Assistant Director, Campus Recreation (Assessment & Risk Management)

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Campus Recreation Department

Division Name

Student Affairs

Position Title

Assistant Director, Campus Recreation (Assessment & Risk Management)

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Assists in directing the daily operations of Campus Recreation’s efforts in the areas of Assessment, Risk Management, and Aquatics and/or other program areas within the Department of Campus Recreation.

Essential Functions

• Manage and oversee Campus Recreation Assessment, Risk Management, and Aquatics and/or other areas, including developing policies and procedures; answering inquiries; providing tours and presentations about the facilities and programs. This position will assist in the selection, administration, interpretation, and use of assessments to present information in support of Campus Recreation facilities, projects, programs, and department functions, including program review by leading the department’s Assessment Team.

• Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of short and long-range plans for Campus Recreation, consistent with the mission of the university and goals of the Division of Student Affairs by identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends or patterns in data sets for the clear presentation of findings and translation of data into understandable and easily readable content, correspondence, and reports about assessments within the department/division through the use of departmental software (Innosoft Fusion, FMX, etc.).

• Develop and implement comprehensive risk management and emergency action plans and policies for departmental programs that ensure programs, facilities, and equipment meet appropriate standards to reduce risk and ensure the safety of members and staff.

• Ensures that policies and procedures for assigned programs are followed, by designing equipment and facility inspection plans and surveys created to ensure compliance.

• Provides training for student staff and full time staff in the areas of Assessment, Risk Management, software, etc., ensuring job certifications and required trainings are up to date.

• Works with other units on campus to provide development opportunities for Campus Recreation full time and part time staff and students. Designs and facilitates professional development events for staff members for assessment and planning related topics. Builds relationships throughout the department and within the division to contribute to a culture of assessment. Assists with meta-assessment feedback processes pertaining to program and learning outcomes reporting.

• Participates in the development of the departmental budget though the use of assessment data.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Field of Study

Degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Physical Education, or related field

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in recreational programs and university or corporate health/fitness setting

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications

• Experience in providing guidance to departmental staff through the use of assessment data and evaluating needs through the development of measurable program outcomes and learning outcomes.
• Experience with the following software and its related hardware: Innosoft Fusion, FMX, assessment and risk management software, such as Qualtrix, Baseline.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$45,100 - $75,100

Job Category

Student Affairs

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date


EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Recreation, Sports Management, Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Physical Education, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 5 years of experience in recreational programs and university or corporate health/fitness settings OR an advanced degree to use in lieu of years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please describe your related experience in detail and provide the job titles of the positions in which you obtained it.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No

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