Competitive Sports Internship

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Recreation / Kennedy Mountain Campus
Division: Recreation and Wellness

Position Summary

Interns help with the administration of programs and services in the areas of competitive sports programs at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness. Positions have an anticipated start date of August 2024. 

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the administration and supervision of recreation & event-based programs at the Ritchie Center in support of department, division and university goals
  • Actively engage students during campus and sporting events
  • Assist in the recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation, and development of approximately 20 student employees
  • Assist in the development, coordination, and evaluation of a comprehensive Competitive Sports program to include team, dual and individual sports leagues, tournaments, special events, and 30 club sports
  • Provide onsite supervision for intramural activities (basketball, flag football, soccer, broomball, and volleyball)
  • Manage IMLeagues web-based scheduling and participant registration program for intramural sports programming
  • Assist with developing and implementing a marketing plan for intramural sports
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of the club sports officer training program
  • Maintain program equipment and accurately track inventory
  • Update intramural and club sport policies, procedures and rules
  • Prepare intramural captain's meeting content
  • Collaborate and maintain relationships with the fraternity & sorority life council, team captains and participants
  • Adhere to appropriate risk management plans and Emergency Action Plans
  • Support safe and effective operations through observation and reporting of facility and equipment function
  • Enforce policies and procedures relating to the competitive sports programs
  • Facilitate payment process for intramural and club sport programming
  • Perform other job duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Provide excellent customer service for all Ritchie Center participants and customers
  • Recognize and respond effectively and efficiently to emergencies
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment • Able to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Complete additional safety training required

Required Qualifications

  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certification, or willingness to obtain CPR/First Aid/AED certification

Work Schedule

  • Part-time, hours will vary
  • Night and weekend hours are required

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) May 1, 2024.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for this position is $19.00-$21.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume

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All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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