*The application for this position closes Sunday, July 11, 2021*
George Fox University is seeking a relationally focused, task oriented, values driven Assistant Director of Campus Recreation. This is a 12-month position that provides oversight, direction, and programming for George Fox University Campus Recreation. The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for managing all aspects of a comprehensive intramural sports program (including eSports), fitness classes and services, fitness facility management, and special events. The Assistant Director is also heavily involved with Campus Recreation administrative duties, training, supervision, program planning and development, and risk management.
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our promise is that every student at George Fox will "Be Known." Student Life administrators model to their students a life of learning and integrity around the person and work of Jesus Christ. They are experiential and informal educators augmenting and supporting what their students learn in the classrooms.
As a Christ-centered University, George Fox is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. We welcome all candidates to apply and in seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in our community. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and participate in a local church community. In addition, they agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the GFU Statement of Faith.
Assist the Director of Campus Recreation (DCR) with the development of the Hadlock Student Center (HSC) and Campus Recreation. This includes the creation and implementation of policies & procedures, daily operations, programming, staffing, budgeting, marketing, and long-term planning.
Assist the DCR with the recruiting, hiring, training, supervision, scheduling and evaluation of Campus Recreation student employees.
Develop and manage a comprehensive risk management plan for each program area and maintain a record keeping system that helps improve risk management
Utilize various assessment measures and tools to measure outcomes and use evaluation to develop new program offerings based on student feedback.
Create measurable outcomes for the intramural sport program, fitness programs, and special events, and establish the ongoing collection, analyzation, and reporting of data.
Other duties as assigned.
Program Supervision & Leadership:
Provide leadership, supervision, and development for all aspects of the intramural sports program, including the creation and enforcement of policies and procedures, staff training and supervision, risk management, assessment, and events/programs.
Provide leadership, supervision, and development for all aspects of fitness programs, including the creation of policies and procedures, staff training and supervision, risk management, assessment, and events/programs.
Develop, plan, and implement special events and work closely with campus and community stakeholders to collaborate on ongoing development of recreational events. Examples include fun runs, large tournaments, rec fest, fitness challenges, etc.
Coordinate the development of an intramural eSports program within intramural sports and work closely with campus stakeholders and students to collaborate on the ongoing development of eSports programs including events, staffing, budgeting, and related activities.
Work closely with and support student coordinators and student managers of each program area to develop program offerings and supervise staff.
Communicate effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service.
By actions, words and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal advisory role.
Manage the Hadlock Student Center fitness center including the maintenance of equipment, purchasing plan for new equipment, and risk management of area.
Maintain facility schedules, including reservations, rentals, and club activities.
Work with DCR to ensure rentals and reservations are updated and addressed.
Bachelor's degree required. Degree in student affairs, recreation management, exercise science, kinesiology, or sport management is preferred.
Minimum of one year of professional experience in recreation programming, sport management, fitness management or leadership, student activities, other applicable leadership, or ability to demonstrate transferable skills.
An evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the university's mission as described on our website.
Candidates should value an environment that reflects the diversity of God's kingdom, engages in global concerns, and connects culturally.
Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to challenge, support, mentor, interact with and relate to college students.
Possess these strengths: communication, honesty, integrity, relational, interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and administrative skills, dependability, initiative (self-starter), flexibility, remaining calm in high pressure situations, forward thinking, envisioning big picture and detail oriented.
Availability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
Currently hold, or be willing to obtain, AED, CPR, First Aid certification.
Strong written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Master's degree preferred. Degree in recreation management, sport management, sport administration, exercise science, or related field is preferred.
Prior experience in collegiate recreation or fitness leadership or administration.
A comprehensive and demonstrated understanding of collegiate intramural sports programs, operations, and services.
Demonstrated experience supervising staff, including student employees and/or interns, preferably in a fitness facility, recreation, or sport environment.
For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:
A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
Free Fitness Center membership
Rich employee benefits
We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!
George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years. Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.
We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.
We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts. Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.
**This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting
About George Fox University
George Fox University is Oregon’s nationally recognized Christian university, committed to providing students with personal attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a supportive community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth. George Fox offers more than 60 undergraduate programs, 13 master’s and doctoral degrees, five degree-completion programs for working adults, and seven seminary degrees on the university’s campus in Newberg, Oregon, and at teaching sites in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Oregon.