Working at Cal Lutheran

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Administrative Position (exempt)

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Position Title
Coordinator of Recreational Sports(CLOSED to NEW APPLICANTS 10/1/12)
Student Life
Salary ($US) and Benefits
Salary Range: $33,660 - $42,800
The Student Affairs Division plays a vital role in the success of California Lutheran University. With students at our core, we are committed to providing the highest quality of student life within our campus community. Our mission is to empower students to succeed in higher education; to powerfully transition into, through, and beyond the university to meaningful careers and further studies; to grow in spirituality, integrity, and leadership; to embrace diversity; to choose a healthy lifestyle; and to adopt a lifelong commitment to service.
Basic Function
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Student Life, the Coordinator for Recreational Sports is responsible for creating, developing and implementing fitness programming, club sports, intramural sports, outdoor recreation, and recreational programming. The Coordinator also manages the campus Forrest Fitness Center facility. Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:
Representative Duties
Intramurals and Recreation
• Coordinate the planning and implementation of campus intramural sport leagues and tournaments.
• Develop and enhance programs and events related to outdoor recreation.
• Supervise, hire, and provide on-going training to student employees selected to coordinate and officiate intramural programs and recreation events.
• Provide learning experiences and placement for students who participate in intramural sports, outdoor recreation, and recreation programs.
• Facilitate annual pre-orientation outdoor recreation and leadership programs for incoming first year students.
• Serve as the university intramural sports, outdoor recreation, and recreational programming liaison with various internal (e.g. faculty and intercollegiate athletics) and external organizations and agencies.
• Manage allocated budget for intramural sports and recreation programs.
• Organize and implement strategic goals for intramural and recreation programs.
• Market intramural and recreation programs and events, including website maintenance and communication with the university community.
• Perform appropriate assessment of participation and events related to intramural and recreation programs.
• Collaborate with Athletics Department and Events Office regarding field and facility usage.
• Collaborate with other Student Life areas and other university departments.
• Stay abreast of current CLU, regional, and national trends regarding intramural and recreation programs, fitness center and programming, through such means as professional organizations, listservs, relationships with other institutions, and attendance at appropriate professional conferences.
• Establish and maintain systems of coordination and tracking club sports.

• Manage and facilitate the Forrest Fitness Center facility, programming, and classes.
• Supervise, hire, and provide on-going training to student employees selected to manage the fitness center, maintain clean equipment and create a positive and respectful environment.
• Develop and enforce fitness center policies and regulations, while maintaining a positive experience and ensuring safety for all participants.
• Develop and follow a regular maintenance schedule for all fitness center machines and equipment, in addition to the fitness center facility.
• Serve as the Forrest Fitness Center, fitness programming and club sports liaison with various internal (e.g. faculty, auxiliaries and event services, and intercollegiate athletics) and external organizations and agencies.
• Manage allocated budget for fitness center maintenance and programming.
• Organize and implement strategic goals for fitness programming and the Forrest Fitness Center.
• Market efforts of the Forrest Fitness Center and fitness programming, including website maintenance and communication with the university community.
• Perform appropriate assessment of usage and events related to the Forrest Fitness Center.
• Collaborate with other Student Life areas and other university departments.

General Job Duties
• Contribute to overall goals of program development and service to students as a member of the Student Life staff and as an active participant in staff meetings and the university community as a whole.
• Become acquainted with campus students.
• Be a positive role model for students.
• Increase avenues of communication with students by maintaining visibility, availability, and approachability.
• Provide leadership on projects as assigned.
• Assist students and staff with academic, personal, and social issues.
• Make appropriate referral to various campus offices and personnel as well as off-campus support services.
• Support division-wide projects and programs, such as, but not limited to, Homecoming Week, New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, Preview Days, and Admitted Student Day.
• Serve on campus-wide and Student Affairs related committees as needed.
• Serve as department liaison with other areas of the University.
• Provide parents with information about services available for students and exercise judgment and discretion when working with parents to resolve student concerns.
• Assist in general problem solving and participate in campus crisis response, as appropriate.
• Be available as necessary, often including evenings and weekends, to meet student and staff needs and address concerns.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Of
• Supervision, training, event planning, and programming.
• Intramural sports, outdoor recreation, fitness and recreational programming.
• Care and prevention of athletic injuries.
• CPR and First Aid.
• Basic liability issues.
• CLU’s mission and purpose as a comprehensive university of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Ability To
• Demonstrate leadership in developing and motivating student staff.
• Relate positively with students.
• Facilitate programs and events.
Education and Experience
Completed master’s degree required in College Student Personnel or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with two years professional experience (post-Master’s) in collegiate recreational sports, intramural sports, and outdoor recreation. Training in wilderness survival and first aid desirable.
Licenses and other Requirements:
Valid California driver's license and safe driving record
• Frequent interruptions.
• Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.

• Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
• Seeing to read a variety of materials.
• Lifting 50 pounds.
Application Procedure
Employment application must be submitted in full, additionally, send resume with cover letter and names and phone numbers of three professional references to:

California Lutheran University
Human Resources, MC1100
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Fax resume to (805) 493-3655 or
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California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.