UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Campus Recreation & Intramural Sports Manager reporting to the Associate Director of Athletics.
The post-holder will have an integral role in developing the vision for recreational and intramural activities on campus that is consistent with the department, division and institutional vision and missions.
The primary responsibility of the incumbent will be to ensure adequate planning, budgeting, implementation, oversight, monitoring, evaluation and analysis of all recreational and intramural activities. Activities include weekly scheduled pursuits such as futsal, basketball alongside the more infrequently scheduled activities such as dodgeball, indoor cricket and bubble soccer. This role will require managing the climbing wall and its various programs as well as scheduling group classes for the NYUAD community. Off campus activities such as rowing, kayaking, beach volleyball and football are also recreational activities organized by the incumbent.
To aid the successful and safe delivery of activities, the post-holder is required to oversee all aspects of risk management and activity safety ensuring that relevant procedures, policies and guidance is completed, regularly updated and maintained and shared with key stakeholders which may include departmental colleagues, activity participants, event organizers and student leads.
The Campus Recreation & Intramural Sports Manager will be required to collaborate with departmental colleagues to ensure that activities are well advertised, participated in and synchronized with other departmental and divisional processes, activities and functions. The post-holder is also expected to have a good understanding of multiple sports and physical activities rules, activity organization and requirements ensuring that current trends and best practices amongst higher education campus recreation programs are understood and aligned.
The post holder will be expected to teach at least one Physical and Health Education course per semester.
The position will require evening and weekend commitments during the academic year.
The duties of this role may at times involve being exposed to data that may be sensitive in nature and require confidentiality.
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.
About NYUAD & Student Affairs:
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is a central part of NYUAD’s global network, marked by a uniquely international student population (100+ nationalities); a rigorous, liberal arts and science academic program; and a location at the crossroads of the Arab world. We are a highly diverse community that shapes and examines issues of common humanity through multicultural perspectives; recognizes that the breadth of an education here extends far beyond the classroom and the campus; sees students themselves as educators; and recognizes that true engagement with the breadth of our diversity requires curiosity, humility, and engagement with contrasting views and values.
NYUAD’s Division of Student Affairs focuses on the out-of-classroom student experience, cultivating belonging, catalyzing development, and fostering engagement for a campus community of 1800+ students. The division brings together multiple functional areas – including cultural engagement, spiritual life, student engagement, community outreach, career development, athletics, residential education, health, wellness and more – to provide students with the structure, resources, and support to maximize their educational experience and reach their full potential.
Student Affairs Leader Profile:
We look for inclusive leaders that nurture collaboration and pursue diversity in people, thought and perspective. They model candor, transparency, vulnerability, and good judgment. They are willing to receive feedback, accept ambiguity, take risks, acknowledge mistakes, and engage in conflict constructively. We want culture setters and strategic thinkers, who actively seek to align processes and programs with our values and institutional context. We seek those who are able to empower, inspire and motivate others to do and to be their best. Cultural humility undergirds our work, so our leaders need to be able to engage in the process of self-reflection and self-critique to both learn about others and to examine their own beliefs and cultural identities.
About the Department of Athletics:
NYU Abu Dhabi’s Department of Athletics, positively impacts student wellbeing through the delivery of intercollegiate & club sports, recreational and intramural sporting and fitness opportunities along with a holistic Physical & Health Education program. These programs are also community developing and thrive through building relationships that foster a lifelong commitment to physical and intellectual well-being. By providing innovative programming that encourages collaboration, enhances the educational experience, creates overall balance and develops character in the pursuit of excellence, the Department promotes and complements the University’s liberal arts mission.