The mission of Campus Recreation is to enhance the quality of life of our unique members by educating and encouraging active participation in recreational opportunities that develop leadership skills, foster social interaction, and reinforce healthy behaviors. Under the administrative supervision of the Executive Director, the Associate Director will serve as a member of the Leadership Team and assist in the general administration of the unit in all areas including program and facility management, assessment, and budget management. The Associate Director will directly supervise three of six program areas, but will assist with general operations of the department as needed. The Associate Director will serve as a leader on the Executive Director's team and will provide support to the execution of numerous executive and administrative duties of considerable scope and complexity requiring excellent initiative, judgment, knowledge and critical thinking.
Master's Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Business Management, Sport Management, College Student Personnel or related fields.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills with at least four years of progressive practical experience in recreational sports management and programming.
Excellent communication skills along with a sound concept of university recreation program administration and the student development process.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate, form partnerships and work effectively as a member of a goal-oriented team and demonstrate an exceptional ability to build and maintain professional relationships.
Demonstrated supervisory and personnel management skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing.
Proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing applications
Possess valid driver's license and/or ability to obtain a valid driver's license.
Possess American Red Cross CPR/AED/BBP and First Aid Basic Certification. Certification required within six months of employment.
If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
PROPOSED STARTING DATE:
May 1, 2020, or agreed upon date.
To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79307. Application review will begin on March 18, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Pote, Executive Director, Illinois State University, Department of Campus Recreation, Campus Box 2781, Normal, IL 61790-2781. Phone: (309) 438-3700.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Additional Salary Information: Twelve-month, full-time position, plus full university benefits package
About Illinois State University
Illinois State University:
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist and 7 doctorial programs. Illinois State University (www.IllinoisState.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service.
Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational att...ainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic and commute. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org for more information.