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Intramural Sports Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 507037
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Athletics, Student Affairs

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation – Intramural Sports and Facilities, the Coordinator of Campus Recreation – Intramural Sports and Facilities is responsible for the development and administration of a comprehensive Intramural Sports program, assists with general facility operations, and risk management projects.


This position supports the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation – Intramural Sports and Facilities with the oversight of all aspects of the Intramural Sports Program, including development, operations and public presence. This position provides support in planning, and facilitating regular CPR trainings for all staff and is required to keep accurate records of all current staff certifications.

Provides leadership, management, and supervision for assigned campus recreation facilities and personnel, as a Facility Supervisor. This individual will serve as a supervisor of student employees, interns, temporary non-student employees and various facilities for Campus Recreation. Required to work nights and weekends on a regular basis.


Bachelor’s degree in recreation management, sports administration, higher education administration or related field.

Minimum of 1 year of successful experience in sports or recreation administration or within a closely related field (GA experience considered).

Team-oriented, self-directed, individual with strong detail orientation, organizational and reprioritization skills. Ability to manage/lead with a variety of situations when working across an organization’s many functional areas. Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles. Ability to set priorities in order to perform a high volume of detailed work with regular distractions and interruptions. Ability to identify problems, assess alternatives, render consistent and logical decisions, selflessly. Communicate with clarity, tact and diplomacy with a variety of people on the phone and in meetings, and when dealing with the public/external constituents. Work independently or within a team focused environment, meeting deadlines and handling/taking ownership of multiple projects simultaneously without negative impact on personal demeanor/attitude. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers. Influence others in a positive direction and to resolve conflicts. Passion for planning, implementing and evaluating recreational programs and activities.

Serve as a primary safety and risk manager for areas of oversight in the Department and spend considerable time developing policies and procedures in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation – Intramural Sports and Facilities. Serve as secondary risk manager for the Department in all capacities.

Lifting equipment ranging from 10lbs. - 400lbs. is required, with assistance from others or from machinery.
Master’s degree in recreation management, sports administration, higher education administration or related field. Understanding of the comprehensiveness of administering an Intramural Sports Program at a large university. Prior experience administering intramural sports and or experience in sports officiating.

Experience with event planning/execution and oversight.

Knowledge of the following, supported by skills and abilities: current trends in Campus Recreation/Intramural Sports, as well as campus recreation trends related to “student run” facilities grounded in student development theory; relevant equipment, policies, procedures, programs and strategies/best practices associated with administering a comprehensive program of recreational activities in a university setting; meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction through needs assessment; equipment/supplies purchasing; computers and related software; ability and interest in serving as a mentor for students; principles and methods for training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups and the measurement of training effectiveness; principles and processes for performance management grounded in accountability; possess strong integrity; ability to maintain accurate records and files; strong follow through; ability to make sound independent judgments and possess proven critical thinking skills

Experience assisting with developing student management models, grounded in student development theory. Facilitator/training experience, public speaking/presentation skills.

Ability to adapt to learning in-house systems of management/logistics and robust daily operations of campus recreation programs/facilities, and focused experience in Intramural Sports and Facilities Supervision.

Supervising student & temporary non-student employees.

Budget proficiency.

CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certified. Must be willing to become CPR Instructor Certified.

Experience with EMS scheduling software and IM Leagues software.

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see


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