American University of Iraq Baghdad

Campus Recreation Officer / Office of Student Affairs

Job Overview

This position will report directly to the Director of Student Affairs.



The American University of Iraq Baghdad (AUIB) is currently looking for a Campus Recreation Officer to oversee student recreational activities on campus. The successful candidate for this position is responsible for managing student recreation activities with the aim to provide students with a superior university experience. Student activities include, but are not limited to, sporting events, fitness training, special events, and leadership mentoring. The Officer will be working closely with university faculty and staff to create recreational services and activities for the development of student leadership skills, enhancing the quality of campus life, and creating an inclusive and welcoming university environment. The Officer will also need to understand basic budgeting and tracking of inventory. On occasion, this position requires staff presence on weekends, public holidays and after office hours. This position will involve interacting with faculty and staff from different departments.



  • Enhance the AUIB student experience by addressing student queries and mentoring students’ leadership and planning skills.
  • Increase efficiency by coordinating students and other collaborating departments in the execution of small to large (sport & fitness) events and activities.
  • Enhance students’ recreation experience through the administration and planning of various activities.
  • Create learning opportunities that contribute to university and life-long success.



  • Support students through a range of student recreation activities and events.
  • Plan, coordinate and executive small to large sport and fitness related activities.
  • Create life-long experiences for students through various personal and professional development initiatives.
  • Provide administrative support to (Assistant) Director, provide general office support with a variety of clerical and budget activities and related tasks.
  • Update and monitor the Student Activity calendar.
  • Conduct Student Affairs surveys in relation to students’ recreation experience to understand students’ participation and needs.
  • Assist with other Student Affairs activities.
  • Oversee the administration of student activities, including logistics, budgetary needs, coordination of volunteers, liaising with staff/faculty and other departments.
  • Coordinate projects and undertake project work around the need of student recreation. This requires taking responsibility for the co-ordination and progress of assigned projects ensuring the timely recording of activity against objectives.
  • Offer responses to student requests or concerns in a timely manner. Ensure student feedback is obtained in order to maintain the highest levels of student satisfaction.
  • Adhere to all university and departmental policies and procedures; take part in reviewing and updating internal policies.
  • Generate and format reports.
  • And other related duties.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least two years’ work experience in related field; prior experience in higher education is an advantage
  • Sports & Fitness, background
  • Events planning experience
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel) and database applications.



  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Innovative and creative thinker – resourceful
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – verbal and written
  • Demonstrated high degree of professionalism and a can-do mindset
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to excel in a demanding, outcome-oriented, and dynamic work environment
  • Conflict resolution and multi-tasking skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Professional discretion
  • Ability to work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment



Application Procedure:

Applications should include:

  • Cover Letter.
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Copies of Passport Data information page.
  • References (contact details) for up to three individuals who are familiar with your work.
  • Copies of all formal academic degrees and certificates.
  • Copies of your Transcripts.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately.

Please apply through AUIB website OR send your application and supporting documents to the following email address: [email protected]


If an applicant has any relatives working at AUIB this must be disclosed in writing in the cover letter.

If you have not heard back from us after 3 weeks, it means that your application was not successful.


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