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Director of Recreation and Wellness

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Job Summary:
The Director for Campus Recreation and Wellness will manage and supervise all aspects and activities of operations. Supervise, evaluate, and provide administrative direction/guidance to professional staff members. Represent the department at various campus, division, and community functions, and serve on university committees. Provide customer service to student’s staff and community members; recreation scheduling, planning and documenting work.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • The director serves as the campus and divisional expert on recreation, ensuring that student physical wellbeing needs are met
  • The director is responsible for supervision of direct reports; facilities and equipment management; safety, compliance, and risk management; developing policies and procedures; serving as liaison to campus partners and key stakeholders; budget management; marketing and communications; and assessment
  • The director must demonstrate an ability to engage in strategic thinking and serve as a campus leader; maintain a commitment to holistic student development; have strong interpersonal and communication skills; approach their work with an awareness of diversity and inclusion; and be able to foster strong relationships with campus partners
  • The Director has authority and responsibility for operation of campus recreation facilities including pool, fitness facilities, spin studio, multipurpose studio, racquetball and weight training equipment, and general social and recreational spaces
  • Seek and provide feedback on operational, programmatic, and strategic priorities; and
  • Create structures for regular consultation and engagement. Engage students in meaningful ways to promote increased recreational wellness and affinity for Campus Recreation programs and services
  • Establish and support Campus Recreation Advisory Council or other structure for input and involvement;
  • Oversee E-Sports Center; Schedule E-Sports Competitions in various sports
  • Administers all aspects of e-sports program including recruiting, scouting, game/match and practice preparation, monitoring
  • Ensure physical accessibility of facilities and uphold ADA compliance; and
  • Identify opportunities to engage underrepresented groups in fitness, physical activity, and wellness initiatives
  • Facilities: Manage and implement a comprehensive preventative maintenance program for all fitness equipment, locker rooms, and other indoor sports & recreation equipment
  • Maintain and control inventory of all cleaning supplies, uniforms, replacement parts, and replacement equipment
  • Serve as primary liaison to Facilities Management for the fitness centers
  • Serve as liaison to fitness vendors and equipment maintenance technicians
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required, preferably in Sport Management or Recreation Wellness, Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or Student Affairs.
  • Certification in First Aid, CPR / AED license required
  • Pool Operator License required / License eligible must complete licensure within six months of start.
  • Progressively responsible leadership positions, with five or more years. of experience in a higher education
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; exceptional organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships and build consensus and support.
  • Sensitivity to issues related to socioeconomic class, gender identity and expression, sexuality, race and ethnicity, privilege and power relationships, and transitions to adulthood.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required for programming elements of the position and on­call needs.
  • Certified Pool Operator License and other relevant licensure
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs, stand for 2-3 +hours
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of best practices in departmental field.
  • Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
  • Leadership, coaching, and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals.
  • Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
Preferred Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

Maintain regular attendance and closely follows office reporting policies and procedures. The director must be flexible in terms of working after normal work hours on occasions when the job tasks require; travel as needed.

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COVID -19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged for all University employees. Medical and religious exemption request are accepted and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please submit any/all documents related to this matter to .
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