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The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
University of Washington Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of the Activities and Recreation Center
The Director of the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) provides the vision and leadership for this building, which supports both University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College. The Director will oversee the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the ARC, including oversight of the facility, programs, operations, initiatives, and activities directly related to the ARC. The Director is responsible for collaborating with Campus Facilities office to direct and monitor all maintenance, custodial, and renovation work for the building. The Director serves on the ARC Advisory and chairs ARC Operations committees, both made up of UW Bothell and Cascadia College students. The Director will assess the day-to-day operations of the ARC and update the ARC Advisory Committee regarding usage of space, budgets, and staffing practices; working closely with other constituents residing in the facility. The Director develops, makes recommendations, oversees, and monitors all budgets and will focus on strategic vision and long term planning, including a possible space expansion and financial planning. The Director serves on the leadership teams for both the UW Bothell Student Affairs division and the Cascadia College Student Success Services division. The Director will also coordinate and participate in 24/7 on call emergency duty, as needed, as it relates to the ARC. To learn more detailed information about this position, click here.
Manage and directly support the overall operations of and planning for the ARC.
Develop short-term and long-term strategic goals for the ARC.
Oversee the day to day building operations and event management of the ARC; will work closely work with the Director of Recreation and Wellness in regard to the ARC fitness facilities, as it relates to operations and management and impacts to the ARC operations and facilities usages.
Oversee maintenance, repair and replacement of audio-visual systems, game room supplies and building equipment.
Will serve as Chair of the ARC Operations Committee. In this role, the Director will facilitate discussion and identify operational structures and systems related to building hours, operations and management systems, and review and assess facilities maintenance and custodial schedules; assess building and space usage and develop models for tracking usage; and review building policies and procedures.
Coordinate the scheduling process for ARC space and assist with event management as it relates to ARC.
Oversee and provide guidance in the preparation of contracts and other related documents as necessary as they relate to the building.
Advise and educate the ARC professional and student staff of applicable Federal, State, campus policies, procedures and rules regarding operations; which is inclusive of expenditures of funds. Educate students on the intent and rational behind regulations and building use policies.
Responsible for maintaining internal controls and for ensuring compliance with University policies, procedures and local, state and federal regulations.
Develop methods of evaluation and assessment of programs to track progress.
Assess the needs, learning outcomes and satisfaction of students served by the ARC.
Prepare manuals, reports, proposals, and other documents to further the ARC's goals.
Oversight of budgetary management and development of the ARC, which includes operational and programming budget to ensure activities are carried out in a fiscally responsible manner.
Ensures that the ARC is prepared for small and large scale emergencies – will ensure and oversees the compliance of risk management as it relates to the ARC
Oversee the branding and marketing of the Activities and Recreation Center; inclusive of but not limited to website and social media; which is inclusive of digital signage.
Attend meetings related to the ARC, inclusive of, but not limited to, SFAC, construction, furniture vendor meetings, etc. Will work closely with the UW Bothell Physical Planning Office and Facilities Services.
Plan and submit annual budget requests to Cascadia President and UW Bothell Chancellor; approve all budget requests and transactions; maintain monthly budget status reports.
Will serve as an ex-officio member of the Activities and Recreation Center Advisory Committee; will provide updates and recommendations to the committee in relation to operations, management, and function; which will shape goals and objectives of the facility.
Stay abreast of best practices and network with colleagues via professional associations.
Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with various offices on campus including Student Engagement & Activities, Recreation & Wellness, Cascadia Student Life, Facilities Services, Campus Safety, Events and Conference Services, and Space Planning.
Coordinate with Campus Safety on building security, emergency and safety procedures.
Create and develop working relationships with all campus constituents (students, staff, and faculty) to ensure the building functions are meeting the needs of the campus populations, developing and contributing to student learning goals
Build and maintain strong partnerships to sustain dual-employment programs, including ARC Liaison position with UW Bothell Information Technology and front desk student staff position with UW Bothell Recreation & Wellness.
Create, maintain, and serve as point of contact for Cascadia/UW Bothell relationships, as it relates to the ARC, including Cascadia Payroll, Finance, Human Resources, Space Management, Mail Services, Information Services, and academic units.
Student affairs and campus leadership
The director may represent the Dean, Associate Dean, or the Division of Student Affairs in relation to student activities, services, and issues; or serve on committees across the three UW campuses, as a consultant for various divisional operational and student support initiatives.
Keep President, Chancellor, and campus leadership updated on emerging issues.
Serve as a part of Student Affairs Leadership Team and assist with the development of strategic plans.
Serve as a part of the Cascadia College Student Success Services Leadership Team and assist with the development of strategic plans.
Act as a resource and liaison with other University Departments regarding opportunities for partnership and program development.
Staff major events and programs, including campus events, for example, Convocation, Graduation, Student Housing, Move in, Orientation, etc.
Collaborate with university leaders to develop solutions and coordinate responses consistent with university mission and in support of student success
Supervise, recruit, train, and evaluate professional and student staff
Coordinate supervision, training and evaluation of Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Campus staff.
Develop an increasing pool of students for leadership positions throughout campus and increase co-curricular learning opportunities for all students.
Recruit, train, and evaluate professional and student staff.
Develop, assess, and revise learning outcomes for professional staff and student staff.
Other duties as assigned
Serve and participate on University committees as assigned or designated.
Position requires participating in 24/7 on-call emergency response rotation for the ARC.
Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Affairs.
Master's degree in Student Personnel, student affairs, counseling, or a related field.
5+ years of experience in a higher education setting and/or experience working in student development in an administrative setting.
Supervisor experience of professional and student para professional staff required.
Demonstrated experience working with minoritized communities with a focus in diversity, equity and social justice.
Public speaking and strong communications experience.
Strategic oversight and program direction.
Experience overseeing administrative aspects of a department such as: service delivery, programming, strategic planning, budget authority, office management and records retention.
Well-developed skills in listening to and responding to people from diverse backgrounds across the institutional spectrum that includes students, faculty, administration, staff and community partners.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated experience managing of complex budgets
Creating and implementing policy
Professional competencies should include: o Leads innovation and change o Collaborates and builds inclusive relationships o Consistent role model for inclusive behavior o Coaches and develops others o Strategic and critical thinking skills o Problem Solving/Analytic skills o Negotiation and collaboration o Experience with creating professional development curriculum with a focus on equity and social justice