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Coordinator Facilities

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Campus Recreation Coordinator
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Posting Duration 1/24/2023 - 2/26/2023
Probationary Period 6 months

Job Description

The mission of Campus Recreation is to enhance the quality of life of our unique members by educating and encouraging the active participation in recreational opportunities that develop leadership skills, foster social interaction and reinforce healthy behaviors.

This position is responsible for the daily operation of all Campus Recreation indoor and outdoor facilities. This includes the Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall, Gregory Street Fields Complex, Redbird Adventure Center and High Ropes Course, Campus Recreation Operations building on Gregory Street fields and other smaller recreation spaces. The position is responsible for training and/or mentoring over 80 students in the areas of risk management, customer service, cash transaction processing, and facility inspections. The position may also supervise 1 graduate assistant and 1 Maintenance Mechanic.


Required Qualifications
1. Any one of the following, from the categories below:

A. Master’s degree in a field relevant to the position (e.g., Kinesiology, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Recreation, or closely related field)


B. Final semester or completed Graduate Assistantship with campus recreation or similar department performing duties for two (2) academic years consistent in area of specialization inherent to the position.*


C. Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the position (e.g., Kinesiology, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Recreation, or closely related field)
One (1) year (12 months) of work experience in the promotion, design, development, and/or administration of recreational programs.


D. 4 years (48 months) of work experience in promotion, design, development, and/or administration of recreational programs, intercollegiate athletics, campus recreation, park district or similar organization that provides similar program.

*Note: Students in the final semester of a Master’s Degree program, may be allowed to complete a credential examination and will receive full consideration, including being interviewed. An offer may be extended with understanding that proof of degree based on institution is provided to the employing institution Human Resources Office at least two weeks before the proposed start date.

**Note: Newly hired employees may be required to obtain and/or maintain certifications in American Red Cross, CPR/AED/First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens and similar certifications.

Desired Qualifications
1. Master's degree preferred.
2. Valid driver's license and/or ability to obtain valid driver's license.
3. Demonstrated experience successfully managing a college or university recreation facility.
4. Familiarity with inspecting facility for risk management or maintenance concerns and resolving problems independently prior to activity.
5. Demonstrated experience in the training and supervision of student employees to accomplish program operations.
6. Availability to work flexible shifts, evenings and weekends when needed.
7. Demonstrated appreciation of diversity and commitment to creating an inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff.
8. Ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing.
9. Familiarity with a broad range of facility and sports equipment and the ability to maintain equipment inventory including procurement and rental operations.
10. Experience with successful event management and/or coordination.
11. Familiarity and comfort with Fusion or similar software package.
12. Working knowledge of facility and equipment maintenance, custodial services and welcome desk operations.
13. Familiarity with outdoor athletic field maintenance.
14. Possess American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certification or must obtain within the first year of employment.
15. Possess American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.


$49,000 annual


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Breanna Crippen
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work history portions. Be specific on your work history, including employment dates (if part-time you must list the number of work hours) and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are using college or university coursework to qualify for this position, then college or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

If applicable, please upload certifications in American Red Cross, CPR/AED/First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens and similar certifications or submit via the options listed below.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Breanna Crippen
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials and responses to the supplemental questions. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.