Campus Recreation is looking for a dynamic leader with a broad range of experience to join our team. Penn State Campus Recreation is committed to, and accountable for, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific inclusivity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive.
Working collaboratively with, and reporting to, the Senior Director of Campus Recreation, this position is one of two senior associate directors who serve on the senior staff team providing high-level leadership for the department. Campus Recreation is a department within Student Affairs that provides recreational programs, facilities and services to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellbeing, Intramural Sports, the IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Outdoor Adventures, the Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center and White Building.
Responsibilities of the Senior Associate Director include, but are not limited to:
Management, direction, and support for the day-to-day operations of all assigned units
Collaborative management for marketing and communications efforts
Oversight of the department-wide student development program
Development, management and oversight of assigned budgets in excess of 7 million dollars
Direct supervision, mentorship and support of 3 Associate Directors
Indirect supervision, mentorship and support of 13 full-time professional staff and more than 400 student employees in assigned areas
Leadership, guidance and active participation on work teams and committees within the Department, Division of Student Affairs and the University
Requirements of the Senior Associate Director include:
A Master’s degree plus eight years of supervisory experience of full-time staff in collegiate recreation or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Independent work on complex assignments, while reviewing progress and updating the Senior Director as appropriate
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (oral and written) skills
The ability to manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines
Attention to detail
A willingness to lead and work in a team-based environment
An eagerness to support and engage with all departmental initiatives and efforts, in addition to Student Affairs
The ability to foster a positive climate among a diverse group of staff, student employees and participants
Experience managing collegiate recreation unit areas with full-time staff supervisory and budgetary responsibilities
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through the Penn State Jobs website using this link.
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Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreation and wellness programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members. Penn State University is located in central Pennsylvania in the town of State College. State College is nestled in a valley (known as Happy Valley) between forested rolling hills including state park lands and natural forests. The area boasts easy access to hiking, biking, whitewater, climbing, fishing, riding and other outdoor activities. State College plays host to several art fairs and events, farmers markets, local history and special events throughout the year. With 31 Athletic teams, Penn State is hosts multiple collegiate sporting events each week. Additionally, the Bryce Jordan Center attracts well known musicians and events such as Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Luke Bryan, the Harlem Glo...betrotters and Paw Patrol. There are many communities surrounding State College with rich history, markets, events and great dining choices. To learn more about State College and the surrounding area follow this link, http://www.visitpennstate.org/. State College is centrally located with easy access and proximity to several east coast metropolitan cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City.