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Residential Co-Rec Coordinator

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Residential Life Office
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jan 8, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 12121
Position ID:: 171190

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first- generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Staff Assistant (SL-2)

Salary: $48,000 - $53,000

Co-curricular recreation is booming at Binghamton University. Between increased enrollment and the University's demonstrated commitment to facility enhancements, the inaugural Residential Co-Recreation Coordinator has a unique opportunity to positively impact the residential experience for Bearcats for years to come. The incumbent, and their team of student leaders, will shape current and new campus traditions while maximizing resources to implement a variety of recreational and competitive activities.

Building on the growing culture of residence hall-specific 'co-recreational' (intramural) sports leagues, this position will focus on diversifying current recreation offerings, increasing student participation in leagues and events, while offering lower impact one-day recreational special events and activities. Currently, the most popular co-rec sports include flag football and an indoor field-day event. This is a unique opportunity to establish a long-lasting legacy for the co-curricular students of Binghamton University.

This position will report through Residence Life while collaborating regularly with Campus Recreation professional staff to ensure appropriate and best programming practices are being followed including holding league commissioner meetings, officials training, and working with Physical Facilities to ensure facilities remain in appropriate playing conditions.

Residential Life at Binghamton University has a collegiate model structure meaning each of the residential areas are grouped into smaller "colleges." This model allows students to have a small school experience at a large university. The Residential Co-Rec Coordinator role will capitalize on these college identities and affiliations from students to engage in deeper traditions through competition within a college and between the colleges.

This role will regularly engage with a variety of student leaders across the residential colleges. This engagement will include hosting the Co-Rec council of student leaders, an advising board, as well as soliciting student engagement through attending evening activities and area student government meetings after hours. Additionally, much of the co-rec activities will be outside of traditional work hours and will require an enthusiastic and hands on approach to attending these events.

The ideal candidate will have a firm hold on traditional recreation sports, while thinking outside the box in collaboration with our student community to build a calendar of events attractive to today's population. The successful candidate will have a passion for, and experience in, student development with a demonstrated understanding of student development theories. This position requires a flexible individual who understands the demands of the position will include attending area government meetings which occur during evenings and nights, and an ability to commit to being on-campus to facilitate and supervise weekend activities when necessary.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee the residential co-rec fall and spring leagues including the marketing, registration, scheduling, staff training, and implementation of games.
  • Recruit students to participate in events by regularly attending residence hall government meetings and hosting sports and event-specific informational sessions.
  • Work with co-rec student council to facilitate student involvement in the development of co-rec activities.
  • Regularly interact with students during nights and weekends through Co-Rec Football and Co-Rec Bearcat Challenge initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain office hours to meet with participants, attend university and programming meetings and manage administrative duties.
  • Complete administrative tasks as necessary for co-recreational programs including managing and tracking student payroll, reserving spaces, and ensuring proper equipment is available.
  • Serve on departmental committees as assigned including Campus Recreation Advisory Board.
  • Participate in August and January training programs to include New Student Orientation and University Fest.
  • This position will meet regularly with Residential Life and Campus Recreation sports programming staff
  • Collaborate with the 6 Assistant Directors of Residential Life and 24 RDs to gauge satisfaction with current programming and gain an understanding of programming needs and wants.
  • Responsible for reports to demonstrate progress or challenges with initiatives


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience working with college students on a programming level
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, communication, leadership, decision making skills are essential, as well as the ability to work individually and in a team setting
  • Must have or be willing to obtain American Red Cross CPR, AED, First Aid instructor certifications to assist with staff certification and training needs
  • Must be open to a flexible schedule including evening and weekend obligations


  • Master's degree with 2 years of post-graduate experience in Intramurals and/or Club Sports
  • Previous experience working in Residential Life

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: January 23, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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