The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation assists in the development and management of a comprehensive campus recreation department. Assists in the management of the new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (to be opened in August/September 2018) including hiring, scheduling, training and supervision of professional coordinators and student staff. This department will consist of the following functional areas: Operations, Fitness and Wellness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Member Services, informal recreation, and special events opportunities to participate in a wide variety of physical activities at various skill levels within the University. The position reports to the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness. Direct responsibilities will include developing and supporting facility and program initiatives, student staff structures, program schedules, policies and procedures, budget preparation and tracking, strategic planning, assessment plans and execution, risk management and emergency action planning, marketing strategy and execution, and collaborations with other functional areas within the University.
Provide senior level leadership and oversight for all professional and student staff, supervise professional staff, and provides assistance and direction in the hiring and development of student staff. Assist in the creation of staff development plans and the evaluation process for professional staff from creation of goals and initiatives and having regular check-in meetings to discuss progress on goals.
Oversee daily operation of Campus Recreation and Wellness of three or more key programs within campus recreation (Fitness, Wellness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, operations, special events, and marketing), assist with the implementation of new facility management software. Coordinate and execute risk management plan and emergency action plan.
Assist in the creation of learning outcomes for all student staff, create and execute assessment plans for student learning, and create and analyze student participation surveys. Work with coordinators to create learning outcomes, assessment plans, and surveys. Contribute to the development, marketing, and facilitation of growth in recreational offerings to the campus community.
Maintain a strong commitment to student development and engagement. Oversee the creation and execution of student staff development strategies, training's, and development opportunities.
Assist in the development of budgets for departmental functional areas. Assist in the development and supervision of policy and procedures to ensure the safety and welfare of all participants. Collaborates with university functional areas (specifically Student Service clusters). Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Health Performance, Kinesiology, Higher Education, Sports Management, or a related field.
Minimum three years of experience in Campus Recreation / Recreational Sports at a university or college.
CPR/First Aid/AED instructor certification with American Red Cross (must be obtained within six months if hired), valid Texas driver’s license.
Experience supervising professional staff and/or graduate assistants and 50+student staff members.
Knowledge of facility management and operating procedures with the ability to develop risk management and an emergency action plan.
Knowledge of creating and coordinating functional area programming.
Experience creating and managing program budgets.
Experience managing or oversight of indoor and outdoor facility space.
Demonstrated integrity, dependability, sound judgement, team building, and resourcefulness to establish and maintain collaborative, positive, and effective working relationships with multiple constituent groups.
Desired: Master's Degree in Health, Human Performance, Fitness, Higher Education, Sports Administration or a related field.
Experience developing departmental administration, recreational and fitness programming, and facility management at a university/college campus. Two years of experience supervising professional staff. Fitness certifications through the ACE, ACSM or NSCA, NIRSA membership, other professional associations.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time position with benefits.
Nestled on a 524-acre wildlife and nature preserve, University of Houston-Clear Lake has become a cornerstone of higher education along the upper Gulf Coast of Texas. Since opening its doors in 1974, the university has awarded more than 53,000 degrees. UH-Clear Lake emphasizes high academic standards through teaching, research and community service and delivers outstanding educational opportunitie...s in a traditional classroom setting using the latest instructional technologies, as well as cutting-edge distance learning.
The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness is new to the UHCL campus and will be expanding current facilities and programming opportunities moving forward. A new Campus Recreation and Wellness facility is in construction is scheduled to be completed summer 2018.