George Fox University is seeking a relationally focused, task oriented, and values driven Director of Campus Recreation. This is a 12-month position that provides oversight, direction, and programming for the Hadlock Student Center (HSC). This includes a fitness center, group fitness classes, intramural sports programs, rock climbing wall, and outdoor programming and gear rentals.
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our promise is that every student at George Fox will "Be Known." Student Life administrators model to their students a life of learning and integrity around the person and work of Jesus Christ. They are experiential and informal educators augmenting and supporting what their students learn in the classrooms. As a Christ-centered University, George Fox is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in our community.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Deliver the Be Known promise to students, employees and others on a daily basis.
Implement facility policies and a general procedures manual, including hours of operation, safety and security protocols, and liability and risk accession.
Hire, train, and evaluate HSC student staff.
Create and maintain positive and professional communication through various marketing strategies, including garnering the support and participation of the GFU student and professional community.
Direct intramural sports program, evaluate current offerings, and plan implementation of programs within new and existing facilities, including a strategic initiative to involve the majority of undergraduate students in intramurals sports.
Establish policies and programs for the fitness center, including the creation of wellness and fitness programs for students and employees.
Ensure proper planning, organization, training, and implementation of all aspects related to the rock climbing wall and bouldering area.
Plan and implement outdoor programming and the facilitation of the gear rental program.
Evaluate programmatic aspects, meet with student focus groups, and continually develop plans for facility usage.
Create measurable outcomes for the HSC and establish the collection, analyzation, and reporting of data.
A Master's degree in College Student Affairs or a related field is preferred. Bachelor's degree required with two years of post-undergraduate transferable and relevant professional experience.
Ability to challenge, support, mentor, interact with and relate to college students.
The ideal candidate will possess these strengths: communication, honesty, integrity, relational aptitude, interpersonal skills, problem solving, organizational and administrative skills, dependability, initiative (self-starter), flexibility, remaining calm in high pressure situations, forward thinking, envisioning big picture and detail oriented.
Availability and willingness to work some evening and weekends.
Current First Aid, CPR and AED training and certification.
Demonstrated effective experience, knowledge, and ability to instruct rock climbing and self-rescue (beginning to advanced skills), and facilitate climbing wall instructor training is preferred. Currently hold, or be willing to obtain, applicable climbing wall instructor certification.
A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and participate in a local church community. In addition, they agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the GFU Statement of Faith.
For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:
A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
Free Fitness Center membership
Rich employee benefits
We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!
George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years.
Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.
We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.
We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts.
Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.
**This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.
About George Fox University
George Fox is Oregon's nationally recognized Christian university, providing students with personal attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a supportive community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth.