvement, the Coordinator of Student Involvement - Intramural Sports, Student Wellness, and Prevention will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive intramural sports program. Additionally, the role involves contributing to student wellness and prevention initiatives, promoting a culture of health and wellness, and fostering a positive and inclusive campus community. The position requires some evening and weekend work, including attendance at student organization meetings and various events.
- Develop, plan, and execute a diverse, engaging intramural student sports program.
- Organize and oversee intramural sports leagues, tournaments, and events throughout the academic year.
- Manage participant registration and team scheduling, ensuring efficient coordination of facilities for intramural activities.
- Analyze program rule/policy revisions and disputes, utilizing effective communication methods with participants.
- Evaluate and monitor intramural space utilization, program costs, and funding needs to optimize resources.
- Coordinate facility availability and schedule all intramural events and programming efforts.
- Manage the intramural budget effectively, including purchasing equipment and apparel as needed.
- Provide on-site supervision for intramural events and ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained.
- Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate student workers serving as officials, scorekeepers, and game supervisors.
- Collaborate with the HR Liaison to manage the hiring process for all intramural staff.
- Contribute to developing and implementing student wellness programs, workshops, and events to promote holistic well-being.
- Collaborate with university contacts, including Counseling Services, Student Health Services, Housing & Residence Life, Greek Life, and student leadership, to offer collaborative programming opportunities benefiting the entire campus.
- Coordinate wellness campaigns, fitness challenges, and educational programs designed to enhance student health.
- Work closely with campus health services and counseling services to promote holistic student well-being.
- Develop and implement comprehensive prevention initiatives targeting various student needs, encompassing health, safety, and overall well-being.
- Foster collaborative partnerships with campus stakeholders to strengthen prevention efforts and ensure a holistic approach to student wellness.
- Conduct regular assessments of prevention programs to evaluate their effectiveness in enhancing student well-being and promoting campus safety.
- Coordinate communication strategies for prevention programs, including the development of informative publications, engaging marketing materials, and relevant website content to reach and engage the student population effectively.
Marketing and Promotion:
- Develop marketing strategies to promote intramural sports and wellness initiatives across campus.
- Utilize various communication channels, including social media, flyers, and campus announcements.
- Maintain accurate records of participant registration, attendance, and program evaluations.
- Generate comprehensive reports regularly to assess the success and impact of intramural sports and wellness programs, providing valuable insights for program enhancement and strategic planning initiatives.
· Serve in the on-call rotation.
· Assist with other Student Involvement programming.
· Serve on appropriate university divisional or departmental committees or search committees.
· Collaborate with other campus partners in the division and academics, athletics, and alums.
· Other duties in support of the student experience assigned as related to the applicant's interest and talents.
· A bachelor's degree is required; A Master's degree in student personnel or higher education is preferred.
· The position requires at least one to two years of professional and/or graduate assistant experience, including coordinating intramural sports or student wellness programs.
· Strong organizational and communication skills.
· Knowledge of current trends in student engagement, wellness, and recreational sports.
· Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate program schedules and events.
· Must have excellent problem-loving and critical-thinking skills; the ability to analyze complex issues and effectively plan and organize work.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience in and awareness of the sensitivity required when interacting with, supervising, and addressing the needs of a diverse community.
· Demonstrate proven ability to foster collaborative relationships across campus, work well with parents/families, and contribute to creating a distinctive campus-wide program.
· Must be able to multi-task in a complex, fast-paced environment and possess strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
Travel and ADA-related Requirements
Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment:
This position requires performing the following activities and working in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Almost constant interaction with others requiring clear communication (speaking and listening) in person and telephonically
- Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team
- Visual and hearing acuity required to perform assigned work, including meetings and interactions with students and other employees
- Work is performed while sitting, standing, and walking.
- Ability to lift, carry, or move items of up to 25 pounds, occasionally up to 40 pounds, such as supplies, binders, or food trays, and items connected to events
- Work may require pushing/pulling, reaching, bending, twisting, climbing (step ladder or stairs), crouching, or use of foot pedals (driving)
- Some work uses fine manual dexterity to use equipment involving levers, buttons, keyboards, and switches and frequently handling small items and paperwork.
- Must be able to change tasks frequently, work an irregular work schedule (including some evenings and weekends), perform multiple tasks simultaneously, work under time pressure, and work in a noisy or distracting environment.
- On occasion, will need to perform tedious and exacting tasks.
- Will need to use office equipment such as telephones, printers, copiers, scanners, cameras, scissors, staplers, and computers. Will use software including Microsoft Office, Foxit or Adobe PDF software, and other university software.
- Occasionally may work in situations with fire hazards or communicable diseases (virus, flu, etc.); on rare occasions, may be exposed to mechanical, chemical, or electrical hazards.
- Work environment at events includes noise/vibration and wetness/humidity; may be exposed to extreme temperatures seasonally.
- Work locations include an office environment, outdoors, and campus buildings.
The Department of Student Involvement is a unit in the Office of the Dean of Students that provides student-centered activities, educational experiences, and leadership development opportunities that engage students through meaningful campus involvement. In addition, creating transformative co-curricular experiences that enhance student life, celebrate diversity, promote self-exploration, broaden understanding of social responsibility, and connect the Greek Life community through foundational principles.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Student Involvement, this position will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive intramural sports program while contributing to student wellness and prevention initiatives. This position will assist the institution in achieving its goal of creating shared experiences that will inspire all students at Averett to connect and thrive. This role involves coordinating various recreational sports leagues, promoting a culture of health and wellness, and fostering a positive and inclusive campus community. In addition, this position will work with other University departments to ensure continuity and synergy among all programs for new students.
Submit a Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to: Dr. JL Porter, Dean of Students
Subject Line of Email: Coordinator of Student Involvement Position (last name)
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Close Date: February 26, 2024
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