The Associate Director of Campus Recreation Facilities and Services is responsible for the direction, development, supervision and evaluation of recreation facilities and services. This includes facility operations, long and short range planning, customer services, program registration and membership sales, facility rental, aquatics facilities and programs, equipment purchasing and replacement planning, safety and risk management, and miscellaneous support services. Facilities include the Student Recreation Center, Rincon Vista sports field complex and pavilion, Bear Down sports field, and other auxiliary sites.
This position assists the Director of Campus Recreation with the business of the Department and University, including serving on strategic planning, risk management, internal and campus-wide committees. Evening and weekend work is required as the position demands.
The position requires representation of the Department of Campus Recreation in a fair, consistent, cooperative and positive manner in accordance with Department and University policy. The position reports to the Director of Campus Recreation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of staff; Staff includes professional staff (approx. 5-7), contract staff, undergraduate students, and part time non-student staff.
Develop and implement facility major maintenance/replacement schedules, annual preventive maintenance schedules, and equipment repair/replacement schedules.
Collaborate with Facilities Management on facility construction, renovation, annual preventive maintenance, non-routine or emergent facility repairs, custodial services and overall facility presentation.
Research and purchase capital and non-capital equipment and facility-related improvements.
Develop and approve Department policies and procedures for the safe operations of all facilities and lead department efforts in regards to safety and risk management.
Lead staff towards creating a facility that offers exceptional service in the most customer friendly manner possible; includes all front line staff at registration, the front desk, facility attendants, massage therapists, equipment check-out/sales, security staff, etc.
Develop and manage facility and services budgets. Carry out best practices in financial stewardship.
Provide oversight and accountability for cash handling, sales and transactions.
Maintain open communication with the programs division and each program area; facilitate a positive, team orientated environment.
Assist the Director with the management and operation of the Department; includes tactical leadership, short and long range planning and strategy that will place their divisions in a position to achieve the goals of the Department.
Lead and advance collaborative relationships on campus and within the greater Tucson community.
Serve on Director's management team.
Create an environment that supports development opportunities for professional and student staff and encourages innovation, creativity and collaboration.
Promote the Department through public speaking appearances and advertising in cooperation with university objectives.
Perform other related duties as necessary and appropriate for the position as assigned by the Director.
Collaborate with the Student Affairs Systems Group (SASG) to ensure risk compliance and Campus Recreation’s technical and software needs are met for the department.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge and experience in recreational facility operations.
Interpret and apply industry standard practices in regards to recreation facilities, safety and risk management practices.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Interact with people in a positive manner.
Enforce necessary performance standards.
Identify and initiate work projects and function independently.
Think analytically and evaluate possible solutions.
Prioritize and arrange job assignments.
Work with difficult people and maintain professional demeanor.
Ability to enforce all facility policies with a wide variety of patrons.
Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and follow-through skills.
Master's degree in Higher Education, Recreation, Sport Management, Public Administration, Business, or related field.
Four years of relevant professional level experience in recreation facility management and customer service.
Four years of personnel supervision experience.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven ability to work positively and effectively in a team environment and empower student employees.
Current CPR-PR/AED for professional rescuer, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogen certification or ability to obtain within 30 days.
Valid driver's license upon the first day of employment (or ability to obtain within 30 days) with a minimum of two years of driving experience
Recreation programming experience such as aquatics, fitness or competitive sports.
Experience with large scale facility construction and renovation projects.
Familiarity with a facility software management system like Rec Trac, Fusion, etc.
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