Coordinator of Campus Recreation

Alfred, NY
Jun 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Professional

Department: Office of Student Engagement

Location: Alfred, NY

Posted: Apr 03, '17

Type: Full-time

Job Description:

The Coordinator of Campus Recreation provides comprehensive administrative supervision over programming, personnel, budgets, risk management, recreational amenities and upkeep as well as certifications required to use such spaces. Through a number of student based resources and campus based amenities, the Coordinator will oversee the support of our Intramural and Club based initiatives and be designated for oversight of our campus recreational amenities such as the Climbing Wall, Ropes Course, Pioneer Trail, Pioneer Tubing Hill and our Outdoor Multipurpose Court. Campus Recreation is a part of the Student Affairs division at Alfred State and will directly report to the Director of Student Engagement.


Reports to: Director of Student Engagement

Supervises: 12-15 Recreation Leaders


Intramural Sports

Recruit, select, and train all student employees
Implementation of comprehensive Fall and Spring sports schedule
Oversight of facilities, amenities and playing areas for maintenance, preparation, safety and scheduling

Outdoor Recreation

Oversight of related equipment, to including inventory management, repair and replacement, check out processes, and liability waivers
Implementation of multiple excursion events each fall and spring semester
Administration of agreement with local climbing/bouldering center

Indoor Recreation

Oversight of the campus Rock Wall located in the Student Leadership Center.
Oversight of the ropes course located within the Student Leadership Center
Administration of agreement with local climbing/bouldering center

Club Sports

Serve as primary affinity advisor to all recreational club sports (currently Pioneer Woodsman, Archery and other non-intercollegiate competitive clubs)
Ensure implementation of annual schedule, league compliance and registration, and open recruitment
Connect and resource qualified coaches to existing and future Club sports teams
Work to increase club sport offerings in number of options and with special emphasis on seeking out women's opportunities

Secondary Functions

Budget oversight for all functional areas
Office oversight and supervision of related staff and scheduling
Assessment of offerings and student needs in all areas
Work with related departments and facility managers to obtain use of effective programming space
Policy and procedure review, implementation, and enforcement
Regular analysis of current program and service trends within field of Campus Recreation


  • Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sport Management or appropriate related field.
  • Two years of experience in the promotion, design, development, and administration of recreational programs
  • Valid driver's license and/or ability to obtain valid driver's license.

  • Master's degree.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of recreational equipment and the ability to maintain equipment inventory including procurement and rental operations.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing/facilitating a low ropes challenge course and/or indoor climbing wall.
  • Familiarity with inspecting facility for risk management or maintenance concerns and resolving problems independently prior to activity.
  • Current membership/involvement in one or more of the following professional organizations: ACCT, AEE, AMGA, AORE, NOLS, NIRSA, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in the training and supervision of student employees and volunteers to accomplish program operations.
  • Availability to work flexible schedule, evenings and weekends depending on activities being offered.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience with successful event management and/or coordination.
  • Possess American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certification or must obtain within the first year of employment.
  • Current National Certification or equivalent in one of the following: ACCT Level 1 Challenge Course Practitioner; ACCT Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner; ACCT Challenge Course Manager; AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor; PCIA Top Rope Climbing Instructor; and/or AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
  • Demonstrated experience using and maintaining a wide range of outdoor equipment as a component of a rental operation.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite 2010 or equivalent product.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume.


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