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Associate/Assistant Athletics Director, Campus Recreation

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics, Health Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Associate/Assistant Athletics Director, Campus Recreation will provide leadership to fully integrate sports into the Drexel student-life experience. This position is committed to the creation of innovative programs and services that embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives and meets the holistic recreation, health and wellness of Drexel University students, faculty, staff, and community.

Essential Functions
  • Administer structured sport opportunities for Drexel University students, encompassing intramural sports that offer various leagues, tournaments, and special events throughout the year, as well as club sports with over 30+ competing teams.
  • Provide leadership in facility management of Drexel Recreation Center and related facilities. Responsible for the risk management and safety of those facilities, including a Recreation Center gym, climbing wall, swimming pool, tennis courts, outdoor recreational field and Bubble structure, sand volleyball court, and squash courts.
  • Foster an environment of health and wellness for Drexel students, faculty, staff, and Rec Center members. Programs include, but not limited to, group exercise classes, wellness programming, consultations and events, a therapy dog program, and Employee Olympics.
  • Supervise recreational staff to meet the needs of the mission and prioritize student staff development.
  • Directly supervise several full-time Recreation employees that oversee specific programmatic areas.
  • Lead and work in conjunction with specific program area professionals to ensure programs are appropriately staffed and all necessary personnel logistics coordinated appropriately, i.e. - aquatics, climbing wall, intramurals, fitness and wellness, membership services, club & intramural sports, etc.
  • Encourage student staff development through meaningful work experience, co-op placement, professional development, and job advancement opportunities.
  • Oversee comprehensive recreational marketing efforts to engage university community and maximize revenue opportunities.
  • Coordinate with University Communications to ensure unified marketing campaign efforts for all of Rec Athletics.
  • Identify and grow revenue sources through Rec Center membership sales, program offerings, space utilization, etc.
  • Maintain existing and cultivate new campus partnerships.
  • Meet with student leadership groups and campus partners to communicate recreation program offerings and stay in tune with campus needs. Student leadership groups include but limited to - Fraternity & Sorority Life, Residence Halls, Commuters/Transfers Office, Campus Activity Board, Student Government, Law School, Medical School and any college leadership councils.
  • Lead integration of recreational programming and services into student life and traditions at Drexel, including, but not limited to - Homecoming, Open Houses, Family Weekend, etc.
  • Principal owner of University Recreation & Wellness budget of approximately $2.5 million. Develop an annual budget in conjunction with Business Manager of Recreation, plan for future capital needs, and hold program area leaders accountable to budget.
  • Coordinate participant /facility user satisfaction surveys and staff learning/development surveys across the entire program.
  • Provide detailed reports of program participation, facility usage, membership sales.
  • Support University events and serve as Department representative and University functions as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
Preferred Qualification
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills and strategic vision required
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • At least 5/8 years’ experience working in a university recreation department with direct responsibilities of structured sports, health fitness & wellness, facility management, member services, professional staff supervision, and budget development.

University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of L. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Nov 29 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Dec 29 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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