The Director of Recreational Sports, under general direction, oversees the administration and organization of a comprehensive recreational sports program and facility consisting of intramurals and extramurals, fitness and wellness, group exercise, open recreation, sports clubs, instructional activities, cheerleading and mascots, special events, and campus wide and community events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Articulates overall vision for recreational facility and programs. Oversees programs and services of Recreational Sports.
Provides guidance in the development of programming and activities that complement academic programs and also provide a wide variety of recreational fitness and educational activities.
Provides leadership and supervision of professional, support, and student staff. Oversees recruitment, supervision, and development of professional staff.
Prepares, directs, and allocates the operational budget with resources from student fees, promotions, sales, rental fees, memberships, contributions, and other sources of revenue generated from programs and services.
Creates, develops, and coordinates the planning and administration of facility operations and management.
Administers, develops, and implements program and facility policies, procedures, and risk management practices.
Develops strategies to market programs and provide information in a timely manner to enhance communications about the department.
Represents the department at functions, including orientation programs and information fairs, to increase awareness of services and programs.
Special knowledge, abilities and skills: Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; Knowledge of recreation program management; Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Valid driver’s license.
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Sports Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience; Ten (10) years of related experience in Recreational Sports at a university, including related supervisory experience. If desired, faculty rank in the Department of Health and Kinesiology is possible for those candidates with the appropriate academic credentials.
Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited university in Sports Management, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field is preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Texas A&M University--Kingsville
Located on the Texas Tropical Trail in Kingsville, Texas, home of the King Ranch and Naval Air Station-Kingsville, Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a comprehensive, doctoral granting, residential university of 9,300 students.