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Intramural Sports & Community Programs Coordinator - (Student Services)

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Position type: EAP - 12-Month Adjunct AP (Administrative Professional)
Location: Allendale
Categories: Student Services

Summary: The Intramural Sports Coordinator will assist in the overall administration and implementation of intramural sports and community programs. The Recreation & Wellness department provides structured programming options to foster health and wellbeing, learning, leadership, and inclusion.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Sport Management, Higher Education or related field.
  • One year of experience in intramural sports programming
  • Must be able to officiate at least one (1) sport, and have the willingness to learn other sports.
  • Experience preparing and leading educational presentations and trainings
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as training or events require.
  • Must have strong verbal & written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a cohesive, energetic team

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Higher Education or related field.
  • Active sports official at the high school level or above.
  • Experience with summer camp programs
  • Experience with Unified Sports
  • Current American Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor certification
  • Experience in personnel management and implementing a student development model.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Recruit, hire, schedule, supervise and evaluate part-time student staff
  • Coordinate intramural sports trainings and ongoing development strategies for sports officials.
  • Responsible for onsite supervision during evening and weekend intramural sports events
  • Oversee the administration, promotion, registration and league scheduling for all intramural sports leagues on the Allendale campus and downtown Grand Rapids
  • Manage community programing, including leagues, tournaments and camps
  • Oversee Unified Sports Program
  • Assist with budget forecasting and management, including staff payroll tracking and revenue generation
  • Ensure proper enforcement of department policies and procedures and conduct regular evaluation of sport rules
  • Coordinate risk management efforts and equipment inventory
  • Cultivate an inclusive, safe, and diverse environment; address customer comments, concerns, behavior, and conduct issues as necessary.
  • Align program with NIRSA best practices through continued policy, procedure and sports specific rules development.
  • Promote NIRSA engagement to foster student development.
  • Maintain professional standards and philosophy of the Division of Student Affairs
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope, responsibility and requirements of the job.  

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  Recreation and Wellness/Student Services

Campus: Allendale

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: June 23, 2021

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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