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, Competitive Sports provides primary leadership and support for the intramural sports and sport clubs programs, which include a variety of programs and services 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 supporting 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.
Schedules, manages, and supervises intramural leagues, special events, 5k races, tournaments, and campus initiatives for the Seattle University community.
Oversees the administration of the Sport Club program including ensuring documentation completion, policy adherence, scheduling, and supervising.
Manages Intramural and Extramural budgets, working with the Associate Director to forecast future expenses. Additionally, monitor sport club budget accounts.
Perform ongoing and period assessment of the Competitive Sport program, staff, and services offered, with an annual report to the Director of University Recreation.
Revises Competitive Sports policies & procedures as needed to be on par with industry standards and looking to future trends and inclusive practices.
Works with the Associate Director of Recreation and Assistant Director of UREC, Aquatics and Facilities to ensure proper space reservations and maintenance.
Collaborate with Athletics department for successful shared use of space and equipment.
Enforces rules and regulations specific to the recreational programs and facility. Ensures immediate incident reporting in all areas of responsibility.
Provides training, continuing education, & development opportunities for student staff.
Prepares game fields as needed for intramural sports and sport club activities.
Procures, maintains, and accurately inventories all program specific equipment.
Partners within Student Development to implement campus wide programing and initiatives.
Contribute to the departmental marketing and branding efforts through social media, word of mouth, and other forms of promotion for University Recreation.
Supervision & Leadership
Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises 20-30 student staff for intramural officiating and 6-10 student managers for Competitive Sport program supervision.
Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises 1 graduate student staff serving as the Graduate Assistant of UREC, Competitive Sports.
Supervise, train, and advise the officers of each sport club, including oversight of the Sport Club Executive Board.
Provide managerial and leadership experiences, and additionally create and promote professional development opportunities for student and professional staff.
Serve on at least one departmental working group (Assessment, Risk Management, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, or Professional Development)
Assists with the management and implementation of departmental assessments.
Represents the department on division and university-wide committees, and coordinates initiatives as appropriate.
Be an active member in a national organization such as American Red Cross, JASPA, ACPA, NIRSA, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Understands, upholds, and communicates all department and University Risk Management Policies to employees.
Sits on UREC’s Risk Management Advisory Board.
Administers educational and programming throughout the calendar year, including, but not limited to CPR/First Aid/AED trainings, and safety seminars.
Ensures all staff maintain appropriate certifications.
Member of the departmental emergency response team.
Assists in the development and implementation of the program’s risk management policies.
Bachelor’s degree in recreation, human development, sports management/administration, or a related field and a minimum of two years of professional experience in the administration of campus recreational programs, specifically one year of programming intramurals sports leagues and tournaments or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Experience officiating or training and evaluating officials.
Experience supervising or participating with sport clubs or organized sport leagues-including a knowledge of organization, rules and their application.
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 two 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, or a closely related discipline.
Three years of full-time professional experience, preferably in a higher education setting, with previous experience in competitive sports 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.
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR instructor certification.
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