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Summary; The Associate Director, Campus Recreation Programs increases the participation and diversification of intramural, recreation, and competitive club sports, special events programs, and participants. Leads the department’s evaluation and assessment, and the student employment leadership development program. Collaborates with Campus Life partners (i.e. Wellbeing, Student Engagement, Global Programs & Studies, and Diversity & Inclusion) to promote student engagement and foster physical wellbeing by all members of the campus community. In conjunction with the Associate Director, Campus Recreation Facilities & Operations, this position will coordinate the summer athletic camp program.
- Provides leadership and administrative duties to ensure successful operation of a comprehensive and diverse intramural, recreation, and competitive club sports, special events, and athletic camp program. Increases and diversifies program offerings and participation.
- Develops annual goals with appropriate evaluation and assessment metrics to demonstrate progress in areas of responsibility.
- Develops and implements comprehensive student development program for club sports officers and intramural sport senior level employees.
- Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Coordinator, Recreational Sports and the recreational sports student staff; including student sports officials, intramural supervisors staff, and club sports team officers and union leadership team.
- Supervises staff involved with the execution of the weekday and weekend recreational sports program.
- Recommends and develops policies and procedures for the recreational sports program that promotes safety, fiscal responsibility, and participation.
- Ensures the development and implementation of a robust marketing for recreational sports offerings including, but not limited, to social media.
- Supervises activity in all recreational sports, as well as monitors/maintains proper maintenance, storage, and inventory of recreational sports equipment and special events programs. Supervises recreational sports storage facilities to insure proper security and risk management.
- Monitors and assists with the risk management plans for the recreational sports program and the coordination of club sport travel and event planning process. Advises clubs on travel, liability, practice, and state and national competition.
- Manages the recreational sports budgets and provide accountability for expenditures. Monitors and provides oversight for individual club sport accounts.
- Conducts workshops and trainings to instruct club sports leaders and coaches on policies and procedures to ensure compliance with University standards (e.g. travel and use of University funds).
- Manages departmental special event programming including, but not limited to, new student orientation, MLK basketball tournament, and occasional late night programming.
- Oversees the process of assessment and reporting participation numbers, learning outcomes, and satisfaction for intramural sports, club sports, and summer athletic camps.
- Manages and maintains field space based on program needs. Schedules and supervises maintenance, safety, and upgrades of sports surfaces associated with recreational sports program. Assesses and advocates for field space needs.
- Fosters an inclusive environment that is welcoming of all members of the campus community especially under-represented populations.
- Manages all aspects of Campus Recreation’s outdoor facilities, fields, and courts including oversight of the Turf Management Technician.
- Oversees Campus Recreation’s departmental evaluation and assessment efforts. Leads coworkers and colleagues in implementing appropriate evaluation and assessment metrics and best practice. Serves as point in collecting and reporting data for departmental and divisional reports.
- Coordinates Campus Recreation’s student employment leadership development program and summer athletic camp program with the Associate Director, Campus Recreation Facilities & Operations.
- Collaborates with Campus Life partners (i.e. Wellbeing, Student Engagement, Global Programs & Studies, and Diversity & Inclusion) to promote student engagement and foster physical wellbeing by all members of the campus community.
- Assists with miscellaneous projects, trips, special events, etc. as assigned by the Executive Director, Campus Fitness & Recreation.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Master’s degree in recreation, student affairs, or related field with four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge of collegiate recreational sports programming including best practices and common policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of rules and officiating techniques in major intramural team sports.
- Knowledge of and ability to perform proper maintenance of sports equipment and surfaces.
- Experience hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating student employees.
- Budget preparation, monitoring, and payroll/invoice tracking experience.
- Demonstrated collaboration skills with various student, faculty, and staff groups on campus.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with evaluation and assessment and with effective marketing and promotion.
- Demonstrated commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment and programs.
- Effective written and verbal communications skills; Proficiency in computing skills and assessment.
- Ability to meet the requirements of the University’s automobile insurance policy.
- Some evening and weekend work required.
- Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force regularly. Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Certified Recreational Sports Specialist (CRSS).
- Responsible for own work.
- Monitors recreational sports operational budgets.
- Supervises staff, student workers, and club sports union executive officers.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.