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Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement & Dean of Students, the Director of Campus Recreation provides departmental leadership for all aspects of operations, budget, programming, student development. and departmental collaboration. The Director manages staff and acts as a liaison with administration, students, and community. S/he manages Campus Recreation, intramural facilities and outdoor recreation co-curricular programming serving approximately 15,000 students, faculty, staff, and community member. S/he serves the interests of all Campus Recreation customers, ensures smooth operations and guarantees quality customer service for all constituents. In addition, the Director assists the Dean of Students with programs, activities, and tasks related to the overall mission of Student Development.
Business Operations 1. Direct operation of shared use of 3 year old $46 million Campus Recreation Center, Intramural Sports Complex, and Outdoor Recreation Area. (3 years old as of spring 2018)
2. Coordinate scheduling, risk management and maintenance. Review and implement policies and procedures relating to the operation of Campus Recreation facilities and programs.
3. Develop and manage departmental operating budget of over $1.6 million in accordance with university and departmental policies. Accurately forecast and track departmental expenditures.
4. Plan, research and execute the purchase of equipment and supplies. Implement and annually review the fee structure for Campus Recreation programs and services
5. Direct fee based membership program. Seek out opportunities to expand departmental revenues. Meet or exceed annual revenue targets.
6. Recruit, develop, motivate and evaluate team of 10 full time staff and 110 student employees. Create, encourage and support professional development opportunities for the team.
7. Direct departmental marketing efforts to attract participation from a broad spectrum of the university community.
8. Develop an organizational staffing framework that includes an effective and efficient mix of fulltime staff, graduate students and undergraduate students.
Service to Students and Community 9. Ensure a high level of customer service for all groups and individuals utilizing Campus Recreation facilities and services.
10. Create, support and maintain inclusive environment for all patrons, staff and visitors.
11. Develop and cultivate collaborative working relationships with other university departments, student groups and community organizations. Seek out co- sponsorship opportunities.
12. Direct and develop departmental evaluation and assessment efforts including measurement of participant programming interests, satisfaction levels and student learning.
13. Develop and execute long term vision for recreational programs and services.
Facilities, Programs, and Equipment 14. Direct development and operation of exciting and innovative aquatic, fitness, intramural sports, outdoor recreation, open recreation and sport club programs.
15. Develop and implement repair and replacement plans for Campus Recreation facilities and equipment.
16. Establish and coordinate preventative maintenance schedules for facilities and equipment.
18. In collaboration with student groups and Campus Planning lead, plan, and design concepts for Recreation Center facility space, projects, and potential expansion.
University Partnerships 19. Interface with the Student Engagement and Center for Student Inclusiveness pillars of the Division of Student Affairs to cultivate and develop collaborative recruitment and retention strategies for students.
20. In conjunction with Institutional Research, direct and develop continuous assessment of facility usage of constituents, student retention data, satisfaction levels, student learning, and information that guides short term and long term program and facility decision.
21. Serves on Division and University Committees.
22. Complete tasks and projects as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Dean of Students.
Master’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Student Personnel or related field.
- Six years of progressive administrative experience, including staff supervision and budget preparation and accountability. - Strong leadership skills, including the ability to exercise sound judgment, develop trust within a staff, and organize and administer a complex, diverse operation. - Excellent oral and written communication skills that lend themselves to positive interaction with students, faculty, staff, and the broader university community - Experience designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining fitness facilities, - Experience with diverse and comprehensive intramural and club sports programs at an institution of higher learning.
Internal Number: 30000523
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors and staff still know our students' names.