Assistant Director of Student Activities, Recreation, and Fitness

Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

The Office of Student Activities and Department of Athletics is inviting applications for the newly created Assistant Director of Student Activities, Recreation, and Fitness position. The Assistant Director’s primary focus will be on revitalizing the intramural programming and all aspects, entailing marketing efforts, hiring student workers, running the programs, and assessing outcomes. This Assistant Director serves as the primary advisor for all club sports on campus and is responsible for scheduling, budget management, travel, purchasing, goal setting, leadership development, marketing, and assessment. This role reports to the Director of Student Activities and works closely with the Director of Athletic Internal Operations.   


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Plans, schedules, and coordinates varied and creative recreation programs 
  • Provides administrative support to club officers, coaches, and advisors to maintain a strong club sports program 
  • Creates and leads orientation sessions for all club sports and intramural sports leaders and athletes related to college rules, policies, and procedures, including but not limited to budget policies, transportation, disciplinary, practice, and game schedules 
  • Serves as Men’s and Women’s club program liaison to Athletic training, Athletic Facilities, Special Events, and Student Government 
  • Assists with campus-wide events such as Friday Knight Dry, Fall and January New Student Orientation, Welcome Back Bash, Entertainment (Concert/Comedians), Spring Weekend/P-Day, etc.  
  • Assists with POW (pre-Orientation Weekend) 
  • Spearheads collaborative partnerships with other campus colleagues/departments 
  • Collaborates with the Director of Athletics Internal Operations regarding maintenance and operation of the recreation facilities and liaison with Athletics 
  • Fosters a commitment to diversify and infuses inclusivity throughout all levels of the organization, including but not limited to, staffing, events, and programming  


Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply.  


For the full job description, please click here. 


Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities. 


Applicants must have the following: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Previous experience with facility management, recreation, and/or coaching 
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR/AED  
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driving record check. For criteria, please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and driving check. 


Application Instructions: 


Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button: 

  • Resume 
  • A cover letter that includes a statement articulating your skills, knowledge, and experience in serving and supporting students of all backgrounds, particularly, those with marginalized and minoritized identities inclusively and equitably 


For full consideration, please submit application materials by July 21, 2023. The position remains open until filled. 


For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit: 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our close community allows students to form strong and enduring relationships with one another and with accomplished faculty and staff, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. A fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service, and wilderness experiences.

Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus and is ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont by Niche, a popular college ranking website. In 2022, Saint Michael’s was once again named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best 388 Colleges, one of the Best Green Colleges, and one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. Situated next to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, nearby Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranks as one of the best places in America to live. This includes America's 10 Great Places to Live (Kiplinger's), Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation (Outside Magazine), Top 10 Small Cities for State of Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways), Top 10 Tech Hubs in the U.S. (Forbes), Top 5 Healthiest Places for Women in America (Self Magazine), Top 10 Greenest Cities in America, and Top Public Square in America (USA Today). It was also recently named a “climate haven” and ranked in the 10 Best Places in America to Live for Climate Resilience.

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions, and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty, and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies, and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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