The Department of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Oregon seeks a qualified person that will oversee and provide guidance to the business operations, research, assessment, marketing, membership and human resources needs of the department. The Associate Director of Business Operations reports to the Director of Physical Education and Recreation. The Associate Director is a member of the department’s Leadership Team. This position manages and directs the following professional positions: Assistant Director for Finance, Membership Services Coordinator, and Business Assistant. Indirect reports include the Accounting Assistant and Procurement and Capital Asset Coordinator.
Master’s degree required in recreation administration, physical education, or related field from an accredited institution. Five (5) years of experience with progressive responsibility in the university/college campus environment. Three (3) years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated understanding of business services as it relates to a university/college environment. Experience in the areas of research and assessment. Demonstrated experience with and/ or commitment to working effectively with individual from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment. Strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan strategically. Understanding of current issues and best practices in university recreation administration. Fiscal oversight experience. Marketing and communications experience. Evidence of leadership and decision making experience as well as commitment to student learning and development. Five (5) years of progressive responsibility in the university/college campus recreation.
The University of Oregon is the only Oregon University System member of the highly selective Association of American Universities (AAU) and is distinguished by the strength and breadth of its instructional and research programs as well as by its sense of community and diverse outreach activities. Located in Eugene, a vibrant city of about 140,000, UO enrolls 24,000 undergraduate and graduate stude...nts. The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is central to student life on campus. A major component of the SRC capital master plan was completed in 1999-2000 and most recently in January of 2015. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation is comprised of four primary areas, each headed by an Associate Director:
1. Recreation Programs (intramural sports, fitness, aquatics, rock wall, informal recreation, special programs & youth camps)
2. Physical Education (academic course curriculum)
3. Facilities, Operations and Services
4. Assessment, Development and Business Services
Physical Education & Recreation reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Life. Other units of Student LIfe include Dean of Students, Career Center, Counseling and Testing Center, Erb Memorial Union, Health Center, Holden Leadership Center, and Housing.
University of Oregon is one of the only large universities in the nation that administers a credit granting Physical Education curriculum within the administrative structure of campus recreation. Over 5,000 UO students take courses each term choosing from over 180 options. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation therefore provides a unique diversity of employment including both academic teaching and recreation leadership opportunities.
The University of Oregon has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multicultural competency. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups.