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Associate Director - Campus Recreation, Student Life - Hybrid

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 13, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs, Athletics, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services, Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Campus Recreation, a unit within the Division of Student Life, is seeking applications for an Associate Director of Campus Recreation.

About the Opportunity

The Associate Director, Campus Recreation serves on the department three-person senior leadership team and:
  • Assists the Director with the operational, financial and personnel functions of the Campus Recreation department.
  • Serves as a central administrator for the buildings, programs/events, and services.
  • Assists with strategic visioning for the department.
  • Fosters an environment which is passionate about student development and the mentoring of young professionals.
In conjunction with the other Associate Director, this individual serves a hybrid programming and facility operations role. Focusing on current expertise as well as future interest, both individuals work collaboratively to provide supervision of full-time staff in a combination of departmental units. Units currently consist of: Aquatics, Competitive Sports, Fitness, Youth Programs, Member Services, Events, Operations, Craft Center. In addition, the Associate Director oversees a number of Process Teams which develop and implement new recreational programming, services and activity offerings which are in line with university needs and industry trends.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
  • 13 paid holidays ( staff holiday calendar )
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year
  • (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information ? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs
What you'll do:
  • Assist the Director in managing, leading, and directing the operational, financial, and personnel functions for Campus Recreation programs and services.
  • Collaborate with other Student Life units and University departments in cooperative program and facility development.
  • Create an environment that inspires innovation and effective student development outcomes.
  • Provide leadership and oversight in the development and operation of recreation programs for the overall campus community.
  • Responsible for direct and indirect personnel management of department staff including recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, development, and discipline.
  • Provide managerial and leadership experiences to full time and student staff in various aspects of program development, facility operations, and risk management.
  • Serve as a backup in the management of all operational aspects of the facility.
  • Provide leadership and oversight in the preparation, presentation, and implementation of the department budget to include managing and meeting expense and revenue goals.
Applicants who apply on or before December 20, 2021 will receive first consideration.

Qualifications :
  • A Master’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible, full time experience working in a college or university recreation environment with particular emphasis on a student development driven program, during which time the applicant has acquired and demonstrated the ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students, student organizations, faculty/student committees, different government agencies, and community groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse groups of individuals employing flexibility in management techniques, appropriate to a variety of situations.
  • Possess and apply an entrepreneurial approach to planning and problem solving.
  • Knowledge and ability to manage multiple programs/events at multiple facilities, including, but not limited to, modern recreation centers, legacy buildings, natural grass and artificial turf fields as well as spaces leased from third parties.
  • Knowledge and ability to effectively handle public relations.
  • Strong time management and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to creatively plan and budget programs.
  • First Aid/CPR & AED certification (possess or obtain within 6 weeks of employment).
  • NIRSA Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP) or Certified Recreational Sports Specialist (CRSS) preferred.
  • CPO/AFO (Certified Pool Operator/Aquatic Facility Operator) preferred.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit . View current career opportunities at .

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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