Closing Date: Review of applications begins immediately. Position open until filled.
Western Oregon University is seeking an Assistant Director. This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable, unclassified position in Campus Recreation at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. Campus Recreation provides recreational, health, and fitness opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. This position provides leadership for diverse and dynamic programs, which includes aquatics, fitness and outdoors.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Programming: Provide direct leadership for Campus Recreation’s program areas including aquatics, fitness and outdoors; Serve as a member of the Campus Recreation (CR) leadership team responsible for the development, supervision, promotion, assessment and administration of a variety of programs and policies; Create, execute and evaluate effectiveness of multimedia marketing plan to improve participant recruitment or participation in CR programs; Develop, deliver and review program-specific trainings, clinics, weekly meetings, supplemental materials and evaluations; Continually develop and adhere to appropriate risk management policies and safety procedures for local, state, and national associations; Oversee the organization and maintenance of all program’s equipment, supplies and facilities; Develop and review/update CR policies and procedures; Maintain program’s web pages and RecTrac participant database; Identify and implement learning outcomes and assessment components with an emphasis on student development.
Management: Supervise all aspects of CR student employment (approximately 50 employees); Enforce University and departmental policies and procedures, taking necessary action when misconduct occurs; Analyze situations and decide on proper course of action; Work with CR to develop strategic plans; Plan and schedule aquatic fitness facilities’ maintenance tasks; Keep current with developments in the recreational sports profession, specifically as it relates to aquatics, fitness, and outdoor programs and services; Serve on University and departmental committees; Collaborate with other University departments to build opportunities for participation in line with the mission of CR and University; Ensure all program participants are within compliance with University policies and procedures
Financial Management: Develop annual budget proposal and statistical numbers and budget presentations to justify financial requests; Monitor and adhere to budget allocations; Develop outside relationships for fundraising, grants, or sponsorship opportunities; Develop fee structure; Update and adjust CR refund policies; Assist with monthly payroll
Marketing: Assist in administering, coordinating, and implementing marketing activities and materials relative to programs and services
Working Conditions: This position will include a varied work schedule to include days, nights, and weekends. Position requires outdoor training and supervision during activities. Some standing is required while doing presentations, staffing information tables and similar activities. Physical exertion including but not limited to bending, squatting, lifting, jumping, and jogging is required while leading staff training.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Recreational Sports Administration/Management, or a related field
Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the promotion, design, development, and administration of aquatics
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (required prior to employment)
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer (training must be completed within 6 months of hire)
Experience managing and mentoring staff.
Attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively within a goal-oriented team
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Recreational Sports Administration/Management, or a related field
Previous experience in a collegiate environment (including extensive involvement with student development and supervision), specifically in the organization of aquatics, outdoor, fitness or inclusive programming or special events
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and ability to work with students , colleagues, and guests from diverse backgrounds
Experience in budget management
Involvement with NIRSA - Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
Experience with technology as it relates to daily processing, assessment and statistical tracking
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and experience with RecTrac, IMLeagues, and/or WhenToWork
**A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment
We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support. Additionally, the Universitytypically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular University appointments.
Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
Contact information for three references
Unofficial copy of transcript for highest degree earned
As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:
S1837, Assistant Director, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to email@example.com; OR fax to: 503-838-8144.
Western Oregon University is an AA/EO/Veteran/Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.
Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon’s mid-sized public liberal arts university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, which serves a large number of Oregon's first-generation college students. WOU is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5000 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community comparable to the environment in a small liberal arts college.