• Assistant Director - Competitive Sports

    Location US-WV-Huntington
    Job ID
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    Assistant Directors
  • Overview

    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 within the United States.


    The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports & Camps is responsible for the oversight and management of all competitive sports and camp programming. This position will manage part-time officials, supervisors and youth program staff as well as the oversight of the adventure recreation program area and related staff. The Assistant Director will also assist in the management of all competitive sports facility spaces.


    Core Responsibilities:

    • Assist with recruiting, selecting and training intramural sport officials and supervisors.
    • Assist in the coordination and manage summer and holiday camp programming.
    • Responsible for the management and inventory of all sport and camp supplies.
    • Responsible for all policies and procedures for designated areas of responsibility.
    • Plan, schedule and assign staff to the summer and day camp programs.
    • Revise marketing publications and handbooks for all program areas.
    • Evaluate performance and program effectiveness.
    • Demonstrate and teach conflict and risk management skills to entire competitive sports student staff.
    • Assist in managing all spaces related to competitive sports programming as it relates to risk management and policy development.

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the operating, preparation, forecasting and monitoring of income and expense budgets as it relates to program area.
    • Assist with scheduling, recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating intramural student supervisors, officials, scorekeepers, sport club presidents, and solely train and schedule all camp counselors.
    • Responsible for ensuring programs are in line with current industry trends.
    • 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.

    Site Specific Responsibilities:

    • Serve as direct supervisor for Coordinator of Adventure Recreation & Camps.
    • Oversee the management and collaboration of the University Club Sport program.
    • Assist in facility scheduling as it relates to program areas of responsibility.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
    • At least two years of programming experience preferred.
    • Experience working in a collegiate/community recreation environment, strong communication and presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated experience within organizing sports and/or camp management.
    • Knowledge of standard practices and demonstrated experience in recreational sports.
    • Leadership and supervisory abilities.
    • Ability to work as part of, and lead a team that collaborates effectively with colleagues.
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm.
    • Analytical skills to: identify problems, assess alternatives, and render consistent, logical decisions.
    • Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyle choices.
    • Previous officiating experience preferred.



    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 and Physical Demands:


    Work Environment

    • Office/outdoor/field 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
    • Working in fitness center/field environment at least 30% of day
    • Teach fitness class/personal training sessions as required
    • 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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