Employment Opportunities

The Intramural Sports program has many job opportunities for UCSC students who are interested in working in a dedicated, fun, and social atmosphere. Although employment is open to all UCSC students, the program especially searches for individuals with work-study and officiating experience. In addition to knowledge of sports, assertiveness and humble confidence are critical to success in the role of an Intramural Sports Official. 

Currently, Intramural Sports has officiating opportunities available for the following sports: Basketball (5v5 or 3v3), Futsal, Flag Football, Softball, and Outdoor Soccer. If you are interested in officiating, please contact the Intramural Sports Coordinator, Clint Angus, for more information.

Officials Clinics – If you have been hired as an Intramural Sports Official you MUST attend all meetings for the sports you will be officiating. This is a condition of your employment. Depending on the sport, most clinics last between 60-90 minutes. These clinics are a combination of presentation/lecture, video clips, and on the court/field demonstrations, and live action scrimmages. Please be sure you consult with the Intramural Sports Coordinator prior to attending any clinics. 

IM Sports Job Descriptions

IM Sports Official

The Intramural Sports Official shall, to the best of their ability, officiate and/or keep accurate records and score of contests sponsored by the Intramural Program, in accordance with the rules of the sport and the regulations of the program. Officiated Sports are basketball, dodgeball, flag football, futsal, innertube water polo, soccer and softball. Interested students must attend appropriate training sessions and complete rules exams & on-field/on-court evaluations before being hired. The official is charged with the responsibility of maintaining orderly conduct on the court or field, to which he/she is assigned, and will perform other duties as outlined below.

Skills/Knowledge and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal (oral and written) communication skills
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Knowledge of sport rules and intramural policies preferred
  • Attendance at all pre-season trainings
  • Attendance at all in-season meetings
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and awareness of and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity
  • Strong commitment to an environment that promotes honesty and integrity
  • Knowledge of Employee Manual
  • Pass required written tests

*Previous officiating experience, and/or experience watching or participating in the sport you are interested in officiating is beneficial.

Statement of Duties

  • Ensure safety of intramural sports participants
  • Follow established policies and procedures
  • Arrive to event site at least 15 minutes before game time/Assist in the opening and closing of the facility and the set-up and take down of necessary equipment
  • Provide accurate information to intramural sports participants
  • Officiate every contest in a fair, unbiased manner
  • Complete applicable reports and forms
  • Enforce rules and regulations regarding safe and proper use of equipment and facility
  • Assist with preparation and inspection of the game site/awareness of safety concerns and risk management factors
  • Assign teams Sportsmanship Ratings in support of the 7 Principals of Community
  • Provide a friendly, upbeat and customer service oriented environment at all times.
  • Maintain prompt hours and follow absence procedures.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with staff and co-workers.
  • Assist Intramural Supervisor as needed and requested
  • Adhere to all OPERS departmental policies and procedures.

IM Sports Supervisor

The Intramural Sports Supervisor shall, to the best of their ability, provide onsite supervision of officials, score keepers, and participants, and officiate and/or keep accurate records and score of contests sponsored by the Intramural Program as needed, in accordance with the rules of the sport and the regulations of the program. As front line employees, Supervisors are charged with the responsibility of daily delivery of the program in an organized, fair, and safe manner. Supervisors will also perform other duties as outlined below.

Job Requirements

  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, & AED
  • Minimum one (1) full year of Intramural Sports experience
  • Available to work when IMs are delivered with limited competing commitments
  • Proven ability to supervise the delivery of specific sports (Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football,
  • Indoor and Outdoor Soccer, Softball Volleyball, Innertube Water Polo, and/or Ultimate) is required
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and supervise others
  • Demonstrated efficient communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong interpersonal (oral and written) communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and awareness of and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity
  • Strong commitment to an environment that promotes honesty and integrity
  • Pass required written tests

Essential Job Functions

Job functions are broken down into three areas: general, office, and on-site. Each area is a vital part of the program and requires the maintenance of high standards. This position is one of responsibility, hard work, dedication, and fun.

General

  • Must maintain a satisfactory level of Intramural Sports knowledge to include current news, policies & procedures, events, and sport rules.
  • Attendance at Student Employee Orientation, weekly staff meetings as well as Captains’ Meetings, Officials’ Training clinics, etc. is mandatory.
  • Responsible for organizing and conducting necessary Captains’ Meetings, Officials’ Training clinics, etc. prior to each sport.
  • Assist in the promotion and advertisement of Intramural Sports and Special Events.
  • Responsible for the inventory, maintenance, proper storage, and distribution of Intramural Sports equipment (including forms and paperwork).
  • Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all first aid bags are completely stocked and ready for daily use.
  • Schedule IM leagues and playoffs, rescheduling games as needed
  • Develop and organize post-season and special event tournaments (Round Robin, Single and Double Elimination)
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate students employed as officials and scorekeepers
  • Ensure all proper paperwork, game sheets/rules/report forms etc. are prepared for each sport.
  • Assess planning needs for assigned sport prior to start of the season
  • Maintain frequent communication with Student Directors and IM Coordinator regarding upcoming events, equipment and supply needs, etc.
  • Make forfeit determinations due to no-shows
  • Assign teams Sportsmanship Ratings in support of the 7 Principals of Community
  • Maintain an active inventory of Intramural Equipment and inform IM Coordinator of needs to replace equipment in a timely manner.

Office

  • Fill out and file appropriate paperwork associated with injuries/incidents (disciplinary, ejections, protests, injuries).
  • Maintain detailed records of Intramural participation and submit activity/wrap up reports at the conclusion of the season.
  • Maintain a neat/organized Intramural Sports office.
  • Update scores at the end of each night.

On-Site

  • Trained in First Aid, CPR, and AED, Supervisors will be the first responders to all injuries and ‘incidents’ on site. They will be responsible for administering basic first aid and determining whether further action (ambulance, police, etc.) is necessary. All injuries/incidents must be properly documented.
  • Supervisors should always be in a highly visible area on the field/court and check each court/field regularly, keeping a continual review of all activities on the fields/courts
  • Organize teams, officials, scorekeepers, etc. for play to ensure games are run fairly and started on time.
  • While maintaining composure, handle all questions, comments, and protests, resolving conflicts and diffusing potential ‘incidents’ in a timely, fair, and sensitive manner
  • Enforce rules and regulations
  • Conduct safety and risk management checks
  • When there is a deficiency in officials, supervisors are expected to officiate games.
  • Evaluate, coach and assist officials in their development of skills and confidence.
  • Report areas of risk as it pertains to rules, equipment, facilities and/or policy in a timely manner.
  • Make decisions regarding weather and inclement conditions