Under the guidance of the University Student Union Executive Director and serving as a member of the Executive Management Team, the Director, Student Recreation Center, is responsible for performing highly complex, professional-level tasks relative to the management of all aspects of the Student Recreation Center and its various programs including membership, fitness, Oasis Wellness Center, aquatics, intramurals, and seasonal day camp. Position is also charged with serving as a member of a campus-wide team responsible for coordinating a comprehensive campus recreation program.
Working in support of the University’s mission and goals, provide vision and strategic management for a continuously-evolving Student Recreation Center
Plan, organize and direct the day-to-day activities of the Student Recreation Center including facility management, membership, fitness, Oasis Wellness Center, aquatics, intramurals and seasonal day camp
Serve as the primary SRC liaison to Associated Students in relation to the operation of the Rock Climbing Wall and Sport Clubs
Collaborate with other campus entities providing recreational services to the University including, Associated Students, the College of Health and Human Development, the Recreation and Tourism Management and Kinesiology Departments, the Klotz Student Health Center and University Counseling Services to provide a comprehensive campus-wide student recreation program
Develop, recommend and implement recreation center policies and procedures, using as appropriate, standards put forth by the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA)
Serve as a member of the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing
Serve as a member of the University Student Union Executive Management Team
Directly train, supervise and evaluate full-time Recreation Center staff including but not limited to the Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness, Manager, Facility Operations and Membership Services, Manager, Intramurals and Day Camp and the Aquatics Coodinator
Provide oversight, strategic direction and indirect supervision for Manager, Wellness Center, Fitness Programs Coordinator, Fitness Training Coordinator, Fitness Operations Coordinator, Aquatics Supervisor, Membership Services Coordinator and Facility Operations Coordinator
Oversee the recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of graduate assistants, student employees, volunteers, and program interns
Identify learning outcomes for student employees and volunteers; oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of activities ensuring same
Manage all aspects of the Student Recreation Center budget, including budget development, income and expense projections, budget monitoring; and adherence to budget
Ensure that comprehensive on-site safety inspections of all Student Recreation Center facilities and programs are conducted on a regular basis, and that facilities and programs are conducted in accordance with approved rules and regulations that address participant safety as a high priority
Limit USU liability to claims by ensuring that customers are provided with and fully understand pertinent safety information prior to program participation; ensure that customers complete written release of liability statements for all activities, and maintain record of same
Ensure the practice of safety/risk management procedures
Ensure participant accident reports, employee injury reports, incident reports, supervisor’s logs and safety suggestions of staff and participants are maintained and reviewed regularly, and ensure recurring accidents, trends or unusual situations are analyzed and appropriate changes implemented
Coordinate staff safety training activities and ensure that staff meets minimum qualifications, certification and standards required by individual job assignments
Collaborate with student union staff to define target markets and to develop a comprehensive promotional campaign for the Student Recreation Center. Ensure the ongoing evaluation of programs using a wide variety of assessment techniques, including compilation of statistics, review of industry standards, benchmarking, surveys, needs assessment, focus groups, observations, etc.
In collaboration with campus partners, research and assess the impact of campus recreation, fitness and wellness participation has on student success and persistence to graduation
Serve as the administrator in charge in the absence of the Executive Director, as directed
Perform other related duties as assigned
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably with a major in recreation administration, physical education, kinesiology/exercise science, business administration, public administration or a related field. A master’s degree in a related field preferred.
Equivalent to a minimum of five (5) years full-time professional-level experience during which time the applicant has acquired and/or demonstrated his/her ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Administration, personnel and organizational management
Budgeting, financial management and fiscal responsibility
College/university programming with emphasis on fitness and recreation
Safety rules and regulations relative to the management of a recreation center and day camp
Financial management and fiscal accountability
Computer hardware/software operation
Principles of superior customer service
Assessment and evaluation of programs, services, and facilities
Diversity and Inclusion
Principles of effective marketing
Interpret and apply university and university student union rules, regulations, policy and procedures
Oversee a critical operation, project or service
Establish management goals, facilitate change, and implement innovative programs and procedures
Ability to handle emergency situations
Compile, prepare, write and review reports as well as comprehend, analyze and provide appropriate solutions to problems and courses of action
Oversee the work activities of others
Coordinate the timely completion of multiple tasks
Work independently under general supervision
Effectively work both independently and as a member of a team
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with university administration, faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Generate and follow verbal and written instructions
Provide exceptional customer service
Adapt to changes in a work environment
Objectively evaluate own performance and make appropriate corrections to same
Accept and appropriately respond to constructive feedback
Work effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment
Work varying and unusual hours including early mornings, evenings, and weekends
Applications received through February 25, 2020 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:
The University Student Union is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual identity, sexual orientation, sexual expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran, or Vietnam-era veteran status.
Additional Salary Information: Anticipated hiring range is dependent upon experience and qualifications and will be as follows:
Annually: Minimum: $92,000 Maximum: $98,000
About University Student Union at California State University, Northridge
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor’s degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar insti...tutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
The University Student Union (USU) at California State University, Northridge is a student centered non-profit organization that works to expand the college experience through various programs, services, employment, and involvement opportunities. The mission of the USU is to foster the achievement of students’ educational goals by facilitating a strong connection between students and their campus community. It is an engaging and energetic campus program that develops students through inclusive activities, meaningful employment opportunities, leadership experiences and innovative technologies, facilities, and services. Facilities include a University Student Union and a 138,000 square foot Student Recreation Center (SRC). The SRC is a facility for exercise and leisure activity that promotes lifelong health and wellness.
The USU actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.