The purpose of this position is to serve in a key leadership role in the department and provide administrative oversight of the Programs area. Provide assessment of overall efficiency and effectiveness of programs and services, and implement strategic solutions as needed to ensure support of the vision, mission, and values of Recreational Sports. The essential functions are as follows: •Oversee all departmental program areas; identify needs, devise strategies, formulate policies, establish priorities and goals, maintain quality control, determine best practices, direct operations and evaluate outcomes to ensure that programmatic initiatives and objectives are being achieved. Meet frequently with staff to help promote a culture of teamwork and continuous improvement, and to monitor and reinforce that standards are being met. •Advise the Senior Associate Vice President and Director on matters pertaining to both the Programs section and across the organization; help advance agendas and develop future directions. Anticipate needs, identify trends, address concerns and negotiate outcomes that affect the Programs area relative to customer, legislative, campus, and national issues. Coordinate major special projects and initiatives as necessary. •Supervise the staff comprising the Programs section, and indirectly supervise other full-time and part-time staff within areas of responsibility, by helping to engage, influence, and provide mentorship to ensure accountability and adherence to the highest standards. •Manage multiple budgets, including development of budget strategies, allocation of resources, establishment of rates, and prepare for committee and constituent reviews. Assume a leadership role in identifying, prioritizing and implementing capital expenditure projects. •Provide leadership as a senior staff member, working directly with the Sr. AVP and Director and other staff members to establish strategic goals, analyze data, identify change opportunities, and make decisions. Apprise individuals and groups of pertinent information and be responsive to affiliated needs of staff members and other constituents. Serve as a back-up to other senior staff members as needed. •Externally represent the department at the Sr. AVP and Director's request by participating in on- and off-campus meetings and maintaining positive public relations. Liaise with other campus entities and departmental stakeholders as needed. •Maintain current knowledge relative to higher education administration, campus recreation, and The University, its environment, purpose and affairs; be prepared to respond to appropriate issues. Utilize strategic planning, conceptualization, critical thinking, leadership, independent judgment, conflict resolution skills, problem solving, creativity, collaboration, initiative, vision, and innovation to ensure quality in all areas of responsibility. •Provide leadership throughout the organization and represent the department at meetings and conferences as required; attend and participate in regular staff meetings, serve on committees and perform other duties as assigned; write proposals, prepare presentations, negotiate agreements and conduct research. Application process: Please note that the division WILL NOT review resumes submitted through Bluefishjobs. Interested candidates should complete an online application at http://www.utexas.edu/hr/prospective/apply/. The posting will close on October 1, 2017. Position available on January 1, 2018. This is a security sensitive position. A background check will be conducted on final candidates. The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Required qualifications:Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Recreation, Student Personnel Administration, or a closely related field. Ten years full-time work experience in Higher Education, Student Affairs, collegiate-level recreational sports, or a closely related area. Budget administration, risk assessment and management, and forecasting experience. Ability to identify and maintain effective use of staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. Proven exceptional managerial, visionary leadership, negotiation, and written and verbal communication skills. Outstanding collaborative and motivational skills. Proven ability to perform high-level strategic planning, conceptualization, and critical thinking in a complex, fast-paced organization. Preferred qualifications:Fifteen years full-time work experience in Higher Education, Student Affairs, collegiate-level recreational sports, or a closely related area. Progressively responsible experience administering recreational sports Programs. Involvement with NIRSA.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent fringe benefits package. For more information about Recreational Sports at The University of Texas at Austin, visit our web site at http://www.utrecsports.org.
Located in the capital of Texas, The University of Texas at Austin serves as the flagship of the UT system's 15 component institutions. UT Austin has a main campus of more than 350 acres and enrolls over 50,000 students, about 25 percent in graduate and professional programs. Founded in 1883, the University has a long and distinguished history and is considered to be one of the preeminent institut...ions of higher learning in the nation. Because of its high academic quality and relatively low cost, the University is consistently cited as one of the best values in American higher education by publications such as the Fiske Guide to Colleges, the Princeton Review and the Kiplinger Business Magazine.
Recreational Sports is an agency of Student Affairs and provides university students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities. Over 43,000 students participate in recreational sports activities annually, and each year its facilities record over 3.75 million hours of RecSports participation by students, faculty, staff and other affiliates. As one of the oldest and largest collegiate recreational sports programs in the nation, Recreational Sports employs 44 full-time and 1,000 part-time student positions annually. Recreational Sports professionals, support staff and student personnel work together to offer programs in intramurals, outdoor recreation, informal recreation, instructional, sport clubs and fitness/wellness. The department manages numerous recreational facilities, encompassing more than 500,000 square feet of indoor and 40 acres of outdoor activity space.
The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the top employers in Austin and is the largest state government employer in the city with a total of over 3,000 faculty and 21,574 staff members. UT faculty and staff enjoy a comprehensive benefit package that includes access to medical and dental insurance, retirement planning, paid holidays and sick leave, as well as access to an array of services including recreational sports, libraries, museums, food service, entertainment events and continuing education programs.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.