The Director of Campus Recreation is primarily responsible for providing recreational opportunities for the Willamette University community.
The duties and responsibilities of the Director of Campus Recreation include, but are not limited to, the following functions, which are not listed in any particular order of importance or significance:
Advises a full range of intramural sport activities through the supervision of student intramural supervisors and referees.
Oversees a multifaceted outdoor program, including the hiring of staff, outdoor protocols, staff training processes, gear procurement and rentals, trip logistics, transportation procurement and safety, and budget processes.
Provides management to Sparks Athletic Center operations including facility oversight of the fitness center, pool, multipurpose rooms, locker rooms and laundry. Responsible for staffing, scheduling, and coordinating of facilities as well as purchasing and maintaining all fitness equipment. Oversees a comprehensive wellness program; including developing programs to meet student, faculty and staff needs and hiring qualified fitness instructors, wellness program student leaders, personal trainers, and fitness center staff. Manages the aquatics program, including hiring, training, and supervising lifeguards; scheduling the pool and open swim times; and engaging students, faculty, staff, and outside users in the pool. Bills and collects rental fees for facility usage. Oversees Sparks Athletic Center membership management.
Coordinates the incoming student outdoor pre-orientation program, Steppin’ Out, in collaboration with the Offices of Multicultural and Community Service Learning.
Oversees concussion, liability, travel, emergency, and risk management protocols for all sport club activities. Assists with advising and support for recognized sport clubs and student organizations as required.
Provides management to Kaneko Pool operations, including facility and staff overnight as well as maintenance. Bills and collects rental fees when applicable.
Responsible for hiring of students for leadership positions and facilities staff for various recreational organization and roles.
Oversees the management of Bike Shop operations including short and long term rentals, bike repair, and bike trips.
Manages Montag Center, including operations and programming.
Manages campus recreation budgets.
Oversees the departmental marketing and communication plan, including website, social media, email, and all other advertisement and communications.
Works closely with the Athletic Department on scheduling, conferences, and camp schedules and coverage of facilities. Meets regularly with Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Serves on various University committees as needed.
Serves as a member of the Student Involvement Team and other Student Affairs and University committees.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Any combination of education, training or experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position. Masters degree in recreation management, sports administration, student affairs or related field required.
Five years of experience creating and implementing recreational activities required.
Knowledge of and experience in designing and implementing intramural, outdoor, wellness, and/or sport club activities required.
Demonstrated understanding of legal liability issues related to recreational activities required.
Knowledge of and ability to design and implement creative, campus-wide recreational programs.
Ability to provide knowledge, training and emphasis of safety and risk management in all areas of recreational programming.
Proficient in several computer programs, including Microsoft Office and Google platform.
Demonstrated commitment to issues of social justice, diversity, identity and difference, particularly as they relate to student leadership development and student engagement.
Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that values diversity and positively portrays the University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
Red Cross, lifeguard and/or personal training certifications or similar training/education preferred.
Knowledge of and ability to promote the development of leadership skills in the undergraduate student population.
Ability to collaborate with other university programs.
Ability to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of issues and trends in collegiate recreational programs.
Successful clearance of a criminal conviction records check.
Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students.
Additional Salary Information: Information about benefits may be found on our HR website: https://willamette.edu/offices/hr/benefits/index.html
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