Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Intramural Sports

Murray State University
Murray, KY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:


Job Title:

Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Intramural Sports

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Exempt (Monthly)


Wellness Ctr

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the overall supervision of intramural programs, facilities, and entry-level staff. This position requires critical thinking skills, the ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

  • Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, schedule, and supervise the intramural sports student staff, including the graduate assistant, supervisors, and sport officials.
  • Plan and implement the Intramural Sports program, including: scheduling, marketing, registration, facility reservation, policy enforcement, program and equipment evaluation, assessment, quarterly/annual reporting, program development, student development, and interdepartmental networking.
  • Design, plan, and sustain a comprehensive sports officials development program; including coordination of recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and development of sports officials.
  • Conduct continual assessment and management of all sports officials through direct observation and supervision during evening/weekend intramural competition.
  • Establish and implement sport-specific risk management practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepare and manage the annual budget for the Intramural Sports program. Maintain internal control of all expenditures; ensure fiscal responsibility and compliance.
  • Assist with facility reservations and schedules for the Wellness Center, Intramural Fields, and Carr Hall.
  • Serve as the departmental resource on Intramural Sports and Club Sports programming-related questions.
  • Administers and promotes all non-varsity, club (intramural) sports and wellness programs.
  • Plans and organizes campus-wide recreational programs for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Oversees the recruitment, hiring, and training of student recreation staff for recreation and aquatics.
  • Directs and coordinates intermural sports, assist with budget development, facilities reservations and management, event hosting logistics, and student development.
  • Oversees the implementation, assessment, and operations of intramural sports and aquatics.
  • Ensures that through staff recruitment and training, policy development and enforcement, supervision of ongoing maintenance, and that the pool is operated in a safe and compliant manner.
  • Plans, organizes, schedules, a comprehensive intramural sports program.
  • Collects and analyzes data to assess and evaluate programs and initiatives.
  • Develops and manages the operating budgets for the assigned functional area to ensure program alignment with fiscal allocation.
  • Participates in goal setting and long-range planning. Develops goals, student learning outcomes, and program objectives. Assists with the development and implementation of the overall department strategic plan.
  • Work irregular hours, on-call, evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Direct oversight of fitness and well-being programming, group instruction, and personal training
  • Manage students serving as Fitness Supervisors/Trainers
  • Collaborate with on campus partners to provide fitness and well-being programs.
  • Stays current on trends and best practices to develop new and improved programming. Participates in professional organizations, conferences, and workshops.
  • Serves on assigned campus recreation and university work teams and committees as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in Recreation, Exercise Science or related field is highly preferred.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • 2-3 years’ experience working in campus recreation or equivalent programs.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, Google apps, and knowledge or ability to learn other computer software programs.
  • Possess interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
  • Current certification in First Aid/CPR/AED.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Recreation, Exercise Science or related field.
  • Knowledge of scheduling and/or recreation management software (ex. Fusion, IMLeagues)
  • Demonstrated experience in managing an Intramurals program and knowledge of sports programming.
  • Demonstrated experience in training sports officials.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and training student staff.

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Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by December 5, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.


Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List



Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.


The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

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(270) 809-2146
412 Sparks Hall

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