Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Director of Campus Recreation for Facilities and Operations, this position provides leadership and management of all aspects of the 300,000+ sf Campus Recreation flagship facility at Penn State University, the Intramural Building.
Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides fitness, wellness, and recreational programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Adventure Recreation, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. The IM Building having just completed an extensive renovation and expansion, is a state-of-the-art, contemporary and comprehensive collegiate recreation facility. It includes three gymnasium spaces (for a total of 10 basketball courts also configurable for volleyball, badminton and other activities), a MAC gym, an Indoor Turf field, a 40-foot climbing wall plus a bouldering center, a cycling studio and 4 fitness studios, a 1/6-mile track, 10 racquetball and 4 squash courts, and a 19,000sf fitness center.
The Senior Assistant Director is responsible for the overall leadership of day-to-day operations and facility management. Specific responsibilities include facility oversight, supervision, student development, and budget management of a $1,000,000+ budget. This position provides direct supervision to 4 full-time coordinators, 3 full-time technical service staff members, and direct and/or indirect supervision to more than 150 student staff positions: building supervisor, facility attendant leads and facility attendants.
The successful candidate will have the willingness to lead and work in a team-based environment as well as an eagerness to support and engage with all departmental initiatives and efforts as well as the Division of Student Affairs. The ability to foster a positive climate among a diverse group of staff, student employees and participants is essential.
Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s Degree, is preferred, in educational administration, recreation or sport management, physical education, or a related field.
In addition we prefer, additional years of full-time experience managing collegiate recreational facilities with demonstrated experience in facility management and supervision in a college/university setting. Knowledge of facility management, operations, custodial, and working with trades as demonstrated through past experience in a collegiate recreation facility setting, is required. In addition, knowledge of basic safety and risk management practices as they relate to facility operations and management, as demonstrated through past event and facilities management experience.
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills to select, supervise, motivate, train and evaluate student employees relative to work performance, crisis management, and peer relationships. Understanding of budgeting principles and the ability to manage multiple facility budgets and prioritize use of funds is essential.
This position requires independent work on complex assignments, while reviewing progress and updating the Associate Director for Facilities and Operations as appropriate. Knowledge of student development principles and ability to provide student development opportunities to facility supervisory staff is expected. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (oral and written) skills are essential. Must be able to manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines. Attention to detail and good judgment are vital requirements.
Applications will only be considered that are submitted through Penn State's job site, https://psu.jobs/job/76845.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 76845
About Penn State University
Campus Recreation is a department within Student Affairs that provides recreation, activity and adventure programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the newly expanded and renovated 300,000 square foot Intramural Building, the McCoy Natatorium, the 700-acre Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, a Tennis Center, the White Building Recreation Center, and Hepper Fitness Center.