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Program Coordinator, Sports Programs (STA-Sports & Recreation)

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Athletics and Coaching
Program Coordinator, Sports Programs (STA-Sports & Recreation)

Job ID: 245020
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a higher education community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country and one of the largest in the state of Georgia offering more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. Our university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. We are growing and searching for talented people to join our mission!

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Plans and implements program initiatives for the assigned college, department, and/or unit. Participates in the generation of program resources, communication, design and development of operating goals, objectives, and protocols. Serves as primary point for program implementation and operational matters. Provides technical, professional and programmatic guidance, consultation, and support.

Job Summary
Pay Grade: E3

1. Develops, plans and coordinates the implementation and execution of programs, special projects, events and other initiatives designed to achieve the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the assigned program(s) and/or department(s)

2. Oversees and administers all facets and activities related to day-to-day operations of the assigned program(s) and/or departments

3. Serves as liaison with internal and external clients on all matters relating to program and/or department activities

4. Provides, administers and/or coordinates the provision of technical guidance, consultation, related support to clientele within area of program focus

5. Assists with forecast projections and budget for each fiscal year and evaluates progress towards financial goals

6. Prepares and delivers presentations and collateral for program and/or department and events

7. Coordinates and administers the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data, prepares comprehensive program reports and evaluation summaries

8. May coordinate, administer and monitor social media presence and program outreach

9. May supervise and/or lead assigned staff and/or students assistants


1. Provides guidance, oversight, and planning for Competitive Sports Programs; includes but is not limited to budget management (funding allocation, planning and reimbursement), travel oversight (registrations, vehicle rentals), participant adherence to policies and procedures, league and event scheduling, and participant disciplinary concerns

2. Provides guidance and sound interpretation of University, Department, and Competitive Sports policies, procedures, operations, and training processes

3. Provides on-site risk management for Competitive Sports Events, including off-campus sites

4. Works closely with student volunteers providing mentoring, team development strategies, planning, and operation management

5. Demonstrates a strong commitment to teamwork, customer service, ethical leadership, and talent development for student staff members and volunteers.

6. May supervise student assistants, graduate assistants, and interns and provides adequate training, assessment, and evaluation.

7. Coordinates with appropriate personnel and services for marketing efforts, facility reservation and space allocations, and EAPs and risk management protocols including concussion management and return to play and Athletic Training event coverage

8. Provides on-site management and program planning for the KSU Summer Camp

9. Serves as American Red Cross AED/CPR/First Aid instructor for department

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Required Experience
One (1) years of related work experience

Current, valid American Red Cross AED/CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 45 days of hire

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field
Two (2) or years' experience in related field
Previous experience working or participating in collegiate competitive sports program

Preferred Experience
Previous experience with program development and coordination
Previous experience in higher education

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to devise, develop, collect and analyze statistical information and reports

Demonstrated professional knowledge and operational expertise within designated area of program focus

Ability to make administrative and/or procedural decisions and judgments

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)

Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette


Able to work late nights and weekends and travel between two campuses as needed

Ability to manage stressful situations and work with multiple interruptions, adapt effectively in situations of change to policies, procedures, work assignments, and culture

Ability to analyze data and make sound recommendations based on the data/feedback

Able to apply time management strategies to complete tasks and responsibilities by recognized and assigned deadlines, and thorough understanding of task prioritization

Develop professional contacts and resources to support work productivity

Demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, customer service, ethical leadership, and continuing education to support the department's mission, vision, and values

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills

Knowledge of software specific to position a plus including Fusion, IMLeagues, Lucid Travel, Anthology Engage, and Microsoft office suite

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education + MVR
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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