This position is an Administrator II in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students, the Director of Campus Recreation is responsible for recreation and wellness programming, services, and operation of the Mashouf Wellness Center, which is a LEED Platinum certified, 118,000 square-foot state of the art facility that opened in 2017, leading to the enhancement of campus life and student engagement. The Director is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the department and its integration into student life and university goals supporting student access, learning, success, and graduation. The Director leads the Campus Recreation administrative leadership team in supervising a department with programming responsibilities in areas including fitness, wellness, outdoor recreation, leadership development, safety programs, aquatics, intramural sports, sport clubs, youth programs, special events, and inclusive and accessible programming. The Director is also responsible for the leadership and day-to-day operations, which include management of facilities, budget, and financials, supervision of professional, part-time, and student staff, and risk and asset management.
The Director serves as an integral member of the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM) Leadership Council and a core leadership team member in the Division of Student Life sub-cabinet area, and serves on university committees and task forces, as appropriate.
The successful candidate must possess a Master's Degree in recreation, kinesiology, sports management, higher education administration, student affairs or a related field and at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in student affairs and/or student life, preferably in collegiate recreation.
Additional required qualifications include:
- Possession of a working knowledge of National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Strategic Values and Core Competencies and application within the collegiate recreation setting;
- Demonstrated knowledge of recreation and wellness programming and risk management in a college setting with a commitment to student development;
- Demonstrated record of successfully planning, leading, implementing, supervising, and evaluating programs, projects, or initiatives in accordance with applicable guidelines, regulations, and policies and utilization of effective change management;
- Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals which measure effectiveness of contributions to efficient operations of the department;
- Proven ability to work effectively and respectfully in a culturally diverse and ethnically rich environment;
- Proven ability in the effective supervision, management, and evaluation of personnel, including the ability to inspire, influence and lead others towards achieving and maintaining high rates of participant and employee satisfaction;
- Demonstrated success in supervising staff, and managing facilities and equipment, and evidence of successful financial and budget management skills;
- Strong commitment to the responsible stewardship of student funds.
- An earned Doctorate in a relevant discipline, such as recreation, kinesiology, sports management, higher education administration, student affairs or a related field;
- Familiarity working in a collective bargaining environment;
- Demonstrated record of effectively managing complex budget portfolios, including revenue-generating enterprises;
- Demonstrated ability to articulate the role student life plays in recruitment, student success, retention, and graduation, and a commitment to college student development and student leadership;
- Knowledge of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and demonstrated commitment to sustainable business operations;
- Prior experience managing collegiate recreation and wellness programming;
- Direct personnel management experience (hiring, training, and evaluating) of full-time/career staff;
- Professional membership and involvement with the NIRSA;
- Certification in American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED or equivalent.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience
About San Francisco State University
About San Francisco State University: SFSU is a large, comprehensive, urban university of 30,000 students located in an unusually vibrant and beautiful city with a rich intellectual and cultural life. The University has distinguished itself as an active center of academic scholarship, creative innovation, and civic involvement. Through its six academic Colleges, SFSU offers undergraduate and graduate instruction for professional and technical careers as well as broad liberal arts education. Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are offered in over one hundred academic areas. SFSU is a culturally diverse campus that is part of the 23-campus California State University system.The Campus Recreation Department is a unit within the Division of Student Life, and resides within Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.
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