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26 Jul 2021

Full-Time Coordinator of Recreation Operations

Ball State University – Posted by Ball State University Muncie, Indiana, United States

Job Description

Recreation Services

Coordinator of Recreation Operations

Ball State University


Ball State University Recreation Services is looking to add an additional member to its staff, the Coordinator of Recreation Operations. Recreation Services, a department within Business and Auxiliary Services, has a reputation of managing facilities and programs in a safe, customer service oriented, and professional way. Recreation Services is looking for someone with the appropriate qualifications, certifications, and demeanor to manage multiple programs, areas, events, and students, while at the same time contributing to a positive work atmosphere.


Position Function: Provide support in all operational functions of Recreation Services. Areas include but are not limited to the management of student staff and situations in: aquatics, facilities, programs, Rec Fit, Outdoor Pursuits, marketing, membership services, Recreation Services events, and Sport Facilities events. Programs include but are not limited to: coverage of all programs (Learn to Swim, Family Swim, Master’s Swim, and others), intramural sports, and club sport events. Ability to work nights and weekends.


At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University or an equivalent combination of education, credentials, certification and experience. At least one year of full-time recreation experience (a two-year graduate assistant position is equivalent to one year of experience); at least one year of direct management of student staff and facility risk management experience. American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification (LGI). All certifications must be obtained within 90 days of employment but may be dependent upon available certification locations and dates. Maintain and possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.


Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in recreation administration, sport administration, or related field from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education, credentials, certification and experience. At least two years of professional experience in college or university recreation aquatics, facilities, events, and programming. Fitness center operations experience. Certified Pool Operating (CPO) License or equivalent. High School sports officiating certification(s). Active involvement in the National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA) and/or active involvement in the Indiana Recreation Sports Association (IRSA).  Adult Swim Lesson experience.  Water Safety Instructor certification.


Required Certifications: Wilderness First Aid Certification and Climbing Wall Instructor Certification.


Apply online at:  Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Ben Peak. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through August 13, 2021.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.


The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:


Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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