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Job No: 499199 Work Type: Staff Location: Newark Categories: Athletics, Full Time
PAY GRADE: 30E
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
The Associate Director, Programs & Partnership is a valued member within the University and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services (DIARS), upholding and embracing the departmental mission of "Achieving Excellence Together."
Under the general direction of the Director of Recreation, the Associate Director for Recreation Programs and Partnership is responsible for the overall development, direction, and evaluation of Club Sports, Intramural Sports, and Fitness & Wellness programs for the University of Delaware community. The Associate Director's primary responsibilities include leadership and strategic planning of student programming and coordination of partnership efforts with strategic partners within the UD community.
Management of Recreation Programs
Provide strategy, leadership and direction for the planning, development, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of comprehensive recreation programs including group fitness classes and programs, nutritional information and workshops, personal training, intramural sports, and club sports. Oversees, leads, and directs personnel engaged in fitness and wellness, intramural sports, and club sports.
Provide budgetary guidance and oversight for Club Sports, Intramural Sports and Fitness & Wellness programs
Lead liaison with the Office of Student Conduct for Club Sports Team incidents and planning of educational efforts.
Manage part-time club coaches' agreements and training/development efforts.
Liaison with Delaware Sports Properties for engagement and sponsorship opportunities.
Liaison with External Relations team for marketing and communications efforts.
Ensure compliance with all university and departmental policies for all program areas and that programs are conducted in accordance with established best practices and safety standards.
Ability to facilitate/manage small and large group presentations and meetings.
Strategic Partnership Coordination
Coordinate departmental partnerships to carry out the Recreation strategic plan.
Develop and foster relationships that positively impact the wellbeing of the university community.
Seek creative ways to engage the students and identify, when necessary, other units willing to collaborate with to provide those services.
Evaluate the effectiveness of partnerships and identify areas for improvement.
Provide leadership, guidance, support and mentorship to 3 direct full-time staff members, 2 indirect full-time staff members and part-time students and misc wage employees.
Assist in management and customer service to thousands of daily participants and users of Recreation programs and facilities.
Assist Director in development of strategic mission, vision, values, long and short-term goals, objectives of department.
Assist in the recruitment, training, professional development and management of all levels of staff as well as the overall operation of the Recreation Department and is responsible for the oversight of the department in the absence of the director.
Cultivate an inclusive, safe, and diverse environment for staff, members and guests.
Collaborate with university contacts including (but not limited to), Student Life, Center for Counseling and Student Development, Student Health Services, Res Life, and Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership to offer collaborative programming opportunities that benefit the entire campus.
Assist in the development of a comprehensive package of programming promotional efforts.
Bachelor's degree in the field of, exercise science, recreation, or related field. Master's degree preferred
Candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in campus recreation management;
Knowledge of current risk management practices in recreation settings, professional and student development strategies, a thorough understanding of recreation programs, familiarity of membership registration and office software programs, and university programming experience.
Demonstrates the ability to work well with UD colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
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