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Sport Programs Supervisor

Rate of pay: $12.00/hour

Work location: Various Recreational Services Facilities

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as communicating with patrons of all ages and skill levels, swim etiquette, responsibility and accountability, and working with people from diverse backgrounds as well as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

To supervise and assist in the administration of the Intramural Sports and Sport Club programs. During event supervision, supervisors enforce policies, uphold standards of safety, as well as respond to injuries and resolve conflicts as they arise. Additionally, supervisors will assist with the administrative aspects to contribute to the success of each sport club and intramural activity.


  • Communicate and consistently enforce university, departmental, Intramural Sports and Sport Club policies and procedures.
  • Supervise the operation of Intramural Sports and Sport Club events.
  • Respond to all emergencies (Accidents/Injuries, Inclement Weather, etc).
  • Handle questions, concerns, and complaints of participants.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and assist with training of Intramural Sports officials.
  • Officiate and keep score for Intramural Sports events, as needed.
  • Provide support for special projects or events, as needed.
  • Ensure outstanding customer service.
  • Work cooperatively with other areas of the department to achieve established goals.
  • Verify club rosters for practices, competitions, and trips.
  • Establish and maintain office hours as designated by the Sport Programs staff.
  • Perform other work as assigned.


  • Currently enrolled student at the University of Iowa.
  • Previous experience as a Recreational Services employee or involvement in a Sport Club in a leadership capacity.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Must be responsible and have strong communication, supervisory, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Mandatory attendance at required office hours and meetings.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Training requirements

  • CPR/AED/ First Aid  Certification
  • Completion of University of Iowa Bloodborne Pathogens training
  • UIOWA  security awareness training
  • Recreational Service Orientation

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