Coordinator Recreational Sports and Fitness Programs

83814, Coeur D'Alene
Mar 17, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Non-Profit Organizations & Associations
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College


Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for all phases of planning, organizing, promoting, implementing, and supervising comprehensive Recreational Sports and Fitness programs. The mission of these programs is to provide opportunities that foster community, instill a sense of belonging through physical activity, and provide a positive environment for students to develop both personally and professionally by offering many opportunities for involvement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Plans, coordinates, advertises, implements and supervises all Recreational Sports programs for NIC students and employees.
  • Schedules, promotes, and coordinates instruction for all Fitness programs for open recreation events in the SWRC.
  • Maintains all equipment associated with Recreational Sports and Fitness programs, which includes replacing, repairing, upgrading, and determining the need for additional equipment.
  • Supervises all interns, part-time, and work study employees in performing job duties related to on and off-campus activities and events associated with the Recreational Sports and Fitness programs.
  • Assists in the development and oversight of budgets for the Recreational Sports and Fitness programs and the student fees appropriated to the department for use as administrative and operational funds.
  • Implements risk management and safety procedures during all on and off-campus activities according to college and industry standards.
  • Maintains current operation manual including policies and procedures, emergency action plans, emergency contact information, forms and checklists, and equipment maintenance guidelines.
  • Compiles and evaluates program statistics and prepares related reports.
  • Abides by all college policies, rules, and regulations to include the Student Code of Conduct during any program on or off campus.
  • Maintains flexibility to work some evenings and weekends and travel evenings and weekends as required by program activities.
  • Keeps accurate and organized accounting of student funds when purchasing services or supplies for the program, which includes categorizing all program receipts and providing a written accounting of all program expenses to the Business Office, in accordance to college policy.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff, students, and the community.





Marginal Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties.

Education and Experience                  

Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Physical Education, Recreation or a related field; a minimum of two years of related experience and/or training in recreational programming within an academic setting or similar environment;

Must possess current certifications in the following: CPR/ First Aid/ AED and have a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • General knowledge of student development, recreational programming and specialized knowledge of challenge course facilitation, operations and safety
  • Understanding of risk management associated with wellness and recreation programs.
  • Effective skills in designing and delivering training and team building activities
  • Ability to speak clearly and effectively to large groups
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Windows and Office, and ability to learn college specific databases
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Ability to think critically, operate independently and exercise good personal judgement



Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use fingers and hands to keyboard or type and to handle materials and reach with hands and/or arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, pivot; talk or hear; and work at heights.  The employee is infrequently required to use hand tools.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move and/or carry up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance and with or without the aid of devices and/or equipment designed to assist in the lifting effort.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, and to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme temperatures, inclement weather, loud noises and dust. The employee is infrequently exposed to loud noises, blood borne pathogens and bodily fluids.   

Evening and weekend work and travel are required.