Employment Opportunities

The Intramural Program has many job opportunities for UCSC students who are interested in working in a dedicated, fun, and social, atmosphere. The program especially searches for individuals with both work study and officiating experience. In addition to knowledge of sport, assertiveness and humble confidence are critical to success in the role of an IM Official. 

Officiating opportunities are available for the following sports: Basketball (5v5 & 3v3), Futsal, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Innertube Water Polo, Softball, and Soccer. Please contact the IM Sports Coordinator Linda Clauss for more information.

Officials Clinics – If you have been hired as an IM Sports official you MUST attend the clinic(s) for the sports you have been hired to officiate. This is a condition of your employment. Depending on the sport, most clinics last between 30-90 minutes. These clinics are a combination of presentation/lecture and video clips, and on the court/field demonstrations and officiating scrimmages. Please be sure you consult with the IM Sports Coordinator prior to attending any clinics (Winter Quarter 2014 clinic times and dates listed below).

Dodgeball – Monday, January 13th – 6pm – East Gym Annex
Futsal – Monday, January 13th – 6:30pm – East Gym Annex
5v5 BBall (officials and scorekeeper) – Wednesday, January 15th – 6:30pm – East Gym Annex

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

IM Sports Student Director 

The IM Sports Student Director provides high level program oversight and is integral in the development and delivery of program components relative to intramural sport participant safety, student staff training, supervision, and evaluation, and policies & procedures that guide the Intramural Program. The IM Sports Director is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the program and the Student Leadership Team.

Job Requirements

  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, & AED
  • Minimum one (1) full year of Intramural Sports experience
  • Knowledge of a broad range of sports: Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football,
  • Indoor and Outdoor Soccer, Softball Volleyball, Innertube Water Polo, and/or Ultimate.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and awareness of and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity
  • Available to work when needed with limited competing commitments
  • Proven ability to supervise, motivate, and lead others
  • Ability to delegate assignments & evaluate student staff performance
  • Demonstrated efficient communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong interpersonal (oral and written) communication skills
  • Strong commitment to an environment that promotes honesty and integrity
  • Pass required written tests

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Intramural Sports Directors are responsible for the strategic development and delivery of the program. 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 leadership, 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist in disciplinary hearings regarding player ejections et al., as necessary.
  • Schedule Supervisors and Officials weekly
  • Assist in the coordination and leading of weekly staff meetings
  • Coordinate and assist in the organization of post-season and special event tournaments (Round Robin, Single and Double Elimination)
  • Responsible for covering shifts/being on call to provide support as needed
  • Follow established policies and engage in revision and clarification as needed
  • Oversee Sportsmanship Rating System and delegation of ratings/points
  • Effectively market the program and identify new technological trends and ways to incorporate social media
  • Manage various content on the IM website
  • Develop an Officials rewards program
  • Work with the IM Coordinator to conduct quarterly/annual participant surveys
  • Assist in the development and delivery of new sports/events
  • Ensure safety and integrity of IM Sports program
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate students employed as supervisors, officials and scorekeepers.
  • Delegate assignments and tasks to student staff
  • Evaluate and document staff performance
  • Act as a lead in the delivery of Captain’s Meetings and Official’s Clinics
  • Oversee the seeding and scheduling of leagues and playoffs
  • Determine playoff timeline and post announcements/communicate with captains
  • Maintain frequent communication with Coordinator regarding upcoming events, equipment and supply needs, etc.
  • Maintain accurate records regarding officials tracking
  • Engage in the implementation of risk management and emergency action plans, protocol, and assessments (i.e. Red Alerts)

Office

  • Maintain detailed records of Intramural participation, compile quarterly statistic reports
  • Maintain a neat/organized Intramural Sports office
  • Work with Supervisors to ensure sport pre planning and sport conclusion reports are completed and the process runs smoothly

On-Site

  • Trained in First Aid, CPR, and AED, Directors will be responsible for administering basic first aid and determining whether further action (ambulance, police, etc.) is necessary.
  • When on site, Directors should always be in a highly visible area.
  • Handle all questions, comments, protests, ‘incidents’, while on duty. Directors should maintain composure and resolve conflicts and diffuse potential ‘incidents’.
  • Provide accurate information to intramural sports participants
  • When there is a deficiency in officials and Supervisors, Directors are expected to cover shifts
  • Attend various fairs and festivals as an IM Sports representative
  • Attend playoff and finals and other high profile games
  • Coordinate the distribution of IM Champion T Shirts and the IM Wall of Champions webpage