Coordinator - Competitive Sports & Adventure Recreation

Location US-AL-Jacksonville
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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.


The Coordinator of Competitive Sports and Adventure Recreation has full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of all Competitive Sports programs and Adventure Recreation trips and programming.  The Coordinator will supervise current operations within Stephenson Hall and develop programs for the new Student Fitness and Wellness Center opening in 2019.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all policies and procedure development for designated areas
  • Responsible for the recruiting, hiring, training, supervision, and mentoring of part-time employees within scope of program areas
  • Responsible for ordering, inventorying and maintaining all Intramural and Adventure Recreation equipment
  • Revise marketing publications and handbooks for all program areas
  • Specific responsibilities for the operation and management of the intramural program.
  • Demonstrate and teach conflict and risk management skills to entire competitive sports and Adventure Recreation staff
  • Oversee the development and organization of Adventure Recreation trips and pursuits
  • Schedule operation of an Adventure Recreation office and checkout area 
  • Develop the Club Sports program and serve as liaison with university and sports club officers
  • Explore and develop an effective team-building program
  • Develop an effective climbing wall operation and program in the new center 

Administrative Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the operating, preparation, forecasting and monitoring of income and expense budgets as it relates to program area
  • Responsible for ensuring competitive sports and adventure recreation areas stay in line with all the current trends in programming, technology and equipment
  • Evaluate performance of staff and program effectiveness through regular assessment
  • Manage budget, strategic planning, and assessment as it pertains to the program area
  • Prepare regular written communication such as monthly and annual reports, financial and participation reports and equipment inventory reports
  • Participate in professional team staff meetings and on university committees
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sport management or related field
  • At least one year of experience within campus recreation services or related field, or two years graduate assistant experience in similar setting
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and organizing intramurals, sport clubs and/or adventure recreation
  • Fiscal integrity
  • Human resource management abilities
  • Leadership and supervisory abilities
  • Ability to work as part of a professional team that collaborates effectively with colleagues
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm
  • Analytical skills to: identify problems, assess alternatives, render consistent, logical decisions
  • Ability to write concise, logical reports
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of standard practices in sports and campus recreation
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles
  • AED/CPR/FA certification (or willing to obtain)

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree concentration in recreation, sport management or related field
  • AED/CPR/FA Instructor certification (or willing to obtain)
  • Experience overseeing part-time employees within program areas
  • Competencies

Technical Competencies

  • 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 and critical thinking, initiative, motivation, planning and project management,decision making and judgment, business acumen, customer service, teamwork, diversity awareness, interpersonal relationships, communication, integrity, leadership, long-term focus, organizational learning and 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 and Physical Demands:


Work Environment

  • Office environment/fitness center environment
  • Non-smoking environment 
  • Moderate to loud noise
  • Be able to line field spaces when needed
  • Regional and national travel as required
  • Evening or weekend work as required                          

Physical Demands

  • Sitting at desk or table for at least 50% of the work day
  • Will need to go on certain number of trips per year pending the schedule.
  • Standing or walking for at least 50% of the work day
  • Occasional bending, stooping and lifting up to 45 lbs.
  • Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Hearing and talking


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