The Department of Campus Recreation within the Division of Student Affairs at Utah State University is seeking a full-time Associate Director of Campus Recreation. This position will serve on the department leadership team and oversee a team of professionals and student leaders. Reporting to the Director of Campus Recreation, the Associate Director is responsible for assisting with the daily operation, staffing, and strategic visioning for the Department of Campus Recreation as well as coordinating the research and assessment initiative. This individual will be a fundamental team member of the Department of Campus Recreation which provides aquatic programs, athletic training, club sports, extramurals, fitness/wellness, intramurals, outdoor recreation, youth camp, special events, and other collaborative programs.
Provide leadership and oversight of the development and operation of the overall Department of Campus Recreation facility management, program management, and services.
Compile, prepare, and maintain records for overall department such as budget, participation numbers, injuries, and incident reports.
Establish policies that provide for the effective operation of the recreation programs and the overall organization.
Assist in the development and implementation of risk management protocols.
Prepare, present, and implement short-term and long-term departmental goals.
Plan, organize, market, and carry out special recreation related events.
Foster partnerships with shared use facilities and provide instruction in the recreation administration program in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science.
Understand and represent the mission and vision of Utah State University and the Department of Campus Recreation.
Grow activity offerings in line with university needs and industry trends.
Work evenings and weekends, as needed.
Assist with the recruitment, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluation of six (6) facility operation full-time staff, seven (7) program management full-time staff, seven (7) graduate assistants, and departmental support staff.
Directly supervise a team of Campus Recreation professionals.
Collaborate with developing, monitoring, and adhering to the overall department student fee budget totaling over $1 million.
Assist with long-term planning and forecast of recreational and fitness equipment replacement.
Oversee program payroll, tracking, and approvals.
Research & Assessment:
Evaluate overall department facilities, programs, and services to determine overall effectiveness and satisfaction to decide on possible changes as deemed appropriate.
Manage the development and implementation of departments research and assessment agenda to include development of student and program learning outcomes.
Prepare written communications such as monthly reports, annual reports, participation statistics, etc.
Actively participate on a variety of Aggie Recreation Center, Campus Recreation and University committees as assigned.
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.
Graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a major in sports management, recreation administration, physical education, kinesiology/exercise science, business administration, or a related field.
Four years full-time, professional level experience managing and developing facility operation management, program management, or other community recreational programs during which time the applicant has acquired and demonstrated the ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
Demonstrate knowledge of the following:
Computer hardware/software operation
Principles of superior customer service
Demonstrate ability to do the following:
Interpret and apply university and department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Establish programmatic goals, facilitate change, and implement innovative programs and services.
Oversee the work of others.
Coordinate the timely completion of multiple tasks.
Work independently under general supervision.
Work as a part of a team to reach set goals.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Generate and follow verbal and written instructions.
Provide excellent customer service.
Adapt to changes in the work environment.
Work effectively in a multicultural environment.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Work varying hours including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends.
Master's degree in related field.
Five or more years of professional experience overseeing facility operation management or recreation program management.
Standard Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED and/or instructor certification.
Active involvement in NIRSA – Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.
The Department of Campus Recreation at Utah State University is housed in the Division of Student Affairs and is one of the most dynamic growing departments on campus. Home to 16 professional staff members and seven graduate assistants, Campus Recreation strives to serve the students with top notch programs and services. With a state-of-the-art facility opened in November 2015, included three basketball courts, three levels of cardio and weight training, a climbing and bouldering wall, two sand volleyball courts, two outdoor basketball courts. The Aggie Legacy Field is 154,000 square feet of synthetic playable surface including two flag football fields, two softball fields, soccer field, rugby pitch, lacrosse field, and ultimate frisbee. Campus Recreation also manages the HPER Building and Fieldhouse which includes six racquetball courts, four basketball courts, two pools, weight training and cardio loft. This is an exciting time to join the Utah State University Campus Recreation team as we continue to grow our programs and develop our students into future leaders.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant universit...y. 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/.
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.
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.