About Stanford Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
Stanford Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation is committed to providing diverse recreation and fitness opportunities that inspire health and well-being for the Stanford Community. We aspire to maximize fun, friendly and positive interactions in our program and sport offerings. We are looking for a dedicated team member who is excited to develop and grow a program from the ground up and organize a team that will develop a sense of community at Stanford’s new campus in Redwood City. Are you experienced in program management? Are you a strong manager who knows how to attract and develop staff? Can you devise a strategy to develop community with those we serve? If the answer is yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you to inspire a healthier Stanford!
Reporting to the Director of Recreation within the Department of Athletics, Physical Recreation and Recreation, the Associate Director of Recreation, BeWell Recreation Center Director is responsible for the strategic development, implementation and administration of a comprehensive fitness and recreation program to deliver an excellent experience for the campus community in Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus, scheduled to open in 2019, brings together 2,700 staff in a collaborative environment that reflects Stanford’s culture and mission. The campus will offer amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center for Stanford families.
In this role, you will direct the management and operations of the Stanford Redwood City BeWell Recreation Center including programming in membership services, fitness, well-being, sports, aquatics and instruction. You will supervise full and part-time staff. Specific program responsibilities include:
Provide leadership and direction to ensure that the Redwood City BeWell Recreation Center offers recreation programs that engage participants, promote health and well-being and provide opportunities to enhance the Stanford experience and improve the quality of life.
Ensure effective customer service delivery, evaluation and development of programs, including monitoring and updating of policies and procedures and management of associated risks and liability
Recruit, hire, and provide leadership, professional development and direction to full and part time staff.
Promote programs to individuals through active, ongoing communications.
Generate revenue streams for program enhancement.
Oversee, monitor and advocate for annual budget. Develop fiscal vision for program sustainability.
Collaborate with university contacts including, but not limited to, DAPER, all departments housed in Redwood City, HIP, BeWell and other wellness collaborators at Stanford.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and five years of related experience or a combination of relevant education and relevant experience. Master’s degree in exercise or recreation related field preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience in fitness, sports and aquatics programming, facility management, health promotion, and/or wellness coaching.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Highly organized and superb attention to detail.
Interpersonal skills and mature judgment required to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of people, including program areas, stakeholders, vendors, and equipment suppliers, both individually and in groups.
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects within deadlines.
Ability to be resourceful and creative in problem solving while not sacrificing quality, service or safety.
Knowledge of current risk management practices in recreational facilities and management strategies.
Certifications and Licenses
Current CPR, AED and First Aid certification
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our cultureand unique perksempower you with:
Freedom to grow.We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture.We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you.Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun.Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources.Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit your résumé and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.
About Stanford Recreation
From its founding in 1891, Stanford University’s leaders have believed that physical activity is valuable for its own sake and that vigorous exercise is complementary to the educational purposes of the university. Within this context for human development, it is the mission of Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation to offer a wide range of high quality programs which will encourage and facilitate all participants to realize opportunities for championship athletic participation, physical fitness, health and well being.