The George Mason University Division of University Life invites enthusiastic, energetic, and forward-thinking applicants for the position of Director of Recreation, Programming and Well-Being. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
This position is responsible for leadership, overall administration, and supervision of recreational programming, staff/personnel development, and budgets to serve Mason’s growing and highly diverse student population. The incumbent will understand and demonstrate effective team leadership, and understand the myriad of well-being issues facing college students.
The Director will have supervision of the Assistant Director, Marketing; Assistant Director, Competitive Sports; Assistant Director for Risk Management, Camps and Aquatic Programming; and the Fitness Director. The incumbent will also have indirect oversight of Intramural/Camps Coordinator and the Assistant Director, Club Sports and Assessment. Each of these units provides the platform for robust activities and programming to the Mason community.
The successful candidate will be specifically responsible for providing direction, leadership, coordination, and evaluation of programs to advance well-being initiatives for Mason Recreation in conjunction with university-wide efforts in this area; provide recreation activities promoting a sense of individual vitality that are meaningful and engaging; and be committed to a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to well-being. This individual will also collaborate with university faculty, staff, students, and off-campus stakeholders. This is a co-director position with the Director of Facilities; both positions will report to the Associate Dean in the division of University Life.
Must have a master’s degree in kinesiology, sports management, health education, recreation administration, business administration, student personnel, well-being or a related field;
Significant full-time, progressively responsible experience in recreation management, higher education administration, physical education, or student affairs (minimum of seven to 10 years of experience is strongly desired);
Demonstrated experience in developing partnerships to achieve strategic institutional goals;
Significant experience in the creation, development and evaluation of complete recreational sports and well-being programs; and
Must be student-centered and have a passion for well-being and student success.
Doctoral degree in related fields;
Knowledge of student development theory and the health and well-being issues facing college students;
Proven effective written and verbal communication skills;
Experience in using data and assessment to inform decision-making;
Knowledge and ability to work with diverse staff and student populations;
Experience with supervision and management of multiple areas; and
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, student learning and development, and willingness to being an active member of campus community.
For full consideration, current George Mason University employee applicants only may apply for position number FA95Bz at http://jobs.gmu.edu by January 27, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Successful applicants chosen for interview will be required to submit letters of recommendation.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
George Mason University, located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor near Washington, D.C., is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, biotechnology and health care, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and m...eet the needs of the region and the world.
The Recreation Department is comprised of three state of the art facilities with ammenities that include two pools, basketball and volleyball courts, racquetball and squash courts, a vast selection of cardio equipment, free weights and Selectorized machines, a variety of group exercise classes, Intramurals, and club sports. Something for everyone.