Recreation Coordinator (Intramural Sports and Sports Camps)

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Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Athletics/Recreation

Department: Sports and Recreation

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Director of Intramurals & Physical Education and the Director of Programming and Membership Services, the Recreation Coordinator (Intramurals & Sports Camps) is responsible for the development and management of the intramural sports program and athletics sports camps.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

● Assist in the interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluating of supervisors, officials and office workers
● Assist in scheduling tournaments, leagues and events
● Develop curriculum and measurable evaluation tools for intramural officials’ clinics and training
● Assist with training emergency procedures to supervisors and officials
● Create and manage weekly employee scheduling.
● Manages scheduling software (IMLeagues)
● Assist with the budget, payroll, purchases and equipment inventory
● Assist with semester participation statistics and annual reports
● Review existing program offering each year, evaluate program according to participation
● Assist with program marketing and promotions
● Assisting with the supervision and management of Intramural Fields.
● Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.
● Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
● Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Sports Camps, Clinics and Tournaments include the following (other duties may be assigned):
● Consult with the director and varsity coaches for program goals
● Assist in the development of policies, procedures and programmatic details
● Coordinate pre-and post-program development and execution, including application management, logistical planning, day-to-day operation and program evaluation
● Schedule facilities, reserve equipment, order supplies and coordinate requests
● Assist with registration set-up, management and reporting needs
● Assist with program marketing, including the creation of promotional materials, website management and social media engagement
● Serve as a liaison between multiple campus partners in the set-up and ongoing coordination of program operations
● Hire, train, supervise and evaluate support staff
● Assist with ensuring NCAA compliance, institutional policies and other matters pertaining to risk management
● Onsite supervision and participation during the operational time of programs
● Create a culture of excellent customer service to ensure a positive atmosphere
● Assist with financial reporting as well as identifying potential new fundraising sources

Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

● Bachelor's degree in recreation administration, sport management or related field

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● One to two years of experience in recreation or sport-based environment
● Good understanding and knowledge of Recreation Services and Varsity Athletics
● Demonstrates knowledge of sports rules and officiating mechanics
● Ideal candidate will possess strong leadership, customer service, team building and decision making skills
● Possess a current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification or ability to obtain

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Master's degree in recreation management sports management, or related field
● 1 - 2 years work experience in IM and/or sports camp in higher education
● Youth Sports Program Knowledge
● Experience and strong background in sports officiating
● Experience with Intramural sports scheduling software (IM League)
● Direct personal management experience of student staff, including experience recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and evaluations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Excellent verbal and written communication, organization, management, leadership, and professional skills.
● A working computer knowledge using Microsoft Office and Adobe products in a Windows/network environment.
● Ability to control and provide services to diverse groups of people of all ages
● Knowledge and experience with safety and risk management, as it pertains to both intramural sports and sports camps settings
● Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
● Demonstrated commitment to contributing to a safe work environment.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Demonstrated knowledge and ability in officiating various sports, scheduling and sports rules
● Proven commitment to student and staff development and customer service
● A demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve and meet deadlines
● Ability to collaborate effectively as a member of a goal-oriented team
● Possess analytical skills to identify problems, assess alternatives, and render consistent, logical decisions
● Possess organizational, supervisory and time management skills
● Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate a variety of recreation activities simultaneously
● Maintain a professional standard of performance on daily tasks

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to complete routine reports. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to customers or employees.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of problems in standardized situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in the mathematical, diagram, written, or oral form.

Work Environment and/or 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.
● While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and reach with hands and arms.
● The employee is regularly required to talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel an object; and taste or smell and be able to communicate with others via cell phone or radio.
● The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds;
● Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.
● Moderate to loud noise
● Ability to react to emergency situations by quick movements, strenuous activity, and on occasion assist in lifting persons in distress of varying weights.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The qualifications and specifications mentioned above are intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar kind or level of difficulty. The position will be filled based on qualifications regardless of Race, Color, Disability, Sex, Sexual Orientation, National Origin, Height, Weight, Age, Veteran, or Marital Status.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable. No less than $37,500.

Title of Position Supervisor

Director of Intramurals and Physical Education & Director of Programming and Membership Services

Posting Type

Internal & External Posting

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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