Director of Campus Recreation provides comprehensive and coordinated leadership, planning, and management for Swinney Recreation. The Director is responsible for hiring and supervising professional and student staff, overseeing operations of Swinney, the financial and strategic direction of the office, and creating programs which support health and wellness for the campus community. The Director collaborates with offices within the university and with external partners to provide a welcoming environment for all students; works to advance institutional goals and objectives for student success; and helps to create an environment for open dialog and communication. The Director helps to promote a campus climate that fully integrates health, wellness, and athletics into academics and campus life at UMKC utilizing a student development lens. The Director provides advocacy, support and appropriate engagement opportunities for students. This position reports to senior leadership within the Division of Student Affairs. Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Uphold the mission for Campus Recreation and its role as it fits within the direction and philosophy of the Division of Student Affairs.
Maintain general oversight of the business operations of the Campus Recreation Programs and Recreation Center Operations.
Ensure compliance with University and Campus Recreation operating guidelines, policies and procedures including the development and implementation of risk management guidelines and staff safety training and preparedness.
Responsible for sound fiscal management and oversight of the student fee supported Campus Recreation operational budget and reserve accounts. Prepare budgets, evaluate financial reports; approve invoices, requisitions, transfer vouchers, and online payroll system. Responsible for the managing and meeting of expense and revenue goals.
Provide benchmark statistics, analysis, and reporting on Campus Recreation Programs and the Swinney Recreation Center.
Collaborate with Athletics Department to establish partnerships and positive working relationships that mutually benefit and support the overall mission of UMKC.
Collaborate with Strategic Marketing & Communications to define target markets and develop a comprehensive promotional campaign for Campus Recreation.
Develop Campus Recreation program offerings for the university ensuring safety, service, inclusiveness, collaboration, and student emphasis.
Manage opportunities for external youth programs, including budget development and oversight, staffing, marketing and risk management of program.
Oversee the capital replacement of fitness and recreational sports equipment and collaborate with building management to assure capital projects are completed in a planned and timely manner.
In conjunction with direct supervisor, prepare, present, and implement short and long term departmental goals.
Directly supervise the development, planning, and direction of assigned programs of supervision.
For programs that fall under direct supervision, coordinate policies and procedures for user sign-ups, collection of fees, and provide facility and program information.
Determine the eligibility of users of programs that fall under direct supervision and collect appropriate user information and records.
For programs that fall under direct supervision, develop and implement safety, risk, injury, and emergency response management procedures striving for a safe and fair environment for participants, programs, and facilities.
Develop and implement policies and training around appropriate programming based upon standards put forth by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Program (NIRSA).
Work with persons of all abilities and disabilities in trying to meet their fitness and recreational needs.
Support the promotion of other Campus Life, recreational, fitness, health, wellness, and athletic activities and services on campus as appropriate.
Develop and implement policies, procedures, and operational systems for safely and successful operation of the Campus Recreation Programs and Recreation Center.
Manage and track expenditures and revenues generated through programs, services, and rentals.
Work with in-house and other campus entities to secure facilities from unauthorized or improper usage.
Coordinate regular facility and equipment checks as well as coordinate custodial, regular, and long-term maintenance for the Recreation Center.
Develop and implement operations and practices that fully support the sustainability incorporated into the design of the facility.
Staff Supervision (Full-time and Part-time):
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate full-time employees employed in Campus Recreation.
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise student employees, volunteers, and interns assisting with program areas under direct supervision.
Serve as a resource and advisor for individual students to promote and enhance student development.
Conduct retreats or trainings as needed and develop a strong professional team and student development model.
Actively develop the role of Campus Recreation activities as part of the Student Engagement component on campus.
Implement and emphasize student development initiatives.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with on and off campus entities including, but not limited to the following: Student Involvement, Housing and Residence Life, Counseling, Health, Testing, and Disability Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Facilities Services, Police Services, and other units as appropriate.
Bridge academic learning with co-curricular activities within Campus Recreation through the development of relationships with academic departments and other avenues of personal growth through experiential education.
Maintain thorough communication with Intercollegiate Athletics regarding policies and remain open to advisement from this area to make shared resources, space, and efforts workable for all sports and recreation units on campus.
Actively participate in management meetings, staff meetings, staff trainings, campus committees, regional and national organizations
Duties will primarily take place in an office setting however additional duties may be performed in various locations on the UMKC campus, including working both indoors and outdoors to support and participate in university activities and events. This position may require occasional travel, by automobile or airplane, and overnight stay to travel to trainings and meetings off campus.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
UMKC offers a competitive salary, starting at $71,900, commensurate with experience and qualifications, affordable medical and dental plans (no waiting periods), 403(b) savings plan, and University paid long-term disability and life insurance benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
Review of applications begins immediately. Apply online today at www.umkc.edu/jobs. It is the fundamental policy of UMKC to provide equal opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, Veteran status or disability status in all education, employment and contracted activities. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.
A master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Prior successful experience with fiscal responsibility, including oversight of revenue generation, prudent purchasing practices, annual budget development and budget monitoring required. Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) required. Knowledge of PeopleSoft preferred. Incumbent is required to obtain or furnish verification of current American Red Cross Adult CPR and AED certifications or equivalent within the first thirty days of employment.
Requirements include strong knowledge of programming, operations, facilities management, risk management, staffing, and philosophies congruent with campus recreation practices and standards set forth by NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation (NIRSA). Must have strong ability to evaluate operations and implement infrastructure improvements. Must have prior experience with policy and procedure development and implementation. Must possess a basic understanding of and commitment to sustainable practices. Must be able to provide leadership and vision to campus and have experience in the supervision and evaluation both full-time staff and student staff. Strong commitment to student development practices required. Requires excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have a strong understanding of customer service and building relationships.
The incumbent must demonstrate integrity and sound judgment in performing duties; possess the ability to supervise the work of staff and recommend appropriate personnel actions; be able to apply strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and train and evaluate performance, taking corrective action as needed; deal with stressful situations while maintaining composure; and contribute to a collaborative environment utilizing exemplary communication and problem solving skills as necessary. Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously, adjusting quickly to changes needed on a daily basis. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents.
Internal Number: 28488
UMKC, one of four of the University of Missouri campuses, is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs and serving approximately 14,500 students. The University is well positioned to address the demands of the times in a dynamic city that deserves and requires the benefits that accrue from a strong public university.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City has a broad and inclusive educational mission with specific emphasis in three areas: visual and performing arts, health and life sciences, and urban affairs. UMKC's unique profile includes the College of Arts and Sciences, University College, and Schools of Education, Nursing & Health Studies, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Medicine, Law, Computing and Engineering, Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and the Conservatory of Music and Dance.
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and strives to create a welcoming environment where faculty and staff feel valued for their contribution. The successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for students and the University.
UMKC is proud to be one of this re...gion’s premier institutions of higher education. Our people are the most valuable asset in our quest to become a model urban research university with signature graduate and professional programs and active engagement in our city and throughout the region.