PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Director of Intramurals will direct, organize, supervise and evaluate all aspects of the intramural program at the University of Chicago
The Director of Intramurals will coordinate and manage the Department’s intramural program. Specific responsibilities are outlined below. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and creating an environment of inclusion. The Director of Intramurals reports to the Associate Director of Athletics for Recreation and Fitness.
•Direct, organize, supervise and evaluate all intramural activities at the University of Chicago
•Provide a platform in which students can compete with and against one another in a safe, positive environment
•Administer a fun and social intramural program meant to build community, provide opportunities to socialize with others and promote healthy living
•Create, maintain and distribute intramural policies and procedures
•Promote all intramural activities through social media, print materials and other mediums
•Hire, train, supervise and evaluate all officials, supervisors and office workers
•Process payroll for all officials, supervisors and office workers
•Develop, maintain and communicate all safety and emergency intramural protocol
•Manage the intramural budget; authorize intramural equipment purchases and repairs
•Design, purchase and distribute championship t-shirts
•Administrate both the Maroon and Phoenix Cup championship point systems
•Foster friendly competition between and amongst undergraduate residence halls and graduate programs
•Work with Housing & Residence Life and UChicagoGRAD to promote all intramural activities
•Coordinate and schedule all officiated/supervised intramural activities with the Department’s Athletic Facilities Staff
•Maintain participation and eligibility records
•Oversee equipment inventory
•Supervise and maintain both online and “manual” registration systems
•Attend and supervise intramural events; supervising and/or officiating as necessary
•Maintain an active individual and professional NIRSA membership
•Serve on campus-wide wellness committees
•Assist with directing and operating the Department’s summer recreation day camp
•Perform other duties as assigned
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required Excellent communication skills Familiarity with NCAA rules and Division III philosophy required Excellent verbal and written communication required Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments concurrently required
Required: Bachelor’s degree; Adult and Child CPR/AED certification
Preferred: Knowledge of IMLeagues, UChicago’s preferred online league registration program
Required: Previous leadership and/or supervisory experience in a sports/recreation setting within higher education
Preferred: Experience in managing a collegiate intramural program
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Proven leadership in a collegiate setting
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Highly organized with knowledge of intramural programming and oversight
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and IMLeagues
Commitment to enrich the life of the whole person and to engage the student community through fitness and recreation to encourage holistic and healthy living
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
Internal Number: JR01883
About University of Chicago
At the University of Chicago, the philosophy of the intercollegiate athletic program directly supports the College's commitment to excellence.
Intercollegiate athletics are considered a component of a liberal education, complementary to its central academic mission. A diverse, challenging athletic program supplements the rigorous academic curriculum. The lessons learned through athletic endeavors represent an invaluable part of the nonacademic aspects of a balanced education.
The primary focus of the intercollegiate athletic program is the student athlete.
The goal is a positive educational experience. Participation in the intercollegiate athletic program should enhance an individual's personal, educational, and social development. Achieving this goal is based on a commitment to excellence.
The Department maintains an environment that supports the student athletes' commitment to achieving their full potential. The arena in which this occurs is the competitive environment. The preparation for, and participation in, intercollegiate athletic competition creates a focal point for learning and provides valuable feedback on the progress of development.