Director of Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC)
June 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Facility Management, Health/Wellness, Intramurals
Normal work hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, however, some evenings and weekends may be required on occasion, as activities dictate.
The Director of Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) at Washburn University is responsible for overseeing the Center's operations and budgets for recreational facilities, the recreation and intramural programs, as well as providing leadership and supervision of staff. This position plays an integral role in supporting campus wellness and health promotion initiatives. The Director is responsible for budget oversight for the SRWC, facility management, policy development, work assignments, student employees and resolving critical issues/problems. Oversee all recreation programs, services and policies. Making appropriate changes as needed. Resolve operational, budgetary, personnel, customer service and other program questions and problems. Address any major needs, renovations and problems with all center facilities and equipment in regards to security, safety, liability and maintenance.
Promote efforts of the University Employee Wellness program and staff. Ensuring equipment and the facility is available to support programs and initiatives offered to employees.
Plan and manage a comprehensive student wellness and recreation program that offers a variety of recreational opportunities that promote multi-dimensional wellness.
Develop policies and procedures to ensure efficiencies in SRWC program/facility operations as well as the safety of program participants, facility users and employees. Review and update policies and procedures regularly to incorporate industry changes and enhance service to students and employees.
Approve and monitor expenditures and coordinate deposits from various assessments. Provide strategic financial planning, including annual budget development and monitor expenses according to university and unit standards.
Assess SRWC operations and programs, submitting annual reports as well as materials associated with Washburn University’s program review process. With the assistance of the Senior Administrative Assistant, compile data including SRWC facility usage, program participation and staff input, to develop annual budget requests to support the SRWC program operations.
Direct the day-to-day administration of wellness and recreation activities, meeting with student employees and staff on a regular basis, reviewing and assessing activity reports, considering student and employee feedback to ensure daily operations are running smoothly and students/employees are receiving excellent services.
Monitor and assess staff and student employees' performance, providing feedback and professional development opportunities. Recruit, hire, train, schedule and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of student employees and staff.
Conduct student manager meetings and sport’s official training clinics to provide information such as rules, schedules, etc.
Teach First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes to SRWC student employees Provide training opportunities and presentations to ensure student employees and staff are adequately trained for their positions.
Responsible for ensuring the facility and all equipment is in good working condition and safe to use. Perform and track routine inspections of facility and all equipment noting evidence discovered during inspections. Develop and maintain equipment replacement schedule. Submit maintenance repair requests to Facility Services as appropriate, and monitor progress of repairs. Outsource repairs when required.
Develop and direct the design and creation of print and online materials, including web and social media posts related to promoting participation and the programs available at the SRWC for students and employees.
Plan and coordinate special events, serving as lead for those related to intramural and rock wall climbing activities. Compile data for all intramural and rock climbing wall activities and events to use for assessing and reporting program effectiveness and in consideration of improvement and further development of student/member recreation programs.
Organize, schedule, direct and assist with set-up and teardown of activity areas for intramural, wellness, rock wall and other events at the SRWC. Act as liaison for groups scheduling events in the SRWC.
Conduct disciplinary hearings resulting from poor sportsmanship, determining and imposing appropriate sanction for each offense and situation based on established guidelines and University policies and procedures for student conduct.
Mediate conflicts involving students at the SRWC and/or address behavioral concerns as they arise to ensure the safety of all who use or work in the SRWC facility. Impose disciplinary restrictions as outlined in University policies and procedures for student conduct.
Collaborate with academic and non-academic departments across campus to identify needs, and establish special activities, internship opportunities, etc.
Perform additional job related duties as assigned or necessary to ensure the success and optimal operation of the SRWC.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Recreation, Exercise Science, or related field. Three years of full time experience in recreational sports programming and/or recreation facility management and three years supervisory experience. A completed two-year graduate assistantship in recreation services could count as one year of professional experience. Strong organizational, management, and written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Certified Recreational Sports Specialist (CRSS), Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP), Certified first aid/CPR instructor or ability to obtain in first six months of employment. Other relevant certifications (fitness, aquatics, sports/officiating, facility operations, rock climbing wall, etc.) Facility Operations and Rock Wall experience.
Preferred Certifications: Current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of employment.
Internal Number: 9260618
About Washburn University
The faculty and staff are the heart and soul of Washburn University. It is all of us together, engaging our students, that makes us who we are. And, together, we create a brighter future for our students and for the region. We are a public university, independently governed and state coordinated. Our 160 acre campus is one of the crown jewels of Topeka with state of the art facilities. In fact, visitors often assume that we are a much more expensive private school rather than an affordable, public institution.
We want to recruit and retain the very best people and that is why we offer competitive wages and an excellent benefits program. At Washburn, we want you to have a dynamic and rewarding career along with a healthy work/life balance.