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Assistant Director, Intramural Sports & Events

Posted: 03/05/2023

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Assistant Director, Intramural Sports & Events
Applications must be submitted through the University of Cincinnati website. Please click on the following link >
Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >
To view all available openings with the University of Cincinnati please visit >
About the University of Cincinnati 
Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff, and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
About the Campus Recreation
Campus Recreation is a proud part of Campus Services at the University of Cincinnati. Driven by leveraging expertise to provide a welcoming environment that enhances student success, Campus Services is committed to the student experience. Campus Recreation lives this mission by creating inclusive environments that inspire movement and community for all Bearcats to build and share a contagious energy for movement.
Job Overview
The Assistant Director of Intramural Sports & Events is responsible for the overall planning, direction and facilitation of the Intramural Sports program and large departmental events, including development, strategy and achievement of short- and long-term goals that support and enhance the mission, vision and values of Campus Recreation and the University. The Assistant Director has primary oversight of program development, student engagement, and student staff development for all programmatic areas, budget and capital planning and reconciliation, risk management and direct supervision of full-time staff. Within the main programmatic areas of Intramural Sports and Events, the Assistant Director has oversight of year-round season/sport planning, league development and facility/space scheduling for semester and summer leagues, tournaments, educational clinics and training. Additionally, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the development and management of departmental events and support of campus wide events such as student orientation, welcome week, homecoming and other student centric events. Event duties include creation, planning, staff leadership and mentoring, budget tracking and all aspects of event communication.
A vital component of this position is a demonstrated ability to work autonomously with initiative, critical and creative thinking, as well as a strong commitment to student development, collaboration, and customer service. Additionally, this position has financial, administrative and personnel responsibilities and will serve on departmental committees and work teams.
This position includes the ability for a hybrid work schedule with up to a 20% work from home option.
Essential Functions

  • Develop and achieve short- and long-term planning, strategy and goals that achieve the mission and vision and of intramural sports, events and the department.
  • Provide direction and leadership to full-time professional staff in Intramural Sports and Events.
  • Provides both direction and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approval of time off, etc.)
  • Identify and provide Intramural Sports, clinics, and/or education that are of interest to a growing and diverse student population.
  • Develop and update individual sport officials training and rules per sport including, but not limited to, basketball (5v5, 3v3), flag football (7v7, 4v4), volleyball (6v6, 4v4), soccer (11v11, 7v7), softball, ultimate frisbee, futsal, dodgeball, kickball, wallyball, tennis, racquetball, spikeball, and pickleball.
  • Develop intramural sports leagues, tournaments, and special events. Create and publish schedules and playoff brackets.
  • Create and deliver captain and player expectations for all IM opportunities and conduct player disciplinary meetings.
  • Develop and facilitate inter and intra departmental events including, but not limited to, student orientation, welcome week, homecoming and other student centric events.  Conduct full planning, facilitation, staff oversight and budget projections/reconciliation and event evaluations. 
  • Provide fiscal development and oversight in achieving intramural sports, event and department’s operating budgets. Develop and monitor monthly, quarterly and annual financial targets for revenue and expense budgets.
  • Establish program fees and charges, prepare purchase requests, payroll, and financial reports.
  • Coordinate program facility needs. Oversee equipment purchase, rental and replacement.
  • Create and implement marketing plans and materials including website updates.
  • Coordinate area specific assessment efforts, reports, participation data development and analysis; formulate, recommend, approve and implement policies, procedures, controls, and manage processes to advance service levels and improve efficiencies.
  • Assume lead or assist in various department responsibilities related to emergency action plan preparation and execution, safety/risk management, marketing, student development, and special events.
  • Facilitate ongoing, comprehensive training and development of staff. Ensure required certifications are earned and maintained
  • Serve as liaison to internal departments, external entities and community organizations and work to develop partnerships to enhance the student experience and reach groups with traditionally low participation in Campus Recreation programs.
  • Serve on various university, division and departmental committees and represent the department among various state and national associations.
Required Education
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Required Trainings/Certifications
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers with First Aid certification. Must be certified within six (6) months of employment.
Required Experience
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience including a minimum of one (1) year supervision experience.
  • Experience training, developing, and evaluating sport officials and supervisors.
  • Experience working with event or special event programming.
  • Ability to work weekends and evening hours, including outdoors.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers with First Aid Instructor certification.  Must be certified within six (6) months of employment.
  • Strong knowledge of sport rules and experience in officiating several sports including, but not limited to, flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and softball.
  • Officiating certifications at the state level.
  • Knowledge of various related systems including IMLeagues, CSI, SubItUp, C2C, Canva, Microsoft Office.
  • Proven commitment to student/staff development Demonstrated ability to take to identify problems, assess alternatives, render consistent and logical decisions.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Often
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Seldom
Application Process
  • Apply online via the University of Cincinnati Jobs website.
  • Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three references with your online application.
  • Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.
Applications must be submitted through the University of Cincinnati website. Please click on the following link >
Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >
To view all available openings with the University of Cincinnati please visit >
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
  • Competitive salary range of $52,000 - $64,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans include medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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