The Department of Recreation and Wellness at Old Dominion University is accepting applications for a Director (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will provide visionary leadership, strategic direction, supervision, and management for the recreation and wellness programs, services, and operations for a diverse campus population with over 24,000 students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. The incumbent is responsible for the oversight of facility operations, membership, marketing, aquatics, intramural sports, sport clubs, Esports, health promotion, fitness and wellness, outdoor adventure programs. This position also manages administrative functions including fiscal operations, human resource management, financial and strategic planning, and assessment. The incumbent is a member of the Division’s leadership team and creates dynamic campus partnerships to promote recreation and wellness opportunities for the campus community.
Required Education: Master’s degree in recreation administration, sports administration, higher education administration or related field OR a bachelor’s degree in the areas previously indicated along with experience equivalent to a master’s degree.
Considerable prior recreation sports experience in administration management, program development, and evaluation.
Considerable recreation and wellness programmatic experience including development, implementation and evaluation to meet needs of diverse constituents in a higher education setting.
Considerable prior budgetary experience including revenue and expenditures, justification proposals and management of operation funds.
Some strategic planning experience including development, implementation, and evaluation for short-term and long-term planning including multiple facets of a campus recreation and wellness operation.
Thorough knowledge of campus recreation and wellness best practices and industry trends.
Considerable knowledge of budgetary policies, practices, and procedures including revenue and expenditures projection/reporting, writing sound justification proposals and the efficient management of operating funds.
Considerable knowledge of student development and learning theories and application resulting in successful outcomes.
Excellent leadership skills. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent problem-solving skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to create a vision and provide direction for a dynamic and innovative staff and operations.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with campus and community stakeholders for successful programmatic and/or service outcomes.
Demonstrated ability to effectively build rapport and manage personnel including hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating professional and student staff.
First Aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.
Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Virginia State driver’s license.
Review Date: The initial application review date for this position is March 23, 2020 and will remain open until filled.
To apply, please visit http://jobs.odu.edu/postings/12048. Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: FA013A
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused, public doctoral research university for high-performing students from around the world who want a rigorous academic experience in a fast-paced and profoundly multi-cultural community.
With an enrollment of more than 24,000 students, the university offers 70 bachelor's, 54 master's and 42 doctoral degree programs and 2 educational specialists degrees. ODU's eminent scholarship and innovative and engaging teaching foster nationally recognized programs. A determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships with government, business, industry, organizations, and the arts.
In addition to its 185-acre main campus in Norfolk, Old Dominion operates higher education centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth. The University also offers over 100 academic programs through a thriving distance learning network.
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation. A...n integral part of this policy is to administer recruiting, hiring, working conditions, compensation, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination of employment for all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.