Primary Role: The primary job duty of the Director of Campus Recreation is to provide leadership and management of the activities, services, and operations of the Campus Recreation unit. The Director of Campus Recreation oversees the progress and development of the Recreation Center at the Campus Center, develops and implements activities and services which supplement the academic program of the University, and supervises the operations of the Campus Recreation office including intramural sports, club sports, fitness, and outdoor programs at the Campus Recreation Outdoor Facility. The Director will interact on a regular basis with students, faculty, staff, parents and various internal and external constituencies. The Director reports directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and is a member of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs senior leadership team.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
30% Design, develop, market and implement fitness and campus recreation programs, including informal recreation, structured programs, summer camps, fitness classes and special events, in conjunction with, and inclusive of, Campus Recreation Leadership Team
20% Responsible for recruitment, retention, training, supervising and evaluating professional staff and part-time student staff. Develop educational materials, curriculum and other resources for training professional and student staff.
15% Provide guidance, leadership and oversee the planning, budget and development of capital projects, new construction and facilities renovations.
10% Identify, develop and maintain contacts and partnerships for the expansion of existing programs, as well as the development of new initiatives. Research and identify current best practices in campus recreation through evidence-based practices.
10% Focus on effective communication and develop a strong Campus Recreation brand and message. Conceptualize and develop specific marketing materials, internet and social media, website management and messaging. Review and approve brochures, posters, banners, flyers, and other resources to promote all campus recreation programs and events.
10% Provide for effective program administration: establish annual program goals; develop and implement an effective assessment plan to evaluate program effectiveness; prepare monthly activity reports, annual budget and annual report by required deadlines.
5% Participate in university task groups, boards, and committees; partner and support other directors within the division of student affairs, and attend and present at professional organization gatherings such as NIRSA.
Minimum Education: Master’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Physical Education or related field.
Minimum Experience: 5 years of progressively more responsible positions
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of national trends and best practices in campus recreation management. • Demonstrated knowledge of theories and practices in promoting student development and learning. • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, cultural competence and the ability to work in a multicultural environment. • Software experience with operations/membership management software. • Knowledge and ability to oversee marketing including website related software applications • Campus Recreation research and best practices related to the college campus setting • Assess effectiveness and satisfaction of programs and services. • Prepare regular written communication such as monthly and annual reports, financial and participation reports, and equipment inventory reports as needed. • Knowledge of basic safety and risk management practices as they relate to Campus Recreation and facilities involved, as demonstrated in a past event and facilities management. • Experience with capital projects • Demonstrated experience in assessment, fiscal, risk, and facility management
Equipment utilized: Must be familiar with athletic and/or fitness equipment as well as computer-based programs. Use of John Deere Gator operation will be needed.
Level of Decision Making: Will be responsible for recruitment, hiring, develop training clinics and conduct performance evaluations for part-time hourly student employees. Scope of work includes; advertising and marketing, classification system, management of coaches and leaders, an athletic trainer, graduate assistants, equipment, finances, fundraising and sponsorships, Club Sports program handbooks, member requirements, practices, risk management, updates safety protocols and procedures, student development and travel procedures.
Scope and Impact: The Director has broad budget and personnel accountability. The number of employees supervised will be a large number. The Recreation Center operation must adhere to the highest safety (risk management) standards. The overall success of Campus Recreation in serving students will make a material difference in the quality of student life on the IUPUI campus. This position works with students, faculty and staff in the campus recreation programs. Collaborate with other campus departments and student service entities regarding special event programming/involvement for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff. This position will have a significant influence in policy and procedure development for campus recreation and in the achievement of divisional and campus strategic goals.