The Department of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Oregon seeks a qualified person to assume primary responsibility for Youth and Family Programs. These programs include a variety of seasonal recreational and sports camps, year-round youth and family lessons (i.e. swim, rock climbing, tennis, creative movement, etc.), quarterly family events, as well as year round family recreation programs. This position also provides student development and leadership opportunities to student employees. The Assistant Director will manage and direct student staff, Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Youth Camps and the Coordinator of Rock Climbing. This position reports to the Associate Director for Programs.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Physical Education or related field required. Two years of full-time responsibility in administration of youth and family programs. Experience in hiring, mentoring, supervising, scheduling, training and evaluating career and/or student staff. Risk management experience and leadership specific to youth and family programs. CPR and First Aid certification or the ability to obtain in a timely manner. Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
Professional Competencies: Demonstrated knowledge of budget management. Proficiency in using software applications for word processing, payroll, registration management and personnel tracking specifically Kronos and Fusion. Excellent oral and written communication skills; customer service experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Physical Education or related field. Evidence of leadership experience and/or a commitment to student learning and development.
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, Erb Memorial Union, Holden Leadership Center and Parent and Family Programs. 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.