Number of Vacancies:
Area of Consideration:
Open to the Public
Pay Plan, Series & Grade:
Open Until Filled
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
Minimum Job Requirements
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Collaborate with the Associate Vice President and Dean of
Students in planning and facilitation of departmental staff
retreats, training, and professional development
- 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.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union):
- 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
- Adept at being a leader and a hands-on contributor.
- Experience in recruiting, hiring, training, and managing
- 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
- Strong communication and interpersonal competencies.
- Commitment to exemplary customer service and
- Strong record of building teams and partnerships with
colleagues and key stakeholders.
This position is not
part of the collective bargaining unit.
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
Applicants claiming veterans preference
must submit official proof at the time of application.
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
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.
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.
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.
Official Job Offers are made by the University
of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
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