The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership and support to the Department of Campus Recreation. The position serves as the leading decision maker and chief operating professional regarding all things involving campus recreation from day to day. The position works to achieve goals across all campus recreation programs and facilities. The positions’ day to day responsibilities are focused on the management of a comprehensive sport facility. Secondary responsibilities include the leadership and guidance of 4 full time professionals working in all facets of the department including sport programs, outdoors, aquatics, and fitness and wellness. The position makes decisions regarding strategic direction and planning, is fiscally accountable for expenditures in the department, and is charged with maintaining a cohesive team to accomplish goals and the department’s mission. The Director understands and is willing to advocate for the development of credit bearing experiences offered by the Department. The position will work closely with representatives from Healthy Campus Initiative, University Enterprises, University Facilities Management, Athletics, Health and Wellness Department, and the Division of Student Affairs. The position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and is an integral part of the long-term vision and sustainability of the unit.
This position should have knowledge of recreation procedures, recreation facility management procedures, membership practices, ability to supervise others, computer skills necessary to perform job functions, ability to perform detail work and make decisions under pressure. The position requires willingness to engage in and strengthening community connections with Greater Asheville when applicable and appropriate. Working knowledge and commitment to NIRSA and/or other professional associations is encouraged. Defined communication skills and outstanding organization skills are essential to the success of this position; knowledge of college-aged student identity development theory and application and five years working in the field. The Director sets priorities for the unit, understands the complicated nature of working in a shared facility, is highly collaborative, committed to professional and student development, visionary, and can speak to the value of Campus Recreation in Higher Education. A visionary leader with innovative ideas that increase the department’s identity on campus and enhance the technological capabilities of program areas is desired.
This position requires possession of post baccalaureate credentials and/or a Bachelor’s degree and equivalent independent experience.
Preferred: Master’s degree in sport management, sport administration, higher education and administration, physical education, recreational management, or similar field.
In order to considered, applicants must apply through UNC Asheville's Human Resources portal: https://jobs.unca.edu/postings/3226
Internal Number: 000614
About UNC Asheville
UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts institution in the UNC public university system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. We encourage applications from traditionally under-represented populations. UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body as part of its mission and its commitment to excellence in the liberal arts.
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored acti...vities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
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