The Director of Campus Recreation reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.
The Director of Campus Recreation will provide senior leadership and direction for all the programming areas and facilities arranged by Campus Recreation and also oversee long range fiscal planning and budget development.
Provide leadership in the areas of planning, human resources, policy development, operational, facility, and budgetary aspects for Campus Recreation, Spirit Groups, and Wheelchair Basketball. Lead and serve on various division and university committees. Develop, analyze and monitor an operating budget of 2.5 million while maintaining detailed accounting records, working within University procedures. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate 20 administrative and professional staff members, including 150 part-time and student employees. Work effectively with a wide variety of constituent groups including but not limited to New Maverick Orientation, Off Campus Mavericks, Department of Kinesiology, Athletics, Facilities Management and University Police Department. Collaborate with students and other campus stakeholders to implement recreation and wellness programs to increase student, faculty, and staff recreation involvement in addition to emphasizing employee and student wellness. Maintain current knowledge of campus recreation/fitness industry trends pursuant to the mission of the department. Oversee facility maintenance including management of maintenance contracts for facilities and equipment. Develop and implement administrative and learning outcome plans, program assessment, annual reports and division wide strategic initiatives. Ensure safety, security, and risk management issues are addressed in a timely manner. Support the system of internal controls developed by the University, Division of Student Affairs, and individual departments. Uphold all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Other functions as assigned.
Minimum requirements include a Master's Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Business Administration, Higher Education or a related field. Seven years of appropriate, full-time experience in a collegiate recreation program. Experience must include budget management, direct supervision of full-time staff, development and implementation of policies and procedures, and excellent written and verbal communication skills, facility development and design. Strong leadership and administrative skills. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
May work around standard office conditions Occasional travel, irregular work hours or other conditions unique to this position. Criminal background check conducted.