Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals
The Director of Recreational Services is responsible for the oversight and management of recreation facilities, operations, personnel, budget, programs and services, including competitive sports, fitness, instructional clinics, wellness, aquatics, and outdoor programs.
Recreational Services manages three facilities supported by the Atlanta Campus Student Activity fee: The Student Recreation Center, Indian Creek Recreation Area, and the Panthersville Recreation Complex. The department provides programs and services at all three locations along with Recreation opportunities at the five Perimeter College locations. The scope of responsibility will include these specific duties but is not limited to the following:
Develops and implements the department’s vision and mission.
Develops initiatives that support the University’s strategic plan and student success priorities.
Delivers leadership and supervision of professional, support and student staff. Professional staff consists of 32 full time employees. Oversees recruitment, supervision and development of professional staff.
Oversees all fiscal affairs including the preparation, direction, and allocation of the operational budget in excess of $4,100,000 with resources from student activity fees for both the Atlanta and Perimeter campuses, state funds foundation accounts, memberships and other sources of revenue generated from programs and services.
Creates, develops and coordinates the planning and administration of facility operations and management for the Atlanta Campus.
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 departments to the University Community.
Disclaimer:This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor.
Bachelor's degree and six years of supervisory/management experience; or a combination of education and related experience.
Preferred Hiring Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Exercise Science.
Fifteen (15) years of related experience in Recreational Sports at a university demonstrating skills directly related to leadership and supervision of professional and student staff.
Member of NIRSA’s Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals or hold the designation of NIRSA’s Certified Recreational Sports Specialist.
Knowledge and proven execution of fiscal management, student development, strategic planning and program evaluation.
Exceptional ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships.
Strong interpersonal skills across a diverse population.
Application must be made through Georgia State University’s HR website (under About, then Employment). Reference position # 19000656.
To be considered for this position all candidates at the time of submission must provide the following documents: A complete and accurate GSU application, resume, cover letter, current department organizational chart, three professional reference names.
Closing Date: 5/31/2019
Internal Number: 19000656
About Georgia State University
The purpose of the Department of Recreational Services is to promote healthy lifestyles through exceptional recreational programs, services, and facilities. On campus, Recreational Services is housed in the 161,000 square foot Student Recreation Center (SRC). Our two off-campus sites are also managed by the department; Panthersville Recreation Complex, an outdoor lighted multipurpose athletic field area and the Indian Creek Recreation Area which includes the Lodge, Challenge Course, Outpost, an outdoor pool, event lawn, and sand volleyball court. Recreational Services also provides programs at services at our 4 Perimeter locations of Clarkston, Decatur, Newton and Dunwoody. Georgia State University is a member of the University System of Georgia.