Coordinator of Recreational Services

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.   

Job Title: Coordinator of Recreational Services  

Department: Student Activities  

Reports To: Director of Student Activities  

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Time Requirements:  Normal weekly requirement is 40 hours, but due to the nature of the position many hours do not fit into the 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday model.  Numerous intramural programs and events are hosted through Student Activities outside of operating hours. Therefore, there are weeks when additional hours are required beyond the normal 40-hour work week.   

Summary Description: The Coordinator of Recreational Services is responsible for coordinating recreational programming, intramural events, and health and fitness initiatives.   

Functional Description:  

  1. As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks. 
  1. Coordinate all aspects of the Intramural Program including planning, scheduling, marketing, registration, policy enforcement, program and equipment evaluation. 
  1. Supervise student leaders including student directors, supervisors, officials, field crew, and game day managers.  
  1. Maintain intramural equipment and facilities. 
  1. Coordinate marketing of intramural events using IM Leagues, social media, web pages, and print media as needed.  
  1. Coordinate development of conduct policy and adjudicate conduct violations.  
  1. Regularly assess intramural programming.  
  1. Coordinate all aspects of Recreational Services trips.  
  1. Manage Recreational Services trips and fees.  
  1. Maintain and organize fitness equipment in MSAC facilities, including weight room, cardio room, game room, etc.  
  1. Coordinate new initiatives to support the health and fitness of the student body.   
  1. Prepare annual objectives for programming, coordinate assessments, and report results.  
  1. Attend Student Activities and University meetings and functions.  
  1. Coordinate or assist with special projects or committees as designated by the Director of Student Activities  
  1. Support mission and function of Student Activities department, including other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Activities 
  1. Summer Student Experience Support: During the summer this position will work with Student Experience to assist with the following: 

1. Provides support for the planning and execution of Summer Orientation.  

2. Assists in the training of summer orientation student staff. 

3. Assists in the execution of summer camps and conferences. 

4. Performs other duties as assigned or required. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervise 4 intramural student directors, 4 intramural student supervisors, and approximately 30-40 intramural student officials.   

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field required. Master’s Degree preferred 

Experience:   One to two years in an area of Student Services or a field of recreation preferred. 

Required Skills:  The successful candidate will develop a sense of belonging and a welcoming community for all students through recreational programming, be skilled in personnel management and supervision, collaborate effectively with campus stakeholders, have knowledge and experience in areas of recreation including sports, games, and fitness, and be proficient in organizing and administering a diverse range of programs.  

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The position requires working at a computer for moderate periods of time, daily walking (including up and down stairs) to various areas of the MSAC, the ability to lift and move 50 pounds (for moving and setting up equipment, tables, chairs, etc), and the ability to walk and be outside for moderate periods of time in varying weather conditions to monitor outdoor sports and events.  

General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation. 

The position involves working closely with students, faculty, and staff within the university setting as well as members of the local community.  The ability to develop and maintain good personal relationships is essential.  While much of the job is office related, the work environment includes fitness facilities, recreational fields, and travel to outdoor and local attractions. 

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.