Sports Coordinator (Part-Time)
Company: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Posted on: May 28, 2023
The Sports Coordinator is responsible for the program organization
and implementation of the RIC Sports Program, promoting good
health, fitness, and well-being among individuals with disability,
and promoting awareness of sports programs for people with
disabilities within the community.
The Sports Coordinator consistently demonstrates support of the RIC
statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence,
contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion
for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others
with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the
The Sports Coordinator demonstrates RIC Core Attributes:
Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability,
Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and RIC Values (Hope,
Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence)
while fulfilling job duties.
- Facilitates and directs all administrative aspects of adaptive
competitive and recreational sports programs including youth and
adult sports programs, Military Sports Camp, Sports and Fitness
special events, Caring for Kids program, and Paralympic Services
- Participates in developing and oversees budget and all expenses
related to assigned programs and all Sports Programs in
- Recruits and coordinates participants for youth and adult
adaptive sports programs, Military Sports Camp for injured service
men and women, Sports and Fitness special events, Caring for Kids
program, and Paralympic Services programs.
- Recruits, trains and supervises interns, program coaches and
volunteers within all sports program.
- Educates, promotes and recruits patients, other potential
participants and volunteers for Sports and Fitness Programs from
all sites of care within the RIC system.
- Develops and implements Paralympic Services programs as
directed by Paralympic Sport Club agreement. Develops training
methods and instructs physical education teachers, Therapeutic
Recreation professionals and other individuals on coaching and
- Coordinates and builds working relationships with community
partners; the Chicago Public Schools, Mayor's Office for People
with Disabilities, Chicago Park District, Special Recreation
Association's, Access Living, hospitals and other community and
professional contacts to recruit new participants and
- Completes on-time all assigned tasks and projects as outlined
within the community grant agreements between RIC and its partners,
such as the USOC, World Sport Chicago, Cubs Care, Wounded Heroes
Foundation and others as indicated.
- Participates with RIC Advancement in researching new funding
options and maintaining existing relationships with present
- Collects detailed records, program statistics and produces
reports with respect to volunteers and participant attendance for
- Writes reports and articles, and produces program marketing
materials routinely and as needed.
- Maintains current information on Sports Programs for the
website and newsletters.
- Maintains sports equipment inventory, including purchasing and
maintenance of equipment.
- Transports participants and sports equipment to and from events
including the ability to drive vans, busses and operate vehicles
that pull a trailer.
- Develops education and marketing materials including video,
photo and Power Point presentations for Sports Programs.
- Conducts presentations and demonstrations at relevant
conferences and seminars for recruitment and community
- Coordinates procedures for program record keeping, retrieval
- Other Duties as assigned.
- Reports directly to the Manager of Sports and Recreation
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
- Bachelors degree required in therapeutic recreation,sports
management, occupational therapy, physical therapy,health care
administration, public health orrelated area.
- Certification as Therapeutic Recreation Specialist highly
- Requires knowledge of the administrative needs of an adapted
sports program for people with physical disabilities, including two
or more years of experience in this area.
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with
others, including Sports Coordinators, Specialist and community
- Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
necessary to interact with internal and external
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret data in order to
effectively present information and respond to questions from
groups of internal and external customers.
- Advanced organizational skills necessary to efficiently
prioritize and complete a variety of tasks and provide
- Ability to exercise independent judgment in assigned area of
- Self-directed and motivated, able to prioritize goals and
tasks, exercise efficient time management
- Ability to lift at least 25 pounds.
- Current drivers license
- Normal office and community sports environment with occasional
exposure to dust and extreme temperatures, and hazards such as
muscle injury and bruises.
- Evening and weekend hours as required.
- Travel required as necessary.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by people assigned to this
classification. They are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required
of personnel so classified.
Keywords: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago , Sports Coordinator (Part-Time), Other , Chicago, Illinois
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