Student Life is seeking a director of Campus Recreation. This position is responsible for the overall vision, strategic planning, assessment, administration and operation of Campus Recreation for the Department of Student Life. This includes management of the Blatt Physical Education Center, Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center (450,000 sq ft) and eight outdoor recreation fields. Program areas of responsibility include intramurals, outdoor recreation, sport clubs, fitness programs, strength and conditioning, aquatics, and personal training. The Director oversees three associate directors who oversee event and facility scheduling, member services, risk management, facility operations and program areas. This includes 25 professional staff and over 350 student employees. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Life and is an integral part of the long-term vision and sustainability of Student Life.
Additional duties and responsibilities of the director include:
Direct the strategic planning process for Campus Recreation: establish the vision and direction for the organization, make decisions about administrative and operational matters, lead the development and implementation of short-term and long-term plans.
Plan, manage and evaluate the annual operating budget. This includes planning for ongoing maintenance and long-term development.
Participates in the review of departmental policies and procedures
Responsible for the development, maintenance, and assessment of a risk management program ensuring all facilities and activities follow appropriate standards of care
Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree and 7 years related program management experience, or bachelor’s degree and 9 years related experience.
This position has been designated as essential personnel during inclement / hazardous weather and other emergencies. In addition, this position requires a variable work schedule. Evening and weekend hours will be required.
This position will also support the University’s mission and goals through participating in recruitment and retention activities, as appropriate, for prospective and current students.
The preferred candidate will have experience managing recreation facilities, both indoor and outdoor, and experience supervising a large professional and hourly staff. Experience at the university level to include the development, implementation, and assessment of successful programs aquatics, recreational sports (intramural and club), fitness, wellness, aquatics, and outdoor adventures is preferred. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, and the general public. Ability to interpret laws, rules, and regulations governing the operations of a state university. Ability to identify, develop and implement programs and activities that will benefit the campus community. Ability to communicate effectively.
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