1942 Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports


TITLE Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Director of Campus Recreation

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Campus Recreation


The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports supervises and coordinates the recreational sports programs, including intramural sports which supplement the University’s academic program and provides guidance and support for registered student organization sport club programs. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports manages event promotion and hires, trains, and supervises graduate assistants and undergraduate student staff. The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Recreational Sports assists with long-range planning and goal-setting, working with budgets, maintaining financial and historical records, and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.


Education: A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. A degree with an emphasis in recreational sports management, college student personnel, student affairs, or other related area is preferred.

Experience: Two years of experience working in recreational sports is required; preference will be given to candidates having experience with direct administrative responsibilities in intramural sports and registered student organization sport club programs. A strong background in risk management, especially as it relates to intramural sports and registered student organization sport clubs, is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of intramural sports league scheduling and registered student organization sport club programs is preferred.

Skills: Requires effective organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. A working knowledge of financial operations is preferred.

Certifications: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and First Aid instructor certifications are required or must be obtained within ninety days of employment. A valid Missouri Driver’s License is required or must be obtained within thirty days of employment.

Other: The scope of the position requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, and workshops.


1. Manages the daily operations of the intramural sports program by developing and maintaining safety and operating procedures, conducting program evaluations and assessments, purchasing and maintaining equipment, and ensuring that staff adhere to and are trained on risk management procedures.

2. Provides guidance and support for registered student organization sport club programs.

3. Assists with programs in other areas of Campus Recreation such as fitness and wellness, open recreation, outdoor recreation, aquatics, special events, and general operations, as needed.

4. Assists in the planning and implementation of changes in programming of Campus Recreation related to intramural sports.

5. Assists in the development of the annual budget and uses learning outcomes to develop program goals for recreational sports programs including intramural sports.

6. Coordinates the hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluation of all undergraduate student employees and graduate assistants within the recreational sports program.

7. Promotes intramural sports activities by maintaining web pages and planning and implementing promotional activities and materials.

8. Assures the involvement of a broad campus base and develops the support of related organizations by developing co-sponsored or complementary programs and forming strong networking ties with campus organizations, departments, and campus programming committees.

9. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

10. Remains competent and current though self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.

11. Contributes to the success of Campus Recreation by performing other duties assigned by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.


The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Recreational Sports is supervised by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation and supervises student employees and graduate assistants.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 3 - 270 Points: Supervision of a limited number of (a) operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees who do not exercise a full range of supervisory responsibilities over other full-time employees, (b) a very small number of professional employees, or an equivalent combination of (a) and (b). The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including performance reviews of subordinates. The incumbent is generally responsible for training, planning, and directing the work of permanent employees, and provides major input into hiring decisions. Supervisory responsibilities consume moderate amounts of work time and may include general work planning tasks.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.