Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Director of Campus Recreation for Programs, this position provides leadership and management of all aspects of student development and training for Campus Recreation. The Associate Director will also have supervisory responsibilities for the management of the Outdoor Adventures program. Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreation and wellness programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members.
Job responsibilities include:
Development and implementation of department-wide student development and training program
Supervision of recruitment, training and evaluation of 900+ student staff members
Training and mentoring staff responsible for daily implementation of student development program
Supervision of up to four full-time staff members (Outdoor Adventures (OA) Assistant Director, two OA coordinators, a student development training coordinator and approximately 45 student staff
Supervisory responsibilities for the management of the Outdoor Adventures program which includes outdoor trips and clinics, staffing bouldering wall and climbing wall suite & comprehensive challenge course program.
Management of student-fee allocated budget in excess of $475,000
Delivery of risk management protocols and practices
Development and management of databases, assessments and reports directly related to student development and training
A Master’s degree in educational administration, recreation or sport management or a related field is preferred. Must have a minimum of six years full-time experience managing collegiate recreation programs, facilities, and/or services including the supervision of full-time staff members.
The Associate Director provides vital leadership in the Department of Campus Recreation and is invested in the growth, direction and progress of the department as a whole, in addition to his/her individual areas of responsibility. The Associate Director must have an understanding of departmental vision, mission, values and goals, as well as student development theory and be able to communicate this information with Assistant Directors, Coordinators and student staff. The Associate Director will collaborate with both internal and external groups to complete the job responsibilities and support the Department of Campus Recreation. Knowledge of basic safety and risk management practices as they related to collegiate recreation programs, facilities and services is essential.
Leadership and supervisory skills to select, supervise, motivate and evaluate student employees relative to work performance, crisis management, risk management, customer service, and peer relationships as demonstrated through past supervision of full time and student staff are crucial. Budgeting skills to develop, supervise and manage multiple, assigned program budgets and prioritize use of funds are required. This position requires independent work on complex assignments, while reviewing progress and updating the Senior Leadership Team as appropriate. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (oral and written) skills are essential. Must be able to manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines. Attention to detail and good judgment are vital requirements. The successful candidate will have the willingness to lead and work in a team-based environment as well as an eagerness to support and engage with all departmental and Student Affairs initiatives and efforts. The ability to foster a positive climate among a diverse group of staff, student employees and participants is essential.
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through the Penn State Jobs website using this link, https://psu.jobs/job/85399.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 85399
About Pennsylvania State Univeristy
Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreation and wellness programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members.
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