Assistant Director, Recreational Sports & Family Programs
University of Houston
The University of Houston, Department of Campus Recreation seeks an energetic and passionate professional to join our dynamic team of recreational leaders. The Assistant Director is responsible for the day to day operation and staff supervision of a comprehensive Recreational Sports program that consists of Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, and Camps/Family Programs. The Assistant Director will be responsible for development, long-range planning and assessment, budget, risk management, and maintaining accurate records of participation. This position reports to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Directs the recruitment, selection, supervision, payroll process, and evaluation of staff and students; provide guidance, and is responsible for professional development and training for staff.
Provide leadership and direction for a comprehensive Intramural, Sport Club, Youth/Family, and Summer Camp programs; ensure department policies and procedures are in compliance with local and state regulations; Creates various reports including annual and semiannual reports as needed.
Assess, evaluate and mitigate risk for programs, implement departmental emergency action plan, inspect campus program areas and fields, and contribute to the Departmental Safety Committee.
Maintain records, contract agreements, and sports equipment
Responsible for scheduling departmental programs; consults with and responds to participant questions and concerns.
Develop, plan, and implement long range strategic plans and assessment of student development, learning outcomes, evaluations of programs, services and staff.
Develop program budgets, monitor expenses and revenue goals, and identify opportunities for fundraising, sponsorship and grants to support programs and events.
Collaborate with campus partners and academic units to develop and implement programs and events to contribute to student success.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
About University of Houston and Campus Recreation
The University of Houston is a Division I college with over 42,000 undergraduate and post graduate students enrolled. This campus is considered to be one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 250,000 alumni. The University of Houston is one of only three public Tier One research universities in the state of Texas.
The Department of Campus Recreation provides the UH community an inclusive environment that cultivates the development of life skills through engaging and meaningful recreation programs, facilities and services. With fifteen professional staff and five graduate assistants, our team creates a culture of intentional learning opportunities that provides engagement with our students, faculty, staff, and community to support a student driven department that contributes to student success and leadership. The $53 million Campus Recreation and Wellness Center contains five basketball courts, five volleyball courts, a Multi-Activity-Court for indoor soccer, floor hockey, and team handball with a quarter mile suspended track that surrounds all of the courts; one of the largest indoor climbing walls in Texas, as well as a 24,000 square foot fitness zone containing free weights and selectorized equipment. The newly renovated 70-meter indoor pool contains competitive diving platforms, three moveable bulkheads, an indoor spa and sauna; an outdoor leisure pool, slide, and sand volleyball court. The Department of Campus Recreation supports a comprehensive recreation program including Aquatic, Intramural Sports, Fitness, Outdoor Adventure, Sport Clubs, and Summer Camp.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Recreation or related field. Master's degree preferred. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of directly related progressive experience in a university setting.
Experience: Minimum requirements include technical and instructional proficiency in a number of pursuits including but not limited to: league scheduling and employee management software, emergency response, purchasing, group dynamics, and student leadership based topics, facility and equipment inspection, purchasing and maintenance of life safety equipment. Proficiency in teambuilding concepts, program design, supervision and training program staff, student development theory and application, fiscal management, program development, and assessment planning.
Applicants should demonstrate ability to lead and manage graduate, undergraduate student staff, interns and volunteers. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership ability are also desirable.
Skills or Certifications: Candidate must possess American Red Cross CPR. AED, First Aid certifications; instructor certification must be obtained within the first year of employment.
Salary: Commensurate with experience ($46,572- $60,564)
Applications will be taken until the position is filled with priority review beginning (5/26/2017). Applicants must apply online at the University of Houston, Human Resources page at http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/.
Please submit cover letter, resume and list of 3 references with online application. Transcripts will be required upon hiring.
This position is security sensitive and requires a criminal history investigation of the final candidate.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
WELCOME TO THE POWERHOUSE
Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is hom...e to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.
At the University of Houston we prepare students to envision their future, emerge as leaders and launch careers that transform the world.
43,500 Students, 2,600 Faculty, 110 Undergrad Majors & Minors, 120 Masters Degrees, 47 Doctoral Degrees, 1ST In the Nation Subsea Engineering Master’s Program, 25 Research Centers
#2 Best Online Graduate Education Program U.S. News & World Report
#6 Top Undergraduate School for Entrepreneurship Studies The Princeton Review
Law School ranked in the Top 50 Graduate schools U.S. News & World Report
Listed as one of 2017 “The Best 381 Colleges” The Princeton Review
The mission of the University of Houston is to offer nationally competitive and internationally recognized opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement to a diverse population of students in a real-world setting. The University of Houston offers a full range of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional levels and pursues a broad agenda of research and creative activities. As a knowledge resource to the public, the university builds partnerships with other educational institutions, community organizations, government agencies, and the private sector to serve the region and impact the world.
Nationally Competitive: UH will become a nationally competitive public research university as measured by the Top American Public Research University analysis and/or Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Student Success: UH will have a student profile consistent with a nationally competitive public research university by creating an environment in which student success can be ensured.
Community Advancement: UH will commit to fulfilling regional and state workforce needs while becoming the primary engine of social, economic, and intellectual development.
Athletic Competitiveness: UH will provide a comprehensive educational experience to its students and, within this context, it will seek to build the strongest athletic program possible.
Local and National Recognition: UH will be known for its accomplishments locally and nationally.
Competitive Resources: UH will build a resource base that enables it to accomplish its mission and realize its vision.
As its primary goal, the University of Houston is dedicated to becoming a nationally recognized institution in the 21st century. The university will anticipate and respond to changing demographics in an increasingly diverse and globally interdependent world. It will use its resources to:
Meet the challenges of educating a dynamic mix of nontraditional and traditional students.
Promote excellence within the context of basic and applied research and scholarship.
Identify and respond to the economic, social and cultural challenges affecting the quality of life in the city of Houston, the state of Texas and the world through its education, research and service.