UConn Recreation — Coordinator, Competitive Sports

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Program Director, the Coordinator for Competitive Sports is responsible for the daily administrative, operational and programmatic support of the Competitive Sports Unit. The position implements a wide variety of day-to-day responsibilities designed to ensure operational performance and provide quality service to members of the Student Recreation Center and associated competitive teams. Weekend and evening work is required.

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes equity and inclusion by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.

Personnel Management

  1. Provide supervisory support to student employees in the performance of their daily responsibilities
  2. Promote and maintain high-quality performance standards for competitive sports student personnel
  3. Implement ongoing student employee training and development programs
  4. Evaluate student employee performance, providing written evaluations on an annual basis
  5. Maintain employee scheduling, monitor for accuracy, and provide payroll verification
  6. Collaborate with Recreation Human Resources during Centralized Student Employee recruitment, hiring, recognition, and retention processes

Program Management

  1. Serve as Competitive Sports Site Manager ensuring program policy, maintenance, safety, and customer service needs are met
  2. Assume administrative and management leadership of assigned Leagues and Tournaments
  3. Provide ongoing advisement to assigned Club Sport Teams
  4. Provide logistical support for programmatic units with the delivery of member services
  5. Coordinate competition site and equipment maintenance with internal and external constituents
  6. Implement risk management policy and procedure for all activities
  7. Provide timely and accurate incident, accident, risk management, and maintenance reporting
  8. Maintain accurate and accessible records related to all Competitive Sports activities including participation and financial reporting
  9. Maintain accurate inventory of all programmatic equipment and operational resources
  10. Provide direct support of events hosted by UConn Recreation
  11. Assist with planning, development, promotion, and execution of a comprehensive ongoing schedule of competitive sports programming
  12. Develop and expand professional knowledge of competitive sports programming in order to ensure quality and provide a wide range of activities that meet the needs of students
  13. Drive department vehicles in support of satellite operations including competition site supervision, facility and field maintenance, and scheduled special events

Planning & Assessment

  1. Provide timely and accurate reporting of Competitive Sports participant usage and financial data
  2. Recommend operational and programmatic changes based on continuing need assessment
  3. Assist in the development of the annual operating budget and the end of year report
  4. Recommend annual program, equipment, facility, maintenance, policy, and budgetary needs

Additional Duties

  1. Provide leadership for assigned departmental programs and events
  2. Instruct CPR/First Aid/AED classes
  3. Serve on department or university assigned work teams and committees
  4. Serve as Student Recreation Center Manager on Duty as required
  5. Additional duties as requested by supervisor or departmental leadership


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of related experience
  • Demonstrated organizational skills necessary to independently manage multiple projects
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills necessary for effective work relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information
  • Demonstrated understanding of, stated commitment to and/or experience working with diverse populations
  • Current Adult CPR/AED Certification


  1. Master’s degree
  2. Documented professional experience in competitive sports management
  3. Direct experience working in student or customer service
  4. Demonstrated experience facilitating employee development and training
  5. Demonstrated experience integrating principles of diversity and inclusion into all aspects of competitive sports management
  6. One (1) or more officiating certifications related to applicable competitive sports
  7. Proficient with software applications related to department operations (e.g. Fusion, Connect2Concepts, Sub-it-Up)
  8. First-Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification

This is a full-time, 12-month, UCPEA position with outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/. For additional information about the University visit: http://www.uconn.edu/

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494312 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 13, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.