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. The University of Houston is one of only three public Tier One research universities in the state of Texas.
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 oversees comprehensive programs within Campus Recreation, including fitness, outdoor, sport clubs, intramural sports, and family and youth programs, including a summer camp. The Associate Director serves as a member of the departmental leadership team and leads departmental assessment and leadership development initiatives. Evening and weekend hours are required.
The Associate Director’s specific job duties include:
•Provide leadership and oversight for comprehensive programs and events related to accomplishing program goals and initiatives, as well as the development and enforcement of policies and procedures and assist with compliance of other departmental and UH policies and procedures
•Direct the recruitment, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of full-time professional staff, and over 100 graduate and student staff
•Direct all leadership and student development initiatives through the creation, implementation, and support of opportunities for full-time professional, graduate, and student staff
•Serve 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
•Create various reports, strategic planning documents, and partnership agreements
•Direct departmental assessment efforts to include learning outcomes, the evaluation and assessment of programs, services, and facilities, and benchmark studies; Provide trainings, guidance and support to departmental staff related to research, assessment, data analysis, and planning
•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 Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services 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
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, with a strong preference for a Master’s degree in student development, education or related discipline. Minimum requirements are 5-years of directly-related job experience. Previous experience in a supervisory or management position preferred. Applicants must demonstrate ability to lead and manage full-time staff, graduate and student employees. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated assessment experience are necessary.
Application: Complete a UH application on-line at http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/. Include a cover letter, resume and list of 3 references with on-line application. Review of applications will begin April 25, 2018. The University of Houston strives to be an employer of choice by offering a full range of benefits to full-time staff members. Tuition scholarships, a retirement plan, dental and full medical coverage, are only a few of the benefits offered to employees at the University of Houston. From our award winning faculty to our active student body, UH offers the most diverse research university in the country.
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
About University of Houston
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 students (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.