PRIMARY DUTY: The Assistant Vice President will create and elevate Campus Recreation to enhance recruitment, retention and graduation of students through innovative programming by providing strategic leadership for all campus recreation programming and has direct supervision responsibility for the Hughes Fieldhouse, a new indoor athletic facility being opened in the summer of 2018. The AVP supervises the directors of the Student Recreation Center, the Foster Fitness Center, the Mozingo Outdoor Education and Recreation Area (MOERA), and a variety of outdoor multiuse fields. The Assistant Vice President is responsible for leadership, development and oversight of all recreation services and programs including, but not limited to: Intramural Sports, Fitness, Club Sports, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area (MOERA), Marketing, Promotions, Member Services, Personal Training, Business Operations, Student Development, Facility Planning, Development, and Maintenance, Equipment Maintenance and Technology Services. Further, the AVP will collaborate with other campus and community groups to provide a diverse set of Recreation programs and services. Campus Recreation provides and promotes opportunities for learning, interaction, and collaboration to help develop a strong sense of community and contribute to the total education of students through a variety of fitness, recreation, and wellness programs. Campus Recreation supports and provides a wide range of health and wellness opportunities for learning, growth and leadership for students. The AVP of Campus Recreation works closely with the School of Health and Wellness and the University Athletic Department to coordinate facility scheduling and programming.
Provide visionary leadership overseeing the development of new, and maintenance of current, initiatives and services to keep pace with diverse needs and interests of the campus community.
Supervise full-time staff, graduate assistants, part-time employees and a large student staff
Provide a learning-centered environment for students and employees
Cultivate a culture of innovation in collegiate recreational services
Develop and implement strategic planning processes for recreation within the context of the University strategic plan
In collaboration with other University personnel, develop, implement and oversee budget and fiscal planning and development of new facility initiatives.
Collaborate with University and Community leaders and departments to advocate for the present and future health, wellness, and recreation needs of the campus
Serve on the City of Maryville’s Tourism Committee to recruit and promote use of the Hughes Fieldhouse to further town and gown relationships and encourage regional tourism.
Make decisions with the best interest of Recreation Services and the University in mind
Monitors participation data and industry trends to enhance the University Campus Recreation program to provide value to Northwest students.
Serve on campus-wide committees and task forces
Participate in professional associations
Perform other duties as assigned
WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will work in an office environment with the typical hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. Flexibility to work nights and weekends is also expected.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise full-time staff, graduate assistants, part-time employees and a large student staff
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at www.maryville.org.
UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online.
TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email email@example.com for more information.
Education: Master’s degree in Recreation Administration, Physical Education or related field with at least three years of program leadership in campus recreation programming with appropriate field experience
Certification/License: Current First Aid & CPR certification
Experience: Experience with fiscal management of campus recreation program; knowledge and experience in risk management planning
Skills: Ability to supervise staff; clear, cogent written and verbal communication skills
Experience: Five years of professional administrative experience in recreation or a related field/setting; documented supervisory and leadership experience
Northwest Missouri State University is a traditional resident-based campus with total enrollment over 7,200 students, which includes undergraduate and graduate students. Northwest, a four-time winner of the Missouri Quality Award, is a teaching-focused institution requiring a twelve-hour teaching load per trimester. For more information visit our website at www.nwmissouri.edu.