Coordinator for Sports Programs

Appalachian State University invites interested applicants for the position of Coordinator for Sports Programs to become a part of the University Recreation (UREC) team as we facilitate an inclusive environment where recreation and wellness opportunities transform, engage, and care for the App State community. 

This position is primarily responsible for working with the Assistant Director for Sports Programs in the overall administration, fiscal management, implementation, and supervision of the Recreation and Intramural Sports program. The Coordinator for Sports Programs reports to the Assistant Director for Sports Programs.

The Coordinator for Sports Programs will have the opportunity to help support and expand the tradition of  Recreational and Intramural Sports leagues and programs that serve the App State Community.

You will succeed in this position if you:

  • Are an advocate for fostering opportunities with everyone, for everyone

  • Are committed to integrating Sports Programs as a catalyst to empower student health and wellbeing

  • Are a committed professional to help take the Sports Program to the next level 

  • Take ownership in building a positive, inclusive and engaged work culture

  • Enjoy building collaborative relationships 

  • Are committed to enhancing students' career readiness and leadership skills.

  • Embrace and inspire a vibrant, active, and healthy community.

  • Are available to work in a flexible schedule that requires some evenings, weekends, and designated holidays.

Who we are:

Sports Programs at Appalachian State University aspires to provide opportunities for everyone to connect with everyone and play for the spirit of sport with Recreation & Intramural Sport and Club Sports. Through empowering and engagement, Sports Programs provide an opportunity to support students in their social, physical, and mental wellbeing. From leading to participating, Sports Programs enhance students’ academic success by providing a place to thrive.

With this position you will have the opportunity to:                     

  • Design, implementation, management, evaluation, delivery, and expansion of assigned University Recreation programs focused on Recreation and Intramural Sports. 

  • Mentoring, supervising, training, and development of part-time student staff, non-student employees, interns, and volunteers who support Recreation and Intramural Sports.

  • Supervise a team of undergraduate student staff who will help with the overall implementation and leadership of the Recreation and Intramural Sports program.

  • Ensure continuity in departmental and university business practices across Recreation and Intramural Sports (e.g., Waivers, Incident / Accident Reporting, Annual Reports, etc.)

  • Maintain proficiency with University Recreation software applications including, but not limited to, Fusion, TimeClock Plus, and When2Work.

  • Under the guidance of the UREC Communication team and working with the Assistant Director of Sports Programs, design and implement program outreach and communication strategies that connect, design, and invite students to be engaged in Recreation and Intramural Sports on campus..

  • Hold self, students, and staff members accountable to departmental expectations of creating an inclusive environment at UREC facilities and programs.

  • Implementation of a sports officiating development program that will support Recreation and Intramural Sports

  • Developing and implementing program policies and risk management plans that support Recreation and Intramural Sports

  • Assist in the annual budgeting process for the Recreation and Intramural Sports area which includes developing, forecasting, and reporting on revenues and expenses related to Recreation and Intramural Sports.

At a minimum you should have

  • Bachelor degree in recreation, sport management, physical education or related fields.

  • Demonstrated ability to create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates our shared humanity through the spirit of sports.

  • 1 year of relevant experience in sport rules design/implementation, programming, officiating experience, and training officials and staff supervision. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

  • First Aid and CPR Instructor or ability to earn certification 90 days after hiring.

The preferred candidate will have

  • Masters degree in recreation, sport management, physical education or related fields.

  • Experience administering and/or delivering sport programs in a college recreation setting.


Salary and benefits 

Salary for this position is $40,000 - $41,000 plus an excellent benefits package. For more information visit: 


How to apply



For full consideration, applicants must submit all the required documents which should clearly demonstrate how the applicant meets the requirements of the position.

1. Cover letter, which summarizes qualifications and expresses interest in the position.

2. Current resume which includes dates of employment.

3. Answers to supplemental questions (on the on-line application)

4. Name and contact information of at least three professional references.


Deadline to submit applications is: 3/29/2023

For questions, please contact PJ Hartleb, Assistant Director for Sports Programs at


About the University: As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Learn more at

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