Coordinator of Competitive Sports, Camps, and Special Events

Fairfax, VA
Salary starting in the low to mid $40k's, Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 13, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time
Coordinator of Competitive Sports, Camps, and Special Events

The George Mason University, Mason Recreation Department invites applications for the Coordinator of Competitive Sports, Camps, and Special Events. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About Mason Recreation:

Mason Recreation oversees three facilities on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University including the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC), the Aquatic Fitness Center (AFC), and Skyline Fitness Center. These facilities boast four gymnasiums, racquetball/squash courts, several locker rooms, fitness galleries and dedicated rooms for yoga, cycling, group exercise, and marital arts/self-defense classes. We house and maintain a recreation and competition pool, sauna, whirlpool, and several exterior facilities including a pavilion, turf and grass fields, jogging/walking trails, and a team challenge course on our Science and Technology Campus. We provide the following programs and services for the campus community: Fitness, Aquatics, Outdoor Adventures, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, the EDGE (team building programming), as well as a Summer Youth Camp.

We anticipate that the person hired for this position will start in January of 2022. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports.


Program and Policy Management

  • Develop, promote and implement a comprehensive competitive sports program including a variety of individual intramural sports, club sport organizations, and special events;
  • Implement risk management procedures to include student travel and emergency action plans. Effectively train and empower students to respond appropriately to incidents;
  • Maintain high visibility and accessibility to program participants and staff (may include evenings and weekends);
  • Coordinate registration procedures, schedule leagues, tournaments, and special events;
  • Work collaboratively with other departmental and division staff to define facility needs and schedule appropriately;
  • Develop, interpret, review and enforce policies and procedures related to Intramural and Club Sport activities;
  • Communicate with teams and captains regarding policies and rules, disciplinary procedures and schedules; and
  • Submit programmatic assessments each fall and spring semester.

Personnel Management

  • Mentor, motivate, and effectively lead programming staff;
  • Recruit, hire, train, schedule, and evaluate approximately 50+ student staff in the positions of program assistants, supervisors, and officials;
  • Actively incorporate Departmental Mission, Vision, and Values into staff training and development;
  • Assist in the training of Club Sport Executive and Safety Officers;
  • Assist in the onboarding process for club sport coaches (wage & volunteer); and
  • Provide mentorship to the Executive Council of Clubs (ECCS).

Financial Management

  • Work with the Assistant Director for Competitive Sports in developing and managing Competitive Sports program budgets to include payroll, spending, fee allocation procedures and revenue opportunities.

Strategic Management & Planning

  • Strategically plan programs to incorporate Divisional priorities as they relate to the University Life strategic plan and student learning priorities; and
  • Make strategic recommendations for future programs and services.

Professional Development and Departmental Support/Other Duties:

  • Continue to develop professionally through membership and participation in applicable professional organizations and developmental workshops;
  • Provide students and staff with opportunities for professional development through various organizations, workshops, clinics, and extramural activities;
  • Coordinate with various on-campus departments to provide leadership workshops for students and staff;
  • Serve on Campus Committees pertinent to Competitive Sports, camps, and special events;
  • Commitment to making an active and meaningful contribution to the university's well-being initiative;
  • Support and take an active role in Mason Rec departmental special events;
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data to support departmental improvement; and
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Extensive knowledge related of recreational programming and related rules and policies including but not limited to Graduate Assistantships and Undergraduate Program Assistant experience;
  • Ability to relate well to diverse individuals and demonstrate the ability to manage a large staff;
  • Ability to train, supervise, and motivate student leaders for the competitive sports and camp programs;
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to a diverse club sports program;
  • Ability to manage budgets;
  • Ability to foster a positive work environment and encourage collaboration and teamwork;
  • Commitment to making an active and meaningful contribution to the university's well-being initiative;
  • Capable of lifting moderate loads and performing equipment set-ups for various recreational activities; and
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a CPR/First Aid and AED certification within 3 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters preferred in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Computer software experience in competitive sports scheduling;
  • Business Microsoft Office;
  • Sports Officiating training and experience in one or more sports; and
  • American Red Cross AED, CPR and First Aid instructor certification.

Applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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