The Coordinator serves on a team of staff that are responsible for providing direction, organization, guidance and support within a comprehensive university recreation setting. This person oversees and exercises independent judgment and initiative in managing recreation facility operations. The Coordinator also leads a team of Building Service Workers including a full-time Sub-Forman, two full-time Building Service Workers and several Student Custodians. The Coordinator may also be involved with department-wide assessment, survey and statistical tracking initiatives and/or student employee performance monitoring and tracking.
This position will oversee and support activities housed within the dedicated recreational space of the Student Fitness Center and the shared recreation space in the Vadalabene Center and other auxiliary facilities (200,000 total sq. ft.). These facilities include a total of six basketball courts, 25-yard pool, two climbing areas, two group fitness rooms, cycling room, multi-sport court, two informal fitness/strength areas, a dedicated weight room, indoor jogging track, racquetball courts, multipurpose areas and two member service stations. These facilities typically operate seven days a week and serve approximately 250,000 uses per year representing a diverse patron population.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Aid the Assistant Director and facilities operations team in overall operational management of the indoor recreation facilities. Provide oversight to all activities that occur during assigned shift coverage to include safe and appropriate informal recreation, fitness, sport and program activities. Remain current and fluent with best practices and industry standards from NIRSA, The American College of Sports Medicine and/or other fitness, recreation and sport organizational authorities as they relate to recreation facility operations.
Oversee all in-house custodial services and staffing to include day-to-day operations and special event facility setup and teardown responsibilities resulting from internal and external events in the Student Fitness Center and Activity Center. Supervise Building Service Worker Sub-Forman, two Building Service Workers and several Student Custodians. Initiate facility maintenance projects to include repairs, major yearly projects and work order submission. Coordinate maintenance and repair of Campus Recreation user lockers in the indoor facility.
Collaborate with the Campus Recreation Facility Operations Team to determine the level of event support needed and accommodate, delegate and instruct others on the responsibilities involved, including being the liaison to coordinate any needs from other providers such as SIUE Facilities Management to facilitate ongoing operations and/or the execution of any event as needed.
Coordinate the department’s overall assessment efforts to include participation in division wide assessment tools and independent surveys. Ensure that accurate information of facility use and program services is tabulated and communicated in an efficient and effective manner to applicable staff. Analyze assessment instruments, modify as needed and report any observable trends or indications. Present results and information to appropriate personnel.
Exercise independent judgment, initiative and problem solving skills to initiate appropriate action to resolve all user issues, both complex and routine, related to the use and operation of the facilities and services provided by Campus Recreation during assigned shifts. Enforce policies and procedures and initiate correspondence and or conduct occasional meetings with policy violators with support and coordination from the Dean of Students Office, as applicable. Act in place of the Assistant Director during their absence.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director and contribute to the overall administration of the Student Fitness Center and Informal Recreation including specific responsibilities for custodial equipment and supplies in addition to assisting with budget, policies, overall equipment inventory and other related tasks.
Knowledge and Skills
The Coordinator must have complete understanding of the Student Affairs philosophy as it relates to the provision of recreation, sport and leisure services to a University community. The Coordinator is expected to have knowledge and direct experience understanding and operating recreational facilities and services.
The Coordinator plays a critical role in the total administration and delivery of a comprehensive and diversified set of recreation facilities, services and programs that are supported by Campus Recreation. These offerings can have a direct impact on students, faculty, staff, alumni members, their families and community guests. The Coordinator has full responsibility for recreation, fitness, sport and facilities operational oversight during assigned shifts. The Coordinator and their team of Building Service Workers also have direct responsibility for the physical appearance and cleanliness of the facilities as well as event set ups and breakdowns scheduled by the department and various other internal/external sources.
