The University of Houston is a Division I institution 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. Campus Recreation serves as a catalyst for student engagement, development, health and wellness through its programs, services and as one of the largest student employers on campus. The department reports through the Assistant Vice President, Health and Wellness, in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. Reporting to the Director of Campus Recreation, the Associate Director manages and oversees various comprehensive programs and facilities within Campus Recreation, including Aquatics, Informal Recreation, and Member Services in addition to oversight of all Campus Recreation facilities. The Associate Director assumes Director's role during absences and provides leadership, guidance, and support to ensure the departments strategic initiatives are achieved and programs and services are maintained at a high quality to provide an environment that contributes to increased student engagement, learning and student success. The Associate Director provides leadership for long-range planning, operational/financial functions and student/professional staff development programs for student, graduate, and full-time staff. Evening and weekend hours are required. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Provides leadership support and oversight for various comprehensive programs and events related to program goals including the creation, implementation, and evaluation of programs and events, as well as the development and enforcement of operating protocols, policies, procedures and assists with compliance of other departmental and UH policies and procedures.
Directs human resource functions, including recruitment, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of full-time professional staff, graduate and student staff. Advances professional and student development plans through the creation, implementation, and support of development initiatives for full-time professional, graduate, and student staff.
Serves as a member of the departmental leadership team contributing to long-range strategic planning, facility planning, budget development, equipment purchases, risk management, preparedness and response, implementation of the departmental Business Continuity Plan, and maintenance of accurate records. Creates various reports, strategic planning documents, and partnership agreements. Resolves problems as required.
Contributes to departmental assessment efforts to include learning outcomes, the evaluation and assessment of comprehensive programs, services, facilities, and benchmark studies. Provides trainings, guidance and support to departmental staff related to research, assessment, data analysis, and planning.
Responsible for the overall leadership, scheduling, coordination, equipment inventory, maintenance and usage of the CRWC, recreation fields, and tennis courts, as well as all capital facility projects; Serves as the departmental liaison to Facilities Management, Facilities Planning and Construction and other key partners.
Develops, administers, and analyzes multiple budgets and assists with development of the departmental budget and business plans including partnerships, sponsorships, grants, and revenue generation.
Collaborates with campus partners within DSAES and academic units to develop and implement programs and events that contribute to student success. Serves as the departmental liaison with key internal and external partners and academic units, as well as serves on various external committees within the institution and professional organizations.
Serves as back-up for the director, leads special projects, and performs other job-related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Physical Education, Sports Management, Recreation or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Candidate must possess Certified Pool Operator/Aquatic Facility Operator and American Red Cross Lay Responder Instructor Certification, or have ability to obtain within 90 days of employment. Minimum requirements are 5-years of progressive experience working in a leadership or supervisory capacity within campus recreation with an emphasis on staff development, fiscal management, program implementation, and facility and aquatic operations/management. Applicants should demonstrate ability to lead and manage full-time staff, graduate and student employees. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership ability are also desirable. Team oriented ideals, willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn is important in this position.
APPLICATIONS: Applications will be taken until the position is filled; however, priority review will begin on June 12, 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. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience ($53,556-$69,648)
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is a culturally diverse public urban institution seeking to become one of the nation’s top research universities. The University is located on 567 beautifully landscaped acres near downtown Houston. The University has over 42,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The student population has more than 60% minority stude...nts (African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American) and 9.4% are international students representing more than 100 countries. UH is considered to have one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. UH is located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the world.