Coordinator of Safety and Club Sports- SEARCH DEADLINE EXTEN

at University of Maine at Farmington in Farmington, Maine, United States

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Coordinator of Safety and Club Sports- SEARCH DEADLINE EXTENDED Campus: Farmington Department: Fitness and Recreation Center – FHFCR Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: 03: Up to $42,000 Location: Farmington ME Statement of Job: The University of Maine at Farmington is seeking applicants for the position of Fitness and Recreation Center (FRC) Coordinator of Safety and Club Sports. This position provides comprehensive oversight of the UMF Club Sports Program, while supporting the FRC’s safety programming. With just over seven current active club sport teams, this position serves as the primary support and resource person to club officials and team coaches. The position has a significant impact on the design, implementation, coordination, and general supervision of the department’s safety plans, risk management, and emergency response programs. As an American Red Cross licensed training provider, we provide educational and certification opportunities to support the diverse needs of our campus and the greater community, while providing opportunities for student instructors. Essential Duties for Club Sports:

+ Administers and oversees the overall leadership and management of a comprehensive collegiate club sports program, in conjunction with club leadership (students), including but not limited to:

+ Training, leadership development, recognition, and support of club officers

+ Team travel & risk management

+ Financial management in collaboration with Student Senate and the UMF financial services staff

+ Equipment management

+ Marketing & promotions

+ Expands the number of teams to provide additional opportunities for students.

+ Collaborates with Admissions to ensure prospective students understand club sports opportunities on campus.

+ Maintains compliance and budget records using RecCenter Club Sports Module in addition to system software.

+ Manages all aspects of supervising a student coordinator for club sports, a work initiative or work study position.

+ Assists with the recruitment, hiring, training, support, and recognition of team coaches.

+ Serves as primary Campus Recreation representative at home Club Sport events.

+ Advises the Club Sports Council.

Essential Duties for Safety:

+ Schedules, advertises, coordinates, and instructs safety courses, in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Aquatics, Health & Safety, to meet certification needs.

+ Assists with training, mentoring, and managing student safety instructors.

+ Supplies recommendations for student employees to become instructors.

+ Maintains training and certification records for all employees.

+ Facilitates monthly safety audits and emergency action plan trainings to instill confidence and critical thinking in emergencies.

+ Assists with facilitating student employee onboarding.

+ Provides recommendations on training curriculum content to maintain best practices by industry standards.

+ Maintains accurate participant and program data to contribute to monthly and year end reports.

+ Tracks and maintains inventory of safety equipment, first aid supplies and kits and provides recommendations on purchasing needs.

+ Maintains safety compliance records in accordance with organizational, state, and federal regulations.

+ Participates in major department events and trainings.

+ Serves as transportation support for Mainely Outdoor and Summer Daze Camp trips.

Note: UMF reserves the right to change or assign additional duties as necessary. About University of Maine at Farmington: The University of Maine at Farmington has earned a national reputation for excellence, gaining stature as one of the finest state-supported liberal arts colleges in the northeastern U.S. Additionally, UMF is rated 5th in U.S. News & World Report Top Regional Public College North for 2023 and has been rated one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News 25 times since 1998. The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town. With enrollment at around 1,600 full-time students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England’s most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very affordable price – providing a tremendous college value in a spectacular natural setting. Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, the University of Maine at Farmington is a founding member of The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) an exclusive national group of public colleges and universities committed to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education Who is the University of Maine at Farmington?

+ A Nationally Ranked ( public university, recognized for its academic excellence, educational value and inclusion.

+ An Outdoorsy College ( located in the heart of world class skiing and snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking, kayaking and rafting.

+ An Affordable, high-quality, residential, liberal arts college ( .

+ A school that offers challenging and innovative Academic Programs ( in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and other pre-professional fields.

+ A small, friendly campus where Students ( are the center of the universe.

+ A place where caring Professors ( work side by side with students – in research, creative endeavors ( , in the classroom and outside.

+ An institution that offers unparalleled research opportunities – often at the level and depth found at graduate school.

+ A campus of 1,600 bright, creative, independent-minded students ( who thrive on challenges.

+ A college where students work hard but also enjoy kicking back and having Fun – lots of fun ( .

+ A quirky yet warm-hearted, accepting community where it’s OK to be you .

We may not be for everyone, but we just might be the perfect place for you. Qualifications: Required:

+ Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

+ Up to one (1) year of relevant collegiate club sports program.

+ Minimum of one (1) of the American Red Cross Instructor certifications: Basic Life Support, First Aid/CPR/AED or Lifeguarding.

+ Demonstrated ability to help students achieve success and reach their goals by developing effective working relationships.

+ Strong organization skills, including managing the big picture and attention to detail .

+ Ability to lead, manage, and support people and resources in a collaborative team-based environment .

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.

+ Ability to work independently and reach consensus.

+ Valid State of Maine Driver’s License (in good standing, based on UMS standards) .

+ Working hours are dictated by the schedule of activities and will regularly include both evening and weekend hours.


+ Master’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Health and Physical Education, Higher Education Administration, or related field.

+ Leadership or management of a collegiate club sports program.

+ American Red Cross Instr

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Job Posting: JC235197286

Posted On: Feb 26, 2023

Updated On: Apr 06, 2023

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