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Sports Programs Intern, Recreation & Wellness

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Work type: Staff Part-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Academic & Student Services

Position Overview

The Sport Programs Intern will assist the Assistant Director of Sports Programs in the administration and management of all operational and programming aspects of a comprehensive intramural sports program as well as in the administration of student-run sport clubs. Some of the responsibilities will include supervising, training, scheduling, and evaluating student staff, leadership development, risk management, facility and event management, administrative support, maintenance of records, and communication/collaboration with student, university, and community organizations and individuals. 

This is a part-time position with a tentative start date of August 2024. 

The Office of Recreation & Wellness creates a foundation of well-being by providing exceptional, inclusive, and innovative programs, services, and facilities for the Butler community to enhance the student experience.


  • Assist with the administration and management of individual, dual, and team Intramural Sports activities. 
  • Develop schedules for leagues and tournaments, rules revisions, and program evaluations. 
  • Assist with Sport Club program management, organization, and compliance. 
  • Coordinate the management, supervision, scheduling, training, and evaluation of Sport Programs Staff. 
  • Assist with risk management initiatives and the implementation of risk management policies and procedures. 
  • Supervision of Intramural and Sport Clubs activities during the Fall and Spring semester. 
  • Assist with the evaluation, documentation, and oversight of shared facilities
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 1-2 years of campus recreation and/or sports programming related experience, sports officiating experience preferred
  • Current certified in CPR/AED/First AID through the American Red Cross, or able to get certified within 30-days of start date
  • Ability to work independently on tasks and projects
  • Be detail oriented and possess strong organizational skills
  • Display effective communication skills to engage with faculty, staff, students, and the Butler community
  • Ability to utilize basic office equipment and technology including basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, and Google Workspace applications

Position Information

  • Pay Scale: $15/hour
  • Hours:  30 hours/week
  • Commitment: 1 year agreement (2+ years contingent upon successful evaluation at the end of year 1)
  • Anticipated Start Date: August 2024
  • Reports to: Assistant Director of Sports Programming

About Butler

Butler University is an innovative collegiate university.  In the 2023 “Best Colleges” edition of U.S. News & World Report, it ranked Butler No. 1 overall among Midwest Schools. Ranked No. 1 among the Midwest’s “Most Innovative Schools”. Ranked No. 1 among the Midwest for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”. Butler’s mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education and to integrate the liberal arts with professional education, by creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among students, faculty, and staff.

In the Fall of 2018, Butler launched BUBeWell, the foundation for a transformative and holistic Butler experience.  Through BUBeWell, we foster a positive environment that helps the Butler community grow, learn, and the be the best version of themselves. As part of BUBeWell, the Office of Recreation & Wellness plays a major role in delivery of programs and services.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana is the hometown of Butler. Nicknamed the Crossroads of America and home to five professional sports teams, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and many major businesses and corporations. Indianapolis welcomes all and a place that celebrates diverse cultures and shared histories through festivals, arts, and cultural events. Named by Condé Nast as “the most underrated food city in America,” we also claim the world’s largest single-day sporting event (Indianapolis 500) and North America’s top-rated airport for six years in a row. In addition to the Colts, Pacers, Fever, Indy Eleven, Indians, and Fuel, we are homebase for the NCAA and numerous collegiate and Olympic Sports organizations. From jazz to motorsports to the world’s fastest bicycle wheels, Kurt Vonnegut and John Green to Salesforce and Eli Lilly and Co., our spirited social, cultural, and business entrepreneurs form collaborative partnerships and move big ideas into action. Forbes (2017) named Indianapolis one of the best cities for young professionals. Business Insider (2018) ranked Indianapolis 10th among best cities for new college graduates where jobs are abundant, and housing is affordable. Campus is only five miles from downtown, so Bulldogs really get the best of both worlds: a close-knit community with easy access to all that Indianapolis has to offer.

Butler University is an equal-opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.