Augustana University is currently recruiting for a full-time Assistant Director of Recreational Services to work as a Student Affairs Division member.
The Assistant Director has responsibility for assisting the Director of Recreational Services in managing the recreational opportunities for the entire campus as well as managing the recreation facility. The primary responsibilities include project oversight and prioritization of work within the Recreational Services Department, coordination and promotion of Recreational Services-led programs, and the supervision and development of Recreational Services student staff.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Organize and direct on campus recreational services programming as well as the potential to coordinate community-facing programs.
Assist with program evaluation and planning for the recreational services department.
Assist in the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff working in the recreational services department.
Play a strong leadership role in the mentoring, development and coaching of 100 plus student recreation staff.
Serve as the primary project manager for the department and serve in the primary role for supervising student office staff.
Project oversight and prioritization of work including process improvement, reporting and documentation.
Use strong organizational skills to keep people and projects moving forward.
Ability to multi-task and pivot quickly while maintaining a steady demeanor in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Effectively plan and ensure execution of marketing Recreational Services programming.
Within the Augustana community, build excitement and encourage student participation by networking with key administrators and student leaders.
Enhance awareness and involvement in recreation programs through on-campus tactics such as promotional flyers and activities.
Promote community-facing programs such as Kids Rec Camp and Learn to Swim Program to attract participants in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas through tactics such as promotional brochures, email marketing, social media.
Maintain and enhance the department website.
Assist the Director of Recreational Services:
Leading the student and professional staff toward growth and ongoing success in the department mission of Attracting People and Building leaders.
Developing servant heart leaders who serve with enthusiastic attitudes and create Wow experiences for the campus and Sioux Falls community.
With other aspects of the Recreational Services programs and facility management as needed.
Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in marketing, journalism or related field.
Project management experience preferred.
Must have a strong commitment to working with students within the context of a private, church-related university environment.
This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits.
Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.
Augustana University will continue to monitor concerns related to Covid-19 and its variants in the months to come, and we expect to provide all, or nearly all, of our instruction in face-to-face labs and classes beginning fall of 2021. Applicants for faculty and staff positions should thus be prepared to participate fully in on-campus, face to face experiences in the coming academic year.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, statement of diversity, resume, Augustana University employment application, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Final candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.
About Augustana University
Augustana University is located in the growing and vibrant city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a metro area of over 265,000 people. Augustana University has, for more than 150 years, provided a strong student-centric education based on its five core values: Christian faith, liberal arts, excellence, community and service.