Assistant Director For Programs And Engagement, Campus Recreation - 200000005H
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Description The Assistant Director for Programs and Engagement is a member of the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs team. The Assistant Director for Programs works with the Director of Campus Recreation and other assistant directors in creating a vision for the department and establishing strategic initiatives, goals, objectives, action plans and assessments. The Assistant Director directly impacts student retention and success through programming and services provided through Campus Recreation. The Assistant Director assists in the development of programs, supports university life, and contributes to the university goal of creating an environment that fosters student success. The Assistant Director works with stakeholders, faculty, staff, students, and the community to direct the programming of the campus recreation facilities. The Assistant Director for Programs is responsible for providing leadership, administration and oversight for all aspects of the fitness, aquatics and outdoors areas. Duties include:
Staff Supervision Provides leadership and mentoring to full-time staff members, graduate assistants (if applicable) and student staff in assigned program areas; recruits, trains, coaches, and provides performance management of staff in designated areas in compliance with all applicable university guidelines; assists in the creation and implementation of professional development plans for each full-time member of the programs staff; and actively develops a strong professional and student staff team that promotes intra- and inter-program collaboration.
Program Management Develops and implements new recreational programming, services and activity offerings which are in line with university needs and industry trends, while promoting diversity and inclusion; assesses area offerings to include student learning outcomes, CAS standards, risk management, quality and best practices in the industry; researches and purchases equipment needed for the successful operation of programs; and works collaboratively across divisional lines and within the community to promote recreation and holistic wellness.
Departmental Leadership Serves on the departmental leadership team; actively leads and/or participates in staff meetings, staff trainings, regional and national organizations, University-wide committees and work teams, and other departmental and divisional meetings as appropriate; advises and educates others on current issues, compliance requirements, trends and industry best practices; promotes Campus Recreation to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community; and collaborates with a variety of partners including academic, athletic, alumni, EMSA, community groups and others to ensure the delivery of programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse community.
Risk Management Provides oversight for risk management within program areas; develops and maintains safety audits for all programs; conducts in-service trainings, reviews and maintains participant accident reports, employee injury reports, incident reports, training attendance and safety suggestions; oversees CPR, AED, first aid, and area specific training; ensures written liability and release/waiver information outlining pertinent safety standards is provided to and completed by program participants; compiles a comprehensive list of accidents and emergencies that are likely to occur in recreation programs and establishes emergency action plans for each; reviews and keeps up to date on recommended safety levels and standards arising from recent court decisions; and updates all risk management related policies, procedures and manuals as needed.
Fiscal and Budget Controls Assists with the preparation, plans, and projections of expenditures for all supervised area budgets; monitors budgets to ensure that year-end results meet approved budgets; explores new revenue streams to supplement the department's funds; updates the financial model regularly and monitors cost effective strategies to maximize resources while providing high quality; develops a staffing plan that meets the needs of the department while adhering to the annual budget allocation; and monitors payroll.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Knowledge of risk management principles, industry trends and student learning outcomes.
Staff coaching and development skills
Program and event management skills, with experience in aquatics, outdoors, and/or fitness programming.
Customer service and budget management skills.
Ability to analyze data, forecast expenditures and create assessment tools.
Ability to engage students and staff.
Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Higher Education, Exercise Science or related field; 3-5 years of full-time experience in one or more areas supervised (aquatics, fitness, outdoors); two years of graduate assistance experience equals 1 year of full-time experience; current CPR/AED/First Aid certification; and valid Driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications: Supervision of graduate assistants or full-time professional staff; certifications or instructor certifications in health and safety, fitness, aquatics and/or outdoors; fitness, aquatic and/or outdoor certifications to include LGIT, WSIT, WFR, CPO, WFA, Belay certification, Group Fitness and/or Personal Training certifications from ACE, ACSM, NASM, AFAA, NSCA or another NCCA accredited certification.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 152063
About University of Tennessee Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UTC is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.
Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee tucked between the mountains along the Tennessee River. The New York Times named Chattanooga one of the "Top 45 Places to go" in the World. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and the redevelopment of its riverfront. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions.