George Fox University is seeking a relationally focused, task oriented, and values driven Director of Student Recreation. This is a 12-month position that provides oversight, direction, and programming for the Student Activities Center (SAC). The SAC includes a fitness center, intramural sports programs, rock climbing wall, and outdoor programming and gear rentals. The first year (2017-18) of this new position will focus on the creation and development of all aspects of the new center, in preparation for the opening in Fall of 2018.
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our promise is that every student at George Fox will "Be Known." Student Life administrators model to their students a life of learning and integrity around the person and work of Jesus Christ. They are experiential and informal educators augmenting and supporting what their students learn in the classrooms. As a Christ-centered University, George Fox is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in our community.
Establish facility policies and a general procedures manual, including hours of operation, safety and security protocols, and liability and risk accession.
Hire, train, and evaluate SAC student staff.
Create and maintain positive and professional communication through various marketing strategies, including garnering the support and participation of the GFU student and professional community.
Direct intramural sports program, evaluate current offerings, and plan implementation of programs within new and existing facilities, including a strategic initiative to involve the majority of undergraduate students in intramurals sports.
Create policies and programs for the fitness center, including the creation of wellness and fitness programs for students and employees.
Ensure proper planning, organization, training and implementation of all aspects related to the rock climbing wall and bouldering area.
Plan and implement outdoor programming and the facilitation of the gear rental program.
Evaluate programmatic aspects, meet with student focus groups, and develop plans for facility usage.
Create measurable outcomes for the SAC and establish the collection, analyzation, and reporting of data.
A Master's degree in College Student Affairs or a related field is preferred. Bachelor's degree required with two years of post-undergraduate transferable and relevant professional experience.
Ability to challenge, support, mentor, interact with and relate to college students.
The ideal candidate will possess these strengths: communication, honesty, integrity, relational, interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and administrative skills, dependability, initiative (self-starter), flexibility, remaining calm in high pressure situations, forward thinking, envisioning big picture and detail oriented.
Availability and willingness to work some evening and weekends.
Current First Aid, CPR and AED training and certification.
Demonstrated effective experience, knowledge, and ability to instruct rock climbing and self-rescue (beginning to advanced skills), and facilitate climbing wall instructor training is preferred. Currently hold, or be willing to obtain, applicable climbing wall instructor certification.
Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the university's mission as described on our website.
Candidates should value an environment that reflects the diversity of God's kingdom, engages in global concerns, and connects culturally.
For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:
An unmatched Christian community environment where you will Be Known
A gorgeous campus environment with coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance
Free fitness center access, beautiful walking and jogging trails and indoor and outdoor tracks
Strong Christian vision/mission led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
Wonderful peers and students who will become like family
For many, working at George Fox is equal parts career and calling. After all, where else but on a Christian college campus can you make such an impact on the lives of young adults? This is a place where we stop to pray with students, to listen to their stories, to make sure they are known.
At the same time, we’re encouraged to take great pride in our work and to think ahead of the curve. Fresh ...ideas are heard, and opportunities for advancement are made available to those who strive for it.
This is a special community. A place where students are put first, where Christ is at the center of everything we do, and where innovation is our daily routine. Sound like the type of place you’d fit in? Apply today and join us!