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Executive Director, Student Center & Recreational Services

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 25, 2023

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/3

Salary Range: $88,384- $91,851

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Washington D.C. 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, providing leadership, direction, and management to the department’s operation, programming, and services. The Executive Director of the Student Center and Recreational Services supervises staff in service delivery of university-wide space scheduling, campus recreation programming, marketing of university space use, internal and external event support, and the daily upkeep and operations of the Student Center and the Theater of the Arts. Provides oversight of a $1.7 million operating budget and assets for the department. Leads a team of full-time and part-time employees, graduate interns, and student staff. Cultivates maintains and provides a welcoming and vibrant environment for students, colleagues, and external guests within the Student Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Directly, or through department administrative units, manages the financial and administrative aspects of the Student Center and Recreational Services unit. This includes training and evaluation of department staff and services, defining key performance indicators, and developing assessment procedures to evaluate performance through satisfaction, performance, and learning outcomes to drive continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and interpretation of policies and procedures necessary for successful administration and management of the Student Center and the Theater of the Arts, including the oversight of facilities operations, and scheduling of external, departmental, and student-sponsored programs and events, and determining support activity requirements.
  • Works directly with the Student Center Advisory Board and stimulates and coordinates all staff and student efforts to realize the union’s educational and service objectives.
  • Oversees the Venues and Operations Services staff ensuring effective day-to-day operations, security, safety, risk management, emergency and preventative maintenance, repairs, and custodial needs with Campus Services for department facilities. Coordinates shared service opportunities, MOUs, capital purchases, facility development, and renovations.
  • Develops and maintains an ongoing program to promote and solicit civic and commercial rental of university facilities including the negotiation of contract rental rates. Supervises the Events and Operations staff to provide university-wide space scheduling (averaging over 6,500+ facility bookings annually), event logistical management, campus information services, and academic scheduling in cooperation with the Division of Academic Affairs. Advises the Chief Student Development and Success Officer on approval or denial of requests for the proposed use of facilities. Serves as lead functional administrator for the University’s space scheduling software, and student information system interface that allows the sharing and updating of data for academic scheduling.
  • In coordination with the Events and Operations Coordinator, supervises the Technical Director Building Manager and five part-time staff that provide the necessary support expertise, and assistance for use of the Theater of the Arts and other University system spaces for event monitoring and support.
  • Oversees the university’s Recreation & Leisure programming to include Fitness Programming, intramural, leisure-time/game programming in the Student Center Lounge, and the operations of the Fitness Center.
  • Work collaboratively with the Directors of Residence Life, Student Life, The Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs, Veteran Affairs, and other internal and external space users to identify and develop a programming calendar that will be used broadly and that focuses on student development and engagement and maximizes the use of the University facilities.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students in planning and facilitation of departmental staff retreats, training, and professional development opportunities.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned that are related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Master's degree required in the related area plus eight to ten years of experience in a student union/student center program in a mid to large campus environment
  • Five years of supervisory experience as a student development professional.
  • Adept at being a leader and a hands-on contributor.
  • Experience in recruiting, hiring, training, and managing employees.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student center functions such as budgeting and finance with revenue goals, room assignments, billing, facility repair and maintenance, housekeeping, marketing, building safety and security, staff supervision, construction, and renovation processes, and of their role in student affairs and the university.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal competencies.
  • Commitment to exemplary customer service and sustainability.
  • Strong record of building teams and partnerships with colleagues and key stakeholders.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment . Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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