The Director of Campus Recreation is responsible for administrative oversight of Campus Recreation and provides leadership and direction in support of the mission, vision, and goals of the department. The Director of Campus Recreation oversees the management of the Student Recreation Center and works in conjunction with Intercollegiate Athletics and the Department of Kinesiology to balance facilities demands at Husky Stadium/Dome, Halenbeck Hall, and Selke Field. He/she develops and implements recreation and wellness programs and services that supplement the academic program of the University. Programs supervised include recreation sports (intramural, club, and open gym), fitness, wellness, aquatics, and outdoor programs. The Director of Recreation collaborates with other campus and community groups to provide diverse recreation and wellness programs and services. The Director of Campus Recreation participates in long-range planning that contributes to student development and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the supervisor.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESULTS
Oversees and administers all aspects of a high quality and comprehensive recreational sports, fitness, and wellness programs that are dedicated to providing opportunities for recreation and wellness that develop healthy and engaged citizens.
Establishes and implements short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for Campus Recreation.
Monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness.
Effects changes required for improvement.
Priority: Essential Percent of Time: 25%
Lead, supervise and direct department and contract personnel, including but not limited to hiring, coaching and developing, promoting, rewarding, assigning and reviewing work, directing work, approving transfers, disciplining, suspending, discharging and adjusting grievances to ensure that staff are skilled and available as needed and ensuring collective bargaining agreements and Minnesota State policies and procedures are implemented and appropriately enforced.
Participates in Departmental and University planning work and training as appropriate.
In collaboration with program coordinators, ensures implementation of campus recreation by supervising a year-round program for the campus community.
Work with direct reports on personal professional development plans and annual performance evaluations.
Ensure appropriate, transparent, and timely communication with staff as it relates to University initiatives, campus recreation programs, and budget development.
Priority: Essential Percent of Time: 25%
Promotes awareness of Campus Recreation policies and information for the campus community by overseeing a marketing plan, departmental publications, web pages, and social media presence.
Assists with the development of a full and positive campus life by cooperating with other departments within Student Affairs including, but not limited to, the Health and Wellness Center, Residence Life, Multicultural Services, Student Activities, and Greek organizations.
Develops co-sponsored or complementary programs and forms strong network ties with campus organizations, departments, and campus programming committees.
Develops and advises an SCSU recreation advisory board.
Represents Campus Recreation on Student Life and Development Council, serves on campus-wide committees, acts as a Campus Security Authority, and assumes teaching assignments that promote the educational development and leadership skills of students.
Priority: Essential Percent of Time: 20%
Oversees current and future Campus Recreation facilities by providing accountable financial management, addressing maintenance, advocating for capital improvement projects, and planning for continued growth, as needed.
Manages Campus Recreation budgets and provides accountability by reviewing monthly financial statements and approving department expenditures.
Engages in positive relationships with student government and the fee allocation committee to advocate for student fee support.
Develops policies and pricing structures to support relationships surrounding community and youth facility rentals and special programs while balancing academic, athletics, and student recreation use.
Work with University facilities and Public Safety to develop and administer security systems for sport facilities including building security, key, building supervision, first aid and emergency procedures.
Work with risk management related to liability reviews and inspections of policies, procedures, and facilities within Campus Recreation.
Coordinates with Building and Grounds maintenance and improvement projects for sport facilities.
Fosters collaborative relationships with University partners such as facilities management, dining/concession services, and public safety/parking.
Priority: Essential Percent of Time: 20%
Perform other special projects and duties as necessary to build support for and add value to the objectives and goals of the unit and the University.
Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Remains competent and current though self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional conferences, development courses and trainings.
Priority: Essential Percent of Time: 10%
Minimum Qualifications (expected to have to enter job)
A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, Business, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related area is required; and a minimum of five years of progressive leadership and administrative experience is required.
Experience with budget development, management, and fiscal reporting is required.
Experience managing recreation facilities, both indoor and outdoor, hosting successful events, and supervising a large professional and hourly staff is required.
Experience with recreation services, preferably at the collegiate/university level, to include the development, implementation, and assessment of successful programs in aquatics, recreational sports (intramural and club), fitness, wellness, aquatics, and outdoor adventures is required.
Demonstrated abilities to develop marketing plans for program areas or potential program areas.
Strong interpersonal skills (both written and verbal) involving multiple constituencies both internal and external to the University; commitment to strong customer service is required.
Strong organization skills and the ability to maintain multiple ongoing projects at any given time is required.
Experience using Microsoft Office to create professional documents, track budgeting through spreadsheets, reporting, and email correspondence for internal and external communication with constituents.
A valid driver’s license required.
Current Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certification required.
Preferred Qualifications (desired but not expected to have to enter job)
A Master's degree in Higher Education, Recreation Management, College Student Personnel, or a related area is preferred.
Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Demonstrated ability to establish effective goal-oriented relationships with coaches, staff, University colleagues, and community members.
National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) certification
Climbing Wall Instructor certifications.
Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP)
Certified Recreational Sports Specialist (CRSS)
Certified Park and Recreational Professional (CPRP) designations
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