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Coordinator for Sports Programs

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Athletics and Coaching
Boone, NC

Faculty Rank: No

Position Number: 089751

Department: University Recreation - 360000

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in recreation, sport management, physical education, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates our shared humanity through the spirit of sports.
  • 1 year of relevant experience in sports rules design/implementation, programming, officiating experience, and training officials and staff supervision. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
  • First Aid and CPR Instructor or ability to earn certification 90 days after hiring.
License/Certification Required

Maintain CPR/AED, First-Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens Instructor Certifications in order to serve as an instructor for UREC.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree in recreation, sport management, physical education or related fields.
  • Experience administering and/or delivering recreation and intramural sports in a college recreation setting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Operations
  • Design, implementation, management, evaluation, delivery, and expansion of UREC Recreation and Intramural Sports
  • Hiring, mentoring, supervising, training, and developing part-time student staff, non-student employees, and interns who support Recreation and Intramural Sports.
  • Supervise a team of undergraduate student staff who will help with the overall implementation and leadership of the Intramural and Sports program
  • Ensure continuity in departmental and university business practices across Recreation and Intramural Sports (e.g., Waivers, Incident / Accident Reporting, Annual Reports, etc.)
  • Maintain proficiency with University Recreation software applications including, but not limited to, Fusion, TimeClock Plus, and When2Work.
  • Under the guidance of the UREC Communication team and working with the Assistant Director for Sports Programs, design and implement program outreach and communication strategies that connect, design, and invite students to be engaged in Recreation and Intramural Sports on campus.
  • Hold self, students, and staff members accountable to departmental expectations of creating an inclusive environment at UREC facilities and programs.
  • Implementation of sports officiating development program that will support Recreation and Intramural Sports
  • Developing and implementing program policies and risk management plans that support programs and events
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Mentor students to develop and utilize skills to work with diverse student populations.
  • Recruit and mentor an intentionally diverse team of student staff that represent the App State Community.
  • Hold self, students, and staff members accountable to departmental expectations of creating an inclusive program environment at UREC facilities.
  • Promote a risk-taking and engaging working environment.
  • Maintain sensitivity to different perspectives and identities.
  • Challenge cultural norms to explore change and expand the margins to include everyone.
  • Provide programming direction and resources to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion across the program.
Student Development
  • The recruitment and training of a student staff team of 50+ for Recreation & Intramural Sports (including Officials, Sports Supervisors, Scorer/Timers, and Program Managers)
  • Design, coordinate, and lead training opportunities that focus on the growth and development of student self-awareness, group dynamics, leadership, and employability skill sets.
  • Actively engage in reflection of personal identity and how it influences work with students and colleagues.
  • Design and implement student staff learning opportunities that focus on their growth, self-awareness, and development of employability skill sets.
  • Teach CPR, AED, and First Aid classes for University Recreation Student Staff and App State community participants.
  • Develop and coordinate staff appreciation initiatives in order to retain student employees and build a sense of belonging within the team.
Fiscal Management
  • Assist in the annual budgeting process for the Recreation and Intramural Sports area which includes developing, forecasting, and reporting on revenues and expenses related to Recreation and Intramural Sports.
  • Assist in the budgeting, tracking, and reconciliation of expenses related to Recreation and Intramural Sports on a monthly basis.
  • Evaluate the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the Recreation and Intramural Sports asset inventory.
  • Approve daily payroll for Recreation and Intramural Sports student employees and monitor reported time.
Risk Management
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate program policies and risk management plans.
  • Monitor Recreation and Intramural Sports industry trends and recommend modifications to risk management policies and procedures.
  • Ensure continuity in departmental and university business practices for Recreation and Intramural Sports including managing student employee certifications, compliance with FERPA and HIPAA regulations, App State vehicle driving certifications, and First Aid/CPR Certifications.
Facility and Equipment Management
  • Assist with the day-to-day management and supervision of the State Farm Field complex
  • Revise, enhance, and maintain the current employee manual and operational procedures.
  • Maintain an accurate, up-to-date inventory of Recreation and Intramural Sports equipment according to industry standards, and create a plan for replacing gear on a timely basis.
Departmental Leadership and Support
  • Establish effective and positive rapport with program staff, university personnel, students, and University Recreation users.
  • In conjunction with the University Recreation Pro-Staff, participate, lead, and/or coordinate departmental initiatives including Fall Training, Fall and Spring Hiring Sessions, etc.
  • Provide departmental and divisional support by participating in various hiring committees and Student Affairs events and initiatives.
  • Participate in UREC Committees, Work Teams, and other areas within the department to advance departmental strategic goals and objectives.
  • Continue professional development by involvement in professional organizations and participating in regular continuing education.
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
9:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: Yes

Suggested Salary Range: $40,000 - $41,000

Physical Demands of Position

Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time. Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations sound.

Posting Date: 09/16/2022

Closing Date

Open Until Filled: No

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 01/17/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents and answer supplemental questions:

1) Cover Letter, which summarizes qualifications and expresses interest in the position.

2) Resume

3) Name and contact information for at least three professional references.

4) Response to supplemental questions

Search Chair Name
Paul Hartleb

Search Chair Email

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. This position may or may not be eligible for H-1B sponsorship; EHRA positions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To request further information about sponsorship for this position, please contact International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach at

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