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Associate Director of Campus Recreation


Posting Details

This position is designated as Exempt from the Human Resources Act ( EHRA ).

Posting Details

​Benefits of Working at UNCW

Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy , and the employee assistance program , many of which are offered free of charge.

Working Title
Associate Director of Campus Recreation

External Link to Posting
https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/31293

Vacancy Number
E1109

Position Number
8340

Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus

Home Department
Campus Recreation - 40120

Division
Student Affairs - 40000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Associate Director reports to the Director of Campus Recreation and is responsible for the overall planning, budgeting, assessment and coordination of Adventure Recreation, Competitive Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics. This position directly supervises the Assistant Director for Adventure Recreation, Assistant Director for Competitive Sports, Assistant Director for Fitness and Aquatics, Maintenance Technician, and Recreation Grounds & Turf Manager with indirect supervision of an additional seven full time staff members and hundreds of student employees. This position is responsible for two outdoor field complexes and a challenge course. Individuals in this role must be an excellent manager and supervisor, and have the ability to guide and support staff who have individual content expertise but who also must work as a team to support each other. This position is responsible for oversight of all departmental safety, risk management, certifications and compliance.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Master’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Administration, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions
  • Five to seven years collegiate recreation programming experience
  • Demonstrated involvement with implementation and management of recreational programs
  • Budgeting experience
  • Ability to assess programs for improvements
  • Management of multipurpose outdoor sports/recreational/field complex experience
  • Supervisory or related transferable skills, and ability to provide a high level of care to employees and be responsive to their needs
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Involvement in a related national association ( NIRSA, AORE, ACE, etc.) as a volunteer, presenter, committee member, work group, etc.
  • Seven to ten years collegiate recreation programming experience (or recreation programming for a municipal recreation program and related experiences)
Required Certifications or Licensures

American Red Cross Instructor (may be obtained after hire).

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Department of Campus Recreation inspires healthy lifestyles with inclusive recreation, innovative programming and sustainable facilities, while embracing technology and fostering leadership development. The mission of the Department of Campus Recreation is to provide quality recreational experiences and facilities thus enhancing the overall educational experience of the campus community. This goal is accomplished by offering a wide variety of recreational activities, conducting educational workshops and providing professional training. The Department of Campus Recreation, Division of Student Affairs, provides a multi-faceted program that includes Fitness, Intramural Sports, Aquatics, Adventure Recreation, Sport Clubs, Open Recreation, Business, and Facility Operations. Campus Recreation at UNCW takes a “Something for Everyone” approach to programming.

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Number of Openings
Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the ‘Work History’ section before you apply for this position. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

Months Per Year
12 Months

FTE
1.0 (40 hours per week)

Type of Position
Permanent

Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions

Job Posting Date
02/15/2024

Posting Close Date
03/31/2024
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNCW? (2024)
    • UNCW Website
    • UNCW LinkedIn Page
    • UNCW X Account (formerly Twitter)
    • UNCW Employee Referral
    • UNCW Instagram Account (UNCW_jobs)
    • UNCW Job Alert
    • Chronical of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • North Carolina Job Network
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Career Events/Job Fairs
    • Billboards/Marquee
    • Other
  2. * If you selected 'Other' to the question above, please explain how you found out about this opportunity. Enter N/A if not applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)



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