Department management: • Under the general direction of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, will develop strategic plans, oversee plan implementation, and ensure continued program and service delivery which is inclusive of but not limited to: fitness center & classes, intramural sports & facilities, health promotion & education, outdoor wellness, and budget development & management. • Develop long and short-term strategic goals, which are in alignment and support of the Division of Student Affairs strategic direction. • Supervise and manage staff who develop and manage student leadership positions such as the Outdoor Wellness Leaders (OWLs), the Health Educators Reaching Out (HEROs), the Fitness Supervisors, Sports Officials and Front Desk Staff (desk staff is supervised jointly with ARC Director). • Develop collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and departments to provide additional learning opportunities for students. • Oversee and provide guidance in the preparation of contracts and other related documents as necessary as they relate to the department. • Advise and educate the Recreation and Wellness professional and student staff of applicable Federal, State, University and Student Affairs policies, procedures and rules regarding operations; which is inclusive of expenditures of funds. Educate students on the intent and rational behind regulations. • Develop an increasing pool of students for leadership positions throughout campus and increase co-curricular learning opportunities for all students. • Ensure that the Recreation and Wellness department is prepared for small and large scale emergencies and that all programs, equipment, and activities meet appropriate standards of risk management. • Coordinate and facilitate service delivery and programming for various partners including but not limited to other departments within Student Affairs, academic schools and departments, faculty & staff, and co-located Cascadia College. • Develop and assess policies and procedures. Utilize data to support programmatic decision making. • Keep Dean and Associate Dean of Student Affairs apprised of emerging or ongoing issues in areas of responsibility.
Supervise, recruit, train, and evaluate professional and student staff:
• Serves as primary supervisor to an assistant director and provides first or second level supervision to 1-3 program managers. • Recruit, train, and evaluate professional and student staff. • Supervise and manage staff who develop and manage student leadership positions including the HERO's (Health Educators Reaching Out), OWL's (Outdoor Wellness Leaders), sports officials, fitness supervisors, desk staff and other student positions reporting to Recreation and Wellness. Work collaboratively with ARC director for hiring, scheduling, and supervision of front desk staff. • Develop, assess, and revise professional development and learning outcomes for professional and student staff.
Operations management: • Serve as a member of the Activities and Recreation Center Operations Committee, an ex-officio member of the Student Facility Advisory Committee/ARC Advisory Committee, and other groups or committees as necessary to facilitate the long-term planning and daily operations of the ARC. • Serve as a part of Student Affairs Student Leadership Team and assist with the development of strategic plans. • Stay abreast of best practices and network with colleagues via professional associations. • Act as a resource and liaison with other university departments regarding opportunities for partnership and program development. Outreach to UW Seattle recreation, wellness, and intramural programs to coordinate and collaborate as appropriate. • Staff major events and programs, including campus events, for example, convocation, graduation, student housing, move-in day, orientation, etc.
Other duties as assigned: • Serve and participate on university committees as assigned or designated. • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
• Bachelor's degree in counseling or a related field. • Four to five years’ experience in campus recreation or health & wellness programs. • Essential knowledge, skills, and ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with students, staff, parents, faculty and other campus stakeholders. • Must possess the following critical skills: exceptional fiscal planning & budget management; risk management; supervision; written and oral communication. • A demonstrated record of leadership, management, and administrative effectiveness in a higher education setting. • Demonstrated excellence in leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to supervise and lead a Student Affairs staff. • Demonstrated experience and commitment to serving and working with a diverse student body.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Master's degree in education, higher education administration, counseling or a related field. • Experience in both health promotion and recreation fields. • Experience overseeing outdoor programs. • In-depth understanding of risk management as it relates to recreation, fitness, and outdoor programming. • Ability to lead and facilitate training and workshops.
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