The Associate Director of Campus Recreation will support the Director of Campus Recreation in the overall management and operation of University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus Recreation programs and facilities. Under minimal supervision, is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of departmental and program area specific assessment initiatives and professional and student staff development and training. The successful candidate will promote and cultivate an environment that values inclusiveness and diversity, engage in evidence-based decision-making, and promote student development and learning. The incumbent provides senior leadership for the department as a member of the senior leadership staff and serves as the primary expert in the area of recreation programming. Typical work day is 7 AM to 4 PM with some evening and weekend hours required.
This position reports to the Director of Campus Recreation
This position supervises the Program Coordinator of Aquatics & Special Events (1.0 FTE), Manager of Competitive Sports (1.0 FTE), and Program Coordinator of Outdoor Programs & Trails (1.0 FTE).
Examples of Work Performed
Develop and implement the departmental research and assessment agenda to include development of student outcomes in alignment with CAS standards and in collaboration with related University departments
Responsible for the effective development, delivery, evaluation, and reporting of recreation programs to include, but not limited to: intramurals, fitness, wellness, aquatics, special events, sport clubs, extramurals, and outdoor recreation
Direct and lead the department’s intern and practicum experience student program, determining staffing needs and hiring qualified candidates to be assigned to the appropriate Campus Recreation department to contribute to the diverse needs of UCCS and Campus Recreation
Direct Campus Recreation diversity and inclusion initiatives demonstrating Campus Recreation’s commitment to cultural competency by developing programs, policies and trainings to meet the needs of all students, including those of different racial and religious backgrounds, students with disabilities, student veterans, and international students to ensure there is a place for everyone at Campus Recreation
Assist in establishing policies that provide for the effective operation of recreation programs and the overall organization
Attend professional development conferences, workshops, seminars and advocate for professional development throughout the department
Participate proactively in program, departmental, and University events
Serve as Administrator in charge in the Director’s absence
Human Relations & Student Development:
Coordinating and assisting with human resources management for the department and implementing strategies to recruit qualified student applicants
Serve as chairperson for the Campus Recreation student development committee and provide oversight and direction related to the employee training committee
Supervision & Advisement:
Provide leadership and oversight in areas including program supervision, staff supervision/evaluation and fiscal management to subordinate staff
Fiscal & Resource Management:
Serve on Campus Recreation department leadership team contributing to long-range strategic planning, program planning, and budget development
Assist in budget development for staff development and training
Indirectly manage a workforce of more than 100+ part-time hourly student staff and an annual student payroll of $460,000 dollars
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications submitted by June 11, 2017 will receive full consideration.
Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered.
Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge and ability to run and interpret statistical analyses
Knowledge of human resources process
Knowledge of student development theory
Skilled in data maintenance and show strong attention to detail
Skilled in excellent customer service, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and community
Ability to monitor and forecast budgets
Ability to balance multiple assignments, deadlines, and tasks
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to teach, delegate, and evaluate staff and peers
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in recreation, sport, parks management, public administration, student affairs or an appropriate area of specialization and 5+ years of recreation programming experience in a supervisory (full-time professional staff) and management capacity
Broad knowledge of student personnel, student services, and campus recreation
3+ years of demonstrated experience in staff development programming
Certification or ability to become certified within 6 months in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and AED
Competence in conducting research in higher education, and reporting relevant statistics
Experience in a University work environment
At least three years of post-masters professional experience
Statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data
Additional Salary Information: Benefits, Leave, Retirement and Perks of working at UCCS:https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers/perks/uccs
UCCS possesses and promotes Values of Excellence that include: Student Focus - Integration - Innovation - Collaboration - Inclusive Diversity - Dynamic Responsible Growth and Integrity. Located at the foot of majestic Pikes Peak, UCCS offers 39 bachelor’s degrees, 20 masters, and five doctoral degrees. Our university includes 7 academic colleges and schools on campus: Helen and Arthur E. Johnson... Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences; College of Business and Administration; College of Education; College of Engineering and Applied Science; The Graduate School; College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences; and the School of Public Affairs. UCCS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a Member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. We are among the fastest growing universities in the state, maintaining the fourth largest public university graduate enrollment in Colorado, and are recognized by US News and World Report - America’s Best Colleges.