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Associate Athletic Director, Director of Recreation Services

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Johns Hopkins offers a robust recreation program, to include group fitness classes, personal training, outdoor experiential education, aquatic activities, sport clubs, and intramural sports. In a typical year, our programs and facilities receive approximately 250,000 visits from students, staff, and faculty. The Department of Recreation is the largest employer of students on campus, and additionally provides robust student leadership development opportunities. In 2021, Hopkins Athletics and Recreation completed a $27 million-dollar renovation and expansion of the Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being. Built as a cross-collaborative campus destination, the facility features all new state-of-the-art equipment for strength and cardiovascular training, expanded group fitness offerings, and mindfulness and meditation programming. The focus is on fostering holistic student health, a community of care, and an increased emphasis on self-care and well-being.

The Department of Athletics and Recreation seeks an innovative and forward-thinking leader to assume the role of Associate Athletic Director/Director of Recreation Services. Hopkins encourages inquiries from candidates who value professional and personal development and will actively contribute to a culture of inclusiveness within both the department and University setting.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Direct the strategic planning process for Recreation Services. Develop and promote a shared vision that drives departmental and institutional priorities and the on-going organization of work. Create and implement short-term and long-term plans consistent with the strategic plan of the department to ensure mission effectiveness.
  • Responsible for the overall management, administration, and marketing of campus wide recreation services, facilities, and programs.
  • Direct responsibility for offering diverse and expansive Recreation programs including but not limited to: fitness class scheduling, intramural contests, sports club and experiential education activities, and internal and external special events.
  • Promote a community of belonging and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by expanding program offerings to increase student and staff engagement.
  • Plan, manage, and evaluate the annual operating budget which includes revenue generation and forecasting, expense management and analysis, and establishing pricing and fees for services.
  • Responsible for the establishment and review of operational and personnel policies/procedures consistent with University policies, industry best practices, and state and federal laws.
  • Provides departmental leadership in establishing a culture of excellence that minimizes risk and enhances quality and safety of programs. Responsible and accountable for sustaining an inclusive environment throughout the organization and programs.
  • Spearhead collaborative partnerships with other campus colleagues/departments that enhance collective health and well-being efforts.
  • Design and implement the processes and structures needed to operate a large-scale recreation program efficiently, nimbly, and cost-effectively.
  • The Associate Athletic Director serves as a member of the department’s administrative leadership team.
  • Pursue and implement additional revenue generating opportunities that help financially support recreation programs.
  • Oversight of all Recreation Services marketing endeavors and branding initiatives that have significant impact within the entire campus community, specifically the student body.
  • Must facilitate cost-effective operations relating to management of safety/liability concerns, security of facilities, etc.
  • Oversee a staff of eight professionals, including five direct reports.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Advanced Degree preferred.
  • Four to six years of relevant work experience in collegiate athletic and/or campus recreation departments or comparatively complex organizations.
  • Exceptional ability to work in a networked way, emphasizing collaboration in a complex environment.
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, writing, interpersonal and analytical skills in a fast-paced environment with the ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic plans and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously along difficult timelines.
  • Previous supervisory experience required. Oversight of student employees preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise judgment and discretion.
  • Commitment to making an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability and enthusiasm for mentoring and developing subordinate staff.
  • Keen attention to detail.

* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Key Relationships:

  • The Associate Athletic Director - Recreation Services is directly supervised by the Deputy Director of Athletics and Recreation.
  • This position has significant interactions with faculty and staff, students, alumni, and other outside constituencies.

Physical Effort/Environment:

  • General office, athletic facility, and campus environment.
  • The position will require work outside and in inclement weather.
  • Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary.
  • Walking, standing, bending, twisting, and occasional lifting is required.
  • Computer usage involving repetitive and/wrist motion is required. The position will be a full-time, fiscal year appointment, with frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year with those dates determined by a supervisor.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Operates on turf, grass, gymnasium, and training rooms.
  • General open office and campus environment.
  • Position involves sitting, movement, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds in coaching and training situations.
  • Frequent travel and early morning/evening/weekend work is required.

Classified Title: Associate Director Athletics
Working Title: Associate Athletic Director/Director of Recreation Services
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M - F, Hours Vary, Some Weekends
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​Homewood Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Recreation
Personnel area: University Student Services

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm
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