Coordinator - Intramural Sports

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Coordinator - Intramural Sports

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

Job Summary:
We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position: Coordinator - Intramural Sports

The Coordinator for Intramural Sports (CIMS) reports to the Associate Director for Campus Recreation (ADCR), serves as a member of the Campus Recreation team, and will assume primary responsibility for planning, operation, and evaluation of Intramural (I.M.) Sports. As a leader within Student Affairs and the university, the CIMS models EWU's values and mission. I.M. Sports is a $140,000 program, which includes the management of approximately 15-20 seasonal sports leagues, and 6-10 special events throughout the academic year. The program focuses on providing extracurricular engagement through quality sports programs. The program serves over 1500 students, staff, and faculty annually.
Administrative: Under the guidance of the ACDR, the CIMS plays a leading role in defining and achieving I.M. Sports program goals. For over 30 years, the I.M. Sports program has been one of the most popular programs at EWU (1,500+ unique participants per year). The program's past successes are attributed to thorough officials training, dependable program quality, and student centric community traditions. The CIMS is expected to translate program success into regular qualitative and quantitative reports. The I.M. Sports program adheres to Campus Recreation's core values, which include:

  • Risk Management: The CIMS is responsible for managing all perceived and actual risks associated with sports programs. This is accomplished through staff training, conducting facility audits, preparation of first aid staff, and promoting positive sportsmanship.
  • Inclusion: All EWU students should be welcomed within the I.M. sports program, and their diversity should be reflected in the program's staff, programs offered, and policy development. This includes developing new programs that emphasize accessibility and leverage new technology.
  • Professionalism: The I.M. Sports program should aspire to achieve the highest possible quality in each event. All students should receive proper training to be successful in their roles.
  • Stewardship: The I.M. Sports program should continually promote EWU's brand, and foster a strong campus community through sportsmanship.

Field: The CIMS is expected to work regular afternoons and evenings, and occasional weekends. The position conducts hiring, training, direct supervision, and on-sight evaluation of 15+ student staff. The position adapts league schedules based on evolving weather conditions. The CIMS meets regularly with program partners, including recreation facilities staff.

The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor ’s degree in recreation management, physical education, exercise science, or closely related field
  • 2 years of leadership experience managing adult sports programs, including league or tournament management experience
  • Experience implementing officials trainings, with working knowledge of risk management standards and practices in Intramural Sports programming
  • Experience maintaining sports league equipment inventory
  • Experience with recreation/league management software (IM Leagues, Fusion, etc.)
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in recreation management, physical education, exercise science, or closely related field
  • Current instructor certification for CPR and First Aid
  • Experience working as a club, high school, or collegiate sports official in any of the following: volleyball, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, or other emerging sports
  • Experience directly implementing an officials training in at least 3 of the following sports: volleyball, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, or other emerging sports
  • Experience with developing formal program assessment, student learning outcomes, and quarterly/annual program reports
  • Bilingual; ability to speak English and Spanish
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Experience facilitating outdoor leadership programming
  • Experience developing adaptive sports, para sports, unified sports, and/or eSports

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 25
Responsibility / Duty:
Staff leadership and supervision:
  • Coordinate recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of 15+ student employees
  • Teach officials training for student employees (soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball, and other emerging sports)
  • Assess student performance, provide timely feedback, facilitate formal evaluations
  • Process staff timesheets on time each pay period

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty:
Program administration:
  • Engage in program marketing and recruit student participation in I.M. Sports programs and events
  • Develop and refine program policies regularly
  • Respond to questions, concerns, and requests from students, faculty, staff, and the community
  • Implement systems to manage conflicts, and reduce risks associated with hostile or potentially hostile participants.
  • Connect with student participants in the field to receive their feedback and strengthen community

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty:
Risk management:
  • Continually refine and manage risk presented by I.M. Sports program
  • Research best practices for I.M. Sports program
  • Develop training curricula, systems, forms, etc. to aid in risk management
  • Propose facility enhancements, and new technology options to ADCR in order to improve risk management within I.M. Sports program

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 15
Responsibility / Duty:
Program goals and communication:
  • Assist ADCR to steer program goals and direction
  • Promote I.M. Sports programs to existing campus communities (Greek Life, Res Halls, Club/Org)
  • Implement long-term program improvements
  • Collaborate with recreation facility and grounds staff to meet program needs
  • Develop new adaptive, eSports leagues and tournaments

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty:
Budget and purchasing:
  • Track program expenditures and revenue generation.
  • Oversee purchasing and equipment life-cycle tracking

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty:
Other administrative tasks:
  • Attend meetings
  • Manage requisite paperwork
  • Support activities and programs sponsored by EPIC Adventures and Club Sports as needed.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
Special Note: This position, during the course of university employment, will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value. The position may involve unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults and children under the age of 16. Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check prior to beginning employment and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to federal immigration laws.

Additionally, this position is expected to maintain a current certification in CPR and First Aid throughout their term of employment. CPR and First Aid certification must be obtained within first 4 months of hire.
  • This position is expected to work regular afternoons and evenings, and occasional weekends, to be scheduled in advance through adjustment of hours for the applicable week. While this position is eligible for overtime/comp time, all such additional time must be approved before the overtime is worked.

This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary Information: $40,308 - $52,476

Posting Date: 05/28/2021
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 6/18/2021
Screening to Begin: 06/21/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 6/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time