Utah State University

Assistant Director of Competitive Sports & Youth Programs

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/14/2024 2:00 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
Student Affairs
Campus Recreation
Advertised Salary
Minimum $52,000; Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Campus Recreation within the Division of Student Affairs at Utah State University seeks a positive, collaborative, and dynamic individual to join our team as our Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and Youth Programs (Manager II). Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Programs and Assessment, the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and Youth Programs is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and daily operations of all aspects of the Utah State University Aggie Rec Camp and Competitive Sports programs. This individual will be a key team member of the Campus Recreation Department, which provides aquatic programs, club sports, fitness/wellness, intramurals, outdoor recreation, youth programs, special events, extramurals, and collaborative programs.


Program Management

  • Responsible for the administration, implementation leadership, and supervision of the overall Aggie Rec Camp, Club Sports, and Intramural Sports (Intramural Sports and Unified Sports).
  • Oversee the development of the policies and procedures for all Aggie Rec Camp, Club Sports, and Intramural Sports.
  • Compile, prepare, and maintain records for all programs of responsibility such as budget, participation numbers, injuries, and incident reports.
  • Oversee the development of program manuals and a comprehensive departmental staff training program.
  • Responsible for inventory and maintaining all program equipment and maintenance.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of risk management protocols for areas of responsibility.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Facility Operations, provide management, maintenance, and scheduling of the Aggie Legacy field, North Recreational Field, and HPER Pools
  • Provide oversight for scheduling and coordination of all Intramural Sports leagues, Club Sport events, as well as youth programing.
  • Develop, oversee, and administer all aspects of Aggie Rec Camp.
  • Maintain knowledge of local, regional, and national trends in youth camps
  • Work evening and weekends when necessary, regarding department wide special events.
  • Understand and represent the mission and vision of Utah State University Campus Recreation Department.
  • Oversee the marketing and promotion programs and services for programs responsible.
  • In collaboration, develop and implement comprehensive leadership program for all programs including; Aquatics, Competitive Sports, Fitness and Wellness, Facility Operation, and Outdoor Programs.
  • Serves on departmental, university, and/or national committees.

Personnel Management

  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of the Coordinator of Competitive Sports – Intramurals and Coordinator of Competitive Sports – Club Sports
  • Responsible for assisting in hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring, and evaluating Graduate Assistants, Intramural Sport Supervisors, Intramural Officials, Camp Counselors, Club Sport Managers, and other support staff.
  • Ensure delivery of a comprehensive student development program for student staff within Campus Recreation Programs.

Budget Management

  • Research, develop, monitor, and adhere to the Aggie Rec Camp, Competitive Sports (Intramural Sports, Club Sports, and Unified Sports) program budgets.
  • Oversee program payroll, tracking, and approvals.

Research & Assessment

  • Evaluate all Intramural Sport, Aggie Rec Camp, and Club Sport programs and services to determine overall effectiveness and satisfaction to decide on possible changes as deemed appropriate.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the overall Campus Recreation research and assessment agenda to include development of student and program learning outcomes.


  • Prepare written communications such as monthly reports, annual reports, participation statistics, etc.
  • Potentially teach one class within the Recreation Administration Major, as requested by department head.
  • Actively participate on a variety of Aggie Recreation Center, Campus Recreation University, and national association committees as assigned.
  • This position description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably with a major in sports management, recreation administration, physical education, kinesiology/exercise science, business administration, or a related field. 
  • Equivalent of three years full-time (including graduate assistantship), professional level experience managing and developing recreational programs or other community recreational programs during which time the applicant has acquired and demonstrated the ability to perform the essential duties of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Four or more years of professional experience developing recreational programming in a collegiate recreation setting.
  • Certification as a High School or College official in a major sport(s).
  • Standard Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED and/or instructor certification
  • Active involvement in NIRSA – Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.

Demonstrate knowledge of/ability to do the following:

  • Administration, personnel & organizational management, budgeting, computer hardware/software operation, principles of superior customer service, and effective marketing
  • Interpret and apply university, Aggies Recreation Center, Campus Recreation, and USU rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Establish programmatic goals, facilitate change, and implement innovative programs and services. Oversee the work of others. Coordinate the timely completion of multiple tasks. Work independently under general supervision. Work as a part of a team to reach set goals. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Generate and follow verbal and written instructions. Provide excellent customer service. Adapt to changes in the work environment. Work effectively in a multicultural environment. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Work varying hours including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $52,000; Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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