The Director will promote racial equity and inclusivity, provide leadership, supervision and administrative management for Campus Recreation Services, including the George S. Eccles Student Life Center, University Federal Credit Union Playfield, Crimson Field, Lassonde Sport Courts, McCarthey Family Track & Field, Outdoor Adventures, Fitness Program, Intramural Sports, Aquatics, Sport Clubs, Climbing, Membership, Marketing, and student development. The director also creates and implements programming that articulates connections between recreation and academic mission of the University. The Director collaborates with other campus and community groups to provide diverse recreational and wellness programs and services. The Director participates in long-rang planning that contributes to student development and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Associate Vice President for Finance & Operations.
1. The Director will nuture the habit of using a racial equity lens in the operation of the department. 2. Establishes and implements short and long-range organizational goals, objectives and procedures for the Campus Recreation Services department. This includes both daily operating functions as well as renewal and replacement of equipment and capital resources. 3. Develops and leads an efficient diverse department by recruiting, hiring, training, retaining, evaluating and providing development opportunities for all Campus Recreation Services staff members, including full-time positions and student staff members. 4. Will be knowledgeable about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion best practices as they relate to the mission of the department and university as a whole. 5. Develop, implement and maintain appropriate risk management protocols and provide appropriate training for all staff. 6. Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. 7. Develop and manage budgets for Campus Recreation Services programs, services and facilities in a fiscally sound and efficient manner, consistent with University priorities and practices. 8. Establishes a wide variety of high quality comprehensive recreational, fitness, and wellness programs dedicated to providing opportunities that develop healthy and engaged participants. 9. In collaboration with the Campus Recreation leadership team, ensures implementation of campus recreation by supervising a year-round program for the campus community. 10. Continual assessment of programs and services and implementation of appropriate changes in response to findings. 11. Oversees both current and future Campus Recreation Services facilities by providing responsible financial management. Ensure necessary renovations, maintenance, and capital improvement projects and provide planning for continued growth, as needed. 12. Manages Campus Recreation Services budgets and provides accountability by reviewing monthly financial statements and approving department expenditures. 13. Recommends changes in the fee structure for the department to administration as needed. 14. Promotes awareness and involvement through a comprehensive marketing plan which responds to changing media platforms. 15. Assists with the development of a rewarding and positive campus life experience for students through collaboration with other University departments. 16. Establish campus partnerships that result in mutual and complementary programs, events, and services. 17. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. 18. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, professional contact with colleagues, attending professional conferences and other mediums that will continue professional development. 19. Contributes to an effective unit by completing special projects and performing other duties assigned by the Associate Vice President for Finance & Operations.
SUPERVISION The Director of Campus Recreation Services is supervised by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Finance & Operations and supervises full-time professional staff, graduate assistants, and student employees, making recommendations regarding the hiring, advancement, promotion, and other changes of status of those supervised.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area, or equivalency; eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.
*Department Specific Qualifications: Education: A Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Recreation, Sport Management or related field is required Experience: At least seven years of progressively responsible related experience in recreation sports management and programming is required. At least five years of successful experience supervising staff (full-time, graduate assistants, and student staff members). Demonstrated success in budget development, management and fiscal reporting is required. Proven experience managing both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and adapting to operational and user needs. Experience at the university level to include the development, delivery, and assessment of successful programming, including aquatics, recreational sports (intramurals and clubs), fitness, wellness, and outdoor recreation is preferred. Proven managerial and human relations skills and a commitment to provide excellent guest service. Excellent oral and written communication. Demonstrated initiative and self-direction. Commitment to creating an environment of inclusion and access. License: First Aid/CPR/AED certification must be acquired within three (3) months of employment. Other: The scope of the job occasionally requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities and/or overnight or weekend activities, meetings, seminars, and workshops.
Internal Number: PRN25075B
About University of Utah Campus Recreation Services
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