Utah State University

Intramural Instructor- Pickleball

City Price Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/20/2024 5:25 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
12.5 hours per week
USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Administration
Advertised Salary
$1200.00 a credit hour
Telework Eligible


The Intramural Instructor will be responsible for planning, organizing, and teaching assigned intramural sports and recreational activities for USU students within the USU Eastern Campus Life Department. This role includes grading, engaging with students, and ensuring they understand course expectations. The ideal candidate will have a passion for promoting physical fitness, wellness, and a positive lifestyle. This class will be a 7-week course for the Spring Semester. Position will begin on 1-6-2025 and end on 4-30-2025.


  • Planning, organizing, and leading one to two classes a week related to the specific intramural sport.
  • Teaching basics and fundamentals, and organizing practices for the first four weeks, then organizing a playoff bracket for the last three weeks of the semester.
  • Ensuring student safety and fostering a positive and educational environment during all activities.
  • Collaborating with the Campus Life Department to enhance the intramural program.
  • Following all University policies and procedures for engaging with students during activities.
  • Providing thorough safety instructions before each class.
  • Ensuring all sports equipment is properly maintained, safe, and ready for use.
  • Monitoring student activities during classes to ensure safety and compliance with rules.
  • Assessing students' skills, participation, and knowledge throughout the course and providing constructive feedback.
  • Encouraging a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students.
  • Keeping detailed records of class activities and student participation.
  • Staying updated with current trends and practices in intramural sports and recreation.
  • Reviewing the class course fee annually and recommending any necessary adjustments.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 years of experience in related Intramural sport activity.
  • Knowledge of and experience coaching intramural sports.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of intramural sport, including rules, regulations, and techniques.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safety protocols, first aid, and emergency response strategies related to sports activities.
  • Understanding of effective teaching methods and strategies suitable for sports education.
  • Awareness of university policies and procedures related to student activities and sports programs.
  • Ability to properly use, maintain, and ensure the safety of sports equipment.
  • Capability to lead and motivate students in sports settings, fostering teamwork and sportsmanship.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for delivering instructions, safety briefings, and feedback.
  • Excellent organizational skills to plan, coordinate, and execute sports classes, practices, and tournaments.
  • Effective problem-solving skills to handle unexpected situations and emergencies during sports activities.
  • Proficiency in teaching and engaging students in a hands-on learning environment.
  • Ability to participate in and lead physically demanding sports activities.
  • Flexibility to adapt plans based on changing conditions, student needs, or other variables.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills, particularly in high-stress or emergency situations.
  • Keen attention to detail in planning activities, ensuring safety, and maintaining equipment.
  • Competence in using relevant technology and software for scheduling, communication, and documentation.


Position contingent on the successful completion of a back ground check

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application  

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

Advertised Salary

$1200.00 a credit hour


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (50 pounds) and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment. 

College/Department Highlights

USU Eastern Campus Life is dedicated to enhancing students' educational competence, leadership skills, academic success, social connections, and social responsibility by creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive campus environment that provides abundant opportunities for engagement and learning.

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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