Requisition ID: 2019-1784 # of Openings: 1 Category (Portal Searching): Administrative/Clerical Position Type: Regular Full-Time City: Logan Job Classification: Non-Exempt College: Student Affairs Department: Campus Recreation Advertised Salary: Commensurate based on experience plus excellent benefits
Overview The Director of Campus Recreation leads a comprehensive recreation and wellness program designed to meet the student development needs of a diverse campus community of over 17,000 students. The Director's portfolio includes oversight of various recreational facilities and the following recreation and wellness programs: fitness and wellness, intramural sports, aquatics, informal recreation, group exercise, climbing wall, club sports, injury rehabilitation services, summer youth programs, outdoor programs and equipment rental, ropes course and special events.
The Director of Campus Recreation partners with the university's colleges, student affairs departments, regional campuses, and external organizations to enhance the student experience and support student success by ensuring that all USU students are aware of the recreation and wellness resources provided by the department and the university. The Director of Campus Recreation reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs. This position classification may train and direct other employees, hourly/student employees, volunteers, and/or graduate students.
Develop, lead, and manage successful student-centered and student-directed recreation and wellness programs. 2. Supervise professional staff, student employees, and graduate assistants. 3. Practice strong and ethical fiscal management of a complex annual budget of approximately $1 million. 4. Engage in effective, collaborative working relationships with diverse populations in order to provide optimal service to diverse student populations and campus constituents. 5. Engage in strategic planning and assessment activities centered upon the attainment of appropriate student learning outcomes. 6. Plan, organize, and carry out special wellness and recreation-related events. 7. Foster partnerships with shared use facilities and provide instruction in the recreation administration program in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. 8. Work evenings and weekends, as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to exercise sound judgment and demonstrate strong leadership and managerial, organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills. 2. Understanding of confidentially, equity, equal access and labor laws related to staff and student employee hiring and employment practices. 3. Demonstrated experience in successfully applying the principles of risk management to university recreation. 4. Understanding of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to recreation access and accommodation. 5. Commitment to the highest standards of customer service, professionalism, ethics/integrity and excellence. 6. Commitment to sustainable operating practices related to university recreation facilities, equipment, and programs. 7. Understanding of higher education/student affairs operations 8. Database and records management skills 9. Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources 10. Maintain professional membership in the National Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and other related organizations.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
Earned Master's or Doctorate and experience managing a comprehensive university recreation facility, program, or service at the director or associate director level. American Red Cross Instructor certification in CPR, AED, and First Aid also required.
Fundamental Abilities Within the scope and complexity of each of the position's responsibilities, the incumbent is expected to possess and demonstrate the following abilities:
Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.
Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who, at times, may be frustrated.
Core Characteristics As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:
Be honest and trustworthy.
Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
Be detail oriented.
Efficiently manage multiple tasks.
Be a team player.
Be committed to improving USU.
Disclaimer This position description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
Required Documents Along with the online application, please attach:
Resume/CV to be uploaded to the applicant profile.
Please do not attach cover letter; you will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter in the application.
University Highlights Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.
USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university's academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.
ADA Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
Advertised Salary Commensurate based on experience plus excellent benefits