The Director of Campus Recreation provides leadership and management of the activities, services, and operations of the Campus Recreation department. The Director of Campus Recreation oversees the progress and development of the Village Community Center, develops and implements activities and services which supplement the academic program of the College, and supervises the operations of the Campus Recreation Department including club sports, intramural sports, fitness, wellness, and recreation facilities.
The Director of Campus Recreation works with professional and student staff in the promotion of campus wellness and fitness programs and promotes participation in recreational programs among diverse groups including, but not limited to, Residence Life, Greek organizations, students with disabilities, commuter students, faculty, and staff. The Director of Campus Recreation participates in long-range planning and implementation of programs and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Dean of Students.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and complete applications should be received no later than May 31, 2017, for full consideration. Applications should include a current resume, a letter of application addressing the responsibilities below and qualifications, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references. E-mail application materials to email@example.com.
Emory & Henry College is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Emory & Henry is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Emory & Henry strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establishes and implements short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for Campus Recreation, monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
Develops and leads an efficient department by supervising professional and student staff, managing the budget, and establishing a wide variety of high quality comprehensive recreational sports, fitness, and wellness programs that encourage a healthier lifestyle and enhance the quality of life for the entire campus community.
Ensures implementation of campus recreation by planning, organizing, and supervising a year-round program for the campus community including intramural sports and special events. Analyzing the College’s exposures to risk and proactively developing best practices to be compliance with acceptable standards.
Oversee the club sport program. Supervise and mentor club sport coaches that are responsible but are not limited to recruiting, practice planning, skill development, camp/clinic administration, fundraising projects, and game preparation and management.
Oversees the hiring, supervising, and training of sports officials and intramural sports supervisors.
Facilitates fitness and wellness activities by developing and implementing a comprehensive program for the campus community including a variety of aerobic fitness activities and current health and wellness activities such as CPR classes, first aid certification, tai chi, and yoga.
Manages the progress and development of the Village Community Center project including the development of future staffing and financial requirements for the completed facility.
Manages the budgets of Campus Recreation and provides accountability for the collection of fees and monies due Campus Recreation.
Promotes the awareness of Campus Recreation policies and information for the campus community by overseeing a marketing plan, departmental publications, and web page presence.
Assists with the creation of a full and positive campus life by cooperating with other components of Student Life, Student Success and Inclusion including, but not limited to, Outdoor Leadership Program, Health Center, Residence Life, Student Activities, and Greek organizations.
Develops co-sponsored or complementary programs and forms strong network ties with campus organizations, departments, and campus programming committees.
Serves on campus-side committees and assumes teaching assignments that promote the educational development and leadership skills of students.
Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Dean of Students
Contributes to an effective unit by completing special projects and performing other duties assigned by the Dean of Students.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master's degree in Recreation, Management, Student Personnel, or a related area is required.
Experience: At least three years of successful administrative experience in higher education is preferred. Requires experience in recreational programming on the college or university level including the development and implementation of successful programs, working with small and large groups of students in intramural sports, fitness, wellness, managing a budget, managing campus recreation facilities and successful campus-wide events, and supervising professional and student staff.
Skills: Requires exceptional organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
License: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certification are required.
Other: The scope of the job requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, seminars, and workshops.
The Director of Campus Recreation is supervised by the Dean of Students and supervises club sport coaches, student employees, graduate assistants and makes recommendations which are given particular weight regarding the hiring, firing, advancement, promotion, and other changes of status of those supervised.
Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry College is a private, co-educational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Located in the highlands of Southwest Virginia, the campus of Emory & Henry College encompasses 168 scenic acres and is surrounded by additional undeveloped land and the village of Emory. The entire central campus, noted for its beauty and architectural distinction, is liste...d on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Register of Historic Landmarks.
The College is one of 40 institutions nationwide included in the popular college guidebook Colleges That Change Lives. In 2013, the Washington Monthly named Emory & Henry as the top liberal arts institution in Virginia, and for the fifth consecutive year, among the top 50 national liberal arts institutions. In 2009, Emory & Henry was one of six colleges and universities nationwide to receive the 2009 President’s Award, the highest national recognition for commitment to service learning and civic engagement. Emory & Henry has been represented eight times by winners of the Carnegie Foundation’s Virginia Professor of the Year Award, more than any other college or university in the state. The College continues to fulfill its mission to help all of its students “Increase in Excellence.”
Emory & Henry College invites applications from individuals committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service in a small liberal-arts school.