Intramural Sports Official | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Area: Intramural Sports

Supervisors:  Assistant Director, Intramural Coordinator and Graduate Assistants

Rate of pay:

  • Tier 1 (Flag Football, Basketball and Soccer Officials) - $9.60/hour
  • Tier 2 (Volleyball, Softball, Wiffleball, Kickball, Inner Tube Water Polo Officials) - $8.60/hour
  • Tier 3 (Hot Shot Contest, 3-Point Shootout, Canoe Battleship Officials) - $8.20/hour

Learn more about the job and training dates here. 


To assist in the operation of the Intramural Sports program through officiating selected Intramural Sports events.  These positions require a mature individual with good communication, leadership, and conflict management skills.


  • Officiates Intramural Sports events according to program and sport rules and mechanics.
  • Learns and enforces sport rules and program policies and procedures.
  • Reports to supervisor all emergencies (accidents/injuries, inclement weather, etc).
  • Handles questions, concerns, and complaints of participants.
  • Provides support for special needs or events, as needed.
  • Ensures outstanding customer service.
  • Works cooperatively with other areas of the department to achieve established goals.
  • Completion of availability through scheduling website.
  • Performs other work as assigned.


  • Mandatory attendance of required officials meetings.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather (rain or hot/cold conditions).
  • Ability to remain calm and make good decisions during high pressure situations.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to accommodate a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends.