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Assistant Director for Club and Intramural Sports

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Assistant Director for Club and Intramural Sports

DIVISION: Administration & Facilities




REPORTS TO: Associate Director for Recreation & Wellness/Student-Athlete Performance

SUPERVISES:  The Assistant Director for Club and Intramural Sports exercises direct supervision over 1 Intramural Sports Coordinator, 15 to 20 work study students/intern(s), and 10 to 15 part-time Club Sport Coaches/Instructors.

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Assistant Director for Club and Intramural Sports oversees the administration, organization, supervision, evaluation, and development of comprehensive club sport and intramural programs. The incumbent oversees the operational, financial and personnel functions and serves as the primary contact and administrator for the programs. Club sports has a range of competitive and instructional clubs with several hundred participants while the intramural program has sports offered throughout the year in both competitive and recreational formats. The Assistant Director works to expand activity offerings in line with University needs and industry trends and delivers programming that promotes engagement and supports the campus goals of enrollment, engagement, retention, inclusion, wellness, and morale.


  • Supports recruitment activity for club sports and intramurals, growing the recreational and competitive offerings
  • Coordinates and oversees club sports programs including the development and maintenance of the club sports infrastructure (e.g., a club sport handbook, individual club sport bylaws, budget plans, and  risk management protocols)
  • Assists club leaders with fiscal procedures
  • Provides guidance and learning opportunities for club sport leaders and participants, including conducting regular meetings with club officers
  • Advises and provides leadership development and mentoring to all club officers to assist them with the administration of individual club activities and adherence with campus, conference, and governing bodies' policies
  • Educates club sport representatives on department, conference, University, state, and federal policies and laws (e.g., hazing, fundraising, branding, scheduling)
  • Attends club sport and intramural functions and meetings to maintain effective liaison image and visibility
  • Collaborates with students in forming new clubs sports and oversees the process for adding new club sports 
  • Coordinates and oversees a risk management plan to ensure compliance with the industry standard of care and executes collects, and maintains related forms ( e.g., liability waivers, insurance, scheduling contracts, accident reports)
  • Supports and provides opportunities for the campus community in a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational and intramural activities, including but not limited to team and individual activities/tournaments/leagues and fitness challenges
  • Maintains participation records for annual reporting
  • Coordinates efforts in fundraising for supplemental funding (e.g., Corsair Challenge)
  • Coordinates the facility preparation for home club sports and intramural events and weekly practice schedules
  • Oversees  the intramural budget to ensure fiscal responsibility
  • Works in cooperation with departments and student government to recognize and fund club sports
  • Maintains short and long-term goals for club sports and intramural sports programs
  • Establishes a Student Advisory Board that meets annually to discuss recommendations for programming
  • Responsible for the purchase, inventory, and maintenance of equipment
  • Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates work study students (e.g., officials, supervisors) and assigned staff, conveying expectations and job duties, tracking student hours worked and approving time
  • Assists with the supervision of the Fitness Center and summer rentals
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned and/or the job description changed periodically to reflect changing organization needs


  • EDUCATION:     
    • Bachelor’s Degree                                           
  • EXPERIENCE:     
    • Demonstrated experience (over three years) administering all aspects of club and intramural programs
    • Demonstrated experience (over three years) working within a collegiate athletic or recreation department
  • OTHER:             
    • Works nights and weekends
    • Current national certification in or willingness to obtain CPR/AED and First Aid Training


  • Master’s degree
  • Proficiency and familiarity with marketing through social media platforms


  • High level of organization skills, attention to detail and the ability to multitask
  • Excellent customer service skills, including a high level of interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic safety and risk management as they relate to club sports and intramurals
  • Knowledge of intramurals and club sports programming and administration
  • Knowledge of scheduling software (e.g., IM Leagues) and website management
  • The successful candidate will be a team player and will have a commitment to the goals and mission of the department
  • Strong interest and involvement in sporting activities
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external constituents using in-person, writing, website, and social media
  • Knowledge of student development and the ability to relate effectively with students
  • Ability to lead staff and work effectively with diverse groups
  • Ability to use good judgment
  • A high level of skill in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, and internet applications
  • Be self-motivated and possess the ability to work as part of a productive and cohesive team
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weeknights and weekends
  • Willingness to adjust hours to participate in activities outside normal working hours
  • Capacity to work cooperatively with other operational areas of the University to achieve outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to cope with conflicting departmental demands

 SALARY: $68,565.00-87,858.09

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And More!

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Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship is not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for internal applicants is July 3, 2024.

The review of internal and external applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.

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