University of New Haven - David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center opened in December 2007. This 56,000 sq. ft. multipurpose recreation facility consists of 6,000 sq. ft. of dedicated fitness space featuring state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, 1/10th-mile suspended indoor jogging/walking track, a two-court gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and badminton, an enclosed multi-activity court designed for a variety of activities including floor hockey and indoor soccer, two racquetball courts, functional fitness area, two group exercise performance studios, a juice bar, locker rooms and lounge spaces. In 2009, the facility received an Architectural Showcase award from Athletic Business magazine. This facility serves not only the recreation needs of the University community, but also serves at the primary large scale event space for campus.
The Associate Director - Club Sports, Operations, & Student Development is responsible for overseeing a comprehensive Club Sports program, overseeing daily operations/events/scheduling, and leading the overall student development programs for the Department of Campus Recreation.
[To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. Other essential and non-essential responsibilities and projects may be assigned.]
Directly oversee and supervise student staff including Club Sports Supervisors and Building Supervisors
Directly oversee the Graduate Assistant – Club Sports & Risk Management.
Directly oversee lifeguards who support the Club Swim Team.
Recruit, train and evaluate student staff.
Ensure staff compliance of required certifications.
Build, encourage, and support professional development opportunities for student staff, including individual mentoring and Competency Learning Experiences.
Assist in student employee hiring process and staff on-boarding.
Create an environment that inspires innovation and effective student development outcomes.
Assist in measurement and assessment of student learning outcomes.
Program Administration and Development:
Oversee a comprehensive Club Sport program including risk management protocols/documentation; active recruitment, retention, and mentoring of club leaders; assisting clubs leaders with fiscal policies/procedures; and providing guidance and learning opportunities for club sports leaders and participants, including conducting regular meetings with club officers. Oversee Club Sport Coaches.
Work with Club Sport team leadership on interviewing/hiring Club Sport Coaches.
Process hiring paperwork and on-boarding process for Club Sport Coaches.
Serve as either adviser or co-adviser to all Club Sport teams.
Collaborate with Center for Student Leadership, Engagement and Orientation on Club Sport issues when necessary.
Oversee scheduling for practices and competitions inside the Beckerman Recreation Center and external venues.
Collaborate with Athletics on scheduling for on-campus field practices and competitions.
Contact and cultivate external venues for off-campus practices and competition as needed.
Serve as primary risk manager for Club Sports.
Serve as on-site administrator for all home Club Ice Hockey games. Serve as on-site administrator as needed for other large-scale high profile home Club Sport competitions.
Facility & Event Management:
Manage the day-to-day operations of the facility including but not limited supervisor staffing, communication, oversight, logistics, etc.
Responsible for facility scheduling and internal operational logistics oversight.
Communicate with Director on large scale or atypical event requests for approval.
Collaborate with university Facilities and user groups on event logistics, including equipment setup and load-in/load-out.
Serve as on-site department contact for large scale and high profile events.
Compile quarterly and annual reports for Club Sport participation.
Assemble, track, and review student employee paperwork, payroll, and time-cards on a weekly basis.
Secure, reconcile, and ensure all Club Sport deposits are completed in compliance with CENTERS policy as well as daily transactions, deposits, and all payments with the CSI system.
Manage budgets for programming, staffing, and equipment. Provide recommendations to Director for capital equipment repairs and replacement.
Assist club officers with management of club budgets and fiscal policies/procedures.
Assist Director with special projects and assignments as needed.
Attend office, staff, and department meetings/events as scheduled. Represent CENTERS and the University of New Haven at workshops and conferences.
Assist other program areas and facility operations as needed.
Instruct CPR/AED and First Aid Classes and In-Services as needed.
Serve on various campus committees as needed.
Other duties as required.
CENTERS is an equal opportunity employer.
Master’s degree required.
At least 3-5 years of progressive professional experience working in collegiate recreation.
Administration of clubs sports programs.
Familiarity with recreation/membership software.
Ability to navigate, collaborate, and work alongside other university departments.
Ability to multi-task and function in a high-energy environment.
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification; Instructor Certification preferred.
Willingness to support the mission and values of both CENTERS and the University of New Haven.
Demonstrated experience in implementing policies and procedures.
Knowledge of standard practices in recreational sports.
Some knowledge of HR theories and best practices in recruitment and staff development.
Basic accounting knowledge; capability of understanding budgets.
Ability to write concise, logical reports.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Ability to adapt and utilize various computer software programs.
Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles.
Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm.
Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, and giving information or instructions.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2021-2558
About CENTERS at University of New Haven
CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, Centers remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. Centers is currently operating campus recreation centers at ten universities/colleges within the United States.