Graduate Supervisor- Competitive Sports & Camps

Location US-OH-Cleveland
Job ID
# Positions
Graduate Assistants
Salary Min
USD $12.00/Hr.


CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, Centers remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. Centers is currently operating campus recreation centers at ten universities/colleges within the United States.


About CENTERS, LLC @ Cleveland State University:

Cleveland State University opened the 120,000 square foot state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center in August 2006. Cleveland State University is selected as one of America’s Best Colleges by US News & World Report by providing a comprehensive metropolitan university committed to a high-quality education to students with diverse backgrounds, experiences, interests and needs. Enrolling 17,000 students and located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, the University offers 8 colleges with degrees in 200 undergraduate and graduate programs. Cleveland State University boasts an NCAA Division I athletics program and offers 200+ student clubs and organizations. With more than $500 million in new construction and building renovations there are 1,250 students living on-campus and 1,000 additional students living in the immediate area. Additionally, there are approximately 2,500 full and part-time faculty and staff employed by the University.


About Graduate Supervisors:

A Graduate Supervisor at Cleveland State University will gain the essential work and educational experience needed to obtain full-time employment in the sport management or exercise science field, particularly in campus recreation.  A Graduate Supervisor is required to work 20 hours per week in their supervisory role and up to 8 paid hours per week in various capacities throughout the recreation center (i.e. facility supervisor, intramural supervisor, membership representative, fitness instructor, personal trainer, etc.).  While recreation services cannot provide tuition remission to a Graduate Supervisor your annual earnings will help offset the cost of tuition.  Graduate Supervisors must be accepted into a College of Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University- and maintain good academic standing while in the Graduate Supervisor role.


The Graduate Supervisor Competitive Sports and Recreational Programs has the responsibility of supervising the Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Community Leagues, and Youth programs as well as assisting with any other Competitive Sports and Camps programming for the department.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Competitive Sports and Recreational Programs Coordinator with the oversight, training and supervision of staff hiring, scheduling, supervision and completion of bi-weekly payroll and monthly report
  • Assist with creating the administration of the Intramural Sports programs throughout the academic year
  • Create, develop and enforce administrative policies and procedures as it relates to Competitive Sports and Camps
  • Assist the Competitive Sports and Recreational Programs Coordinator with the annual budget to include preparation, forecasting, and monitoring of expense and revenue as it relates to area of responsibility
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with Student Life for Sport Club protocol
  • Serve as the Sport Club Council President and General Fee Advisory Committee Representative
  • Program one event/special event as the main contact
  • Assist with Sport Club Council fund allocation
  • Assist in the advisement of Sport Club Council
  • Attend all Staff and Committee meetings as assigned
  • Evening/Weekend work as required

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Weekly scheduling via for all Intramural activities
  • Weekly scheduling of all Intramural, Sport Club, and Camp staff via
  • Frequent communication with CSU Athletics pertaining to the scheduling of all Sport Club teams


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration, Exercise Science or closely related field
  • Acceptance into a College of Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University 
  • Current certification in CPR/AED/First Aid or ability to obtain 30 days after employment
  • One year of undergraduate experience in campus recreation and knowledge of basic practices in recreational sports
  • Leadership and supervisory abilities of undergraduate students and interns
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a professional team that collaborates effectively with colleagues
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that values entrepreneurial spirit, high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in the planning, executing, and leading of officials trainings and clinics
  • 2 years officiating at an Intramural level
  • Experience overseeing part-time staff within camp and adventure recreation

Technical Competencies:

  • Some knowledge of HR theories and best practices in recruitment and staff development.
  • Basic accounting knowledge; capability of understanding budgets.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Professional Competencies:

  • Adaptability, analytical & critical thinking, initiative & motivation, planning & project management, decision making & judgment, business acumen, customer service, teamwork, diversity awareness, interpersonal relationships, communication, integrity, leadership, long-term focus, organizational learning & change management

Human Relations:

  • Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, and giving information or instructions

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work Environment:

  • Office environment/ pool environment
  • Non-smoking environment
  • Moderate to loud noise
  • Occasional local, regional and national travel
  • Occasional evening or weekend work

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting at desk or table for at least 70% of the work day
  • Walking or working with facilities 30% of the work day
  • Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (while operating computer equipment)
  • Occasional bending, stooping
  • Eye-hand coordination (keyboard typing)
  • Hearing and talking


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