Direct work of one Building Service Worker-Sub Forman (full-time) Direct work of two Building Service Workers (full-time) Hire/fire/discipline and direct work of two to four Student Custodians Ability to direct work of one Reception Clerk (part-time) Ability to direct work of Graduate Assistants Ability to direct work of five to eight Student Facility Supervisors Ability to direct work of various positions of student staff working for Campus Recreation
Anticipated Work Schedule
Fall/Spring: Monday – Friday, 10am-6:30pm with occasional nights or weekends as needed
Summer & Semester Breaks: Monday – Friday, hours may vary slightly depending on operating hours of the SFC. An example could be 11am-7:30pm.
Anticipated Start Date:
July 1, 2021 (negotiable)
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY HUMAN RESOURCES PLACEMENT OFFICER
Any one of the following, from the categories below:
Master’s degree in a field relevant to the position (e.g., Kinesiology, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Recreation, or closely related field)
Final semester or completed Graduate Assistantship with campus recreation or similar department performing duties for two (2) academic years consistent in area of specialization inherent to the position. *
Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the position (e.g., Kinesiology, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Recreation, or closely related field) AND One (1) year (12 months) of work experience in the promotion, design, development, and/or administration of recreational programs.
4 years (48 months) of work experience in promotion, design, development, and/or administration of recreational programs, intercollegiate athletics, campus recreation, park district or similar organization that provides similar program.
*Note: Students in the final semester of a Master’s Degree program, may be allowed to complete a credential examination and will receive full consideration, including being interviewed. An offer may be extended with understanding that proof of degree based on institution is provided to the employing institution Human Resources Office at least two weeks before the proposed start date.
**Note: Newly hired employees may be required to obtain and/or maintain certifications in American Red Cross, CPR/AED or similar certifications.
Experience working within a comprehensive recreation facility with physical features including sport courts, cardiovascular and strength equipment areas, free weights, multisport gymnasium, climbing gym, aquatics, in addition to program and service area support that includes intramurals, club sports, group fitness, member services and equipment checkout. Specific experiences or expertise in custodial operations, student development and/or climbing operations is preferred.
Questions related to the application process should be directed to SIUE Human Resources at (618)650-2190.
Campus Recreation specific questions can be directed to Dave Hagedorn Assistant Director - Facilities, Operations and Informal Recreation Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Phone: 618-650-3236 Email: email@example.com
Additional Salary Information:
This position will provide an annual salary of $39,670 in addition to a strong benefits package.
An Affirmative Action employer, SIUE offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, or religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability. Benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. SIUE is an AA/EEO employer. SIUE is a state university.
Internal Number: CS21-117
About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
The SIUE Campus Recreation Department has a history of strong student engagement and consistently strives to be attentive and responsive to student interests. SIUE Campus Recreation has recently expanded its outdoor offerings to include the addition of artificial turf fields with lights and it was our pleasure to host the NIRSA Illinois State Workshop in the Fall of 2019. SIUE is a modern and comprehensive post-secondary educational institution. SIUE offers a broad range of academic programs that lead to associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist's, doctoral, and professional degrees. Location: SIUE serves the most populous region of downstate Illinois. The campus is located in the northeastern metropolitan St. Louis area on over 2,600 acres of rolling land and woods. Interstate highways make the University convenient for those within a 60-mile radius, an area that includes 2,700,000 people. St. Louis, 20 minutes southwest of the campus, is one of the oldest and richest cultural centers of the country, renowned for its symphony, opera, art museums, and conservatories for the arts. It is also a center for educational, medical, botanical, bio-chemical and business research. St.... Louis and the surrounding metro area also has a selection of professional, minor league and collegiate sports venues that host teams in addition to a variety of other events. SIUE is one of four comprehensive universities among more than 20 institutions of higher education in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Because the University is part of a metropolitan area, students, faculty and staff can experience the diversions of ethnic restaurants, large retail malls, touring Broadway plays and professional sports. The SIUE community also enjoys the natural setting of the campus and nearby state parks, small towns, and historic settlements.
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