University Recreation (UREC) inspires, educates, and empowers the Seattle University community to live happier and healthier lives. In support of the Seattle University mission to educate the whole person, UREC is committed to ensuring the student recreation experience is positive, inclusive, safe, and transformative. University Recreation (UREC) includes the following program and operational areas: Aquatics, Competitive Sports (intramural sports and sport clubs), Facilities, Fitness, Marketing, and Outdoor Recreation.
UREC is a part of the division of Student Development therefore, we are committed to creating a vital and engaged campus community that challenges and supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to learn and develop the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead and serve in an interdependent, global society.
At Seattle University Recreation,You Belong. Through our programs, services, facilities, and staff we strive to be intentional in supporting equity and inclusion. We work to create an accessible environment celebrating the diversity of our campus community. UREC is committed to on-going listening, learning, and un-learning. We actively question norms and embrace failing forward to support systemic change. We hold ourselves and each other accountable to address and combat racism, homophobia, ablism, antisemitism, xenophobia, misogyny, and discrimination in any form. UREC believes when people are not only included-but celebrated as their whole, authentic selves- we all can live happier, healthier, more successful lives.
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The Assistant Director of University Recreation, Marketing & Events provides primary leadership and support for all marketing and communication for University Recreation, ensuring a cohesive and intentional brand identity. Additionally, this position supports all departmental events created to meet the needs of the Seattle University community, including students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The Assistant Director must have a passion for engaging students in meaningful learning outside of the classroom while providing a suite of high-quality programs and services that support the health and wellness of the Seattle University community. This position is also a member of the department's leadership team and supports the department and university through representation on committees, working groups, task forces, and other roles outside of the normal day to day function as needed.
Lead, create, manage, and evaluate all departmental and program area marketing utilizing many mediums. Mediums include but are not limited to: print and digital design, photo, video, social media and web.
Implement and execute a comprehensive departmental marketing plan that includes mission-based campaigns and initiatives.
Communicate the department’s areas of success through the presentation of data, assessment results, programmatic offerings and campaign results to the campus community and additional associations.
Plan and execute 2-5 departmental events per year that serve the Seattle University community and/or the UREC staff.
Create and implement a strategic plan for fund development that includes working with Alumni Relations and University Advancement in coordination with the Director.
Work with campus partners to support University recruitment and retention through presentations and campus events.
Compile and report data that serves to evaluate marketing efforts.
Ensure alignment with University Marketing and Communication guidelines
Stay current with marketing trends to ensure strategies and campaigns are in alignment with best practices.
Ensure broad communication efforts during facility/program emergencies.
Serve as the UREC brand ambassador, telling the story and defining the experience of the department to necessary stakeholders.
Perform ongoing and period assessment of the UREC Marketing & Events program, staff, and services offered, with an annual report to the Director of University Recreation.
Supervision & Leadership
Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises a creative marketing team consisting of student managers that support the production of all marketing products.
Serve as the program director for Project Positive, an annual signature positive body image and self-appreciation campaign.
Provide managerial and leadership experiences, and additionally create and promote professional development opportunities for student and professional staff.
Assists with the management and implementation of departmental assessments. Serves on the department Assessment Working Group to ensure alignment of marketing efforts.
Represents the department on division and university-wide committees, and coordinates initiatives as appropriate.
Be an active member in a national organization such as NIRSA, JASPA, ACPA, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in recreation, marketing, communications or a related field plus a minimum of 1-2 years of professional experience in marketing, public relations or communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Experience with design and production of print and/or digital media.
Experience planning, creating, and/or managing special events or programs.
Experience with marketing through social media platforms (such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc) and demonstrated knowledge of when and how to use them effectively.
Experience using Adobe Creative Suite or similar software.
Detail oriented, highly organized individual who has the ability to multitask and the ability to deal with a variety of situations and people in a balanced way.
Strong computer, organization, and multimedia skills.
Minimum of 1-2 years of experience with student or volunteer supervision, and leadership development or relevant experience.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including presentations and group facilitation.
Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision and values.
All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.
Master’s degree in recreation administration, higher education/student affairs, marketing, communications, or a closely related discipline.
Two or more years of full-time professional experience, preferably in a higher education setting, with previous experience in marketing, events and budget oversight, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Experience with Campaign Monitor, TerminalFour or related software.
About Seattle University
University Recreation (UREC) includes the following program and operational areas: Aquatics, Competitive Sports (intramural sports and sport clubs), Facilities, Fitness, Marketing, and Outdoor.University Recreation inspires, educates, and empowers the Seattle University community to live happier, healthier, and more successful lives. Whether it is promoting wellness, providing worthwhile recreational activities, or building community, the Department of University Recreation is an integral component of a Seattle University student’s holistic education. UREC is a part of the division of Student Development therefore, we are committed to creating a vital and engaged campus community that challenges and supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to learn and develop the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead and serve in an interdependent, global society. UREC Values•Student Focused: Students are essential to the success of the department and enable UREC to provide facilities and programs designed to fit the students’ needs. •Community: Building positive relationships through working and participating in recreation.•Proactive: Assessing programs, risk, policies..., and procedures to provide high quality services and programming aligned with the needs of Seattle University.•Learning Focused: Working in UREC provides the opportunity to put skills and education into practice in a mentoring environment allowing for growth and development•Fun: Working in a recreational setting should be enjoyable and rewarding