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Campus Recreation Mission
We build an engaged community that encourages healthy, active people and enhances student success
Campus Recreation Aspirational Values
Care | Excellence | Inclusion
Campus Recreation Operating Principles
Growth | Attitude | Teamwork | Empathy
Serve as the senior administrator for the Department of Campus Recreation, which includes: facility management, operations and risk management, fitness, outdoor programs, intramural and club sports, equipment rental and checkout, and special events. These services and programs contribute to a comprehensive recreation program for Boise State students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of professional and classified staff
Indirect oversight and management, training, and evaluation of student and part-time staff
Provide clear and logical direction in task assignment
Provide clear direction, ongoing development and accurate evaluation of permanent staff to ensure competency, efficiency, and alignment with divisional and organizational objectives
Departmental Vision and Direction
In concert with the mission and objectives of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, implement a clear and intentional operational philosophy for Campus Recreation
Communicate with Campus Recreation staff the essential role each plays in fulfilling the departmental, divisional and organizational objectives.
Build consensus among Campus Recreation staff related to student development and engagement, risk management issues, facility management, and operations
Consult, collaborate, and plan with members of the university community concerning strategic partnerships
Oversee planning and overall operational protocols for all program and service areas and establish assessment measures to ensure best use of departmental funds, talents and energies
Strategic Facility Management
In alignment with divisional and organization objectives, analyze long-range development of additional facilities, space needs, and financial planning related to those needs.
Consistently assess programmatic inventory and facilities capacity to balance revenue and access
Review and approve all program budgets
Align expenditures with departmental, divisional and organizational objectives and priorities
In partnership with the business officer(s), develop long-range business plans and forecasts including revenue generation and capital expenditures
Negotiate contracts and agreements with outside vendors and/or service providers, as needed
Professional Relationships / Campus Partnerships
Serve as the senior Campus Recreation public relations representative through proactive professional relationships
Consult and negotiate with colleagues in other University departments regarding cooperative programming opportunities, facility projects and revenue generation opportunities
Serve on divisional leadership team
Serve on various committees and task forces as requested by the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Crisis / Critical Incident Response
Serve on-call hours as a critical incident responder
Facilitate / coordinate critical incident response related to student and facility emergencies
Serve as the primary liaison with the Vice President’s Office, Public Safety, Dean of Students Office, FO&M, etc. during student and facilities emergencies
Additional Information about this position:
Campus Recreation is a service-oriented department and one of the most student-facing programs on campus. As such, this position must be willing to work unusual hours and provide creative solutions to a variety of departmental issues. This position requires tremendous emotional intelligence, ability to forge healthy professional relationships, and political acumen. This is an interactive position dealing with numerous personalities and positions. They must be a good listener, evaluate situations and make decisions that are aligned with divisional and organizational objectives, priorities and interests.
Master’s Degree or equivalent professional experience
Experience in similar type of work: Seven (7) years
Experience in same type of work: Five (5) years
Experience exercising leadership and management in a university department, at an Associate Director level or higher
Five (5) years experience supervising professional staff members
Experience with capital facility construction projects
Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and ability to oversee complex budgets
Demonstrated experience with research, assessment, and program planning
A verifiable track record of success in the design, implementation or modification of major programs and/or facilities.
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and dispositions:
Student-centered; Inclined to keep student needs at the forefront of decision-making
A good team member; Emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and the ability to both lead and manage a highly-skilled team of professionals
Strategic; Ability to see the “big picture” while understanding how it connects to implementing individual initiatives at the department and program level
Creative; Ability to think strategically and creatively about programs development, facility use, and cultivation of new revenue streams
Visible; Willingness to build relationships across campus and forge partnerships for the benefit of students
Inclusive; An inclination to increase inclusion and access related to Campus Recreation programs and initiatives
Stewardship; A keen awareness of financial processes and the responsibility of managing public funds
Engaging; A demonstrated ability to craft and deliver narratives that tell the story of the work
Required Application Materials: Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a resume that includes employment history (including dates of employment).
Boise State University is a public, metropolitan research university providing leadership in academics, research and civic engagement. The university offers an array of undergraduate degrees and experiences that foster student success, lifelong learning, community engagement, innovation and creativity. Research, creative activity and graduate programs, including select doctoral degrees, advance new knowledge and benefit the community, the state and the nation. The university is an integral part of its metropolitan environment and is engaged in its economic vitality, policy issues, professional and continuing education programming, and cultural enrichment