The Assistant Director provides leadership, vision, and supervision of a comprehensive facility operations work team comprised of two areas: Facilities and Aquatics. The Assistant Director is committed to promoting Campus Recreation values of community, integrity, and development by creating an inclusive environment in department facilities and via programming to a diverse University community.
The Assistant Director is responsible for daily management and operations of the 200,000 square foot Student Recreation Center that averages 4,000 visits daily, including the 6,000 square foot Aquatic Center. In addition to the Student Recreation Center, the Assistant Director is responsible for staffing auxiliary activity spaces in partnership with University Facilities Management space reservations for supervision/risk management of University scheduled events in the Moby Complex, Glenn Morris Field House, and 33 acres of outdoor fields.
The Assistant Director is responsible for recruitment, selection, and direct supervision of the full-time professional Facilities Specialist (Coordinator) and Aquatics Specialist (Coordinator). The Assistant Director serves as primary backup to the Aquatics Specialist for Student Recreation Center aquatic center policies, staffing, and pump room operations and for the Facilities Specialist for Student Recreation Center facility policies and staffing. The Assistant Director also recruits, selects, and directly supervises 12 student Recreation Supervisors: student hourly employees responsible for staff, facilities, and program operations during all Student Recreation Center facility hours and/or University scheduled events in campus auxiliary facilities.
The Assistant Director serves as an expert and resource for the Campus Recreation Emergency Action Plan, Bloodborne Pathogen procedures, and other risk management or safety topics. This position is the primary liaison to the University Environmental Health Services office for risk management issues and compliance.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community (http://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service, and engagement.
Required Job Qualifications:
Master’s degree in recreation administration, sport management, leisure studies, physical education, kinesiology, or comparable degree
Three years of full-time work experience managing a recreation program or facility in a collegiate recreation program
Two years direct supervision of staff
Budget management experience
Knowledge of risk management concepts in recreation
Full-time work experience managing operations of a recreation facility at a higher education institution
Direct personnel management experience of full-time/career staff: hiring, training, and evaluating
American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid Instructor certification
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operation (AFO) certification or direct experience to acquire
Budget development experience
Experience in teaching; developing/delivering presentation content/materials; writing reports, proposals, professional correspondence, manuals, etc.
Experience programming or service delivery for diverse community populations
About Colorado State University
Colorado State is located in Fort Collins, a city of 165,000 – 65 miles north of Denver. The City offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Located at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins, with its ideal climate, provides easy access to numerous activities.
Colorado State University has approximately 33,000 students. Campus Recreation department employs 33 full-time staff (includes support, maintenance, custodial) and over 300 student employees.
Full-time positions include medical and retirement benefits.
Colorado State University is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.