Manager, Recreation Sport and Club Programs

Queen's University

Application Deadline Ended

Apply by Ended 5/5/2023
Manager, Recreation Sport and Club Programs | Queen

Manager, Recreation Sport and Club Programs

Queen's University

Salary $71,056 - $88,168
Apply by Ended 5/5/2023

Posted 2 months ago

No Longer Accepting Applications



Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Job Type

 Job Description

  • Plans, develops and implements a framework of programs and services which promote, serve, and support participation in sport and physical activity across the spectrum of sport experiences in open recreation, intramural leagues, tournaments, and events, student-led recreation club and instructional programs to enhance and support student wellbeing, sense of belonging, satisfaction, and success. This includes developing resources, training, performance tracking, program evaluation and assessment, and day-to-day monitoring and management to assist in achieving required standards, and enhancing campus life by creating relevant, diverse, innovative, and dynamic opportunities for physical activity
    and participation in sport and related activities.
  • Plans, develops and implements annual and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, workforce planning, coach/employee selection and day-to-day operations of the Recreation and Active Living unit with respect to the broad spectrum of recreation sport and club programs as approved by the Director.
  • Develops, monitors, and evaluates all relevant program metrics and outcome measures, including budget preparation, monthly and quarterly financial reviews; providing deviation reports, working closely with finance and administration on all aspects of budget, analysis, purchasing, financial management and reporting for all assigned program accounts.
  • Measures effectiveness and efficiency of programs, initiatives, reinforcing department’s vision into all areas of program development, administration, financial success and customer support and service to achieve objectives, monitoring tends and adjusting programs to be relevant and supportive to the diverse needs and opportunities of the campus community.
  • Creates awareness and personal development opportunities on relevant society and sport issues that builds community and furthers the development of a culture that is safe, welcoming, inclusive, and responsive to our campus and sport/athletic climate.
  • Represents A&R by providing leadership and collaboration with others, on the promotions and integration of diversity and inclusivity strategies and initiatives into A&R programming and workplace.
  • Collaborates with team and other A&R staff, and subject matter experts on the delivery of education/awareness materials that supports Queen’s and A&R culture in sport participation.
  • Leads and directs committees, task forces, working groups that support the enhancements of A&R programs and services.
  • Manages recreation sport and club operations and logistics to support elements of the program plans on an annual basis, including scheduling (weekly participation, practices, competition, travel, facility), equipment/technology acquisition, club reserve planning, etc. Prepares updates, reports and performance summaries based on established targets and key performance indicators.
  • Leads and directs all recreation sport and club leadership programs and initiatives, serving as the primary liaison and resource for intramural and student club leaders. Maintains and develops student-based resources (i.e. websites, handbooks, guidelines for participation and behaviour, orientation presentations, education resources, etc.).
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge on emerging trends, policy development, sport culture, research best practices in delivering innovative and relevant programs that impacts students. Communicates and liaises with professional organizations and peer institutional colleagues to expand and enrich student development and experience (at Queen’s and across the sector). Participates in relevant professional development seminars and conferences.
  • Participates in the planning, coordinating and staging of various activities and events hosted by the unit or department (events and tournaments, Championships, athlete and student- leader recognition, major program promotional events, etc.)
  • Participates in the investigative, procedural, and decision-making processes required for the implementation of the Department’s Non-Academic Misconduct policy and the processes required for compliance/appeals with University
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required


  • Post-secondary degree completion in Kinesiology, Recreation, Physical Education, Sport Management, Health Promotion/Studies, Business Administration/Commerce, or other relevant field of study. A Master’s degree would be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years of successful sport management, educational program development and/or administration as relatable.
  • Previous experience in health promotion, wellness/wellbeing policy actions, frameworks and strategy an asset.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge in a sports environment with recreational league and playoff scheduling, coordination and/or administration.
  • Familiarity with NIRSA, Parks and Recreation Ontario, and the provincial and national sporting environments an asset.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience with the ability to motivate and lead employees and volunteers.
  • Familiarity with connecting support services in a health context.
  • Human resources management experience including recruiting, training, discipline, etc., organizing a large volunteer/casual work force.
  • Valid Province of Ontario Class G Driver’s License.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check required.
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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