• Coordinator – Programs and Special Events

    Location US-MO-St. Louis
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  • 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.


    Core Responsibilities:

    • Work with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports in the management of summer camps and creation of additional camps as needed.
    • Oversee and manage family and youth programming to include, but not limited to, swim lessons, family nights, and youth after school programs.
    • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating camp counselors and camp staff.
    • Plan, implement and evaluate all departmental Special Event programs to include, but not limited to, Rock the Rec, Welcome Week, and off campus events.
    • Responsible for scheduling, organizing, creating and promoting the team-building program, U-LEAD ON.
    • Oversee the development and organization of U-LEAD ON program.
    • Oversee facility student staff as necessary.
    • Serve as departmental liaison for all Campus Recreation Special Events.
    • Assess effectiveness and satisfaction of programs, services and facilities.
    • Build strong partnerships on campus and with vendors.
    • Responsible for ordering, inventorying and maintaining all camps and special event equipment.
    • Responsible for all policies and procedures for designated areas of responsibility
    • Revise marketing publications and handbooks for all program areas as needed
    • Demonstrate and teach conflict and risk management skills to entire camps staff, challenge staff, and special events staff.


    • Responsible for the operating, preparation, forecasting and monitoring of income and expense budgets as it relates to program area.
    • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate all camp staff, U-LEAD ON staff, swim instructors, and guest services attendants.
    • Assist with the management of 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.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of professional experience, Master's degree preferred, in recreation, sport management or related field preferred
    • At least 2 years of progressive experience, preferably in recreation services or related field (graduate assistant experience can be accepted)
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures
    • Demonstrated experience in managing and organizing camps and challenge programs
    • 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 recreational sports
    • Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles



    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 environment/fitness center environment
    • Non-smoking environment
    • Moderate to loud noise
    • Regional and national travel as required
    • Evening or weekend work as required

    Physical Demands

    • Sitting at desk or table for at least 60% 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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