The mission of Campus Recreation is to enhance the quality of life of our unique members by educating and encouraging the active participation in recreational opportunities that develop leadership skills, foster social interaction and reinforce healthy behaviors. This position will be responsible for providing leadership level oversight for staff development, fiscal responsibility, risk management, project, and facility planning functions for the facilities unit of the department. The individual will supervise, evaluate, and train professional and student personnel with a strong focus on coaching and mentoring students. This individual will utilize a broad knowledge of concepts and practices and provide significant direction and mentoring to both participants and employees. He/she will research, analyze, and recommend policies and procedures, provide guidance, assign responsibilities, and establish goals/priorities for program areas and departments. The position will also work with student groups and departments to plan and hold events in all facilities that meet University guidelines and risk mitigation/safety protocols with a strong focus on utilizing the planning process as an educational opportunity.
To assure consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75367 by August 26, 2018.
Master's degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sport Management or appropriate related field.
Three to five years of experience successfully managing a college or university recreation facility. Two academic years as a graduate assistant will count as 1 year of professional experience.
Ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated experience managing a team of students and/or graduate assistants to accomplish facility operations.
Understanding of risk management protocols and emergency action plans. Familiarity with inspecting facility for risk management or maintenance concerns.
If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, or Sport Management.
Possess American Red Cross CPR/AED/BBP and First Aid Instructor certification or must obtain within one year of employment.
Understanding of risk management protocols and emergency action plans.
Demonstrated experience in campus recreation with one or more areas of programming expertise.
Experience in managing small facility renovation or repair projects.
Demonstrated experience in fiscal management activities.
Demonstrated experience in supervising or managing full-time personnel.
Understanding of fitness equipment maintenance and purchases.
Understanding of turf management and outdoor recreation venues.
National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator or equivalent.
American Red Cross Lifeguard certification.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification.
Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Office 2010 suite or equivalent product.
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Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Currently, the University offers 72 undergraduate programs, 42 master’s programs, 10 doctoral programs, a Specialist in School Psychology and 8 graduate level certificates. Illinois State University (www.IllinoisState.edu) is committed to fostering a small college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Illinois State University has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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