Reporting to the Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Student Recreation is a member of the Division of Student Affairs Management Team. The new Director joins CSU-Pueblo at an exciting time in the University's history with the announcement of its 15th President, Dr. Timothy Mottet.
The Director serves as a visional leader within Student Affairs, facilitating partnerships with campus divisions, particularly academic affairs, to provide students with vibrant experiential opportunities that enhance students' fitness and wellness, knowledge, person skills, and growth.
The Director of the Student Recreation Center is responsible for the management and operation of the Student Recreation Center, and affiliated programs, and shall provide the vision and leadership to develop and manage a comprehensive recreation program.
The Director will manage and administer an auxiliary budget that is tied directly to student enrollment. The Student Recreation Center is a student-fee funded facility and is directed in collaboration with student government bylaws, the student advisory committee, and the Dean for Student Affairs. Major budget expenses are tied to personnel, operations, and debt services.
The Director is responsible for providing leadership and the development of a comprehensive program for: strength, fitness and wellness, the Outdoor Pursuits program, informal recreation, aquatics, recreation scheduling, membership services, equipment rental, intramurals and club sports.
The Director is responsible for the overall supervision of the student recreation center. Responsibilities include: all operational procedures of the facility, determination and reporting of maintenance concerns, student employment and training, budget, scheduling equipment repair and replacement for the entire facility, planning programs and events, working with students and departments on campus to meet their needs when planning additional programs and events, and oversee three professional staff.
The Director will have core competencies in facilities management, budget management, organizational development, risk management, and thorough knowledge of student development or best practices for engaging students in campus recreation environments. The Director should have expertise in expanding the student recreation center for future programmatic opportunities inclusive of an integrated wellness center.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise Associate Director and other staff as needed
Interview, hire, train, evaluate and assign work to Student Recreation staff in accordance with University policies & procedures
Oversee the appropriate development of recreation program schedules, non-academic classes and activity assignments that promote flexibility and maximize benefit
Ensure compliance of appropriate industry standard policies and procedures mitigating risks
Lead program assessment and quality reviews by gathering data, preparing reports and evaluating data to determine effectiveness of overall recreation programs
Recommend program modifications as identified by program summaries, student feedback, community (University and Pueblo) input, and performance data
Communicate (and enforce) the policies and procedures to all students, staff, faculty, alumni and community
Collaborate with External Affairs to achieve a positive relation with the Pueblo community
Ensure effective communication and marketing strategies are implemented as it pertains to the Student Recreation Center and its affiliated programs, schedules, employment, and engagement opportunities
Maintain clear, direct and collaborative dialogue with appropriate units (i.e., facilities, auxiliary services)
Collaborate with academic departments to develop powerful co-curricular engagement opportunities
Attend and participate in Student Affairs meetings and other related sessions.
Responsible for all fiscal aspects of the unit, including annual and long term budgeting, equipment replacement funding and the maximization of all revenue inclusive of student fees
Prepare deferred maintenance report
Oversee the Student Recreation Center and its affiliated programs to ensure the highest quality and success of programs.
Formulate and revise programs, policies and procedures that: provide a variety of opportunities including informal programs (self-directed), intramural sports (structured), sports clubs (interest groups), instructional programs, special events, outdoor programs, fitness and wellness programs, extramural programs, family and youth programs and programs for people with disabilities
Facilities Management and Leadership Development
Coordinate and assist the Assistant Director for Facilities with the scheduling and use of campus recreational facilities (including the Student Recreation Center, Pool, the Student Recreation Field, Climbing Wall, Challenge Course and the Disc Golf Course)
Manage the unique maintenance needs of these recreational facilities in coordination with Facilities Management ensuring the highest level of cleanliness, safety and operational quality.
Provide extracurricular opportunities through participation and leadership roles designed to enhance social, psychological, and physiological development.
Contribute positively to public relations efforts of the institution, including the recruitment and retention of students and connection to the Pueblo community.
Set measurable goals, objectives and performance standards which align with the mission of the University and Student Affairs producing excellence in recreation and student development
Communicate the goals and objectives of the Student Recreation Center and its affiliated programs to students, staff, faculty, alumni and community and enlists support from all groups to continually improve offerings and keep people engaged in campus recreation
Provide vision and leadership to the Student Recreation Center and its affiliated programs and serve as liaison between the Dean of Student Affairs, students, staff, faculty and the Pueblo Community by promoting programs and facilities
other duties as needed
Master's Degree in the field of business, education, recreation, exercise science, kinesiology, leadership, student affairs or related field
Experience in the development of a comprehensive wellness program
Affiliation/Membership with NIRSA, NASPA or ACPA, AORE
Certification in First Aid/CPR & AED
5 years of direct responsibility for a formal student recreation program in a higher education University or College setting
3 years' experience supervising full-time professional staff
Experience managing complex budgets greater than $500,000 annually, with multiple funding sources
Demonstrated business acumen and experience managing and providing service to multiple constituent user groups
Demonstrated professional experience in a number of the following functional areas: Strength, Fitness and Wellness, The Outdoor Adventure Program, Informal Recreation, Aquatics, Recreation, Scheduling, Membership Services, Equipment Rental, Intramurals and Club Sports
Demonstrated experience with student development theories and applications in the recreation industry
Experience conducting program reviews and preparing related statistical and narrative reports
Certification in one of the following ACSM, ACE, NASM
Experience with Incident Management System (ICS) as they pertain to Higher Education
5+ years of direct responsibility for a formal student recreation program in a higher education University or College setting
5+ years experience supervising full-time professional staff
Management experience with a variety of playing surfaces (wood courts, pools, grass and synthetic fields, asphalt, sand, etc.)
Experience in the development of marketing materials
Experience with adaptive recreational programming and inclusion
Collaboration with academic departments in order to develop co-curricular programming
All interested candidates must apply through the online application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach a letter of intent (cover letter); a current resume or CV; an unofficial transcript; and three professional references including contact information to the online application. Applications submitted without the required information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with exception to their personal contact and demographic information. All positions are contingent on available funding.
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About Colorado State University-Pueblo 2200 Bonforte Blvd. Pueblo, Colorado 81001
CSU-Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university. The 275-acre campus, which overlooks the Front Range of south-central Colorado, is located in Pueblo, approximately 100 miles south of Denver in one of the more culturally dynamic regions of the country. Pueblo is proud of its ethnically and culturally diverse populations of over 100,000 people. The University is dedicated to having a multi-cultu...ral campus and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The University enrolls more than 4,000 students in twenty-eight undergraduate programs with approximately 510 full-time faculty and staff. The University is committed to diversity, and has made educational equity for students one of its highest priorities. With the endorsement of campus, community, system and government constituencies, the University has enthusiastically embarked on a strategic plan to enhance admissions standards, increase program offerings, and improve academic services, including the teaching/ learning process. The Pueblo community offers a major arts center, several golf courses, Lake Pueblo - a large reservoir for sailing and boating - and a 20.5 mile long nature trail for hikers and cyclists. The city is within a short drive of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, allowing for hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, camping, and skiing.